On my day off I decided to do a little meal prep to make quick lunches and dinner options. With the craziness of my schedule I have been relying on lots of quality protein to keep me running 24/7…enter lots of grilled chicken.
For $9 we got 5 GIANT all-natural chicken breasts that will easily make at least 5 lunches and probably 3-4 dinners.
I decided to put my grill pan to good use today.
I also made a blend of my favorite spices to use as a rub:
1/2 tbsp Rosemary
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsps cumin
2 tsps oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp paprika
I blended them all together and then heated the grill pan and sprayed it with some olive oil
I then coated the chicken with cooking spray and sprinkled the spices on both sides of each chicken breast.
I then covered the chicken with foil and grilled it for 15-20 minutes, turning twice. These were very THICK so I cut them in half in the last few minutes (I wanted them to be as moist as possible).
Now, what are the meals I will be making with this chicken, you may be asking.
Let me tell you:
1) Today I made Paleo lettuce wraps with Romaine lettuce, slices of avocado and chicken.
2) Grilled Chicken Salad (This is what I will be bringing with me to babysit this week).
3) Chase will be smothering the chicken with BBQ sauce and make BBQ sandwiches.
4) My favorite way: Cold, sliced into pieces and dipped into ketchup.
What is your favorite way to eat grilled chicken?
What are your tips and tricks for quick and easy lunch and dinner ideas?