Meal prepping is a huge time-saver. If you’re a busy parent or a working professional, meal prepping is the best way to ensure you get healthy and delicious meals on the table fast. Say no to unhealthy takeout and fast food because you can turn these chicken meal prep ideas into meals that nourish your body and satisfy your taste buds. And the best part is that these chicken meal prep recipes are a breeze to prepare.
1. Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
If you are trying to eat low-carb, you will love this chicken meal prep recipe. It is full of veggies and delicious Asian flavor. It’s also gluten-free and low-carb! Get the Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice recipe here.
2. Thai Chicken Salad
Light, crunchy and packed with Thai flavors, this Thai Chicken Salad is great for make-ahead lunches. The Thai peanut dressing is lightened up with powdered peanut butter but is still full of flavor. Get the Thai Chicken Salad recipe here.
3. Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken
Grilling season is upon us and this Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken is all you need to host a successful cookout. Marinating the chicken breast overnight in lemon, olive oil, and thyme marinade makes them tender and flavorful. Get the Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken recipe here.
4. Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps are packed with flavor and nutrition. It’s an easy gluten-free meal made in under 30 minutes with mostly pantry staples and a few fresh ingredients like ground chicken and fresh basil. Get the Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe here.
5. Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki is always a favorite grilled chicken at my house. The marinade makes the most tender, moist and flavorful chicken. This chicken is gluten-free and easy to prepare. Get the Grilled Chicken Souvlaki recipe here.
6. Chicken Gyro Bowl with Rice
This Chicken Gyro Bowl with Rice is packed with so much wholesome goodness, and it’s great for dinner, meal prep, or lunches. Using quinoa and brown rice with garlic makes it super fast. Get the Chicken Gyro Bowl with Rice recipe here.
7. Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Grain Bowls
Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Grain Bowls are a healthy and nutritious plan-ahead meal for summer. Loaded with grilled vegetables and honey garlic marinated chicken, you will look forward to eating these all week. Get the Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Grain Bowls recipe here.
8. Freezer Friendly Italian Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs are so versatile! You can certainly serve them with your favorite pasta, with zucchini spirals, roasted potatoes, or any of your go-to meal side dishes or veggies. Additionally, you can try them with your favorite healthy barbecue sauce. Get the Freezer Friendly Italian Chicken Meatballs recipe here.
9. Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna
This creamy chicken and broccoli lasagna is layered with broccoli sauce and cheese. It’s simple to throw together and packed full of flavor. Think dreamy layers of creamy chicken sauce, lasagna and broccoli sauce making the perfect meal that can easily be prepared ahead of time. Get the Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna recipe here.
10. Chicken Fajita Tacos
Enjoy these Chicken Fajita Tacos any day of the week! They’re a quick and easy dinner, that’s especially great for a busy weeknight meal. These are great leftovers. This recipe is easy to meal prep lunches or dinners for the week. Get the Chicken Fajita Tacos recipe here.
11. Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs and Broccoli with Sriracha Glaze
This sheet pan boneless chicken thighs and broccoli recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. Coated in a simple sriracha glaze, this sheet pan meal is sweet, spicy, sticky, and savory. Get the Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs and Broccoli with Sriracha Glaze recipe here.
12. Smoked Chicken Breast
Smoked chicken breast is a game-changer for any BBQ enthusiast. Perfect for any occasion, from a big family barbecue to a small gathering with friends or easy meal prep for the week, this chicken covers all bases! Get the Smoked Chicken Breast recipe here.
13. Grilled Southwest Chicken Salad
A grilled southwest chicken salad your taste buds will love! This full meal big salad is packed with southwestern flavor from the cilantro lime chicken and chipotle ranch dressing. This easy recipe will become one of your favorite salads to meal prep, or serve to a crowd! Get the Grilled Southwest Chicken Salad recipe here.
14. Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies
This healthy chicken and veggies recipe stores great and reheats easily. Saving you time and money! In just 20 minutes you can have a delicious dinner on the table. Get the Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies recipe here.
15. Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Crema
This grilled chicken with cilantro crema is a perfect summer meal. With juicy marinated and grilled chicken breast, and a creamy, tangy cilantro crema, it’s a delicious and flavorful pairing. Add grilled chicken to a grain bowl with fresh greens and sliced cucumbers for an easy make-ahead lunch. Get the Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Crema recipe here.
