Chili Lime Chicken and Rice Meal Prep Bowls


Meal-prep chili lime chicken, rice, and fajita veggie bowls.

Meal-prep chili lime chicken, rice, and fajita veggie bowls.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs or 4 small pieces
  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers optional
  • 4 cups cooked rice of choice
  • For the chicken marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest or zest of 1 lime
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced or crush
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 meal-prep containers


Instructions

  1. To Cook Chicken: In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade. Add the chicken and mix until fully coated. Preheat grill or skillet to medium-high; grease with a little oil. Transfer chicken to pan and discard remaining marinade. Grill chicken for 5-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through.Cool chicken for 5 minutes then slice.
  2. Remove chicken from the pan and immediately add sliced bell peppers to the same pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until charred.
  3. Let everything come to room temperature before assembling the meal prep boxes. To assemble, Add 1 cup of cooked rice into 4 meal prep containers. Divide chicken and bell peppers into each box. Shut the lid and refrigerate for up to four days.

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