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Meal Prep Chicken & Quinoa 5 Ways

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Pressure Cookers and meal prep go hand in hand. Take advantage of the large size and several functions of this multi-cooker to achieve all of your meal prep needs!

 

 

Quick Quinoa & Chicken

 

 

 

Ingredients:

4-5 chicken breasts or 10 chicken thighs

2 ½ cups chicken broth

2 cups traditional quinoa

 

 

 

Directions:

Cube your chicken and add it to the inner pot. Pour the chicken broth on top. Choose the Poultry setting and adjust to 10 minutes.

Once your chicken is done cooking, use the quick release to release the pressure. Open the lid and add 2 cups of uncooked traditional quinoa and stir. Close the lid and set to high pressure for 4 minutes. Release the pressure once it is done cooking and divide into 5 portions.

 

 

 

 

5 Meal Prep Meals

 

Utilizing a Pressure Cooker is ideal, because it has so many functions and can make all the fixings you need from rice or meats, to veggies and more! The cooking process is made easy by literally just throwing everything in the pot and waiting for it to cook. This recipe was no different, we simply threw the chicken, quinoa and chicken broth in and voila! While you are waiting for those ingredients to cook, it’s a great time to prep the other ingredients. Once the main fixings are done, toss all the ingredients together for each meal with the chicken and quinoa and enjoy! Quinoa is a healthier option than using rice, but feel free to use whichever. We opted for chicken for each meal, but you can replace chicken with a different choice of meat if you wish. Meal prep meals are designed to be unique, so if you aren’t fond of any of the bowls or ingredients we used, then mix it up and make it your own!

 

 

 

Summer Salad:

 

Ingredients:

½ green apple, cored and diced

¼ cup pecans, chopped

¼ cup white onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, diced

¼ cup dried cranberries

1 lemon, juiced

2 tsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

 

 

 

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients, cooked chicken and quinoa in a container. Adjust lemon juice for your preference, season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Chicken:

 

Ingredients:

3 tbsp buffalo sauce

2 tbsp ranch or blue cheese dressing, if desired  

handful of lettuce, shredded

5 Grape tomatoes, halved

¼ cup carrot, shredded

¼ cup celery

¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

green onion, chopped

 

 

 

Directions:

Combine the tomatoes, carrot, green onion, cooked chicken and quinoa in a container. Add the buffalo sauce, dressing, lettuce and cheese and stir to combine. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Taco Bowl:

 

Ingredients:

spoonful of taco seasoning

 

 

Toppings:

lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, cheese, green onion, black olives, diced jalapeno, corn, cilantro, lime wedge, sour cream and salsa

 

 

 

Directions:

Combine the taco seasoning, cooked chicken and quinoa in a container. Add your desired taco toppings (amount is your preference)  and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Crunchy Asian:

 

Ingredients:

1 packet mandarin oranges

handful of sliced almonds

¼ cup celery, chopped

1 green onion, sliced

¼ cup carrot, shredded

1/8 cup chow mein noodles

 

Dressing:

3 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tsp sugar

fresh parsley

salt and pepper to taste

 

 

 

Directions:

Layer the cooked chicken, quinoa, mandarin oranges, celery, green onion, carrots, almonds and noodles in a container.

In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients and store in the fridge until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, drizzle the dressing on top, mix to combine and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Greek:

 

Ingredients:

handful of lettuce, shredded

5 Grape tomatoes, halved

¼ red onion, thinly sliced

¼ cup Kalamata olives

¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 tbsp parsley, chopped

 

Dressing:

¼ cup red wine vinegar

1/8 cup olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp oregano

½ tsp basil

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp Dijon mustard

pinch of salt and pepper

 

 

 

Directions:

Add your cooked chicken, quinoa, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, olives, cheese and parsley in a container.

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a closable container and shake well until combined. Drizzle the dressing over the bowl, stir and enjoy!

 

 


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