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Jan
12
2015

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls-Meal Prep

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My Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls are perfect for preparing ahead for lunch and dinners to grab in the fridge when you need them!
Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

My husband and I love getting in the kitchen and preparing meals like this one in advance so we have healthy lunch and or dinner options in the refrigerator ready for heating up.

I can’t tell you how nice it is to just grab the container, heat it up and have a quick healthy meal in minutes.

One of my favorites is this spicy honey chicken with roasted vegetables and brown rice.  It is so simple, but very flavorful and filling.

Give yourself a good hour and a half or so and you’ll have lots of food prepared for the week.  Be sure to check out my Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls too.

Hope you enjoy!

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

The nice part about this recipe is you can use your favorite vegetables, whatever you have in the fridge.  I really enjoy carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, onions, etc.

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

My secret sauce is literally 2 ingredients for the chicken.  Franks RedHot Wings Buffalo sauce and honey.  Try it.  So so good mixed with roasted chicken.

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

Add your honey, give a good mix and chicken is ready for layering.

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

It helps to get everything organized before you get started with your containers.  I put everything in bowls so I can easily get my containers ready for the refrigerator.

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

Start by layering your rice then chicken into your containers.

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

Top with the roasted vegetables then close container with lid.  Place in refrigerator up to 4 days.  Heat in microwave when ready to eat.

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

I like to drizzle a little extra Hot sauce over top before I enjoy my bowls.  Mmmm 🙂

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

Pax was digging into the brown rice during the photo shoot.  Had to sneak a picture of the stinker….dirty shirt, messy hair little cutie.

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowls

Spicy Honey Chicken Vegetable Rice BowlsPrep time: 30 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for “wings”
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 cups Roasted Vegetables of your choice, I used green beans, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots. I use THIS method for roasting most of my vegetables

Directions

  1. Place chicken into a large skillet over medium low heat. Stir in hot sauce and honey, stirring to combine. Cook for 5 minutes, until hot. Remove and transfer to a large bowl. Place brown rice into a large bowl and place roasted vegetables into a large bowl.
  2. Get out 4-5 medium tupperware containers. Layer the bottom with about 1/2 cup of brown rice, 1 cup of cooked chicken and 1 heaping cup of roasted vegetables. Cover with lid and place in refrigerator until ready to heat up for lunch or dinner.
  3. Note: To roast vegetables….Place vegetables of your choice onto a large baking sheet. I like to line my baking sheets with either a split liner or tin foil. Lightly drizzle with olive oil and season with pinches of salt and pepper. Bake at 375 for 15-25 minutes depending on how large your vegetables are. Use a fork to test vegetables after about 15 minutes. If it pierces easily with a fork, they are ready to go!

Makes 4-5 Servings


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  1. 1
    Jess says:

    I love rice bowls, but for some reason I’ve never though to make extra for lunches – so easy and healthy when you use brown rice like this – great idea!

  2. 2
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I love the idea of prepping for the week. So often I find myself in the kitchen looking around not sure what to eat for lunch. This would totally solve that problem!

  3. 3

    I love this lunch idea! And that picture of your little guy is just too cute!!

  4. 4

    Prep ahead meals are my absolute favorite!!

  5. 5
    Sandra says:

    I will have a stash of these in the fridge soon.

  6. 6

    Okay, I definitely need to get on the lunch making bandwagon. This is such a great idea!

  7. 7

    This is one of my big goals in 2015 – I need to prep more meals!! This one is perfect and the flavors sound incredible!! Pax is so cute!!

  8. 8

    I love that you pre-portion these meals- so smart Jenny.

  9. 9

    I’m always looking for lunches I can make ahead of time. Yum!

  10. 10

    Awesome. These flavors look fabulous together! Love the easy peasy put together.

  11. 11

    Perfect for the lunch box, our girls would love this meal!

  12. 12
    marla says:

    Pax is the cutest chef ever!! This meal is wonderful for any time of the day 🙂

  13. 13

    Brilliant easy idea Jenny! And your little guy is an adorable chef.

  14. 14
    Terri Hughes says:

    Sounds so good for a nice lunch. Pax is adorable!

  15. 15
    Maria says:

    Oh yum! These look delicious!

  16. 16

    Great menu planning, Jenny!! Looks absolutely delicious, too.

  17. 17
    Amanda says:

    Do you ever make the chicken in the crock pot? I’m not sure how the honey would hold up. Maybe I could just cook the chicken in the crock pot and add the honey and hot sauce at the end.

    • 17.1
      Lindsay says:

      I did this last weekend.. Cooked the chicken in the crockpot then transferred to the stove and added the honey and sauce. Turned out amaaaazing

  18. 18

    This looks like the perfect meal to next welcome day. My family would love it. Great menu!!!

  19. 19

    We do so much better on eating when we prep meals ahead too!! I’m loving the hot sauce and honey mixture in the chicken…that’s going to happen here soon! Yum!

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  21. 21
    Matea says:

    I need to start making on-the-go meals like this so I don’t have to snack on nuts for lunch 🙂

  22. 22
    Karie says:

    Hey Jenny, First of all I want to let you know that visiting the Picky Palate website is part of my weekly routine! I remember years ago seeing you on TV for cooking and then two years back for Thanksgiving was looking for a dessert recipe and stumbled on to your page from a link The Pioneer Woman has and have been cooking with your recipes since! I would love if you would do a chit chat about your daily eating routine (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), your go to meals, snacks, working out, equipment and tips!

  23. 23

    This is such a brilliant idea! I love having healthy options available–it keeps me from grabbing the convenient unhealthy stuff! Pinned

  24. 24

    Thanks for inspiring me to cook my meals ahead of time! New resolution: DO THIS for my lunches! Pinned!

  25. 25
    Courtney says:

    Made this on the weekend to take for lunch this week! Was so quick, easy and delish! Thank you for the recipe!

  26. 26

    That’s such a great idea to prepare for few days. Saves time. And that chicken sounds delicious!!!

  27. 27

    HelloThis is a nice post

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  29. 29
    Anthony says:

    Your recipe is great idea for me, I always don’t know what to make with the vegetable in my kitchen fridge. Thank you so much for this!

  30. 30

    Oh, this is just what I need for my lunch. As an office staff, I have to prepare my own lunch box in early morning along with my breakfast. I often do it quick and simple. Now with your tips, I will have a very delicious and healthy lunch, also more time for breakfast. Thank you!

  31. 31
    Kathy says:

    This is a cool and delicious recipe. I have never try this before but I will soon. Thank for share this repice !

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  33. 33
    Sharon says:

    Sounds so good for a dinner, Pax is the cutest chef ever

  34. 34

    I cannot thank you enough for the blog . Really thank you! Really Cool.

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  36. 36
    Adham says:

    Lovely post and recipe too

  37. 37
    Lillian says:

    I’m always looking for new recipes and are happy to read your article


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