This Meal Prep Chicken is perfect for make-ahead meals for lunches! It makes enough to have you covered for the five meals on this page or you can use it for your own favorite meals.
For both recipes, trim chicken of fat or cartilage. Sprinkle rib rub over chicken and rub in.
Instant Pot Meal Prep Chicken:
Place rack in the bottom of Instant Pot. Add one cup of water. Add chicken on top of the rack, trying to avoid touching the sides of the pot. Lay down two breasts side by side with a little space between them. Add another two at right angles. Then add two more, at a right angle to the previous layer and continue until all the chicken is in the pot (the amount of layers depends on how many breasts are in the package.)
Seal Instant Pot and set to High Pressure, 20 minutes. Let Instant Pot go to the Keep Warm function for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
Remove chicken and save the juices for the Brunswick Stew.
Oven Roasted Meal Prep Chicken:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray or oil a 9 x 12″ baking pan.
Trim chicken of fat or cartilage. Sprinkle rib rub over chicken and rub in. Place in baking pan, spray with olive or other oil and roast until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 25 to 35 minutes, depending on the size of the breasts.
Save any juices that have accumulated in the pan for the Brunswick Stew.
How much chicken is needed?