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I am a meal prepper, but boy oh boy do I love take-out food!  There's something special about takeout food that just hits differently. Although I love the flavors and convenience of take-out, I hate not knowing what I am putting into my body. There are so many hidden ingredients and unhealthy choices made in most take-out options.

Meal prepping is a great way to add convenience to your life. Instead of stopping for take-out at lunch, you can grab a pre-made lunch out of your fridge. Now the only thing missing is that special take-out flavor... that's where this recipe comes in! 

Healthier Firecracker Chicken Bowls

Firecracker chicken is a spicy and flavorful dish that's always been a one of my go-to takeout cravings. Lucky for me and you, a much healthier version can be easily recreated at home. Check out the recipe below to create a meal prep that is both simple and delicious.
Firecracker Chicken Meal prep Freebie
Instructions for Meal Prep


Download a pdf freebie recipe card for Firecracker Chicken here!

What you'll need:

  • ¾ c. white rice of choice, uncooked
  • 1 package of zoodles
  • 2 c. frozen edamame, thawed
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 tbs. cornstarch
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • ¼ c. honey
  • 2 tbs. frank's red hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. Prepare rice of choice according to directions.
  2. Place chicken & cornstarch into a bowl. Toss cubed chicken using tongs until evenly coated. Place aside.
  3. Combine hot sauce, vinegar, and honey in a small bowl or jar.
  4. Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the coated chicken and season with salt & pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  5. Pour sauce mixture over cooked chicken and toss to coat,
  6. Remove from heat once the sauce has thickened.
  7. Heat zoodles and edamame in the microwave.
  8. Combine rice, chicken, zoodles, and edamame in a bowl and enjoy!

Note: If you plan to use this recipe as a meal prep option. Skip cooking the zoodles and edamame. Instead, place them into your container raw (they will cook when you reheat the meal). This recipe can be stored for approximately 4 days in the fridge!

Now it’s your turn!

Grab your meal prep pad and get to preppin’!

The meal Prep pad by Lauren truslow
Recipe inspired by Sweet Peas and Saffron

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