This Easy Thai Chicken Meal Prep is the perfect make ahead lunch. But you can also make it for a crowd pleasing dinner that everyone will love.
This recipe started out as a quick & easy dinner recipe. We loved so much we made it 3x in the first week. From there it quickly evolved into a meal prep option for lunch. So today I’m going to share with you how to make this for dinner, and as a meal prep option too.
We also have a new variation we’ve started making since I first tested this recipe out. It’s not great for meal prepping, but I’ve included it as an add-on in the recipe below. So the secret to making this into a seriously addictive dinner is to add cubed fresh mango to the cucumber salad.
The combination of the sweetness added in with just a touch of spice is beyond delicious. But I don’t want to take away from how good this is if you don’t have mango on hand. I also don’t recommend using it if you’re meal prepping this for lunch because mango cubes go brown quickly.
3 Ways to make this Easy Thai Chicken Meal Prep:
- Add some steamed rice to make this both filling and extra tasty.
- Cubed mango is pretty much everything as a variation to the cucumber salad.
- Finally… make this for dinner by just making each component of the recipe and serving it immediately instead of meal prepping.
Whichever way you choose to make this, I know you’re going to love it! It’s been such a hit for me as something I know will go over well every time I make it. I guess it has to be that sweet/spicy combination that makes it so popular.
And now for some more meal prep inspiration:
- Homemade Healthy Lunchables
- Greek Chicken Meal Prep
- Meal Prep Chia Pudding
- Healthy Meatloaf Meal Prep
- Easy Sriracha Tuna Salad
More Thai inspired favorites!
- Thai Zucchini Meatballs with Mango Coconut Sauce
- My Favorite Yellow Thai Curry
- Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry
- Thai Basil Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- Pumpkin Thai Curry
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have. I always love a recipe with easy options, and this one really is a 2 for 1 wonder! If you do make this, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. I always love hearing from you here. And over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.Print
This Easy Thai Chicken Meal Prep will quickly become your new favorite healthy lunch, or quick and easy dinner!
1 pkg boneless skinless chicken thighs, 4 thighs, 1 1/2 pounds
1/4 cup coconut aminos, or gluten free soy sauce of choice
1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
Asian Cucumber Salad:
2 small cucumbers, halved and thinly sliced, 1 1/2 pounds
1/2 cup thinly slivered or diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, or to your taste
1 Tablespoon maple syrup, omit for Whole30
1 large mango, diced to add to the cucumber salad
1 1/2 cup sushi or jasmine rice, cooked, as a side dish
Add the marinade ingredients to the chicken thighs, stir to combine and refrigerate overnight, or at least 1 hour.
Prep all the ingredients for the Asian cucumber salad. Mix together well, and set it aside while you cook.
Preheat the grill over high heat until you reach 450º-500ºF. Place the chicken thighs on the grill and immediately lower the heat to medium and maintain a temperature around 400ºF
Grill for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the chicken thighs are done. Remove them from the grill to cool before assembling your meal prep.
If you’re making this as a dinner, serve the chicken straight off the grill with the cucumber salad and side dish of your choice.
If you’re making this into meal prep, cool the chicken for 10-15 minutes. Then cut it into slices or bite sized pieces. Portion it out into 4 meal prep containers of choice.
Then portion out the cucumber salad. If you’re using the rice, I like to pile the cucumber salad over the cooked and cooled rice. The dressing from the salad moistens the rice and helps it stay fresh for days to come.
After everything is portioned, seal the containers with the lids and refrigerate and eat within 2-3 days.
I don’t recommend using the cubed mango if you’re prepping this ahead for lunches because mango turns brown quickly.
The nutrition was calculated with the optional maple syrup, mango, and rice.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 15
- Category: Meal Prep
- Method: Grilling
- Cuisine: Asian
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