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This teriyaki chicken meatball meal prep recipe is great for prepping on the weekend to have lunches or dinners for the week! It’s paleo, whole30, AIP and an all-around healthy lunch option.

teriyaki chicken meal prep

When I started transitioning to a paleo and eventually AIP diet a few years ago, I wouldn’t have lasted a single workweek without meal prep! I worked in an office that constantly had brownies or cookies in the breakroom, and my coworkers were always going out for a temptingly delicious lunch. If I weren’t prepping ahead, it would have been all too easy to throw in the towel and just wind up feeling sick later. Prepping meals ahead of time helped me get into a routine and see results with a healing diet faster. This teriyaki chicken meatball meal prep recipe is a great option to add to your meal prep list!

There is a myriad of different methods you can use to prep meals for the week ahead. You can make several proteins and vegetables and mix and match for a variety of meals, or you can prep one big recipe and portion it out into smaller portions like this one. No matter how you prefer to do it, it’s an amazing way to stay prepared throughout the week.

This recipe for teriyaki chicken meal prep bowls is super flavorful, easy to make, and is a crowd pleaser for different healthy diets! It’s easy to modify with different veggies and has a yummy sauce.

teriyaki chicken meal prep bowls

A Few Quick Meal Prep Tips…

  1. Invest in good quality glass Tupperware. Plastics aren’t ideal.
  2. Consider using a heating device like a hot logic oven or a desk crockpot if needed.
  3. Keep it interesting! Meal prep is often referenced as being way too boring to stick to. Who wants to eat unseasoned, bland food every single day? It doesn’t have to be that way! Mix it up every week and opt for recipes with seasonal ingredients and flavorful sauces.

 

The Ingredients That You’ll Need For This Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Meal Prep

Ground chicken

If you can’t find ground chicken near you, simply use a food processor to grind your own with chicken breast or thigh!

Cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice can be purchased pre-riced, or you can also use a food processor to rice cauliflower florets to make your own. If you’re able to tolerate rice and would prefer to have that, that works just as well!

Broccoli

You can use another vegetable of your choice like broccolini, or bok choy.

Coconut aminos, orange juice, honey, and arrowroot starch

These are the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce. Feel free to swap the orange juice with pineapple, and leave out the honey if you’re on a whole30.

 

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Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Meal Prep (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings
  • Category: meal prep
  • Cuisine: asian

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp honey (omit for Whole30)
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For the vegetables 

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cup cauliflower rice (pre-riced or using a food processor)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the meatballs

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped

Instructions

For the sauce

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan and set on the stove on medium heat. Whisk the sauce together and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Set the sauce aside.

For the vegetables 

  1. Melt 1 tbsp coconut oil in a large, deep frying pan on medium heat. Saute the cauliflower rice for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through and lightly crisped. Lightly salt. Set aside and clean out the pan.
  2. Using the same pan, bring about 1/4 inch of water to a simmer in the pan. Lightly salt the water and add the broccoli to the pan and cover with a lid to steam the broccoli for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli is tender. Remove any excess water and set the broccoli aside.

For the meatballs 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all of the meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl (reserving the green onion), and mix well. Roll the mixture into meatballs (you should have about 18) and place on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatballs reaches 165 F.
  4. Once cooked, remove the meatballs from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Toss the meatballs in the teriyaki sauce until evenly coated (reserving about 2 tbsp for the vegetables).

To assemble the meal prep bowls

  1. Use 3-4 glass containers to layer in the cauliflower rice, broccoli, and about 4-6 meatballs per container. Top the vegetables with the remainder of the sauce, or serve the sauce on the side, and add the chopped green onion on top of the meatballs. Store in the fridge for about 3 days and enjoy for lunch or dinner!

teriyaki chicken meal prep bowls