Seared chicken with sauteed spinach served with cauliflower rice and drizzled with a skinny version of my bang bang sauce. It’s a low carb, easy meal that can be made ahead of time for your weekly meal prep.
We just returned from a quick trip to Chicago where we did a lot of eating. So, we are in definite need of some low carb meal prep meals. This one I’m sharing today has bang bang sauce, my favorite no-cook sauce, chicken, spinach, and cauliflower rice. It’s healthy, low-carb and so good.
Normally, I would be totally bored by chicken with plain cooked spinach, but the bang bang sauce adds so much flavor while still keeping it pretty healthy. It’s definitely not boring prepared this way.
For this recipe, I used a skinny version of my bang bang sauce, substituting half of the light mayonnaise for nonfat plain Greek yogurt.
What I like best about this meal prep recipe is that the sauce doesn’t need to be heated up, making this a great summer dish that doesn’t have to be eaten steaming hot.
Recipe Steps and Tips
- The sauce is very easy to make. Just combine fat-free Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, honey, sriracha, and lime juice. I divide it into little cups that fit in my meal prep containers*.
- Cook the chicken in a large skillet and then slice it into pieces. Cook the spinach in the same skillet. I just season it with a little bit of salt since the sauce will add a lot of flavor.
- Cook the cauliflower in the same skillet. You can use frozen cauliflower to make it easy or make your own cauliflower rice.
- Divide the sliced chicken, cooked spinach and cauliflower recipe into the meal prep containers. Place the container of sauce inside, secure the lid and keep in the refrigerator for up to three to four days.
I really like this meal prep – it’s healthy but still tastes really good. Even Mr. K. likes it and that’s saying a lot because he doesn’t always enjoy eating healthy meals.
If you want even more ideas you might like to browse my whole meal prep recipe collection.
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Bang Bang Chicken with Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep
- 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil divided
- 1 lb chicken breast or tenders
- 1 lb fresh spinach
- 4 cups cauliflower rice (see note)
- salt to taste
- 1 lime cut into four wedges
Bang Bang sauce (see note)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey or sugar free syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tsp lime juice
- In a large skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil and bring to medium high heat. Add chicken breast to pan and cook a few minutes on both sides until chicken is cooked and has a light brown sear on both sides. Remove chicken and set aside to allow to cool. When chicken is cooled, slice into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
- Add spinach to same skillet and cook until tender. Add salt to taste. I recommend adding less salt than usual since you will also be mixing the spinach with the bang bang sauce later. Remove spinach to allow to cool.
- Add remaining olive oil to skillet and bring to medium high heat. Add cauliflower rice and cook until cauliflower is tender but still crisp. Mix in salt as needed. When cauliflower rice is finished, remove from heat and allow to cool.
- In a bowl, add all sauce ingredients. Mix with a whisk until uniform.
- Add cauliflower rice, spinach and chicken to meal prep containers. Add sauce to four small containers and place into meal prep containers. You should have some sauce leftover. I wanted to make sure there was enough sauce rather than not having enough sauce. Add a lime wedge to each meal prep container. Close containers and store in fridge.
- When ready to eat, remove sauce container and lime wedge and heat up remaining food. Drizzle food with sauce and fresh lime juice.
- I use these Meal Prep Containers*
- You can buy pre-riced cauliflower or rice your own by pulsing cauliflower florets in a food processor.
- If you are on a strict low carb diet, replace regular sweet chili sauce with low carb sweet chili sauce (there are several recipes on the internet for homemade low carb sweet chili sauce). And replace honey with sugar free syrup.
- The nutrition information is calculated with regular sweet chili sauce and honey.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.