16. Meal Prep Chicken And Rice
This Meal Prep Chicken and Rice dish is bursting with flavor! Made with zesty Jerk seasoning, this 20-minute recipe makes it easy to spice up your weekly chicken and rice meal prep routine. Make extra and place into meal prep containers for easy lunches. Get the Meal Prep Chicken And Rice recipe here.
17. Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Wrap
Quick, easy, and packed full of flavor, this Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Wrap is a must-try recipe. You will absolutely love this savory mixture of chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and feta cheese. These wraps can be made ahead of time, making them an excellent option for meal prepping. Get the Mediterranean Chicken Pesto Wrap recipe here.
18. California Chicken Salad
Savor creamy, crunchy, and slightly sweet California Chicken Salad. Serve it as a tasty dip, salad topping, or filling for a croissant or pita. Prepare a batch of California Chicken Salad at the beginning of the week and enjoy it for the next 2-3 days. Get the California Chicken Salad recipe here.
19. Asian Chicken Meatballs
Perfect for a meal prep, this Asian Chicken Meatballs recipe is so quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot. Filled with gingery goodness and topped with a sweet and savory sauce, they are perfect for lunch, dinner, or an app for gameday! Get the Asian Chicken Meatballs recipe here.
20. Creamy Chicken Mushroom Recipe
This creamy chicken mushroom recipe takes just 25 minutes to make. It’s super easy, delicious, Keto-friendly and gluten-free. Make a big batch for easy re-heating for your lunch or dinner in the next few days. Get the Creamy Chicken Mushroom Recipe recipe here.
21. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken
This slow cooker salsa verde chicken recipe is great for meal prep! You can easily prepare this recipe and let the slow cooker do the rest. When it is done, you can enjoy it for lunch or dinner and save any leftovers for later in the week. Get the Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken recipe here.
22. Instant Pot Chicken Salad
Instant Pot Chicken Salad is an easy, classic recipe made with simple ingredients like chicken breast, celery, bell pepper, green onion, mayo and Greek yogurt. It’s ideal for meal prep and easily customized with different mix-ins. Get the Instant Pot Chicken Salad recipe here.
23. Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner With Veggies
Chicken with fresh veggies and delicious Greek flavors creates the base for a satisfying meal that the whole family will enjoy. Make a big batch of this and then serve it with lemon rice, pita or pita chips, and roasted potatoes or oven-baked fries for a quick dinner. Get the Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner With Veggies recipe here.
24. The Best Chicken Marinade Recipe
The Best Chicken Marinade Recipe makes the chicken extra juicy and flavorful. This savory marinade makes grilled chicken mouthwatering! Prepare the marinade ahead of time to make it extra juicy and enjoy a delicious yet easy meal the next day. Get the Best Chicken Marinade recipe here.
25. Hot Honey Chicken and Rice Bowls
This flavorful chicken & rice bowl with stir-fried vegetables is a delicious combo of sweet and spicy flavors. It’s also a great option for meal prep as the leftovers are easily reheated in the microwave. Get the Hot Honey Chicken and Rice Bowls recipe here.
26. Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Breast
This Instant Pot shredded buffalo chicken breast recipe can be made in approximately 15 minutes with only 6 ingredients! Made in just a few minutes, this flavorful shredded buffalo chicken breast is incredible by itself, or perfect as a base for tacos, nachos, sliders, and pizza! Get the Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Breast recipe here.
27. Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl
Bursting with delicious buffalo flavor, everyone is going to love this rice bowl. Storing the healthy buffalo chicken bowls is easy, it’s also such an easy meal prep chicken and rice recipe. You can simply assemble the bowls and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Get the Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl recipe here.
28. Fall-Of-The-Bone Poached Whole Chicken
This basic poached whole chicken recipe is one of the easiest yet most rewarding and cost-effective nutritious food you can make in your kitchen. It promises a rich chicken broth, fall-of-the-bone tender meat, and a light stock you can use to make many delicious recipes. Get the Fall-Of-The-Bone Poached Whole Chicken recipe here.
29. Rosemary Chicken Fillets
These rosemary chicken fillets with turmeric are full of the flavour of herbs and spice. The chicken fillets are best served warm with salads, especially grain-based salads, or perhaps a green salad with some rice on the side. Get the Rosemary Chicken Fillets recipe here.
30. Pollo Asado
This Pollo Asado recipe is quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful! It is full of bright and zesty flvaors. Store any pollo asado leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Get the Pollo Asado recipe here.
