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How to Meal Prep Chicken

Learn how to meal prep chicken with the easiest way to cook chicken. My technique takes less than 5 minutes of active preparation time and is an easy way to prepare large batches of chicken in advance. I recommend making a batch on Sunday so that you are ahead of the game going into the week.

How to Meal Prep Chicken | Learn how to meal prep chicken with the easiest way to cook chicken. My technique takes less than 5 minutes of active preparation time and is an easy way to prepare large batches of chicken in advance.

The secret to making the most tender juicy chicken is to cook it low and slow with some white wine. First I place boneless skinless chicken breasts on a baking pan with a rim. Then I drizzle olive oil over and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Pour enough white wine into the bottom of the pan so that it is 1/2 inch deep. Bake the chicken for 45 minutes at 300 degrees, flipping the chicken over after 20 minutes. If you don’t want to use white wine, you could use chicken broth instead. You can use this technique for baking just one chicken breast or pounds of chicken at a time.

How to Meal Prep Chicken | Learn how to meal prep chicken with the easiest way to cook chicken. My technique takes less than 5 minutes of active preparation time and is an easy way to prepare large batches of chicken in advance.

I learned this method for roasting chicken breasts when I was working at a catering company during college. I have been making chicken this way ever since.

The chicken always turns out perfectly tender and evenly cooked, and you can make large batches of chicken in just minutes of active preparation time. The white wine makes the chicken super tender, the chicken slowly poaches in the wine, making it super tender.

How to Meal Prep Chicken | Learn how to meal prep chicken with the easiest way to cook chicken. My technique takes less than 5 minutes of active preparation time and is an easy way to prepare large batches of chicken in advance.

I have recently gotten into meal prepping. It truly saves me time to have some meals ready to go in the fridge. We eat a lot of chicken breast around here since it is a great source of lean protein, so I have been preparing a pound or two of roast chicken breasts about once a week.

I can easily add that chicken to salads, sandwiches, or pastas. Having meal prepped chicken is like having a secret weapon in your fridge.

How to Meal Prep Chicken | Learn how to meal prep chicken with the easiest way to cook chicken. My technique takes less than 5 minutes of active preparation time and is an easy way to prepare large batches of chicken in advance.

And in case you want to try some recipes made with this meal prep chicken, here are some of my favorites:

Asparagus Salad

Chicken, Pesto, Tomato, and Quinoa Salad

The Allis Chopped Salad

How to Meal Prep Chicken:

How to Meal Prep Chicken | Learn how to meal prep chicken with the easiest way to cook chicken. My technique takes less than 5 minutes of active preparation time and is an easy way to prepare large batches of chicken in advance.
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How to Meal Prep Chicken

Learn how to meal prep chicken with the easiest way to cook chicken. My technique takes less than 5 minutes of active preparation time and is an easy way to prepare large batches of chicken in advance. I recommend making a batch on Sunday so that you are ahead of the game going into the week.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • White Wine

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Then arrange the chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet with a rim. Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon over each chicken breast. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour white wine into the bottom of the pan so that it is 1/2 inch deep.
  2. Bake the chicken for 45 minutes, flipping it once after 20 minutes.
  3. You can either serve right away or store in the fridge for later.

Recipe Notes

I can easily add that chicken to salads, sandwiches, or pastas. Having meal prepped chicken is like having a secret weapon in your fridge.

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Ian

Sunday 8th of January 2023

Yeah I don’t know what kind of baking sheet you have, or what kind of smooth as butter wire rack you have, but the margin for error with HALF AN INCH of liquid on a rimmed sheet tray is like ZERO. When removing, flipping, etc, you WILL splash over the edges.

Next time I’m trying this with an actual baking dish, as I suspect the time, temp, quasi-poach method will work while also being more forgiving of moving in and out of the oven.

Debra

Friday 29th of July 2022

Can this be frozen after cooking?

Kit

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

I don't see why not!

heather t.

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Im going to try this today, but my question is, after cooking what are your ways of handling the cooked chicken so it doesnt get tough between the first time cooking and then refrigerating, then reheating for meals? I made a batch of chicken once but after putting it in fridge then reheating the next day my chicken was nowhere near as juicy & tender as it was after it was just out of the overn, it made it tough and chewy sadly :( this is a slightly old post but, please help if you get this! thanks:)

Kit

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

I would avoid reheating in the microwave - that tends to make meat tough.

Maria

Friday 11th of March 2022

Can I freeze it instead of keeping it in the fridge?

Kit

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

Sure!

Grace Pulver

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

This is absolutely amazing! My husband and I love it. I'm back to make my second batch.

Alex Wakefield

Saturday 19th of February 2022

@Grace Pulver, what type of wine did you decide to do?

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