Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Slaw {JUST 355 CALORIES}

Meal Prep Crunchy Chicken Quinoa Slaw

This Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Slaw takes just 30 minutes to make, and is a great hot or cold “take to work” lunch!

We made this chicken with quinoa salad flavorful and delicious, with the help of an easy to make homemade dressing and marinade.

Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Slaw

This quinoa bowl recipe makes great meal prep for weight loss recipes. The recipe card will supply you with 3 servings, and you can double or triple the servings with the click of a button… and all the ingredient math will be done for you!

If you haven’t made quinoa bowls with chicken before, you’ll become a fan with this yummy and easy to make chicken and quinoa recipe.

This Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Slaw takes just 30 minutes to make, and it’s just 355 calories!

Meal Prep Crunchy Chicken Quinoa Slaw

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make lunch recipe for meal prep quickly and easily.

From a printable recipe card, to a shopping list. You’ll find a healthy (and super easy to make) dressing that doubles as a chicken marinade, and so much more in the sections below.

To make these work lunch ideas easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for a shopping list, and low calorie tips… or skip ahead to the printable recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Meal Prep Chicken and Quinoa Bowl Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Healthy Meal Prep Quinoa Bowls
  • Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Slaw (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Chicken Quinoa Bowl Recipes

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin these easy work lunch ideas to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for chicken quinoa salad recipes for meal prep…

Meal Prep Chicken and Quinoa Bowl Ingredients

To make this chicken quinoa salad recipe easy, we’ve combined the marinade and the dressing recipe together.

So you’ll make the dressing, and add some of it to the chicken to marinade (you only have to make it once!) then you’ll use the remaining as a slaw dressing! Saves you time, saves you money!

Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Slaw

Shopping List for Chicken Quinoa Meal Prep Ideas:

Meal Prep Lunch Ingredients: 

Homemade Dressing and Marinade:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of these quick work lunch ideas for meal prep you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for these easy meal prep ideas can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make chicken with quinoa meal prep recipes in 30 minutes or less…

How to Make Healthy Meal Prep Quinoa Bowls

These quinoa bowl ideas for meal prep to lose weight or maintain weight are simple and delicious.

You can make it easier by purchasing a cooked rotisserie chicken from the store, or by purchasing already cooked quinoa (usually found in the freezer section).

You can even skip the chopping and just buy a bag of salad slaw (just skip the dressing in the bag). This recipe for meal prep lunch ideas is super easy and versatile.

How to Make Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Recipes:

Make the Meal Prep Homemade Dressing and Marinade:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the Homemade Dressing and Marinade ingredients. Mix well.

Make the Meal Prep Chicken:

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of the Homemade Dressing and Marinade to a gallon size freezer bag. Add the chicken breast fillets to the bag and shake or squish together to coat the chicken. Set aside to marinate for 10-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly spray with olive oil.
  3. Add the chicken to the hot skillet and cook for 5-8 minutes each side, until cooked though.
  4. Move to a plate to cool, then slice.

Make the Meal Prep Quinoa:

  1. Rinse the quinoa in cold water.
  2. Add the quinoa and water to a small pan, cover and bring to a light boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook until all the water is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Meal Prep Slaw:

  1. Slice the cabbage thinly, and add to a large bowl.
  2. Use a box cheese grater to shred the carrots, and add to the cabbage along with the pumpkin seeds.
  3. Pour the remaining dressing over the slaw and toss together.

Put Meal Prep Lunches Together:

  1. Lay your meal prep containers out in a line.
  2. Divide the quinoa into each container.
  3. Top each with chicken.
  4. Divide the slaw between the containers (If you plan to heat this, you can add the slaw to a small container to keep separate).
  5. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. This meal prep recipe is great cold or hot.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for these cheap work lunch ideas and recipes…

Meal Prep Chicken Quinoa Slaw

This easy chicken with quinoa salad meal prep recipe is so yummy and easy to make.

If you want to cut some corners and save some time while making this meal prep chicken quinoa slaw, be sure to see the tips in the “How To” section above.

Meal Prep Crunchy Chicken Quinoa Slaw

Chicken with Quinoa Salad Meal Prep Recipe

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This meal prep chicken quinoa slaw recipe is just 355 calories, and can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Use this recipe card to choose your number of servings. This recipe will make 3 servings, but you can easily double or triple the recipe by clicking the 2X and 3X buttons below.
This chicken and quinoa salad is best cold, but if you prefer it hot, see the note below on keeping the slaw separate.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
  

Meal Prep Lunch Ingredients:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin filets
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage red white or a combo
  • 3 carrots shredded
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Homemade Dressing and Marinade:

Instructions
 

Make the Meal Prep Homemade Dressing and Marinade:

  • In a medium bowl combine the Homemade Dressing and Marinade ingredients. Mix well.

Make the Meal Prep Chicken:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of the Homemade Dressing and Marinade to a gallon size freezer bag. Add the chicken breast fillets to the bag and shake or squish together to coat the chicken. Set aside to marinate for 10-30 minutes.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly spray with olive oil.
  • Add the chicken to the hot skillet and cook for 5-8 minutes each side, until cooked though.
  • Move to a plate to cool, then slice.

Make the Meal Prep Quinoa:

  • Rinse the quinoa in cold water.
  • Add the quinoa and water to a small pan, cover and bring to a light boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook until all the water is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Meal Prep Slaw:

  • Slice the cabbage thinly, and add to a large bowl.
  • Use a box cheese grater to shred the carrots, and add to the cabbage along with the pumpkin seeds.
  • Pour the remaining dressing over the slaw and toss together.

Put Meal Prep Lunches Together:

  • Lay your meal prep containers out in a line.
  • Divide the quinoa into each container.
  • Top each with chicken.
  • Divide the slaw between the containers (If you plan to heat this, you can add the slaw to a small container to keep separate).
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. This meal prep recipe is great cold or hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 29.9gProtein: 8.2gFat: 8.6gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 365mgPotassium: 1073mgFiber: 5.4gSugar: 5.8gCalcium: 72mgIron: 3mg
Keyword lunch, meal prep
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