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    The 30+ BEST Chicken Meal Prep Ideas

    If you’re looking for some great make-ahead chicken recipes to last the whole week, you’ve come to the right place!

    All of these easy Chicken Meal Prep Ideas taste delicious. And you’ll be happy to eat them for days.

    Whatever types of flavors you crave, you’ll find the perfect dish here. Asian? Italian? Latin? This list has them all!

    Cook your way through all of these great chicken meal prep ideas, you’re sure to find some new favorites!

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    Chicken Meal Prep Ideas:

    1. Meal Prep Chicken (Orange Chicken)

    Let’s start our list with our easy Orange Chicken recipe. It’s quick to make and all you need is a few basic ingredients to make this tasty dish in just 20 minutes.

    Make a huge batch and enjoy it for the week with different sides. You will love it.

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    2. Pollo Asado

    Now, this Pollo Asado is a Latin delicacy for you to try. This recipe is all about the great marinade, which is made with citrus juices, Latin herbs, and spices. It’s extremely delicious.

    You can make an endless number of dishes with this awesome Pollo Asado, and it’s great for meal prep ahead of time.

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    3. Hawaiian Chicken Salad

    Guys, this Hawaiian Chicken Salad is something to hold on to. It’s a healthy and light way to to meal prep your chicken.

    It makes a great summertime salad that is loaded with great ingredients and dressing. Give it a sure try, it’s one of our favorite chicken meal prep ideas.

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    4. Chicken Lettuce Wrap Meal Prep

    Chicken Lettuce Wraps are simply brilliant for all diet-conscious people, but even the non-diet followers will love it.

    This recipe is inspired by the famous P. F. Chang dish, and it gets ready in no time. You can easily meal prep ahead of time and relish it for a days.

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    5. Kung Pao Chicken Meal Prep Idea

    This takeout-worthy Kung Pao Chicken has amazing savory, sweet and tangy flavors.

    Make a huge batch, because it makes the perfect meal prep option for your meals. You can serve this mouth-watering Kung Pao chicken with rice or noodles, or enjoy it as it is. It’s too yummy.

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    6.  Chicken Buddha Bowl

    Trying to eat healthy? Then try our Chicken Buddha Bowl!

    You will get everything you love in this one single bowl, which has an extremely addicting combination of flavors.

    Make large quantities and save them for future meals.

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    7. Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Give your routine soup a delicious makeover by making this Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup, which is fun to make and tastes super satisfying.

    Make a huge pot, and enjoy this hot soup as leftovers.

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    8. Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    Now, get tropical with our Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Give your taste buds a delicious flavor bomb with the amazing marinade, which makes your chicken a total hit.

    You can enjoy jerk chicken with so many different sides. It’s great for meal prep, so you can easily plan your week’s menu in advance.

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    9. General Tso’s Chicken

    This General Tso’s Chicken recipe is going to be your new keeper recipe, as it delivers the same flavors as the popular Chinese takeout dish.

    Serve this tasty chicken with some rice to make yourself the best Chinese chicken bowl ever. It tastes great as a leftovers too.

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    10. Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep

    If you’re a fan of easy meals, then this Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep is a jackpot for you.

    The sticky delicious honey garlic sauce makes your bite-sized chicken so tasty, and it gets ready in just 20 minutes. Isn’t it a jackpot?

    So be sure to make a massive portion of this amazing honey garlic chicken for the whole week.

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    11. Meal Prep Chicken Souvlaki

    Make a popular Greek street food at home with our Chicken Souvlaki recipe. It’s basically marinated chicken chunks that are grilled to juicy perfection.

    The hero marinade is made with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano, and the dish needs only 20 minutes of hands-on time.

    It’s perfect for meal prep, and you can pair it with your favorite sides.

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    12. Thai Basil Chicken

    Thai Basil Chicken is the fastest and the tastiest recipe you can make in your kitchen, and it is loaded with amazing Asian flavors.

    It makes a perfect dinner when you crave some delicious food, and it’s a great idea for meal prep.

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    13. Meal Prep Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

    Give your loved ones an incredible meal by making this Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl!

    This one bowl contains protein, carbs, and veggies, which all taste delicious with sweet, savory, and umami flavors.

    It’s easy and quick to make, and if you make it in bulk it can be great for meal prep.

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    14. Moo Shu Chicken

    Need some stir fry recipes for meal prep? Then you have come to the perfect recipe, Moo Shu Chicken.

    This classic Asian recipe is full of colorful shredded veggies like cabbage, carrots, and shiitake mushrooms, along with marinated chicken and omelet strips.

    It’s one of our favorite chicken meal prep ideas.

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    15. Chicken Shawarma

    This easy Chicken Shawarma brings the flavors, big time!

    Marinated with vibrant and aromatic spices, it can be your easy weeknight dinner or a big crowd-pleaser for company nights. Make a big batch as this is one of the best contenders for meal prep.

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    16. Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

    Make yourself the most comforting and mouth-watering dish with our Shi Lankan Chicken Curry recipe.

