Awesome Meal Prep – 5 Meals, 1 Lot Of Chicken

09 Jun 16  / Pete

Chicken is on the menu and with this oven cooked chicken meal prep, you will have enough main ingredients for 5 different meals. That’s a healthy protein packed week coming up! Here are my 5 ways of using the chicken so you too can have a tasty but easy week in the kitchen. Get it cooked you beast!

Firstly, I cooked the chicken in an ovenproof dish with a little oil lime, nutmeg and paprika. Then divided it into 5 little food containers ready for the week ahead. This is ultimate food prep! You can use it all within your next 5 meals, or put some in the fridge or freezer for later. Lets face it, not everyone wants to eat the same main ingredient for 5 meals on the bounce! Although I have just consumed mine within 3 days, so happy days! I am clearly a chicken eating machine!

Meal 1 – Tuesday Recovery Breakfast

Chicken with Uncle Ben’s rice, vine tomatoes, chorizo, avocado, coriander and chilli.

This is a simple one. Your chicken is already done. That just needs heating up. Microwave the rice and chop everything else up. Toss it together. Job done! Boom!

Chicken Prep Breakfast
A Beast of a Chicken Breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1 of your chicken breast portions
  • 1 pack of Uncle Ben’s rice
  • 2 vine tomatoes
  • 1 thumb size piece of chorizo
  • 1/2 avocado
  • A handful of coriander
  • A sprinkle of chilli flakes

Meal 2 – Tuesday Lunch – Greek Style

Simply pop your cold chicken in a tub and mix it up with a little lime, fresh mint, cucumber and Greek yoghurt. Then throw in a couple of vine tomatoes and serve it with a yummy sweet potato filled with avocado and chilli flakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 of your chicken breast portions
  • 1 squirt of lime
  • A handful of fresh mint
  • 1 thumbs length of cucumber
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of Greek yoghurt
  • A handful of coriander
  • A sprinkle of chilli flakes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 vine tomatoes
Chicken Meal Prep Greek Style
Chicken Meal Prep Greek Style

Meal 3 – Dinner Time Fake Pizza

Oh, you know this one is a legend of a dish. Just look at it! It is another simple recipe where you just chop a few ingredients, get them all in the oven and hey presto! Within 10 minutes or so, you are stuffing a pizza in your face. This is no ordinary pizza (sounds like a M&S advert!), this is a healthy take on a pizza! No guilt required! With wholemeal tortillas instead of a pizza base, this goes down much easier on the scales and you will want to cook another one up sooner than you can imagine!

Fake Pizza Chicken Meal Prep
Fake Pizza Chicken Meal Prep

Ingredients

  • 1 of your chicken breast portions
  • 2 wholemeal tortillas
  • A couple of glugs of passata
  • A handful of cheddar
  • 3 or 4 sundried tomatoes
  • 1 sweet pepper or 2 halves that are different colours – adds to the yummy looking colour palette!
  • A couple of jarred grilled peppers
  • A few cherry tomatoes
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • A sprinkle of cayenne pepper
  • A squirt of BBQ sauce
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  1. Pop the oven on a medium heat, 200c should do the trick.
  2. Put the 2 tortillas stacked on top of each other on a baking tray and spread a thin layer of passata on there with a sprinkling of cheddar. Add a little cayenne and pepper on there.
  3. Add all of your other ingredients evenly over the tortillas except for your egg and basil.
  4. Once it has been in the oven for about 5 or 6 minutes, crack your egg in the centre and cook until the egg is how you would like it.
  5. Take it out of the oven and finish with some fresh basil.

Serve! It’s fake pizza time! Oh, you little beauty! Sink your chops around that tasty bad boy!

Meal 4 – Lunch – Healthy Burrito Time!

When I hear the word ‘burrito’ it puts a smile on my face. Well, correction…when I hear it and I am in a place where I can either make or buy one, then I am happy! I could eat them every day. This particular burrito has a twist. It isn’t your average burrito and has some ingredients you may not find at your local Mexican restaurant.

Healthy Burrito
Healthy Burrito Time!!!

Ingredients

  • 1 of your chicken breast portions (You probably will have some leftover from that too!)
  • Wholemeal tortilla
  • 1/2 green sweet pepper
  • Haricot beans
  • Couscous – I used a Mediterranean flavoured pack – You only need about 1/3rd of the small sachet packs
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • A dash of chilli sauce
  • A few shavings of cheddar
  • 1 tbsp of passata
  • 1 kiwi
  • Coriander

Instructions

  1. Quickly fry your haricot beans with the pepper, spices, passata and coriander. I did this before work whilst I ate my breakfast. You can either put this in a tub for work, or this part is ready to use if you are eating this lunch at home.
  2. Pop the kettle on and add a little water to your couscous. Check the pack for the time it takes. Usually between 3 and 5 minutes.
  3. Heat your chicken in the microwave.
  4. Pop all the ingredients on your tortilla and top them with your cheese and slices of kiwi. Mmmm….kiwi! Oh, and feel free to add a little chilli sauce! Hell yeah!

You just had a burrito. You bloody champion! Food roar!

Meal 5 – Breakfast Frittata

The final dish! After this one, you are all out of chicken! Argh! But we have had a good time getting to the end of this lot. Winner winner….

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Ingredients

  • Your last portion of chicken
  • A thumb of chorizo
  • 3 eggs
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Grilled peppers
  • Paprika
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Basil
  • A squirt of bbq sauce

Instructions

  1. Simply chop your chorizo and add this into a frying pan with a little oil (coconut for me), chicken, peppers, sundried tomatoes and paprika. Don’t forget to season with salt & pepper! This goes without saying, surely.
  2. Turn your grill on at a medium temperature ready for later.
  3. After a couple of minutes, add your avocado, diced, and your 3 eggs whisked. Immediately take this off the heat and pop it under the grill for about 5 minutes. You will know when the egg looks done as you like it.
  4. Finish with a squirt of BBQ sauce and some fresh basil.

So, there we have it…5 meals that was all based around just one lot of chicken that you pretty much just threw in the oven. This is simple, easy cooking. You have no excuses now! Unless you don’t like chicken! haha. If that is the case, feel free to comment and set me the challenge of something entirely different. I will see what I can knock up in the kitchen!

Enjoy your yummy scrummy dishes!

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  • I would never have thought to cook chicken with those seasonings. It sounds good even before it goes into the meals!
    I’ll definitely be making the Greek style one for work. Looks like something I could eat a few days in a row without getting bored, too.

    • That’s super Laura! Always happy to share some recipes. If one person cooks one of my ideas, it was totally worth writing the blog 🙂

  • Gemma Skinkis

    Made the burritos (minus the kiwi) with wedges and corn on the cob was 👍🏻👌🏻

    • Wahey! Glad it hit the spot. If you are making anything else from this lot, hope it goes down just as well! 🙂