Buttery lemony herbed chicken with stir fried crunchy vegetables and cilantro lemon brown rice all fixed in 30 minutes. Yes, you read it right, all in 30 minutes! Can you believe that? Multitasking and little prepping ahead makes a delicious healthy, hearty meal for your busy weekday dinner/lunch. Try this one out, I guarantee you won’t mind one bit!
Lemon Chicken with Cilantro Brown Rice
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Hey guys Jyothi from CurryTrail back with another recipe. Meal prep bowls makes life easy through the week. Plan ahead, make time to prep and cook food for you and your family for the week ahead, store them in fridge and you can breathe through the week relaxed. Yes, meal preps for a week do take time, but I say it’s worth it.
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You will forget those take out meals and online food orders that you are probably doing through the busy week, when you are held up with work and have no time or energy to cook everyday. Meal preps are the perfect ways to eat and stay healthy all week, you see you don’t have to end up hogging those greasy pizzas and fried burgers!
You can also prepare a bunch of different flavors at once during meal prep so you won’t get bored of same menu all week long. In this Lemon Chicken with Cilantro Brown Rice I have stir fried the vegetables and cooked chicken in pan. You can easily throw all vegetables and chicken in oven and roast or grill them, you choice!
Keep in mind not to push Lemon Chicken with Cilantro Brown Rice in the fridge beyond 4 days. It won’t taste as good. Also I just microwave the meal for few seconds so it’s just warm enough to eat. I do not recommend freezing these meal boxes. Prep it for 4 to 5 days a week.
Feel free to use any vegetable of your choice for this lemon chicken with cilantro brown rice. Also you can swap brown rice with super grains like quinoa. And just like that lunch is served!
Tips to make meal preps easy and effective
- Cook rice first, as that takes the longest time. I recommend pressure cooker for rice as it’s fast and fuss free to cook rice.
- Choose vegetables of your choice. Go for easy cuts of vegetables like simple slicing, cutting in halves or quarters. Chop them in bunches.
- While rice is cooking, roast or stir fry vegetables and chicken all in one pan. You can quickly saute one vegetable after another or simply throw in all vegetables in and do a quick stir fry.
- Make sure you marinated chicken before. All you need next is about 20 minutes to cook chicken.
- Use boxes that have air tight lids and the boxes have to be refrigerator friendly and microwaveable. The idea is to store the meals in a box that you can carry and eat from the same box after microwave heating.
- Again, I do not recommend storing them in freezer.
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