Meal prep always starts with a flavorful core protein. If you’re struggling with complicated meal prep, give this recipe a try. Then throw it on a salad, on top of some rice, or cauliflower rice, or even in a tortilla.
Spicy Pan-sautéed Chipotle Chicken — Meal Prep Protein.
Juicy, Spicy Chipotle Chicken – Perfect for Prtien Bowls and Tacos!
This meal prep protein recipe one of my favorites not just because it’s so fast and easy, but also because it’s delicious and super versatile.
When I’m planning my menu for the week I pick one protein and then figure out at least two meals that I can make with it. This makes weekly meal planning more manageable – it allows me to cook up one protein that I can use for a few different meals.
For example, this chicken can go right on top of a salad bowl, or you can make tacos or burritos, or add it to the enchilada pasta bake for a different spin. Even with similar flavors during the week, this is a far cry from your basic, boring, dry, baked chicken.
A protein gets my ultimate thumbs-up comes when I can eat it right out of the fridge, and it still tastes really good. This chipotle chicken has a sold thumbs-up! I actually ate this chicken right out of the fridge with a handful of raw broccoli the other day.
OUR TACO SEASONING BLEND IS THE FOUNDATION OF THIS RECIPE
After you make a batch of this fantastic taco seasoning spice blend for the chipotle chicken, you can store it in an airtight container and use it anytime you need some quick and spicy flavor.
I’ve used this spice blend with chicken and ground beef for the fastest tacos you’ve ever had. Five minutes in a pan, add some greens and avocado, and dinner is served.
Another one of my favorite ways to use this spice blend is to make fajitas. Use a few teaspoons while sautéing your meat and veggies to add a ton of flavor. Add a squeeze of lime and some tortillas, and you have an awesome dinner in 10 minutes!
It really doesn’t get any easier than this!
A Few Other Recipes that Use Our Taco Seasoning Blend
What to serve with Chipotle Chicken
- Dice chicken and season with taco seasoning and salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Set aside.
- Heat oil in skillet on medium-high heat.
- Add chicken to pan. Cook until browned and done inside. Approximately 5-8 minutes.