Do you prepare your meals ahead of time so that you don’t have to cook later? Or, are you looking to get into meal prepping? If so, start by making these Meal Prep Chicken Breasts!
With the start of the New Year, a lot more people are beginning to meal prep in hopes to create healthier eating habits. However, meal prep can be dreadful for some. It shouldn’t have to be. These chicken breasts are easy to prepare and cook. Before you know it, you will have a delicious protein cooked and ready to be packed away with any sides of your choice.
The ingredients that you will need to make these Meal Prep Chicken Breasts are 3 large flattened boneless and skinless chicken breasts, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper (to taste), 2 tablespoons of olive oil (plus more for cooking), 1 tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
To prepare and cook these Meal Prep Chicken Breasts, first, begin by making the marinade. To do so, grab out a medium-sized bowl and whisk together paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice. Next, coat each chicken breast evenly with the marinade. Place the coated chicken in a large Ziploc bag. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. You can marinate them for up to 24 hours if you so desire!
To cook them, remove the chicken breasts from the refrigerator. Then, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 5-6 minutes on each side. Or, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove them from the skillet and allow them to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing and enjoying/using for meal prep. That’s all there is to it. This will become your go-to recipe in no time!
I love making this chicken and packing it up with sides such as rice, roasted sweet potatoes, and green beans. Then, when I am ready to eat, I simply heat it all together. It’s so easy and quick to do so. Hopefully, you find this recipe easy to make and enjoy it to the fullest! Enjoy meal prepping your chicken and serving it however you wish!