Quick & Easy Pasta Lunch

First off, thanks everyone for bearing with me the past month as things slowed down here on the blog a little bit. I switched jobs, so was a little busy distracted adjusting to a new routine. Needless to say, loving the new gig but happy to be settling into a new groove and ready to get back to blogging!

Since I’ve written a lot about breakfasts lately, I decided to do a few lunch posts! Today it’s chicken pasta salad! And I even made it the super easy cheater way. This is one of those perfect make it on Sunday or Monday and eat it a few times throughout the week!

You’ll need:
1/2 lb short pasta noodles
1/2 lean chicken breast
1 cup mixed frozen vegetables
2 tablespoons pesto or Italian dressing

Super easy y’all!

I grilled me chicken. You could cook it in the pan. Once cooked through, dice into 1/4inch cubes.

And yes frozen pre-cut veggies. Told you this was the super easy cheater way!

Boil the pasta until tender.

Next cheater move, pour the frozen veggies into the boiling pasta water. Bring back to a boil then cook for another 3 minutes or until tender.

Drain water from pasta and veggies.

Put the veggies, pasta and diced chicken back into the pot. This is some serious one pot cooking y’all. Stir in the pesto or Italian dressing.

Now it’s to time to eat! Super easy! Best part about this dish is you can eat it hot or cold and make plenty ahead of time and eat a few meals out of it. My favorite way to make weekday lunches.

What’s your favorite weekday lunch?

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July 1, 2013



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