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Healthier Firecracker Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Healthier firecracker chicken meal prep bowls bring the spice to your lunch! Lightened up, but still super flavorful. Gluten-free and ready in 35 minutes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Meal Prep
Servings: 4
Calories: 484kcal


Healthier Firecracker Chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into cubes (roughly 14 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Frank's red hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Meal Prep Bowls

  • ¾ cup basmati rice uncooked
  • 1 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 2 cups edamame thawed
  • red pepper flakes optional; for extra heat


  • Cook rice according to package directions, and portion out into four 2-cup capacity storage containers.

Healthier Firecracker Chicken

  • Toss the chicken in the cornstarch. Use tongs to mix all the chicken cubes up and make sure they are all coated.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the chicken/cornstarch and season with salt & pepper.  Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking, shake together the honey, hot sauce and apple cider vinegar.
  • When chicken is cooked through, pour the honey/hot sauce/cider vinegar mixture over everything and toss chicken to coat. Remove from heat when sauce has thickened slightly.

Assemble Lunch Bowls

  • Divide all ingredients between the storage containers. 
  • Drizzle chicken with any extra sauce from the pan, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired (for extra heat).

Storage & Re-heating

  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To serve, heat until piping hot, then enjoy!



Lighten up this recipe by using cauliflower rice and/or replacing the edamame with more zucchini noodles.


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.7mg