19 Ultra-Easy Chicken Recipes That Are Made for Meal Prep
By: Rebecca Paredes
Chicken is a workhorse in the kitchen because it’s so versatile, affordable and delicious — which makes it great for meal prep. Below, you’ll find Bulletproof chicken meal prep recipes that are made to last in the fridge or freezer and reheat well. Many of them are keto-friendly and Paleo, and they’re easy to adapt to suit your tastes and diet. For the tastiest results, use pasture-raised chicken with no added antibiotics or growth hormones.
19 Easy Chicken Meal Prep Recipes
Featuring an all-star, immune-friendly lineup of ingredients like garlic, ginger and turmeric, this creamy keto chicken soup recipe is as cozy as it is flavorful. The recipe starts with instructions to make your own stock from a whole chicken; if you want to save some time, start with pasture-raised, organic chicken broth and cook your chicken separately.
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Get all the flavor of a buffalo chicken wing feast in a cozy, filling casserole made without gluten or dairy. This buffalo chicken casserole is made with spaghetti squash, a versatile winter vegetable that shreds into noodle-like strands. Mix it up with avocado oil mayo, a vinegar-based hot sauce and a medley of diced vegetables for a satisfying dish that works just as well for lunch or dinner.
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Chicken, bacon and ranch is a flavorful combo, but store-bought ranch dressing is generally loaded with hydrogenated oils, MSG and sugar. Keep it simple and flavorful with a simple homemade ranch dressing — check out Bulletproof’s recipe here.
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This comforting baked chicken and cauliflower rice features tangy olives and bright lemon, but it’s easy to customize the flavors with your favorite herbs and spices. The best part? It’s made all in one dish. If it’s too hot to turn on the oven, the recipe includes a slow cooker option. If you want crispy skin, broil the chicken for a few minutes — you’ll have to dirty another pan, but it’s worth it for that delicious flavor.
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Want an easy fried rice dish, minus the carb-bomb? This low-carb, flavorful meal comes together in just 35 minutes, and it’s easy to adjust based on your dietary needs. If you’re following the Bulletproof Diet, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and opt for sugar-free chili sauce.
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Pesto is a genius way to stretch a bunch of herbs into memorable meals. This chicken and veggies meal is full of protein and fiber, and every bite is bursting with flavor thanks to a simple basil pesto. Plus, it’s made all in one pan. If you’re looking for a basil pesto recipe, try this Bulletproof favorite.
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Tired of chicken? Thanks to cumin, coriander, curry powder and garam masala, the flavorful spice mixture in this delicious skillet recipe will change your mind. If you’re sensitive to nightshades, skip the tomato sauce and use more water or pasture-raised chicken broth instead.
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Stir fries are made for meal prep because they’re an easy way to pack a ton of vegetables into a meal that reheats well and tastes even better the next day. In just 30 minutes, you’ll have four servings of lunch or dinner for the week.
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Featuring chicken breast, asparagus, fresh lemon, garlic and ginger, this stir fry is packed with flavor and keeps perfectly well in the fridge. Use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, and opt for coconut oil or avocado oil instead of grapeseed or canola oil. Not a fan of asparagus? This recipe would work well with another sturdy green, like broccoli or bok choy.
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You might have heard of buffet-style meal prep, in which you cook big portions of food that you can mix and match throughout the week. Cooking a whole chicken in the Air Fryer takes just about an hour and gives you tons of options: shred the chicken and use it in salads or burrito bowls, or pair it with veggies drizzled with Brain Octane MCT oil for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
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Clocking in at just 6g carbs, 33g protein and 13g fat, this Instant Pot chicken tikka masala recipe is a keto-friendly winner that’s packed with satisfying flavor. Serve it over cauliflower rice and sprinkle it with cilantro for an ultra-easy prepped meal you’ll look forward to eating all week long.
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These buffalo chicken meatballs may be simple, but they’re full of spicy, buttery buffalo flavor — and take just 30 minutes from start to finish. To complete your meal, pair these meatballs with mixed greens or zoodles. If you’re eating higher-carb or carb cycling, try them with rice or sweet potatoes.
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You’ll love the tangy, sweet and savory adobo sauce coating these tender and flavorful chicken thighs. And since it takes just 35 minutes, you’ll be set for a week of delicious meal preps in a flash. To make this recipe more Bulletproof, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
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This creamy, delicious coconut chicken recipe is keto, Paleo and Whole30-friendly … and it’s made with just five ingredients. Seriously. If you aren’t a fan of celery, you can swap it for a similar aromatic vegetable like fennel or onions. Pair it with your favorite greens, like broccoli or zoodles, for an epic dish that tastes and smells incredible.
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Made with chicken thighs, tomatillos and chile peppers, this chile verde recipe is both keto and Paleo-friendly. Stews tend to benefit from low and slow cooking time, but thanks to the Instant Pot, this chili verde is on the table in less than an hour — including prep time.
This savory, tangy shredded chicken dish is done in a flash thanks to the Instant Pot. Browning the meat ahead of time adds an extra burst of flavor with every bite — and it’s done all in one pot, thanks to the Instant Pot’s saute function. Pair it with cauliflower rice and steamed veggies for a complete meal.
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The humble slow cooker is the ultimate vessel for big-batch cooking, and this recipe for Paleo jerk chicken makes it easy. Simply rub chicken wings, legs and/or chicken breasts with a homemade jerk spice rub and cook until the meat is fork-tender. Use it in salads, cauliflower rice bowls or over baked sweet potatoes for a delicious, filling meal.
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Bacon makes almost everything better, and this slow cooker recipe is no exception. The bacon fat keeps the chicken moist and flavorful, especially if you’re cooking with chicken breasts, which can get dry in the slow cooker. Use pasture-raised, nitrate-free bacon, and pair this meal with bright, zingy mixed greens or steamed vegetables drizzled with lemon and Brain Octane oil.
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No Air Fryer? Too hot to turn on the oven? No problem. This slow cooker whole chicken recipe is truly set-it-and-forget-it. Start by rubbing the chicken with a fat (the recipe calls for olive oil, but you can also use grass-fed ghee for extra buttery flavor). Then, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender.
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