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Time Saving Chicken Meal Prep

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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If you’re trying to prepare nearly all of your meals in advance, variety will be critical so that you do not deviate from your diet and actually eat the food you spent all that time preparing.  To help guard against “diet fatigue,” I recommend prepping 2 -3 flavors of chicken each week.  Here’s how I do it to save time!

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Time Saving Chicken Meal Prep

Ingredients

Here are the seasonings I used (to taste). I recommend mixing the ingredients together in separate bowls first so you can taste and customize to your liking but GO EASY on the honey:

  • Fresh juice from 2 limes, 2 tbsp raw honey, 1 tbsp red pepper sauce (or sriracha), 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste, cilantro
  • 3 tbsp Robbie’s low sodium BBQ sauce, 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper, 1 tbsp paprika, 1 tsp cayenne,
  • 3 tbsp Sir Kensington spicy mustard, 1 tbsp coconut sugar, 1 tbsp garlic paste, 1 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cumin

 

Steps
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Roll a long pieces of aluminum  foil so that it resembles a stick and place that in the baking sheet to create a dividers.  Repeat the process for the number of columns you would like.
  • Evenly divide your chicken breast pieces and then season them individually.
  • Add the seasoned chicken pieces into the baking pan.
  • Try as much as possible to spread the chicken out so that it does not cook together. I like to add about 1.5 tsp of coconut oil to the seasoned chicken so that it does not stick together.
  • Depending on the amount of chicken in the pan, your baking times will vary.  Here I had roughly 6 pounds of raw chicken so I cooked it at 405F for 20 minutes.  Remember since these are smaller pieces, they will cook faster.

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About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.