    This creamy, silky and rich curry has exotic and warm spices, and the onion and tomato based gravy with coconut milk is simply wow.

    It pairs great with rice or naan, and is great as leftovers.

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    17. Chicken Cacciatore (Italian Chicken Meal Prep)

    Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish, and it’s ideal for meal prep as the rustic flavors just get enhanced as they mingle in the refrigerator.

    The chicken is braised in a wine infused tomato gravy along with veggies and plenty of fresh herbs. YUM!

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    18. Meal Prep Sesame Chicken Bowls

    Ok, now this Sesame Chicken Bowl is a breeze to make. You are going to love meal prepping this dish.

    Do try this amazing Chinese recipe, which is a lighter version of takeout.

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    19. Thai Green Curry

    Thai Green Curry is a very popular dish that everyone loves. Our version is so delicious, with perfectly spicy, sweet, umami, and salty Thai flavors.

    Make this flavor bomb in big quantities, as it’s a great meal to prep for your future meals.

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    20. Thai Cashew Chicken

    Yet another smashing stir fry dish for you to try is this Thai Cashew Chicken, which is busting with layers of flavors and textures.

    It’s an ultimate meal prep idea that you can pair with a variety of different sides.

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    21. Chicken Korma (Indian Chicken Meal Prep)

    We just love this Indian curry recipe, famously known as Chicken Korma.

    This creamy and rich dish is cooked slow and low, and it’s loaded with amazingly delicious Indian flavors.

    The recipe is surprisingly easy to make, and you’ll enjoy eating it all week long.

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    22. Gado Gado (Chicken Salad Meal Prep)

    Gado Gado is an Indonesian Chicken Salad is full of nutrient-rich ingredients that taste incredible with each other.

    This is a great meal prep idea if you have all your ingredients ready ahead of time. Enjoy…

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    23. Harissa Chicken

    Make something new and interesting, our superb Harrisa Chicken. You will absolutely love this North African flavor explosion.

    It’s made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, and the most flavorful harissa sauce. An ideal dish for easy and flavorful meals.

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    24. Jamaican Curry Chicken

    Are you in a curry mood again? Then try this tropical Jamaican Curry Chicken. It has bold flavors which you all will love.

    This straightforward recipe is loaded with lots of veggies, chicken, herbs, and spices to create a stunning curry. Plus it’s a fabulous idea to meal prep.

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    25. Spanish Chicken

    Give this classic Spanish Chicken a sure try. It’s made with chicken, chorizo, tomatoes, peppers, olives, chickpeas, and lots of flavor enhancers.

    Try making this as meal prep, as you’ll be happy to eat it again and again.

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    26. Jambalaya Pasta (Chicken Pasta Meal Prep Idea)

    Make your dinner interesting with this Jambalaya Pasta recipe, greatchicken pasta dish that is perfect for meal prep.

    You will love the creamy, cheesy sauce that is full of Creole and Cajun flavors. You need to try it to believe it.

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    27. Country Captain Chicken

    We bet you have not yet made this Country Captain Chicken dish at home. This iconic Southern dish is made with vibrant spices and other flavorful ingredients to create a magical and dish.

    Make a big batch so you can relish this splendid meal for a long time, as the leftovers taste delicious too.

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    28. Chicken Tikkas

    Treat yourself to these excellent Chicken Tikkas whenever you crave delicious Indian flavors.

    This easy and exotic dish is made with a super flavorful Indian spiced yogurt marinade. It’s a great dish for meal prep.

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    29. Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

    Hungarian Chicken Paprikash is comfort food at its best.

    Imagine indulging in the silky, smoky, rich, tangy gravy. The chicken tastes out of this world delicious. So make this in a large pot and enjoy this cozy meal for the coming week.

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    30. Chicken Provençal 

    Turn your ordinary chicken into a gourmet dish with our delicious Chicken Provençal recipe.

    This French delicacy is all about a combination of beautiful ingredients that go perfectly with each other.

    It’s one of our go to chicken meal prep ideas.

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    31. Dominican Pollo Guisado (Latin Chicken Meal Prep)

    Try this Pollo Guisado, a Dominican-style stew, at home and amaze everyone.

    This colorful and flavorful Latin chicken stew will become your new favorite meal. It’s ideal for meal prep, as the leftovers get tastier over time. Enjoy…

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    So many great chicken meal prep ideas for you to cook. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    30+ BEST Chicken Meal Prep Ideas

    These easy Chicken Meal Prep Ideas are all perfect make ahead meals to last the whole week! We love this easy orange chicken:


    • 1.5lbs chicken thighs, cut into bite size chunks
    • 3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
    • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
    • 4 garlic, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
    • 1/2 -1 tsp red chili flakes
    • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
    • salt to taste
    • 1-2 Tbsp oil


    1. Combine teriyaki sauce, chopped garlic, orange marmalade, red chili flakes, ground pepper, sesame oil in a bowl and add in chicken pieces. Marinate it at least 2 hours to overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, along with marinade, and cook about 15-20 minutes until golden brown, stirring often.
    3. Season it with salt and pepper according to taste.

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