32 Easy Chicken Meal Prep Recipes

While meal prepping can be enjoyable, it’s easy to get stuck in a culinary rut. That’s why I’m excited to share 20 mouth-watering chicken meal prep recipes that will revolutionize the way you savor this classic protein. Not only do these dishes deliver on flavor, but they’re also perfect for those seeking healthy and balanced meals.

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Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccolini

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The culinary experience of this honey garlic chicken is a harmonious balance of textures and flavors. The crispy exterior gives way to tender, juicy meat, while the sweetness of the honey and the savory depth of the sesame oil create a delightful synergy. For those looking to trim their culinary budget, making your own cauliflower rice at home can be an excellent cost-saving measure – and with this amazing food processor deal currently available, it’s never been easier.

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

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The chicken pieces are cooked to perfection, boasting a tender interior and a satisfyingly crispy exterior. The crowning glory is the rich and tangy lemon garlic butter sauce that coats each morsel with an explosion of flavor. Meanwhile, preparing zucchini noodles is a breeze – simply feed your zucchini through a spiralizer, such as this one, to produce perfectly spiralled strands. With its ease of use and impressive results, you can’t go wrong. Nutritional highlights include 304 calories per serving, with a balanced breakdown of 16g of fat, 28g of protein, 12g of carbohydrates, 3g of fiber, and 8g of sugar.

Italian Chicken

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The star of the show is a succulent chicken dish, infused with the vibrant flavors of Italy courtesy of aromatic herbs like basil, thyme, and rosemary. This culinary delight is surprisingly simple to prepare – just toss your chicken and favorite vegetables onto a sheet pan for a stress-free meal that’s sure to please. If you’re looking for more convenient meal options, be sure to check out these additional sheet pan recipes perfect for meal prep.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Are you a fan of P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps? You no longer have to venture out to enjoy them, as this recipe captures their flavor and essence. The ground chicken is expertly browned and smothered in a sweet and savory sauce with a subtle kick. This culinary masterpiece is then wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves, resulting in a scrumptious, low-carb meal that’s sure to impress.

Per Serving:
Calories: 275
Fats: 13.9g
Protein: 22.2g
Carbs: 16.8g
Fiber: 3.1g
Sugar: 7.1g

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Meal Prep

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Savor the delightful combination of tender shredded chicken, juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, crunchy celery, and a hint of green onions. This mouthwatering dish is remarkably easy to prepare, as you simply layer your ingredients in an Instant Pot and let it do the work for you. For more information on this versatile cooking appliance, click here.

Another appealing option for Instant Pot chicken meal prep is presented below.

Per Serving:
Calories: 287
Fats: 21g
Protein: 13g
Carbs: 13g
Fiber: 8g
Sugar: 3g

Chicken Parmesan

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Indulge in the comfort of Chicken Parmesan, reimagined with a twist that reduces carbs without sacrificing flavor. The addition of zucchini noodles brings a refreshing lightness to this protein-packed dish, leaving you feeling satisfied and full. With its balanced mix of protein, fats, and moderate carb content, this recipe is a winner. For more high-protein meal prep ideas, explore our collection.

Chicken Wraps

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Meal prep just got a whole lot easier with this simple and scrumptious wrap. The combination of tender chicken, crispy bacon, crunchy lettuce, creamy avocado, and melted cheese is a match made in heaven, all wrapped up in a delightful package. And to take it to the next level, we’re adding a drizzle of creamy spicy Ranch dressing that will leave you wanting more.

Per serving, this recipe boasts an impressive nutritional profile: 737 calories, 54g of fat, 38g of protein, 26g of carbohydrates, and a respectable 5g of fiber. And with only 4g of sugar, you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body.

Here’s the recipe:

Blackened Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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Washing a mountain of pots and pans after dinner can be a real chore. Fortunately, sheet pan dinners offer a convenient solution to this problem. The sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts are perfectly caramelized, while the chicken breasts are tender and bursting with flavor. This recipe is not only easy to prepare but also packed with nutrients. Here’s what you can expect from each serving: 375 calories, 15g of fat, 30g of protein, 29g of carbohydrates, 5g of fiber, and 10g of sugar.

Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

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This mouthwatering dish boasts a trifecta of flavors, with succulent chicken, tender bell peppers, and a delectable Thai peanut sauce that harmonizes the palate. The creamy peanut butter provides a rich base, while the honey contributes a touch of sweetness. Simultaneously, the savory soy sauce and umami flavor from the garlic powder add depth to the dish. This culinary masterpiece yields impressive nutritional stats: per serving, you can expect 513 calories, 17.1g of fat, 34.9g of protein, 55.7g of carbohydrates, 6g of fiber, and a moderate 7.7g of sugar.

Easy Keto Chicken Salad

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Indulge in this delectable keto salad, bursting with a medley of mouthwatering ingredients. By swapping mayonnaise for a homemade dressing, you’ll elevate the flavor and nutritional profile of your meal. For stress-free, perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs, consider investing in an egg maker – it’s a game-changer. And if you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to explore our collection of meal prep salads.Per Serving:Calories: 377Fats: 28gProtein: 24gCarbs: 8gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gRecipe:

Chinese Chicken Salad

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Indulge in the harmonious union of succulent chicken, refreshing slaw mix featuring shredded cabbage, tangy tangerines, and crunchy cashews, finished with a sprinkle of scallions. The true magic happens with the almond butter sesame dressing, which expertly weaves this salad together. To achieve the desired creamy consistency, it’s essential to utilize a high-performance blender, such as a Nutribullet, capable of efficiently breaking down the Medjool dates. Per serving, this delectable combination yields: Calories 397, Fats 29g, Protein 18g, Carbs 18g, Fiber 3g, Sugar 9g.

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

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Indulge in a symphony of textures and flavors with this vibrant salad, where crunchy chopped peanuts harmonize with the crispness of green cabbage, the natural sweetness of carrots, and the tanginess of green papaya or ripe mangos. For added convenience, consider investing in meat shredder claws to make quick work of shredding your chicken.

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Pineapple Chicken

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Indulge in the harmonious balance of flavors and textures in this mouthwatering pineapple chicken meal prep bowl. The judicious combination of pineapple, lime juice, ginger, and red pepper flakes creates a delightful symphony of acidity, heat, and tanginess.

As you take each bite, the sweetness of the red onions and savory notes from the garlic meld together in perfect harmony. To elevate this dish to new heights, the addition of soy sauce infuses the meal with a rich, umami flavor, imbuing it with an unmistakable Asian flair.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):

• Calories: 549
• Fats: 13g
• Protein: 56g
• Carbs: 51g
• Fiber: 3g
• Sugar: 37g

Honey & Mustard Marinated Chicken Salad

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Indulge in succulent chicken, infused with a tangy twist from a sweet and savory sauce, perfectly balanced by the zing of lemon juice. This culinary delight owes its juiciness to the marinade’s tenderizing properties.
To replicate this mouthwatering dish, simply utilize a mandolin to create delicate ribbons – I highly recommend using [this specific mandolin](link). Per serving, this recipe yields a satisfying balance of flavors and nutrients:

Per Serving:
Calories: 470
Fats: 26g
Protein: 33g
Carbs: 29g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 22g

Veggie Chicken Meal Prep

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Simplify your meal prep with this one-pan wonder! Simply arrange your chicken and veggies on a glass baking sheet, then whisk together your salad dressing ingredients in a bowl and pour them over the top. Toss everything together to coat evenly, before baking for 30 minutes. The result is tender and juicy chicken breast paired with vibrant, perfectly cooked vegetables.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 177, Fat: 3.1g, Protein: 26g, Carbohydrates: 8.6g, Fiber: 1.2g, Sugar: 6.1g.

Lemon Pepper Chicken

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The juicy chicken breasts strike a harmonious balance of heat, savory, and tangy flavors. What’s more, they’re incredibly easy to prepare. Simply combine black peppercorns, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic for a dish that’s both satisfying and impressive.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 198
Fats: 10g
Protein: 24g
Carbs: 1g
Fiber: 0g
Sugar: 0g

Teriyaki Chicken

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The star of the show in this Teriyaki chicken recipe is undoubtedly the sauce, which boasts a delightful balance of sweet and savory flavors. Rather than relying on store-bought alternatives, we’ve crafted our own using a blend of healthier ingredients that will tantalize your taste buds.

