tomato basil chicken meal prep
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Healthy Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken Meal Prep

The summery freshness of tomato and basil combine in a creamy, healthy sauce with seasoned chicken breast on top of a bed of zucchini noodles for a high protein, flavourful meal prep.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken, easy, fresh basil, gluten free, healthy, high protein, lunch prep, summer recipe
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Rach

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 7-8 vine tomatoes or plum, roma
  • 1 cup chopped basil, loosely packed (or 10 leaves)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice coconut, dairy, half and half, cream
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 5 medium zucchinis spiralized or cut to preference
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • extra diced tomato and fresh basil for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper
  • In a pan, warm a couple tablespoons of olive oil with 2 to 3 cloves of minced fresh garlic
  • Add your chicken breasts to the pan to sear over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes per side
  • Remove chicken and set aside to rest
  • Add 7 or 8 chopped vine tomatoes to the pan and cook down for about 5 minutes
  • Add 1 cup of chicken broth to the pan. Scrape any caramelized bits from bottom of the pan and simmer until reduced by half
  • While sauce is reducing, spiralize some zucchini (or slice as desired) and add to a separate pan. Saute until tender
  • Add 1 cup of chopped, loosely packed basil leaves (or about 10 leaves) to the pan. Stir until wilted and remove from heat
  • Add 1/4 cup of milk of choice (dairy or coconut work well, so does cream or half and half), and 1/2 cup of greek yogurt. Stir to combine.
  • Slice chicken and return to pan
  • Lay zucchini into meal prep containers, top with chicken and sauce. Garnish with extra tomatoes and basil if desired.