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!

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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!

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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!

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

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

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Boil the pasta until tender.

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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.

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Drain water from pasta and veggies.

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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.

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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.

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What’s your favorite weekday lunch?

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