Meal Prep | 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken

These 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken are the perfect way to meal prep for the week to come. Staying low carb and getting a delicious meal on the table has never been so easy!

These 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken are the perfect way to meal prep for the week to come. Staying low carb and getting a delicious meal on the table has never been so easy! #lowcarb #keto #mealprep #chicken #pork #Beef #vegetables #marinade #easy #diy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


I get a lot of emails from y'all asking about how to make sticking to your keto or low carb lifestyle easier. 

I know, especially when you are first starting out, going low carb can seem a bit daunting. 

Stopping at the drive-thru, or ordering pizza goes out the window and a crazy hectic evening can really throw a monkey wrench in the whole deal if you don't have something planned ahead of time.

Over the summer it is pretty easy for me because I have a man that loves to grill. 

So, as long as I have some salads, or sides planned ahead, dinner is BING BANG BOOM easy.


But once fall hits, and the temps drop, he likes to be inside where it is warm and cozy.


That is when making menus and meal prep becomes my best friend.

I shop on the weekend, prep everything up on Sunday, and we have meals for the whole week without even having to think about it.



These 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken are the perfect way to meal prep for the week to come. Staying low carb and getting a delicious meal on the table has never been so easy! #lowcarb #keto #mealprep #chicken #pork #Beef #vegetables #marinade #easy #diy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


The great thing about these marinades is that they can be used with pretty much any meat, or even veggie, you want. 

I love pork with all of them, and beef is really great with the chimichurri and Mexican! You can even use fish and shrimp, but I am a sucker for chicken.

I honestly usually use chicken thighs for this most of the time.

They are higher in fat (good for my macros) and cheaper.

But chicken breasts were on sale, and I know some people just prefer them, so that was the way I went today.


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For the 2 of us, I use 1 pound of meat per bag. 

In this case that equaled 2 chicken breasts.

You, of course, can do more or less. Depending on your family size, or appetite.

Most of the marinade recipes are for 1 cup (except the pesto which is 2) of the marinade, and I use 1 cup of marinade per pound.

So it would be super easy to double the recipes for a family of 4 or triple for 6, etc.


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Once you have your marinades made, place the chicken in a ziptop freezer bag and add the marinade. Squeeze out any air and squish the bag around a bit to make sure the chicken is thoroughly coated.

Now you have a choice.

To freeze? Or not to freeze?

These marinades can be used the night before, or even the afternoon before a meal.

If that is the case, just pop that bag into the fridge for 1 to 24 hours before you are planning to cook.

When I made these I cooked the pesto chicken the next night, so that bag went into the fridge.

The rest went into the freezer.

You can safely freeze the chicken in the marinade for up to 3 months, so make sure to mark the bag with the date.

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When it comes to cooking, these marinades are uber versatile because they work for grilling, baking, sauteing, slow cooking, and even for the Instant Pot.

Pick your fave cooking method and go to town!

Here are some general guidelines for cooking your chicken.

Make sure your chicken is completely thawed. Cooking partially frozen chicken will result uneven cook temps, and be a general pain in the rear.

Allow the chicken to sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. This allows the chicken to cook quicker which will keep it from drying out.


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Meal Prep | 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken

Yield: 2 servings
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These 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken are the perfect way to meal prep for the week to come. Staying low carb and getting a delicious meal on the table has never been so easy!

ingredients:

Pesto
Chimichurri
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, rough chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
Mexican
    Tandoori (Coconut Curry)
    Mustard Herb
    • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, rough chopped
    • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (can sub 2 teaspoons of dried thyme crushed)
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 to 3 drops Better Stevia liquid
    • 1/2 teaspoon Redmond's real salt
    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

    instructions:

    How to cook Meal Prep | 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken

    For the Marinades
    1. Combine the ingredients for each marinade in a food processor, or blender,  and process until they are combined.
    Grilling
    1. Heat grill to medium-high. 
    2. Grill for 15 to 20 minutes (turning the chicken once halfway through) or until the internal temp reaches 165°F. 
    3. Transfer the chicken to a plate or cutting board and loosely cover with aluminum foil. 
    4. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.
    Baking
    1. Heat oven to 450°F. 
    2. Place the chicken on a baking sheet or in a baking dish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until it reaches an internal temp of 165°F. 
    3. Remove from the oven, and loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil. 
    4. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.
    Sautéing
    1. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil in a sautés pan over medium-high heat. 
    2. Add the chicken cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until the internal temp reaches 165°F. 
    3. Transfer the chicken to a plate or cutting board and loosely cover with aluminum foil. 
    4. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.
    Slow Cooker
    1. Add chicken and marinade to the slow cooker. 
    2. Cover and cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low, until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165°F.
    Instant Pot
    1. Add the chicken and the marinade to the Instant Pot. 
    2. Close lid securely making sure the vent is set to “Sealing”. 
    3. Cook at high pressure for 6 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. 
    4. Carefully, quick release the remaining pressure, and wait until all of the steam has released and the valve has dropped before trying to remove the lid. 
    5. Check to be sure that the chicken is cooked through. (If not, cook the chicken for 2 more minutes on high pressure.)
    6. Slice or shred the chicken.
    Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
    Low Carb, Marinade
    Keto, Meal Prep
    American, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Argentinian
    Created using The Recipes Generator








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