bang bang chicken meal prep in glass bowls with avocado and red pepper flakes.
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Bang Bang Chicken Bakes Meal Prep

These Bang Bang Chicken Bakes are full of flavor and a must try chicken bake meal prep recipe! Dare I say these are my favorite chicken bake I’ve made yet? You’ll be making these on repeat, trust me! These Bang Bang Chicken Bakes are such a good combo of savory, sweet, and spicy!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS MEAL PREP RECIPE

  1. It’s so quick and easy to throw together!
  2. It’s packed with flavor! Sweet, savory, and spicy!
  3. It’s packed with protein! Each bowl is over 34 grams of protein!
  4. It’s easyily modifiable! Swap out the chicken for shrimp or pack in lots of extra veggies!
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INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken Breasts – I usually use breasts, but thighs would be great too! Just keep in mind if tracking your macros that each bowl will yield about 4.5 grams of fat more per serving (bowl) is using thighs.
  • Rice – I prefer basmati or jasmine. You just don’t want to use brown for these chicken bakes because it takes too long to cook and will overcook your chicken.
  • Chicken broth
  • Light mayo – Again you can use full fat quality mayo, but keep in mind the macros will change if using full fat mayo.
  • Sweet chili sauce – I like to use the P.f. Changs chili sauce from Walmart.
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chili powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Green Onions -optional topping
  • Avocado -optional topping

RECIPE TIPS

  1. Keep the rice on the bottom -Try to make sure most of the rice is submerged in the liquid beneath the chicken before baking. This will help insure the rice cooks fully.
  2. Don’t over cook! -Don’t cook longer than 40 minutes or your chicken will be overdone and dry.
  3. Save half the mayo, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha for drizzling on top! Just mix it up well in a bowl and drizzle on top of your cooked bowls.
  4. Top with fresh avocado slices before eating.

VEGETABLE OPTIONS

Remember that these meal prep bowls are highly customizable! Add in veggies before or after baking. I love toping mine with half an avocado before eating each day. Here are some other vegetable ideas:

  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Squash
  • Diced carrots
  • Diced Asparagus
chicken in a bowl with added spices

RICE SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Riced cauliflower (leave out the chicken broth)
  • Quinoa – This works great in place of rice and can be simply swapped in without any other alterations.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION / MACROS

Makes 5 servings
Serving size: 1 bowl
456 cal / 34.4p / 42.8c / 14.6f

bang bang chicken meal prep in glass bowls with avocado and red pepper flakes.

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MEAL PREP SUPPLIES USED

4 cup glass bowls -Make sure the bowls you’re purchasing are oven safe. They will say so on the label if purchasing in store.

Half size sheet pan – This is the perfect size for 5, 4 cup glass bowls. You can of course use a full size sheet pan but your bowls will slide around. I wish I could find a link for my cute white sheet pan in the images and video but I can’t. I bought it at Home Goods a few years ago.

Close up of the cooked Bang Bang Chicken Bakes. The rice and chicken is well cooked and full of flavor.

RICE TROUBLESHOOTING

If you have trouble getting your rice to cook you’re not alone. Unfortunately not all ovens work the same.  Here are some suggestions for making these bakes work for you. Finding a solution is worth the effort!

  1. Try rinsing and soaking your rice 1-2 hours before cooking.
  2. Cover your bowls with foil when baking. 
  3. Parboil your rice or purchase and use parboiled or quick rice.
  4. Cook rice separately and add after baking the chicken. 
  5. Cook your chicken  bake all in one dish, covered, then divide into 5 servings. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS

These bowls can easily be reheated right in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If you prefer, reheat the oven and warm them back up for about 10 minutes.

Bang Bang chicken meal prep in glass bowls with avocado and red pepper flakes.  Some of the bowls have lids.

FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS

Easily freeze these Bang Bang Chicken Bakes. Let them cool, cover with the lid, and store for up to a month in the freezer. Make sure you always let the bowls defrost some before putting them in the microwave so they don’t crack.

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bang bang chicken meal prep in glass bowls with avocado and red pepper flakes.

Bang Bang Chicken Bakes

Krista Pool
You new favorite savory, sweet, and spicy chicken bake meal prep recipe! These are easy to throw together and packed with protein!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Lunch/Dinner Recipes, Macro Friendly Recipes, Meal Prep
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 5
Calories 456 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 25 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 15 tablespoons basmati rice
  • 1.25 cups chicken broth
  • 10 tablespoons light mayo
  • 10 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 5 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and arrange 5 oven safe containers on a cookie sheet.
  • Dice up chicken and season it with the garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • To each bowl add 3 tablespoons rice, 2 tablespoons mayo, 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce, a squirt of Sriracha, and 1/4 cup broth.
  • Stir well and then top each with 5 ounces of the seasoned chicken.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.
  • Let cool before covering with lids and placing in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Notes

You can use half the mayo, sweet chili, and Sriracha to bake and then save the other half for topping the chicken bakes like pictured. Or make extra if you like it extra saucy!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 456kcalCarbohydrates: 42.8gProtein: 34.4gFat: 14.6g
Keyword bang bang chicken, chicken bake, chicken breast, meal prep, single serve
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1 Comment

  • Reply Lisa April 8, 2024 at 9:41 am

    5 stars
    This is my favorite dish, and my husband and I absolutely love it! I must say I make it about every week it’s so delicious.

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