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Chicken is a staple in meal plans for a reason. But it can all get a bit bland. Liven up your diet with these quick and easy chicken recipes.

Chicken is pretty much synonymous with fitness and bodybuilding. In fact, over the years, dry chicken and reheated broccoli are the first foods that spring to mind when you think 'bodybuilding diets'. But in this week's Meal Prep Sunday recipes, I'm going to show you that it doesn't have to be that way. Because with a few quick and easy chicken recipes you can breathe new life into that bodybuilding staple.

Over the years, I've eaten my way through a fair amount of chicken breasts. And I'm sure you have too. Not only is it high in protein, but it's also low in fat, making it the ideal food for hitting those macros on a regular basis.

It doesn't carry the tag along fat of meats like beef and lamb, making it a good source of protein you can have pretty much everyday.

But, herein lies the problem. Eating chicken day in and day out can get pretty dull. And meal prep can be a bit of a pain. So the ideal scenario you're looking for is a dish that is tasty, but doesn't take hours to make.

Well, today you're in luck. Because these quick and easy chicken recipes can be cooked in under 15 minutes.

Oh. And they're damn delicious too. So let's dive right in.

 

Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes: Broccoli and Chicken Stir Fry

Easy Chicken Recipes - Broccoli and Chicken Stir Fry

Recipe makes 4 servings

Nutritional values per serving

MACROS: Protein = 38g, Carbs = 57g, Fat = 19g

TOTAL CALORIES: 544 Kcal

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 broccoli head, around 14oz. (400g)
  • 1 large pak choi
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 oz. egg noodles (230g)
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup oyster sauce (80ml)
  • 2 tbsp. water

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

First, cut the broccoli into small florets and the pak choi into strips. Halve the peppers, remove the seeds and cut into strips. Chop the garlic finely, peel and grate the ginger. Cook the noodles for 5 minutes in salted water, and once cooked drain and set aside.

In the meantime cut the chicken into strips and heat the oil in a wok. Then stir fry the garlic, ginger and chicken strips for 2 mins.

Next, add in the broccoli, paprika, oyster sauce, water and stir fry for 5 mins. Then add the pak choi cook for another 1 min. After that, add the noodles and heat for another 1 min. Finally, season well with pepper.

Finish off by serving the dish with lime wedges.

Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes: Teriyaki Kebabs with Rice and Veg

Easy Chicken Recipes - Chicken Teroyaki Skewers with Rice

Recipe makes 4 serving

Nutritional values per serving

MACROS: Protein = 25g, Carbs = 64g, Fat = 6g

TOTAL CALORIES: 424 Kcal

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 10.5 oz. (300g) chicken breast
  • ½ cup (125ml) teriyaki sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup (280g) rice
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 14 oz. (400g) Japanese style vegetables (sugar snaps, red onion, cabbage, bean sprouts)
  • zest of 1/2 lime

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Prepare the barbeque or oven grill.

First, cut the chicken into cubes and stick them onto skewers. Then place them in a large container or dish and cover with the sauce. Leave refrigerated for 15 mins.

In the meantime, cook the rice according to instructions on packaging. Place the Chicken skewers on the barbeque and grill for about 8-10 mins turning regularly.

Next, heat the oil in a wok or a pan and stir-fry the vegetables for about 3 mins on high heat. Once the rice is cooked, add in the lime zest and sir well.

Finally, divide the rice, vegetables and chicken skewers between 4 portions and serve with lime wedges.

And that's a wrap...

So there you have it. Easy chicken recipes to turn those dull meal plans into something awesome. It's time to elevate the humble chicken dinner!

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