A touch of raw honey lends natural sweetness, while the ginger adds a subtle kick. Meanwhile, orange juice injects a burst of tanginess, and low-sodium soy sauce provides depth without overpowering the dish with excess salt. The result is a harmonious union that will leave you wanting more.

Per serving, this recipe yields:
Calories: 422
Fats: 10g
Protein: 42g
Carbs: 39g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 7g

Orange Chicken

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Indulge in the delightful taste of orange chicken, reimagined for a healthier take. This variation boasts an impressive protein-rich profile and a complex carbohydrate blend courtesy of broccoli and brown rice. By opting for chicken breast instead of thighs, you’ll significantly reduce the calorie and fat content, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a guilt-free meal option.

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Indulge in the flavors of Mexico with these delectable Chicken Burrito Bowls, boasting a medley of textures and tastes. The dish features tender, shredded chicken, flavorful rice, plump grape tomatoes, sweet corn, peppery arugula, and creamy black beans, all harmoniously combined. To add an extra layer of zest, you can opt for Caesar dressing or, for a more authentic touch, use the Cilantro Lime Salad dressing instead.Per Serving:Calories: 520Fats: 13gProtein: 37gCarbs: 64gFiber: 9.5gSugar: 4.2g

Buffalo Chicken Meal Prep

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The Buffalo Chicken recipe is a masterclass in balance, combining the bold kick of heat with sweet and savory flavors. A medley of seasonings including honey, garlic powder, cumin, and paprika elevates the dish beyond mere spiciness. This harmonious blend perfectly complements the chicken, while the accompaniments of brown rice and caramelized garlicky cauliflower add a delightful textural contrast to each bite.

Honey Garlic Chicken

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If you’re looking for an intense garlic flavor, look no further than this delectable Honey Garlic Chicken recipe. With four cloves of garlic, you’ll want to have some breath mints on hand – just a heads up! But don’t worry about the pungent aroma, as garlic has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including potentially reducing the number of colds you get. So go ahead and indulge in this tasty dish, knowing it’s also good for you. Here are the nutrition facts per serving: Calories – 879, Fat – 26g, Protein – 65g, Carbs – 97g, Fiber – 3.8g, Sugar – 18g.

Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls

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Indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of these Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls, where tender and juicy chicken breasts are the stars of the show. By marinating them in a blend of authentic Lebanese spices, you’ll create a dish that’s sure to please even the most discerning palates. The bed of quinoa provides a nutritious foundation, while the accompanying Lebanese Salad adds a tangy crunch. But it’s the Cucumber Tahini yogurt that brings everything together, offering a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors at play. Per serving, you can expect: 722 calories, 36g of fats, 56g of protein, 48g of carbohydrates, and a substantial 16g of dietary fiber – all with only 8g of sugar. Simply put, this recipe is a culinary delight that’s sure to become a new favorite.

Teriyaki Chicken

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Indulge in the delightful fusion of Asian-inspired flavors with this effortless one-pan Teriyaki Chicken recipe, where ginger, honey, garlic, and soy sauce harmoniously combine to create a culinary masterpiece. Meanwhile, the addition of crisp broccoli, sweet red peppers, and pungent spring onions adds a refreshing contrast to the dish’s richness.

