Garlic Butter Chicken Meal Prep

Garlic Butter Chicken Meal Prep with butternut squash and rice. Make this recipe ahead of time to enjoy throughout your busy week! A tasty meal that is flavorful, easy-to-make, and not boring.

chicken meal prep in a glass bowl on a grey napkin.

Meal prep recipes are for planning your meals ahead to have throughout the week already prepared. You can go in many different directions with meal preparation recipes  – but today we are going with chicken, butternut squash, and rice. Healthy cooking that is tasty and not boring!

How To Prepare Chicken For Meal Prep

For this recipe, I browned on both sides then roasted in the oven. You can either roast chicken without browning or bake on a sheet pan. Either store whole chicken pieces in your meal prep or slice before storing.

Tips For Making Chicken Meal Prep

  • I enjoy using chicken thighs because of how moist and flavorful they are. You can use either skinless or skin on chicken thighs or use chicken breasts for a leaner cut of meat.
  • Add other roasted vegetables to your meal prep like: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, or peppers.
  • Serve with your favorite grain – either rice, quinoa, or ancient grains.

chicken cooking in a skillet

Delicious Recipes for Meal Prep

Chicken meal prep in a glass bowl with butternut squash.

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Chicken meal prep in a glass bowl with butternut squash.

Garlic-Butter Sage Chicken and Autumn Squash Meal Prep

5 from 1 vote
Servings 4
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Garlic Butter Chicken Meal Prep with butternut squash and rice. Make this recipe ahead of time to enjoy throughout your busy week! A tasty meal that is flavorful, easy-to-make, and not boring.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken meal prep, garlic butter chicken, sage chicken
Calories: 341 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate

Ingredients

Garlic-Butter Chicken

  • 4 chicken thighs (Use skinless or with skin)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Autumn Squash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lay butternut squash cubes out on sheet pan, brush with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and cinnamon evenly over top and bake on lower shelf in oven for 25 minutes. Carefully flip squash half way with spatula to bake evenly. 

  2. Chicken: Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides of chicken thighs. Heat a large cast-iron skillet on medium heat. Cook chicken in butter for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

  3. Remove chicken from pan, on low heat saute garlic for 1-2 minutes, stir constantly to avoid the garlic from burning. Add chicken broth to skillet and stir ingredients together. Place chicken skin side up into broth, use a spoon to baste chicken with sauce. Bake on top shelf in oven for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and has golden crispy skin. 

  4. Remove butternut squash and chicken from oven. Baste chicken with garlic-butter and sage sauce. Serve/prep chicken & sauce over rice with butternut squash on the side. Add additional sides if desired.

Recipe Notes

Tips

 

  • I enjoy using chicken thighs because of how moist and flavorful they are. You can use either skinless or skin on chicken thighs or use chicken breasts for a leaner cut of meat. 
  • Add other roasted vegetables to your meal prep like: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, or peppers. 
  • Serve with your favorite grain - either rice, quinoa, or ancient grains. 
Nutrition Facts
Garlic-Butter Sage Chicken and Autumn Squash Meal Prep
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.5g 35%
Cholesterol 155.3mg 52%
Sodium 434.7mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 0.8g
Protein 29.9g 60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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