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Looking for easy meals for dinner the whole family will enjoy? Conquer meal time with these chicken meal prep ideas using similar ingredients! Pulled chicken breast cobb salad, chicken wrap and chicken quinoa bowls are easy, wholesome and gluten free!
Who’s ready to have a bunch of ingredients that you can mix and match throughout the week to make dinners a breeze (and new and exciting) and meal prep lunches effortless? Me!
These flavorful chicken meal prep ideas do just that!
The new year is always a good time for a fresh start with new and easy meal prep ideas. I love to use precooked frozen chicken as a main protein source then work around it with colorful sides. Meal prep saves a ton of time so you have more moments to do the things you love. It also makes packing weekly lunches easy since it can be done in bulk with similar ingredients.
This time last year I had a big dream to raise chickens. I wanted to have fresh eggs every day for all the baking I do. Then it happened. I stepped into a store to get fresh vegetables to plant in my garden and I came out with four baby chickens. Total impulse move on my part.
When I picked up my son from school with them chirping away in the car, his expression was beyond excited! My husband… not so much. Ladies, I highly suggest consulting with your spouse first before making a move like that😊… ha! Despite him not being a fan of the situation, we kept them and had a full year raising chickens. My boys thought it was Easter everyday going out and finding eggs!
The good thing is raising chickens did not hinder our enjoyment of chicken recipes😊. One or our favorites is this strawberry chicken salad.
Guaranteed, these recipes will make your life easier and you’ll be surprised at just how easy it can be to make easy, healthy and delicious meals by doing a meal prep like this! What you’ll learn here is how to make three delicious wholesome recipes that use similar ingredients with the main protein source being precooked chicken. These recipes make prepping healthy meals a breeze and if you are using your printable meal planner, don’t forget to add these ideas and ingredients!
Your 3 Fast + Delicious Chicken Meal Prep Ideas
Pulled Chicken Breast Cobb Salad
Chicken Wrap (or burrito)
Chicken Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetables
To make chicken meal prep even easier, use Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Pulled Chicken Breast. The chicken is already cooked, flavored and ready! It’s absolutely delicious and contains no antibiotics ever, plus it’s 100% all natural, made with white meat chicken.
Ingredients For These Wholesome Chicken Recipes
Use the same ingredients for three different meals and mix and match them however you want! You can also add how much you need of each ingredient depending on the size of your family and if using for both lunch and dinner prep. Here’s what you will need:
- Tyson Grilled & Ready Fully Cooked Chicken (they have Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, Pulled Chicken Breasts, and Grilled Chicken Breast Fillets) which can be purchased at Walmart. I used the Pulled Chicken Breasts, but you can use any kind for these recipes.
- Quinoa cooked and ready.
- Large carrots – some for roasting and some for the salad.
- Asparagus, zucchini and onion for roasting.
- Colorful bell peppers – half for roasting and half fresh.
- The greens! Green onions, cilantro, and crunchy romaine lettuce.
- The extras! Olive oil, salt, pepper, gluten free or (regular) tortillas, blue cheese crumbles, bacon crumbles, avocado. You can also add a hard boiled egg, but I kept the ingredients simple😊 so you didn’t have to make one more thing.
- Favorite dressing such as this green goddess dressing or drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.
Meal Prep Tips
- Shop once and gather all your ingredients.
- Pick one day to do the meal preparations. Have dishes clean and containers ready to store prepared meals.
- Have meats fully cooked and consume within 3-4 days (unless they are frozen).
- Cook grains and rice ahead of time and keep them stored in the refrigerator to add as a side or with poultry and meats.
- Chop and dice all vegetables in bulk and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. That way you can easily have them on-hand to add to salads and in tacos, burritos, or wraps.
- Roast a bunch of vegetables in advance. Roasting vegetables brings out their mouthwatering flavors! Prepare them ahead of time and add them to quinoa bowls and in tacos.
- Have on hand a good meal prep container for meals-to-go. – These are the best meal prep containers – Get them!
Now that we have “how to meal prep” out of the way, guess what else? These chicken meal prep ideas are better choices for a better you! Why?
Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken has between 13-21g of protein per serving (depending on the product used), is 100% all natural, made with white meat chicken and can be found at your local Walmart in the freezer section. From 1/12/19-2/10/19, save $1 on one Tyson® Grilled & Ready® product at Walmart with this Ibotta rebate offer.
Any one of these meals is great way to get your daily dose of protein!
Chicken Meal Prep Ideas
- 1 20 ounce bag Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Pulled Chicken Breast
See Recipe Notes First For Quantity Suggestions For The Below Items
- Quinoa, cooked make a large batch, about 1 cup dry which serves 4
- carrots, large (peeled and 1-2 chopped for salads and the rest cut lengthwise for roasting)
- asparagus, chopped
- zucchini, diced
- onion or shallots, diced into chunks or sliced
- red or orange, yellow, green bell pepper (or one of each), some diced and the rest cut into slices save some fresh for salads and wraps and use the rest for roasting
- Roma tomatoes, diced
- cilantro, chopped
- blue cheese crumbles
- bacon crumbles
- romaine lettuce, chopped
- Preheat the oven 400 degrees F. Make the quinoa first so it cooks as the vegetables roast. In a small bowl mix together the Marinade for Roasted Vegetables: olive oil, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Add zucchini, asparagus, onion, and carrots to a baking sheet. Pour the olive oil mixture over the vegetables and toss to coat. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes. (Roasting vegetables and making quinoa can be done in advance before prepping the meals.)
Make The Cobb Salad
- Heat chicken according to package directions. Assemble lettuce, tomatoes, chopped carrots (or roasted), green onion, cilantro and any roasted vegetables you want. Add blue cheese crumbles, bacon crumbles and chicken. In a small bowl make the salad dressing by mixing the olive oil, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, salt and a dash of pepper. Pour over salads. If saving the salad for later wait to add the dressing right before eating. (Make this on a plate or in meal prep containers.)
Make The Chicken Wraps or Burritos
- Heat chicken according to package directions. On a tortilla add avocado, fresh pepper slices (roasted peppers and onion), cilantro and chicken. Fold into a burrito and serve in a meal prep container or plate with salsa and chips.
Make The Chicken Quinoa Bowls
- Heat chicken according to package directions. On a plate or meal prep container add quinoa, roasted vegetables and chicken. Garnish with fresh cilantro and add salt or lemon juice to taste.
- Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Pulled Chicken Breast, 20 oz.
- 1 cup dry Quinoa, cook it which serves 4
- 2 carrots, large (peeled and one chopped and one cut lengthwise)
- 2 cups asparagus, chopped with bottom ends removed
- 1 zucchini
- 1 onion or shallot, sliced
- 1 orange, yellow, green bell pepper (one of each), half cut into strips and half diced
- 1 Roma tomato
- 1 cup Green onions, chopped
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
- ¼ cup bacon crumbles
- 2 avocados
- 2-4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
If you have any questions on how to prep meals and these meal prep ideas, please email me or comment below.