Batch Meal Prepping with Cilantro, Chicken and Peppers



One of the best ways I save time and money is to batch prep things that use the same ingredients I can buy in bulk (I'm a big Costco shopper) and prep them for immediate or freezer meals. I use peppers and chicken all the time, so having stock of these is always in my best interest and budget.


This entire process took me less than 30 minutes (a little extra with my little man "helping") and will give me our supper, leftovers for lunch, a delicious salsa snack (and could be supper) plus a freezer meal for later. Everyone wins!



Chicken Fajitas

*SUPER PREPPER NOTE: Double the recipe and freeze extra or use for lunches

  • 2 pounds boneless, chicken breasts

  • ¼ cup lime juice (or squeeze 2 limes)

  • Fajita Seasoning 1 packets

  • 1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper

  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper

  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper

  • 3-4 Jalapenos

  • 1/4 Red Onion Chopped

  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro

I made this for supper that night in our crockpot for 4 hours. You can also freeze this for later. When you go to cook it, make sure it's thawed. You can cook the same in a crockpot or quickly in an INSTAPOT. Put it in for about 30 minutes, high pressure. Release the steam until it's all out. BOTH WAYS: Use 2 forks to pull apart and shred.



Cilantro Honey Lime Chicken

(from RecipeCritic.com)

Ingredients:

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

¼ cup lime juice (or squeeze 2 limes)

½ cup honey

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced (or use pre-made minced garlic)

½ cup cilantro, finely chopped

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper


Put this all in your freezer bag. I double bag for safety. Let it marinade for about 15-20 minutes before you freeze it. Make sure its thawed prior to cooking.

GRILL: Grill each side of the chicken for about 3-4 minutes or until cooked throughout and no longer pink.

INSTAPOT (if you don't have one you should!): Put it in for about 30 minutes, high pressure. Release the steam until it's all out.



Homemade Salsa

With the leftovers from both of these recipes it's perfect to whip up a quick batch of homemade salsa. I used a few of these items from my garden which made it even better!

  • Bell Peppers (Yellow, Orange, Red)

  • 3 Roma Tomatoes

  • 1/2 Onion

  • Chopped Cilantro

  • Squeeze 1 lime


Catch the full demo below. Enjoy my sous chef!


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