Have your meal prep complete in under 30 minutes with these Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls. The thai peanut chicken sauce brings a harmonious flavor to the dish without adding any processed ingredients. Quick, easy, gluten and dairy free.
This week I bring you 30 minute Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls! Once I discovered you can bake chicken in under 20 minutes it was a game changer. These Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls require minimal clean up. I chose to pair it with quinoa because I love quinoa, but feel free to use whatever rice or noodle you want!
Some of you may know that I make meals for my brother every week. This was one I have been playing around with for a bit now. He always loves the sauce. He likes things extra spicy, so if you want to throw in some crushed red pepper, go for it.
Thai Peanut Chicken Sauce
- Peanut butter: can be creamy or crunchy! I always use natural peanut butter (ie; ingredients are only peanuts sometimes with salt).
- Low sodium soy sauce: Because, well it’s soy sauce.
- Rice Vinegar: if you don’t have rice wine vinegar you could sub in apple cider vinegar because it’s milder in flavor and less acidic than white vinegar.
- Garlic powder
Toppings for 30 minute Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
- Crushed peanuts
Meal Prep Bowls
I use pyrex bowls and another off-brand I bought at Costco a few months ago. They are easy to wash, dishwasher safe and last a long time! If you have these and need replacement lids (sometimes they crack on the sides) I buy from amazon.
How I structure my meal prep bowls
- Protein: I always tell people, protein protein protein. It helps our bodies in so many ways including being apart of the essential building blocks of our cells, muscles, bones and cartilage. If you are vegetarian there are so many great sources of plant protein available! I included a couple different topping ideas in the recipe below. Shrimp and edamame are some great choices for non-meat eaters.
- Vegetable(s): The more vegetables the better. I always try and do at least 1 serving of vegetables when I meal prep. It’s fun to try new vegetables and different ways to prepare them. For example I found out I love brussel sprouts cooked or raw like in this Asian Brussel Sprout Salad.
- Grains: Yes, yes carbs are always getting a bad rap. Most times when I meal prep I always use some sort of grain like faro, bulgar, quinoa, rice etc… They are packed with great minerals such as manganese, copper, folate, zinc, phosphorus and many more vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to survive. Not to mention the fiber benefits that help lower cholesterol and regulate bowel movements.
Have your meal prep complete in under 30 minutes with these Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls. The thai peanut sauce brings a harmonious flavor to the dish without adding any processed ingredients. Quick, easy, gluten and dairy free.
Thai Peanut Sauce
- 1/4 cup +1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (if GF sub coconut aminos or tamari)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
- 3–4 large chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp oil (I used avocado, extra virgin olive oil is ok too)
- 4 bell peppers ( or 8 oz mini bell peppers)
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
Toppings could include: crushed peanuts, scallions, cilantro, lime
Add ins could include: edamame, cabbage, shredded carrots.
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Cook quinoa according to package instructions
- Cut up bell peppers into thin slices and arrange on top of chicken breasts in a casserole dish. Drizzle with cooking oil over peppers and chicken. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and place back in oven for 3-5 more minutes depending on thickness of chicken breasts.
- While the chicken and peppers are cooking, make the thai peanut sauce by combining all ingredients in a bowl and whisking together. The peanut sauce will be a bit watery, that’s ok.
- Arrange 5 meal prep containers, scoop out 1/2 cup quinoa into each container and 3-4 ounces of chicken. Depending on sizes of chicken, you might have some leftover for another serving. Evenly disperse peppers into each container making them even. Sauce can be poured in meal prep bowls before or placed in a separate container and poured in at mealtime.
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