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
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Is there a substitute for Fennel? I can’t find it . You mentioned Celery, would that suffice? Thank you!
yup, use celery!!!
My sister and I made this dish this afternoon and it was a big hit. It had a delicious flavor, but we found the directions confusing. Sometimes I couldn’t tell if you were talking about the chicken portion or the veggie portion. However, we liked it enough to revise and simplify the directions for future use.
I am not fond of fennel and left it out. I will substitute celery next time.
Thank you. This was a healthy, flavorful recipe.
Sorry that portions of it were confusing. I am happy you were able to tweak the recipe to your tastes and that you enjoyed.
I just made this for the week and of course I had to try for seasoning and its SOOO good! I didnt add the fennel because I’ve never had it so I had no clue how to chop it up or what to do with it but I dont think I needed it because it was really delicious. Thanks so much Bobby and Dessi you guys are great!
SOOO happy you enjoyed the recipe! The fennel is rather easy to work with: just cut off the stalks/fronds so that you’re left with just the bulb. Cut the bulb in half vertically so that you’re left with two symmetrical halves (ie…cut the root end in half). Cut out the core of it as a wedge….it makes a line where it meets the rest of the bulb (do this for both halves of the fennel bulb). You can then make planks and chop into a dice.
Out of curiosity, what is the nutritional info for just the spaghetti squash recipe without the chicken?
You guys are amazing- I just found your recipes and I can’t wait to try them out!
Unfortunately, I don’t have the nutritional info for just the spaghetti squash recipe. Sorry.
Keep on cookin’!
How much is each serving? I see the break down but how much of chicken and side should you put into the containers when meal prepping? I have not cooked this recipe yet. I’m excited to try as I have tried your other recipes and they are delish!!