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Painless Meal-Prep Recipes Made with Frozen Chicken

Created May 16, 2019
When you prep a big batch of shredded chicken for your freezer, what you end up with is a goldmine of easy dinner solutions. Here are just a few of our favorite go-to meals that can be on your table in a jiffy, some in as few as 15 minutes. MORE+ LESS-

With a big-batch of shredded chicken (https://www.tablespoon.com/meals/chicken-meal-prep-plan-grocery-list-easy-recipes-storage-tips) on the ready, here are five meal-prep recipes that you can look forward to eating for dinner, plus what you’ll need to pick up from the grocery store to make each one. Note: we’re assuming you already have salt, pepper and olive oil in your pantry.

Easy Microwave Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Microwave Chicken Enchiladas

When you start with 2 cups of prepped chicken, this dinner will only take you 20 minutes, start to finish. Some frequently asked questions:

  • So you really make them in the microwave? That’s right.
  • And a microwave recipe can taste this legit? You know it.
  • Is this recipe magic? MAYBE.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can (19 oz) Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 packet (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream

Click here for the full recipe.

 

Mediterranean Chicken Pita Bowls

Mediterranean Chicken Pita Bowls

These colorful protein and veggie bowls will make you feel like a health queen. They’re equally awesome as a dinner or lunch, and they travel like a dream. Bonus, they only take 40 minutes start to finish, but you can speed that up even more if you prep the rice ahead of time, too. Then all you need to do is heat up the rice (and even that’s optional, tbh) and assemble—we’re talking maybe 10 minutes.

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Ingredients:

  • Rice
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Basmati rice (uncooked)
  • Turmeric
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth

Toppings

  • 1 small red cabbage
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • Hummus
  • 1 jar roasted red bell peppers
  • Feta cheese
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • 1 bottle (8 oz) Annie’s™ Organic goddess dressing
  • 4 pita rounds

Click here for the full recipe.

 

Southern Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Southern Chicken and Dumpling Soup

This deluxe version of chicken noodle soup tastes how sweatpants feel—we’re talking maximum comfort food. Even with the homemade (!!!) dumplings, it’s ready to eat in 40 minutes. Bonus, the recipe includes instructions for prepping and freezing all the parts of this recipe ahead of time, so you can throw ‘em together later. You’ll have homemade chicken and dumpling soup in just 15-ish minutes.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 celery rib
  • 1 bunch fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth

Click here for the full recipe.

 

5-Ingredient Chicken Alfredo Bubble-Up Bake

5-Ingredient Chicken Alfredo Bubble-Up Bake

This 5-ingredient dinner hack is going to SAVE you on weeknights. An excellent case for always having a can of biscuits on hand, no?

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch/bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated Southern Homestyle Buttermilk biscuits

Click here for the full recipe.

 

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Make this healthier chicken salad on Sunday and pack lunches for the week! Just keep the pita separate from the chicken salad, then assemble the sandwiches when it’s time to eat.

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Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cucumber
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • White wine vinegar
  • Dried basil
  • Pita pockets

Click here for the full recipe.

 

Even More Prep-Friendly Chicken Recipes

Interested in even more meal-prep recipes to make with shredded chicken? Check out some of our other favorites just waiting to be a part of your meal-prep plan.

Love to meal prep? Then you’ll love how easy these veggie noodles are to make ahead.


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