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How To Meal Prep Chicken | How to meal prep chicken for the entire week, including an easy chicken breast recipe, all for under $5 per meal! | A Sweet Pea Chef

How To Meal Prep Chicken

How to meal prep chicken for the entire week, including an easy chicken breast recipe, all for under $5 per meal!  Cook once and eat all week!
Categories Chicken, Clean Eating, gluten free, meal planning, Meal Prep, Paleo
Difficulty Easy
Keyword chicken meal prep, easy meal prep, meal prep chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 7 meals
Calories 395 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For the Cilantro Lime Chicken:

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 limes, juiced (approx. 4 tbsp. juice)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

For the Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, diced into cubes
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Sautéed Broccoli:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lime juice, ground cumin, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and fresh cilantro. Toss this all together to coat evenly. Then, top with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to marinate. (You could also place everything in a large sealable bag if you'd prefer.)

  2. While the chicken is marinating, start on the sweet potatoes by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F and lining a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced sweet potatoes, coconut oil, raw honey, sea salt, and ground cinnamon and toss to coat evenly.

  4. Spread the sweet potatoes out evenly over the prepared baking sheet and, when the oven is preheated, place into the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

  5. To make our easy sautéed broccoli, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.

  6. Once hot, add raw broccoli florets, followed by sea salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Toss to coat.
  7. Cover the pan and cook 6-8 minutes, tossing regularly until the broccoli is almost tender and is bright green. (You can add a little low sodium chicken broth or water to help it along if you’d like.)

  8. To cook the chicken, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and then transfer the cilantro lime marinated chicken into the hot pan, spaced evenly.

  9. Cook 4-6 minutes per side, until well browned and fully cooked.
  10. Remove from the heat and dice into cubes.

  11. To assemble, I recommend using meal prep containers.  Start by adding the diced chicken, followed by the sautéed broccoli, and then the sweet potatoes. Top everything off with a wedge of lime and you’re good to go.

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Recipe Notes

This chicken meal prep will keep in the fridge all week and can be reheated in the microwave in just 2 minutes. Plus it freezes well and tastes delicious!

Nutrition Facts
How To Meal Prep Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 meal)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.4g25%
Saturated Fat 6.7g34%
Cholesterol 165.5mg55%
Sodium 152.9mg6%
Carbohydrates 16.7g6%
Fiber 9.2g37%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 54.2g108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.