If you tend to make dry and overcooked chicken breasts, it’s because you are using boneless breasts. This chicken meal prep recipe has juicy bone-in chicken breasts tossed in the best Greek marinade. Baking the chicken on the bone adds more moisture, flavor, and prevents it from overcooking.
For this meal prep recipe you will need 5 bone in chicken breasts, and make sure to roast them in a 400 degree F oven for only 45-55 minutes or until the internal temperature is 155 degrees F. Once you take the chicken out of the oven, it will continue cooking (also known as carry over heat) another 5 degrees to 160. That is true for all protein except seafood. Make sure to check out my other meal prep recipes that feature spaghetti squash like this creamy pesto and shrimp meal prep and this this yogurt marinated chicken thighs and spaghetti squash recipe.
Greek Chicken Marinade
For the Greek style marinade you will need olive oil, dried oregano, lots of lemon juice, and grated garlic. This Greek marinade will add lots of moisture to the bone-in chicken breasts, which tend to need a lot of love in the flavor department. You can allow the Greek marinade to sit on the chicken for up to 2 hours, but any longer and the lemon juice will start to make the chicken meat mushy.
Make sure the chicken breasts are at room temperature before baking in the oven. Cold chicken in a hot oven can make it cook unevenly and make the texture tough.
How Long Does Chicken Meal Prep Last
Once you cook the bone-in chicken breasts, they will keep for 5 days in the fridge or can be frozen for 2-3 months. The most important thing is how you reheat the meal prep since chicken breasts can easily get dry. The preferred method is to reheat in a 350 degree F degree oven for 8-10 minutes. It helps if you drizzle some olive oil over to keep it moist.
Can I Reheat Meal Prep Containers In The Microwave
Yes, you can reheat meal prep in the microwave, but you need to cover the container with a wet paper towel and make sure not to overheat. Otherwise the chicken will get dry. Try to reheat on the medium setting in intervals of 30 seconds. Chicken breast will dry out very easily in the microwave.
Check out my other chicken meal prep recipes for the week:
- Moroccan chicken stew with low carb cauliflower rice
- Keto sausage mcmuffin sandwiches
- 30 minute chciken and roasted veggies
- Spice crusted chicken with superfood wild rice salad