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This is Hands Down the Best Way to Meal Prep Chicken

posted: 02/09/18
by: Kristine Boyd

 

Meal prepping is the perfect solution for busy people who don't have a lot of time or energy to make dinner. But let's face it. Meal prepping the same meal every night of the week can get boring. If you're like us, you usually end up ordering out by day 3 because you just aren't enjoying the meal anymore. Denise, of Sweet Pea and Saffron, has solved all of your meal prep problems with this one genius idea: freezable marinated chicken.

All you have to do is prep 7 easy marinades, toss each one with chicken breasts and then throw it in the freezer. Each of the marinades in the blog post are delicious, flavorful and unique. Denise includes recipes for cilantro lime, jerk, thai peanut, sweet chili and so many more amazing combinations. Don't forget that you can customize these marinates to your liking. Try new things or add one of your favorites to the mix. By marinating the chicken and allowing it to go through the freezing and thawing process is going to make the meat more tender and flavorful. You are almost guaranteed to avoid rubbery or dry chicken with this method!

The process for preparing the chicken is easy. The night before, take out the chicken breast you want to cook the next day and allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge. You can pan cook the chicken, but Denise recommends baking them for the best results. All that is left to do is pair whatever chicken you chose with easy sides like rice, vegetables or pasta. If you don't end up using one or two of the chicken breasts that week, no worries! They are frozen which means they will last you a long time in the freezer and they can be saved for another day.

The beauty of this meal prep is that you get a completely different dinner every night with little effort. By doing this method you can eat Mexican one night and Curry another in under 30 minutes. This is a perfect way to get dinner on the table fast after a long day! You can even swap out some of the chicken for steak or pork if you really want to get creative. By following this simple equation, you can beat dinner boredom while also having easy weeknight meals!