Nutritional Highlights per serving:

Calories: 831
Fats: 22g
Protein: 35g
Carbs: 125g
Fiber: 8g
Sugar: 28g

Cashew Nut Chicken

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Savor the flavors of this scrumptious Cashew Nut Chicken, an ideal solution for quick and easy meal prep. The dish boasts tender chicken smothered in a sweet and savory garlicky-ginger sauce, where the crunch of toasted cashews provides a delightful contrast. A medley of red, green, and yellow bell peppers adds vibrant pops of color, while also delivering immune-boosting Vitamins A and C to keep those pesky colds at bay. With its impressive nutritional profile, this recipe makes for a satisfying meal that’s as nutritious as it is delicious.
Per serving:
Calories: 460
Fats: 23g
Protein: 32g
Carbs: 18g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 3g

Keto Chicken Salad with Avocado

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The Avocado Chicken Salad boasts a harmonious blend of creamy avocado, tender smoky chicken, crispy bacon, crunchy lettuce, and refreshing cucumber slices, all beautifully tied together with a zesty lemon dressing. This nutritious delight not only caters to low-carb diets but also offers an impressive nutritional profile. A single serving provides approximately 20% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C and potassium, making it a guilt-free treat. With its impressive stats, this Salad is sure to satisfy your cravings while doing your body good.
Per Serving:
Calories: 392.8
Fats: 32.3g
Protein: 19.5g
carbs: 8g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar: 1.4g

Chicken and Hummus

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If you’re looking for a quick and effortless chicken meal prep, look no further. Simply combine cooked chicken thighs with hummus and mini naans, and you’ve got yourself a satisfying meal. For added convenience, consider using Bento boxes to keep your ingredients organized. These versatile containers are perfect for both adults and kids.In terms of nutritional information per serving:* Calories: 491* Fats: 17g* Protein: 43g* Carbs: 43g* Fiber: 7g* Sugar: 4gThe simplicity of this recipe makes it an ideal option for busy individuals or families. With its balanced mix of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates, this meal prep is sure to keep you energized and focused throughout the day.

Shredded Chicken Tacos

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Indulge in the bold flavors of Mexico with these delectable Shredded Chicken Tacos, which boast a significant calorie reduction compared to traditional Beef options. The combination of salsa and spices creates a rich taste experience that can be further elevated by adding your favorite low-calorie toppings. Consider adding crunchy jalapeno peppers, sweet red onions, and crisp lettuce for added texture and flavor. For those looking to splurge, guacamole, avocado, or the creamy Chili Lime Crema make excellent additions. Per serving, this recipe provides a nutritious breakdown: 144 calories, 3g of fat, 25g of protein, 3g of carbohydrates, 1g of fiber, and 1g of sugar.

Baked Herb Chicken Breasts with Couscous

Savoring the flavors of the Mediterranean, a delicious meal awaits with tender and juicy chicken breasts smothered in a medley of aromatic spices – oregano and basil being the stars of the show. Each bite is accompanied by a side of couscous infused with the rich essence of vegetable broth, perfectly complemented by caramelized roasted vegetables that will leave you craving more. With each serving providing 633 calories, a balance of 17g of fats, 61g of protein, 56g of carbs, 7.5g of fiber and 9.7g of sugar, this dish is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a nutritious addition to any meal.

Healthy Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

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These Healthy Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a game-changer. In just 15 minutes, you can whip up a nutritious and delicious meal that checks all the boxes. The harmonious blend of sweet cherry tomatoes, earthy radishes, and peppery salad greens creates a symphony of flavors on the palate. Meanwhile, the yogurt dip adds a velvety texture, a tangy zip, and a refreshing touch. With its impressive nutritional profile, this meal is a winner in more ways than one.
Per serving:
Calories: 399
Fats: 12g
Protein: 59g
Carbs: 9g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 6g

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Savor the harmony of tender chicken breasts paired with a colorful medley of caramelized vegetables, including sweet red onions, Brussels Sprouts, and sweet potatoes. The added crunch of crisp apples provides a delightful contrast in texture and flavor. To elevate the presentation, serve your dish on an elegant platter. For more sheet pan dinner inspiration, check out our additional recipes.

Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep

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For a romantic dinner, look no further than this Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep. The dish features lean chicken breasts smothered in a rich teriyaki sauce and served alongside sweet and crunchy sugar snap peas. With each serving providing a satisfying balance of nutrients, this meal is sure to delight.Per serving, you can expect:Calories: 489Fats: 15gProtein: 30gCarbs: 58gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gThe recipe itself is straightforward and easy to follow, making it a great option for a stress-free date night at home.

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