20 Minute Chicken, Lemon, Broccoli, Pasta Skillet

20 minute chicken meal prep

You definitely have to try this chicken and lemon pasta meal prep recipe. It’s super tasty and easy to make!

20 Minute Chicken and Lemon Pasta Recipe

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20 minute meal prep

20 minute meal prep
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20 Minute Chicken, Lemon, Broccoli, Pasta Skillet

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Meal Prep
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 Servings


  • 3 qts Water
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs Fresh Broccoli
  • 1 lbs Rotini Pasta
  • 1 lbs Chicken Breast cooked and diced
  • 4 cups Spinach
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 cup Fresh Parmesan
  • Olive Oli to garnish
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 wedge Lemon to garnish


  • In a large skillet or pot, bring the salt and water to a boil.
  • While you wait, prep your broccoli by trimming the stems and cutting the florets into similar sized pieces (I like mine bite-size.)
  • Add the rotini and boil on high for 4 minutes. Add the broccoli, cover, and set a timer for 3 minutes (Leave the burner on high enough to keep a rolling boil).
  • When the timer goes off, turn off the heat and drain the pasta using a lid or colander. Return to the pan and stir in the spinach.
  • Add in chicken. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Let it sit for a few minutes so the spinach wilts.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet melt the 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. (I let mine get brown, because that's just how I roll, but that's not necessary).
  • Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper and saute for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Turn off the heat and add 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Add the lemon butter to the pasta and stir.
  • Stir in 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese. Add a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Evenly divide into prep containers