More than 32 delicious chicken breast meal prep recipes that will have you excited to eat your lunch! These recipes prove that boneless skinless chicken breasts are anything but boring.
Chicken breasts are one of the most popular proteins for meal prep. Per pound, they contain fewer calories and grams of fat than chicken thighs, making them a smart choice for anyone who is trying to slim down.
Not only that, but chicken breasts are so versatile, they can go with just about anything...they really are a blank canvas!
I though it would be fun to round up some of my favorite chicken breast meal prep recipes from around the web, so you never have to get bored with your chicken breast routine!
But first, a few tips I've found to make sure that your meal prep chicken breasts stay moist and delicious:
- Store them in a sauce/vinaigrette- Storing and re-heating your chicken breast in a sauce helps lock in extra moisture, and same goes for chicken breast stored in a salad vinaigrette.
- Bake them whole, then slice- Baking your chicken breast whole, rather than cubed or pre-sliced helps retain more moisture. Make sure you let them rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing up, as this prevents juices from running out.
- Cut against the grain- cutting with the grain results in stringy, chewy chicken breast. This goes for slicing it raw (pre-baking) or slicing it after it cooks. See this article for a good visual guide of slicing against the grain.
- Don't overcook!- chicken breasts can be tricky...a minute or two of extra time in the oven can mean dry dry dry. Cook to an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). Once you get a system down for cooking your chicken breasts, you don't have to worry about this. To cook whole chicken breasts, I recommend 425°F for 18 min (smaller 5 oz chicken breasts) to 28 min (larger 12 oz chicken breasts).
Alright, enough tips. Let's check out these 32+ chicken breast meal prep recipes!
Updated April 17 with new recipes! Scroll to the bottom to see them.
NEW: 7 Freezer Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes from Sweet Peas & Saffron
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13. Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron // 14. Meal Prep Roasted Chicken and Veggies from Gimme Delicious
15. Maple Ginger Chicken Meal Prep Lunch Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron // 16. Honey Lime Chicken Sheet Pan from Life Made Sweeter
17. Meal Prep Chicken Fajitas (Sheet Pan) from Sweet Peas & Saffron // 18. Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls from Eazy Peazy Mealz
19. Jerk Chicken Meal Prep Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron // 20. Healthy Chicken Recipes in a Pressure Cooker or Crock Pot from The Creative Bite
21. Spicy Chicken Meal Prep Bowls from Primavera Kitchen // 22. Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Chicken Taco Salad Lunch Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron
23. Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad (Meal Prep) from Sweet Peas & Saffron // 24. Meal Prep Chicken Burrito Bowls from Gimme Delicious
25. Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta Meal Prep from Budget Bytes // 26. Meal Prep Honey Ginger Chicken Stir Fry from Fit Foodie Finds
27. 20-Minute Meal Prep Chicken, Broccoli and Rice from Gimme Delicious // 28. Thai Chicken Lunch Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron
29. Hawaiian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls from Life In the Lofthouse // 30. One Pan Healthy Chicken and Veggies from Chelsea's Messy Apron
31. Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Meal Prep Bowls from Gimme Some Oven // 32. Meal Prep Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad from Sweet Peas & Saffron
33. Meal Prep Lunch Bowls with Spicy Chicken from Ally's Cooking // 34. Healthier Firecracker Chicken Meal Prep Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron
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