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Top 10 Meal Prep Chicken Recipes

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Chicken is an amazingly versatile and healthy ingredient with a delicious flavor so we pulled our top 10 meal prep chicken recipes into a convenient list. Our chicken recipes come from many cuisines to provide a ton of variety, with easy cooking instructions. Don’t know where to start or getting fatigued on your current meal plan, discover some of the top rated Prep Yo Self meal prep chicken recipes.

1. Sheet Pan Chicken Meatballs W/ Brussel Sprouts

Chicken meatballs are a meal prepping wonder and a fantastic addition to any chef’s arsenal of easy to prep items. These juicy, healthy, and freezer friendly balls of goodness paired with our balsamic brussel sprouts will have you coming back time and time again.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage Meatballs

2. Caribbean Chicken And Rice In The Oven

This chicken and rice recipe adds an island flair using Caribbean spices such as allspice and cayenne pepper. It is served on top of turmeric-infused rice pilaf with sautéed aromatics such as onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic.

And my favorite part of the dish is pairing it with diced pineapple. The sweet and tart flavors of the pineapple pair well the savory and spicy flavors of the Caribbean species.

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Caribbean Chicken and Rice

3. Chicken Fried Chicken With Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

There isn’t a dish that screams comfort meal more than our crispy homemade chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. This southern classic serves up all the flavor, is quick to make, and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. You might be asking yourself “what is chicken fried chicken?”, if that’s the case, you’ve missed out on life until now. Chicken fried chicken is not much different than regular fried chicken, in fact the battering process is the same. However, chicken fried chicken uses a thinner, boneless cut of meat than a traditional fried piece of chicken and is typically served with a gravy. Using a thinner slice of chicken allows for more golden crispy outside to chicken inside per bite, yum!

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Chicken Fried Chicken With Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

4. Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Our Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken recipe is the perfect mix of a sticky and sweet sauce coupled with deliciously crispy and healthy fried chicken. We use chicken thighs in this air fryer recipe but you could easily adjust to chicken breast or wings if you’d like. Our chicken teriyaki marinade is made up of classic Asian flavors like soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey. All of which combine to provide the perfect teriyaki taste for your dish.

We’ve paired our teriyaki chicken with one of our favorite sautéed bok choy recipes, that is loaded with minerals and vitamins. Most notably Bok Choy is high in Vitamin C, K and A. This antioxidant rich vegetable may also reduce your risk of heart disease, fights inflammation and has anti-cancer properties.

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Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

5. Cajun Chicken with Butternut Squash Spirals

Cajun chicken is a delicious protein for any meal but mixed with butternut squash spirals, corn and mushrooms you have a flavorful, nutritious meal that is quick to make and affordable. This is a perfect meal prep recipe as it can be made in small batches and reheats very well. Also the Cajun flavor is just as strong days later.

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Cajun Chicken with Butternut Squash Spirals

6. Soba Noodle Chicken Stir Fry

Our soba noodle chicken stir fry is a great option if you’re at home and craving a Chinese food delivery. This recipe comes together faster than you can list all of the delivery restaurants in your area. But seriously, you can whip this up in under twenty minutes. It’s also loaded with vegetables and protein that make the dish a healthy alternative to add into your clean eating routine.

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Soba Noodle Chicken Stir Fry

7. Balsamic Baked Chicken With Zucchini

This tasty chicken lunch meal prep is baked in a sweet and savory honey mustard marinade and served on top of a fresh spring mix salad. This budget-friendly sheet pan chicken recipe uses everyday ingredients for the marinade and cooks up fast.

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Balsamic Baked Chicken Recipe With Zucchini

8. Oven Baked Balsamic Chicken with Strawberries

Our juicy and tender balsamic chicken is a fan favorite and can be thrown together in a matter of minutes, giving you time to enjoy time with your family or catch up on your favorite tv show. Served alongside zucchini and roasted cherry tomatoes that will have your mouth bursting with flavor, this dish is sure to please even the pickiest of taste buds.

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Oven Baked Balsamic Chicken with Strawberries

9. Curry Chicken with Green Beans

Curry chicken is perfect for meal prep chicken recipes and can be paired with so many sides and vegetables. Green beans are a great choice as they can provide a bit of snap to each bite and the flavors marry well with the curry. This flavorful meal can be made in a large batch and portioned out into lunch or dinners for the entire week.

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Curry Chicken with Green Beans

10. Roasted Lemon Italian Chicken with Rutabaga

We love roasted chicken thighs because they are juicy, flavorful, and so simple to make. They go really well with almost any kind of roasted vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers, and your classic roasted potatoes. For this recipe, we wanted to highlight the underrated rutabaga vegetable.

roasted chicken and rutabaga - meal prep chicken recipe

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Roasted Lemon Italian Chicken

More about chicken:

  • Cuts: Chicken is available in different cuts, each with its own characteristics. Common cuts include boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings, and whole chickens. Each cut offers unique flavors and textures, allowing for diverse culinary creations.
  • Lean Protein: Chicken is a good source of lean protein, which is essential for muscle growth and repair. It contains all the essential amino acids required by the body, making it a nutritious choice for individuals seeking a protein-rich diet.
  • Health Benefits: Chicken, particularly skinless breast meat, is relatively low in fat, particularly saturated fat, and cholesterol. It also contains important vitamins and minerals, such as niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, and zinc. Choosing lean cuts and healthy cooking methods can make chicken a healthy addition to balanced meals.

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