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Healthy Mexican Chicken Meal Prep (Whole30, Paleo, Keto)

An easy, healthy Mexican chicken meal prep with seasoned chicken breasts, an avocado cilantro ranch dressing, boiled eggs, and plenty of fresh veggies. Paleo, Whole30, low carb, keto.

Course Meal Prep
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword keto, lunch, mexican, southwestern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5 meal prep
Author Cheryl Malik of 40 Aprons


Southwestern Chicken

Avocado Cilantro Ranch Dressing Dip

  • 1-2 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 1 avocado peeled and pitted
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Meal Prep

  • 10 eggs boiled to preference (see blog for recommendations)
  • 12-15 snacking peppers
  • 2 1/2 cups mixed greens

Equipment Needed


Cook Southwestern chicken

  1. In a small bowl, stir together garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and paprika. Reserve 2 teaspoons of seasoning and set aside. Evenly sprinkle seasoning over both sides of chicken breasts.
  2. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, gently add chicken breasts to skillet and sear on first side, about 5-6 minutes, or until it lifts easily. Flip and cook another 5-6 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches about 161-162ยบ F. Drizzle with lime juice. Transfer to a plate and let rest at least 5 minutes.

Make avocado cilantro ranch dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process until very smooth. Taste and add more vinegar, citrus juice, or salt to taste. Divide evenly among condiment cups or small reusable containers.

Assemble meal prep containers

  1. Slice rested chicken breasts against the grain.
  2. Evenly divide mixed greens among 5 meal prep containers. Evenly divide sliced chicken among containers and place on top of greens.
  3. Evenly divide peppers among containers and place to the side of chicken and greens. Place 2 eggs in each container and sprinkle with reserved Southwestern seasoning. Serve with avocado cilantro ranch dressing.

Recipe Notes

If your chicken breasts are very large, slice them evenly across the middle (Laterally) to create smaller, even breasts. Use only about 12 ounces in this recipe.