Spicy chicken meal prep bowl that’s clean, low carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and Whole30 diet-friendly.
Chicken is one of those meats that’s packed with protein, so it’s great if you’re exercising and building muscle. Also, it’s just an important nutrient for the growth and production of different hormones and cells.
The only problem with most chicken recipes is that they’re tasteless. However, if you play with spices and different ingredients you can truly make something special that’s healthy.
Actually, that’s where the bland taste of chicken comes in useful. You can truly play with it and bring in different flavors to any dish by using spices, sauces, and herbs.
Today, I’m sharing a spicy curried chicken meal prep recipe. It’s a healthy version of spicy food.
Why Is Curried Chicken Meal Prep is Low Carb
This specific meal prep bowl is low carb. Thus if you’re on a low-carb diet, it’s a great meal to try.
There is something else to note too, this is also a high protein meal prep. So, you can get your proteins without going over the top with your carbs.
It’s mostly low carb because we’re using baked green vegetables instead of rice or potatoes. However, if you fancy a sweet potato or black rice with spicy chicken, you can totally go for it.
But, if you want to keep this meal prep bowl low carb, make sure you mostly serve it with green veggies.
What to Serve Spicy Curried Chicken With
While in this particular recipe, we’re serving the chicken with baked green vegetables, there are so many other side dishes that you could serve it with as well.
Sweet potatoes – sweet potatoes have a higher amount of fiber than regular potatoes do. The carbs that these are made of are mostly starch which is more complex and therefore is harder to digest.
That’s a good thing because you tend to use more energy to do that. So, serve them baked or boiled.
Cauliflower rice – it’s a great regular rice substitute that’s low carb. So, if you want to keep the meal prep bowl low carb, make this rice instead of the regular one.
Brown/Black rice – brown/black rice is better than white rice because it has all parts of the grain. So, they’re more nutritious and have more fiber which is essential for digestion.
Chickpeas – I’ve recently shared a low carb chickpea meal prep bowl on this website. Chickpeas are simply amazing for eating.
You can always make something out of them. Also, they can be served as a side dish, so they can go well with some chicken.
They’re very high in fiber and protein, so will definitely fill you up for the whole afternoon. So, if you need a low carb lunch that’s packed with protein, this is the type of side you should go for.
Fresh salad – there is nothing better than a fresh salad with chicken. If you want to keep the meal prep low carb, try some of the delicious keto salad recipes.
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How Long Can You Keep It in the Fridge?
While some say that chicken is fine in the fridge for 4 – 5 days. I usually don’t keep it for longer than 3 days.
Make sure the containers you get are airtight. Glass containers like these ones here tend to keep food fresh for longer.
You can also use plastic ones. However, make sure they’re PBA-free like these ones here.
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- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp olive oil, (extra virgin)
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 garlic cloves
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup broccoli, (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup Brussel sprouts, (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups cauliflower, (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp olive oil, (extra virgin)
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Mix olive oil with curry powder, oregano, paprika powder. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
- Use a garlic press to crush garlic cloves and mix everything together.
- Pour the marinade into a resealable plastic bag and add chicken breasts. Seal the bag and marinate in the fridge for 4 hours.
- Once marinated, place the chicken in a smaller baking dish.
- Then, separately, place veggies in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, spray with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
- Place both the chicken and veggies into the oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Veggies might take around 18-20 minutes to cook. So, you might want to take them out before the chicken or place veggies in the oven 5 minutes after the chicken.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 meal prep boxes Serving Size: 1 meal prep box
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474Total Fat: 26gCarbohydrates: 19gNet Carbohydrates: 10gFiber: 9gProtein: 44g
If you’ve been loving meal prepping and got tired of using chicken, try this recipe. It’s a different take on the curried chicken meal.
The meal prep bowl is very healthy, low in carbs, and will definitely fuel you with energy for the day. It’s easy to cook and pack, which makes it perfect for meal prepping.
Also, always feel free to play with spices, herbs, and sauces. There are so many ways to make chicken taste better.
If the breast lacks the taste, marinate it for longer. Also, you can always slice it to make sure the spices coat the meat well.
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