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Unlike other proteins (we’re looking at you, shrimp), cooked chicken lasts for three to four days in the fridge—according to the USDA—meaning it’s basically the best for make-ahead recipes. Here, we rounded up our favorites to inspire your weekly meal prep.

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Meal-Prep Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccolini

Sweet, savory and irresistible. 

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Pinch of Yum

Spicy Chicken Meal Prep with Rice and Beans

The cilantro sauce is off-the-hook delicious.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

Chicken Pot-Pie Hand Pies

Ready for your freezer.

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Carlsbad Cravings

Sheet Pan Maple Apricot Chicken

The marinade doubles as the glaze, and it’s giving us life.

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Averie Cooks

Easy Chicken Shawarma Salad Bowls

Pitas are just there to get soggy.

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Sweet Peas and Saffron

Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowls

All you need is half an hour.

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What's Gaby Cooking

Ginger Scallion Chicken Bowls

Totally acceptable for lunch or dinner.

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Gimme Some Oven

Cheesy Broccoli, Chicken and Rice Bowls

A win with the whole family.

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Sally's Baking Addiction

Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken breast + canned pineapple = so smart.

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Ambitious Kitchen

One Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken and Rice

Admittedly, Coterie member Monique Volz is pretty brilliant.

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Half Baked Harvest

Meal Prep Moroccan Chickpea, Sweet Potato, and Cauliflower Bowls

Yum, one thousand times over.

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Firecracker Chicken with Rice

Pretty much the definition of low-maintenance.

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Lexis Clean Kitchen

Asian Chicken and Veggies

It’s budget-friendly, too.

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Hey Keto Mama

Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Is your mouth watering?

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

Double up and freeze the leftovers.

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Dinner at the Zoo

Mango Chicken

Bright and juicy.

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The Defined Dish

Ultimate Chicken Taco Salad

Tortilla chips: Optional.

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Keto Baking Sheet Chicken and Veggies

Healthy and no-mess. Win-win.

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Wendy Polisi

Turmeric Chicken and Quinoa

A super-dish.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Comfort in a bowl.

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Stir-Fry

Gochujang Chicken Stir-Fry

So on trend.

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Skinnytaste

Grilled Pesto Chicken Couscous Bowls

Bonus: You can find all of the ingredients at Aldi.

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Bruschetta Chicken

A salad and an entrée, all in one.

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Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken and Avocado Salad

The grain bowl to end all grain bowls.

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Slow-Cooker Whole Chicken with Potatoes

Stash it in the fridge like the best rotisserie you’ve ever had.

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Jonathan Lovekin/At My Table

Sheet Pan Indian-Spiced Chicken

Great news: You don't have to buy a whole new spice cabinet. 

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Honey-Lime Chicken and Veggies in Foil

No mess = no stress.

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