Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls (Video!)
These Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls are an amazing weeknight dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes, and refridgerate well for your weekly meal prep!
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Ughhh, weekday lunches, amirite?
Trying to plan healthy, wholesome meals for the week can be a pain sometimes. You feel frazzled, you don’t know what to make or what to do with yourself and you end up just grabbing takeout on the way home.
Well, the perfect solution to this problem is preparing healthy, nutritious and light recipes that can be made in 20 minutes or less, without the help of the prepared foods section of the grocery store.
Yes, I’m talking about real food at home with real ingredients, ready in 20 minutes. One pot meals that double as the perfect meal prep lunch bowls are just the best kind of dinner. Like these Meal Prep Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls for instance.
I mean, it’s really not that hard to eat healthy, I swear.
We all think it’s so complicated, and that dinner should take a million years to put together with a bunch of different fancy ingredients that take forever to shop for.
Not the case here.
Pull that chicken out of the freezer and fry it up with spices you already have in your spice drawer, and veggies that are already in the fridge (and maybe about to go bad…am I right about that??)
I swear, herbs and spices are my secret weapon for sooooooo many recipes. You really don’t need much to spice up your dinner. Chop up a few peppers, some onions, add some chicken, salsa and rice and BOOM. Lunches ready for the work week.
So these Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls, mannnnnnn. These are AMAZING.
I literally make them for my weekly meal prep almost every single week because they are just SO good, and the ability to mix up the ingredients is endless. I almost always have a ton of bell peppers on hand so they’re usually a no-brainer to toss into the mix, but you could also include some greens like spinach and kale for a bit of extra veggies.
You could even put a different spin on these bowls depending on what kind of cuisine you’re craving.
You could do an Asian-inspired stir-fry with just some soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and ginger with the same ingredients here (swap out the salsa and chili powder of course), or you could fancy it up with some roasted red pepper sauce or a quick 5-minute pesto sauce that I tend to put on everythingggggggg these days!
The basic formula of these Chicken Rice Bowls is this:
- Diced, seasoned chicken breasts or thighs
- Brown rice (you can also sub in brown rice or soba noodles)
- A variety of veggies (broccoli, mushrooms, scallions, cabbage…anything goes!)
- Some sort of low-calorie sauce/condiment (salsa is ALWAYS my go-to!)
- Herbs and spices (umm, hello, cilantro!!!)
If you’re looking for some more ways to switch up your weekly meal prep, you’ve gotta check out a few of my other favourite meal prep recipes below – everything from SUSHI JARS (yaaaaasssss) to Indian-spiced chicken and cauliflower cooked all on ONE BAKING SHEET. All I gotta say is that lunch will never, ever be boring again!
And if you’re looking for more help with your meal prep routine, I list my tips and tricks to sticking to it HERE and I also have a FREE weekly meal planner printable you can download HERE. Happy prepping!
Will you be making these Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls?
I’d love for you to share your healthy 20 minutes or less recipe ideas on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or in the comments – we could all use some time away from the kitchen while enjoying some good home cooking!