Some of the most popular meal prep recipes these days have been chicken dishes and pasta dishes. What's not to like?! Chicken is a tasty yet healthy protein source that remains relatively affordable in comparison to pork, beef, and fish. It cooks easily, is cost-effective, pairs well with many dishes and flavors, and stores well in the fridge or freezer.
And pasta? Well, pasta is nearly universal in its appeal; it's low in cost and works great for meal prep recipes. With recent healthy modern twists, pasta can include vegetable-based and gluten-free options fit for anyone. Sometimes people want chicken with vegetables, sometimes people want pasta with vegetables, and sometimes people want chicken with pasta.
Many of these pasta dishes would be great as sides with chicken, and others would taste great if chicken were served with the pasta. You be the judge, though! We have done the research for you and turned it into a list of our 23 favorite chicken and pasta meal prep recipes for you and your family to enjoy.
The pasta of your choice is dressed with a quick homemade arugula pesto and tossed with zucchini, green peas, and broccoli. This vegan pasta dish tastes great chilled or hot.
(Carbs: 62g - Protein: 28g - Fat: 34g)
This one-pan recipe with simple, yet delicious, ingredients is a snap to make! A great chicken and pasta meal prep that's on the table in a half an hour or so.
(Carbs: 69g - Protein: 52g - Fat: 21g)
Bursting with classic BBQ flavors that taste (and look) like it was just freshly grilled, you’ll love this easy, oven-baked BBQ chicken and veggies meal prep recipe!
(Carbs: 53g - Protein: 38g - Fat: 26g)
This mozzarella-topped chicken is protein-packed and comes complete with an antioxidant-rich tomato topping for a burst of fresh flavor. Low-carb, too.
(Carbs: 21g - Protein: 48g - Fat: 27g)
This 6 ingredient, one-pot dish makes taking your favorite comfort food on-the-go easy and fast! Caprese Pesto (chicken) Sausage Pasta is gluten-free and high in protein.
Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.6g | Protein: 33.1g | Fat: 33.6g | Fiber: 9.2g
This time-saving meal-prep shredded chicken bowl recipe will help you get healthy lunch on the table at work, school or at home without sacrificing flavor—or too much of your hard-earned money!
(Carbs: 98g - Protein: 49g - Fat: 8g)
Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes with this freezer-friendly honey-sesame chicken. Simply freeze diced chicken and marinade in a zip-top bag, thaw, and dump in the instant pot for an ultra-tender and flavorful dinner that beats takeout! Switch out the rice for rice noodles and you've got a chicken and pasta meal prep!
(Carbs: 82g - Protein: 55g - Fat: 11g)
This no-boil pasta bake saves time by baking noodles in milk instead of boiling them. Pasta sauce and veggies are combined in a zip top bag then dumped over pasta, and then baked until the mozzarella is golden and bubbly.
(Carbs: 53g - Protein: 24g - Fat: 27g)
Enjoy the crispy golden flavor of authentic chicken Parmesan without frying in oil! The chicken is coated in Italian herbs and gluten-free breadcrumbs before air frying. The end result? A restaurant-style Italian dinner.
(Carbs: 28g - Protein: 32g - Fat: 18g)
Lemon and broccoli work so well together, as the lemon really balances the bitterness of broccoli. This is such an easy chicken and pasta meal prep, ready in 20 minutes. Zesty and healthy.
(Carbs: 81g - Protein: 44g - Fat: 19g)
Pantry and freezer staples come to the rescue for this quick and healthy meal prep idea, Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp. Defrost the shrimp while the water boils, and you're halfway to dinner.
(Carbs: 87g - Protein: 38g - Fat: 14g)
Our One Pot Crockpot BBQ Chicken Meal Prep is an easy-to-prepare slow cooker meal made all in one pot! Chicken breasts, cranberries, and BBQ sauce simmer together for 4 to 6 hours for a tender and delicious dish.
(Carbs: 88g - Protein: 37g - Fat: 5g)
This easy gluten-free noodle bowl is served cool with raw veggies, soba noodles, and baked chicken in a light peanut sauce. Great for lunch or dinner, at room temperature or cold out of the fridge.
(Carbs: 53g - Protein: 37g - Fat: 6g)
Lightly fried Korean chicken served with a spicy sauce over brown rice noodles. This meal prep is healthier than takeout and might be more delicious!
(Carbs: 50g - Protein: 18g - Fat: 23g)
Whole30 Bacon Wrapped Chicken made in a skillet in less than 20 minutes! Filling, delicious, and packed with protein. Pair with your favorite veggies and sweet potato fries for an easy chicken meal prep.
(Carbs: 35g - Protein: 35g - Fat: 19g)
This Mediterranean pasta bake is full of mouthwatering flavors in every bite. Tender pieces of lean sirloin are baked with gluten-free chickpea pasta and vegetables. If you like, swap out the beef, for—you guessed it—chicken!
(Carbs: 58g - Protein: 34g - Fat: 38g)
Pasta gets a healthy makeover using gluten-free quinoa pasta. The pasta is tossed in a roasted red pepper and low-fat cream cheese sauce that’s full of creamy texture minus all the calories. Tender pieces of chicken breast add protein. Serve alongside steamed broccoli for a complete meal.
(Carbs: 63g - Protein: 36g - Fat: 29g)
Two comfort food classics collide in this gluten-free pasta dish. A creamy macaroni-and-cheese is topped with chunks of spicy Buffalo chicken. Serve with carrot sticks and celery, and extra hot sauce if you’d like!
(Carbs: 42g - Protein: 52g - Fat: 20g)
Bursting with fresh flavors of Italy and easy to make, you’re going to want this balsamic Caprese chicken meal prep recipe on repeat! Skip the rice and serve it over spaghetti for a total chicken and pasta meal prep.
(Carbs: 30g - Protein: 41g - Fat: 13g)