6 Ways To Marinate Chicken, Meal Prep

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Six Marinated Chicken Recipes

I am always looking for easy ways to grab things out of the freezer and make dinner. So I had this idea… why not throw together six marinated chicken recipes. That way I can bulk make six dinners and freeze them.

It really made everything super easy. All you need is the chicken, the main few ingredients, and the gallon ziplocks. Then I just threw everything into the bags, then into the freezer, and cleaned up…. in under 20 minutes. Six easy dinners just like that.

Here is how I did it. I went to Costco and bought their chicken tenders. Those are breasts cut into tender sized pieces. They cook super fast because of their smaller size. Most of the marinate recipes have the same basic ingredients (oil, vinegar of some kind or lemon, and a spice) so I got those at Costco too. Costco Shopping List:

  • Chicken breast tenders

  • Avocado oil

  • Lemons

  • Garlic

Then I put all six bags together and into the freezer. This is perfect for when you know you are headed into a busy season, wanting something special to take to a new mom, or even just need a way to change up the dinner routine.

This recipe is: paleo, gluten free, whole30, dairy free and simple dinner.

1. BBQ Chicken

Just buy a no sugar or low sugar BBQ sauce and pour it over chicken. Put everything into a freezer gallon ziplock bag. Defrost when ready to cook. Cook on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

I like to serve this along carrot fries. Cook them on the same sheet pan as the chicken for ten extra minutes.

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2. Garlic Herb Marinated Chicken Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1 T Italian seasoing

  • 1/2 tsp. of slat & pepper

Put everything into a freezer gallon ziplock bag. Defrost when ready to cook. Cook on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

This chicken is so good and works with almost any vegetable.

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3. Balsalmic Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 avocado oil

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp basil

  • 1/2 tsp thyme

Put everything into a freezer gallon ziplock bag. Defrost when ready to cook. Cook on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

I love this served with halfed brussel sprouts that are drizzled with balsamic vinegar, oil and topped with salt and pepper. Cooks the same amount of time as the chicken.

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4. Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1 T rosemary

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper

Put everything into a freezer gallon ziplock bag. Defrost when ready to cook. Cook on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

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5. Asian Chicken Marinade

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 tsp chili flakes

  • 1 T avocado oil

Put everything into a freezer gallon ziplock bag. Defrost when ready to cook. Cook on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

This makes a great stir fry, but is also really good just on top of cauliflower rice.

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6. Fajita Freezer Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp. salt & pepper

Put everything into a freezer gallon ziplock bag. Defrost when ready to cook. Cook on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Bulk make six differenct marinated chicken recipes and freeze for easy meal prep.

Bulk make six differenct marinated chicken recipes and freeze for easy meal prep.

Easy meal prep. Six simple marinated chicken recipes  to make in bulk and freeze for later.

Easy meal prep. Six simple marinated chicken recipes to make in bulk and freeze for later.