23 High Protein Chicken Meal Preps

23 High Protein Chicken Meal Preps

HIgh protein chicken meal preps are just what ou need to mix up the dinnertime blahs, without losing sight of your high-protein goals!

The average person needs around 55 grams of protein per day just to maintain good health. To actually build muscle, a person needs around 1 gram of protein per desired body weight. A diet high in protein encourages eating fewer carbohydrates and simple sugars while also reducing snacking and the risk of overeating. A high-protein diet typically consists of getting at least 30% of daily calories in the form of protein. This means you will, theoretically, stay full longer while maintaining healthier muscle mass while on a high-protein diet than a person on a low-protein diet. To help you meal prep for a high-protein diet or lifestyle, we have put together a list of 23 high protein chicken recipes! These recipes are great for the whole family.

Honey Sesame Chicken

Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes with this freezer-friendly honey-sesame chicken. Simply freeze diced chicken and marinade in a zip-top bag, thaw, and dump in the instant pot for an ultra-tender and flavorful dinner that beats takeout!

(Carbs: 82g - Protein: 55g - Fat: 11g) 

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken & Veggies

Bursting with classic BBQ flavors that taste (and look) like it was just freshly grilled, you’ll love this easy, oven-baked BBQ chicken and veggies meal prep recipe! 

(Carbs: 53g - Protein: 38g - Fat: 26g) 

Pesto Chicken

This Whole30 (and keto!) pesto chicken recipe combines tons of Italian flavors in easy roll-ups. Serve over cauliflower rice or with sautéed veggies for an easy meal-prep lunch or dinner.

(Carbs: 12g - Protein: 28g - Fat: 26g) 

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Legumes & Chicken Shish Kabobs

Ready in 20 minutes and easy to make, this Cauliflower Fried Rice with Legumes and Chicken Shish Kabobs is a healthy, protein-packed recipe that is also full of veggies!

(Carbs: 43g - Protein: 45g - Fat: 12g) 

Creamy Garlic Zoodles with Chicken

Zoodles are super quick and easy to make, and fun to say. This creamy chicken dish will have you craving more.

(Carbs: 12g - Protein: 41g - Fat: 15g) 

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Our One Pot Crockpot BBQ Chicken Meal Prep is an easy to prepare slow cooker meal made all in one pot! Chicken Breasts, Cranberries, and BBQ sauce simmer together for 4 to 6 hours for a tender and delicious dish.

(Carbs: 88g - Protein: 37g - Fat: 5g)

One Dish Spaghetti Squash & Spicy BBQ Chicken

Easy One Dish Spaghetti Squash & Spicy BBQ Chicken Drumsticks turn out tender and juicy! Perfect for a simple weeknight meal or a lazy Sunday afternoon. Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free.

(Carbs: 11g - Protein: 34g - Fat: 15g)

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Two comfort food classics collide in this gluten-free pasta dish. A creamy macaroni-and-cheese is topped with chunks of spicy buffalo chicken. Serve with carrot sticks, celery, and extra hot sauce if you like!

(Carbs: 42g - Protein: 52g - Fat: 20g)

Spicy Mustard Thyme Chicken & Coconut Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A spicy mustard thyme marinade gives chicken incredible flavor, especially when served with roasted Brussels sprouts tossed in melted coconut oil. A fancy but not fussy healthy meal prep that bakes all at once in the oven!

(Carbs: 23g - Protein: 33g - Fat: 12g)

One Pot Zoodles & Grilled Chicken Breast

This tasty low-carb one pot Zoodles with Tomato Oregano Sauce and Grilled Chicken Breast recipe is so easy to prepare! In less than 20 minutes you can have a week's worth of flavorful lunches ready to go! BONUS: one pan!

(Carbs: 7g - Protein: 49g - Fat: 14g)

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Simplify prep and clean up with these sheet pan chicken fajitas and let the oven do all the work. They're ready in a flash and great for all kinds of diets!

(Carbs: 11g - Protein: 38g - Fat: 8g)

Chicken Quinoa Salad

Chicken Quinoa Salad combines fresh fruit and quinoa with high-protein chicken breast for a sweet and savory meal prep idea!

(Carbs: 32g - Protein: 64g - Fat: 5g)

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Enjoy the crispy golden flavor of authentic chicken Parmesan without frying in oil! Chicken is coated in Italian herbs and gluten-free breadcrumbs before air frying for a restaurant-style Italian dinner.

(Carbs: 28g - Protein: 32g - Fat: 18g)

Chicken Pad Thai Zoodles

An easy, low-carb version of chicken pad thai! This healthy pad thai recipe is made with zoodles instead of brown rice noodles.

(Carbs: 23g - Protein: 31g - Fat: 21g)

Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken

This low-carb bubbly mozzarella-topped chicken is protein-packed and comes complete with an antioxidant-rich tomato topping for a burst of fresh flavor!

(Carbs: 21g - Protein: 48g - Fat: 27g)

Keto Parmesan Chicken Patties

These Keto cheesy patties are a low-carb way to satisfy your craving for chicken parmesan, complete with a marinara sauce for dipping!

(Carbs: 8g - Protein: 28g - Fat: 29g)

Herb Roast Chicken & Root Vegetables

Dinner is a breeze with this autumn sheet pan herb-roasted chicken and root vegetables! Served with a side of tender lentils, it’s a protein and fiber-rich meal that will satisfy hungry appetites.

(Carbs: 46g - Protein: 36g - Fat: 9g)

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast & Rice Pilaf

This gluten-free cheesy chicken is comfort food at its best! Served alongside a veggie-rich rice pilaf for a complete meal!

(Carbs: 40g - Protein: 51g - Fat: 30g)

Korean BBQ Chicken Thighs

You’re sure to love these flavorful Korean BBQ style chicken thighs meal prep that perfectly pairs with sides of sesame broccoli and white rice!

(Carbs: 51g - Protein: 27g - Fat: 17g)

Bacon Ranch Chicken & Veggies

This Bacon Ranch Chicken and Veggie Foil Packets recipe comes together in no time at all and packs in the flavor with a healthy dose of veggies to boot!

(Carbs: 22g - Protein: 49g - Fat: 27g)

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Enjoy your favorite barbecue fixings stuffed into a sweet potato in this high-protein, high-fiber recipe. Barbecued pulled chicken cooks in an instant pot for a complete meal in less than an hour!

(Carbs: 37g - Protein: 54g - Fat: 16g)

Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken

Tender chicken with a flavorful almond butter Moroccan spiced sauce. This easy dish comes together in an instant pot in 10 minutes! Serve with cauliflower rice for a comforting and healthy Whole30 or Paleo meal.

(Carbs: 32g - Protein: 41g - Fat: 21g)

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Who doesn’t love buffalo chicken? Though admittedly delicious, this dish is typically pretty heavy, greasy, and calorie-dense. So, we took it upon ourselves to come up with a lighter version that skips the deep fryer and utilizes a base of freshly roasted bell pepper boats in place of heavily fried potatoes. Plus if you stick to our specific suggestions, we managed to keep this buffalo chicken meal prep recipe entirely Whole30-compliant. Red peppers stuffed with shredded crockpot chicken and cauliflower rice.

(Carbs: 15g - Protein: 31g - Fat: 17g)

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