You promise yourself you won’t eat lunch at your desk and *this* is the week you’re going to step out of the office for 30 minutes, take a walk, and find a pleasant park bench to sit on to enjoy last night’s leftovers. Unfortunately for most of us, that vision has yet to become a reality. But don’t worry, you can still spice things up. For the next date with your desk, make this super-simple but seriously delicious spicy chicken meal-prep recipe. The ingredients are nothing crazy, but the dish will fill you up with a decent amount of protein and healthy fats to power you through the afternoon. The computer staring back at you is going to be oh so jealous.
Spicy Chicken Meal-Prep Recipe
Recipe by: Jamie Webber
Makes: 5 delicious desk lunches
5 cups mixed greens
1 1/4 cups quinoa
5 small chicken breasts (or 2-3 larger ones), sliced
1 avocado, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, diced
1 cup feta, crumbled
Spicy Tahini Sauce
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup hot sauce (Frank’s Red Hot is our fave)
1/4 cup water
1 garlic clove
1. In a medium sauce pan, cook the quinoa by adding 1 1/4 cups dry quinoa to 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until all water has evaporated.
2. Cook the chicken by following these instructions. Note: It’s best to eat chicken within four days, so you may want to cook three on Sunday and the last two on Wednesday night.
3. In a blender, add all spicy tahini ingredients and blend until smooth.
4. Divide ingredients among five different meal-prep containers starting with 1 cup mixed greens, then 1/4 cup quinoa, 1 small chicken breast, 1/5 cucumber, and 1/3 tomato. Slice the avocado into fifths then add on top. Drizzle the spicy tahini over all the things.