31. Weeknight Fried Rice with Rotisserie Chicken
This Weeknight Fried Rice is perfect for meal prep because it reheats into something that tastes just as good as the night you make it. Don’t be fooled by the name, you aren’t limited to enjoying this dish on weeknights only! Get the Weeknight Fried Rice with Rotisserie Chicken recipe here.
32. Greek Chicken Bowls with Toasted Pearl Couscous
These Greek chicken bowls are layered with toasted pearl couscous, Greek yogurt marinated chicken, tomato cucumber salad, crispy chickpeas, feta cheese, and homemade tzatziki! They’re perfect for meal prep or easy weeknight dinners! Get the Greek Chicken Bowls with Toasted Pearl Couscous recipe here.
33. Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls
Ready in less than 30 minutes, these Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls are marinated in a mix of everyday spices and herbs, the result is a juicy, complex, and wonderfully flavored chicken dinner perfect for week-long meal prepping! Get the Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls recipe here.
34. Meal Prep Chicken Grain Bowls
Meal prep chicken grain bowls with all of your favorite toppings! We’re going super easy for meal prep with one dressing for the chicken marinade and salad, a few chopped veggies, and lots and lots of time saved during the week now that your meal prep lunches are made! Get the Meal Prep Chicken Grain Bowls recipe here.
35. Mediterranean Chicken Casserole
This one-pot meal is easy enough for a weeknight or ideal for relaxed weekend entertaining. As a bonus, it can be made ahead of time. If you feel the need for comfort food that is quick and easy to prepare, look no further than this dish. Get the Mediterranean Chicken Casserole recipe here.
36. Chicken Yaki Udon
Chicken yaki udon is a delicious stir-fry dish that’s packed with flavor. With chewy udon noodles, juicy chicken, fresh vegetables, and a delicious, savory sauce with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and mirin, you’ll love every bite! You can also make this for meal prep or serve leftovers as work lunches. Get the Chicken Yaki Udon recipe here.
37. Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, and this meal prep Greek Chicken is anything but! Do all the prep work and cook once so you have a tasty meal that’s perfect for lunch all week long. Get the Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls recipe here. Get the Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls recipe here.
38. Mediterranean Meatballs
With spices like sumac, coriander, and cumin, they are not your average meatballs! These ground chicken meatballs are so versatile. They pair well with pita, on top of salads, or make a great high-protein snack. It’s an easy meal prep idea to make ahead and freeze. Get the Mediterranean Meatballs recipe here.
39. Pan-Seared Garlic Butter Chicken
This pan-seared garlic butter chicken recipe has a delicious herby sauce coating the chicken breasts for a delish high-protein dinner ready in one pan. And you can make it in just 25 minutes. Make it ahead and add some cooked rice or cauliflower rice to your meal prep containers. Get the Pan Seared Garlic Butter Chicken recipe here.
40. Gluten-Free Healthy Eggroll in a Bowl
This healthy eggroll in a bowl will undoubtedly make your “Meal Prep Monday” a cinch! It’s super flavorful, takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and uses just one pan. Pair this savory bowl with dried seaweed and brown rice. Get the Gluten-Free Healthy Eggroll in a Bowl recipe here.
41. Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder
This crockpot chicken corn chowder is a delicious and super approachable soup to put together. It’s beautifully creamy and full of flavour – you need this easy meal prep recipe to make your life simple! Get the Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder recipe here.
42. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Get all the flavors of your favorite enchilada dinner in this easy one-pot recipe – no rolling tortillas or baking required! This recipe requires minimal prep, but on meal prep day, chop your onion and bell pepper and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days before you cook your casserole. Get the Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe here.
43. Lemon Herb Chicken Kabob
This marinated lemon herb chicken kabob recipe is the perfect summer recipe for the BBQ grill or oven! It’s easy to make and bursting with fresh flavors. It’s easy to make ahead by marinating the meat the day before and then getting it ready to cook in the oven or grill. Get the Lemon Herb Chicken Kabob recipe here.
44. Baked Chicken Thighs
These oven baked chicken thighs are juicy, tender and incredibly flavorful! This recipe is made with only a few healthy ingredients. The meat is melt in your mouth delicious and the skin is so crispy. Make it ahead of time and eat at as is, or use the chicken in tacos, salads, sandwiches and casseroles! Get the Baked Chicken Thighs recipe here.
45. Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Grilled Tandoori Chicken delivers all the traditional smoky flavor, and it is the perfect addition to cookouts, picnics, and gatherings. Meal prep this recipe or pair it with a salad or vegetable side dish to make it a perfectly balanced meal. Get the Grilled Tandoori Chicken recipe here.