Buffalo Chicken Meal Prep

My secret weapon for fat loss is, and always has been, meal prep. If I'm crunched for time or feeling lazy, my food is right there, ready to reheat for lunch or dinner. And then I have no excuse to stray from my meal plan! I have always loved Buffalo chicken (especially since so much of my family is from Buffalo, NY!). And I am so excited that this is an Instant Pot recipe - it cuts down on my weekend meal prep time like crazy! If you're looking to reduce your carbs even more, you could swap out cauliflower rice. And this could also easily be paleo if you use cauliflower rice & paleo mayo! Happy meal prepping! <3 

 
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
 Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken:
3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
2 Tbsp grass-fed ghee
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp avocado oil-based mayo

Side Salad:
2.5 cups of shredded butter lettuce
1 cup grape tomatoes halved
1 bunch green onions sliced thin
2 avocados - a 1/4 slice diced before serving
Primal kitchen ranch dressing - 2 Tbsp per serving

Rice:
5 cups of cooked organic brown rice

Instructions

  1. Make the shredded chicken: combine the chicken breasts, Frank's Red Hot Sauce, ghee, and salt in the pot of your Instant Pot. Secure lid and cook on manual, high pressure for 20 minutes. Quick release pressure and remove chicken breasts from pot. Shred with two forks. It will be easy - they will fall apart! Alternatively, you could use a slow cooker of low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon mayonnaise to your shredded chicken mixture and stir until sauce is mostly absorbed.

  3. Prepare your rice. I use microwavable single servings, but you could also make a bunch at once.

  4. Assemble your meal prep*: evenly divide all ingredients among 5 meal prep containers (like these). Spoon the brown rice at one end of each container, place 1/2 cup of butter lettuce into the other end, then place 3/4 cup of shredded buffalo chicken in the middle. Top the lettuce with a sprinkle of sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle your whole dish with green onions. When you're ready to eat your meal prep, serve with freshly diced avocado and 2 tablespoons of Primal Kitchen ranch dressing.

*If you'd like to reheat your rice & chicken, consider meal prepping them in a separate container. Or you could just eat the salad part first and then microwave, so that your creation is still #Instaworthy ;)

Makes 5 servings

Portion Fix Containers: 1 green, 1 blue, 1 orange, 1 red, & 1 yellow.