Hawaiian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

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Hey friends! I meant to post this recipe yesterday, but I haven’t been feeling too well this week. Ugh. Today I’m feeling much better and am excited to share this deliciousness with you all! I have been making these HAWAIIAN CHICKEN MEAL PREP BOWLS for about a year. We went to Hawaii last June, so of course, we were eating healthy and exercising before to get into swimsuit shape. That’s when I came up with this recipe. We loved it so much I make it all the time now. 🙂

Seasoned barbecue chicken, bell pepper, fresh pineapple, red onion and zucchini noodles are all inside these easy and awesome meal prep bowls! I’ll make about 6 or 8 for Kale and I on a Monday and we’ll eat them for lunch or dinner during the week. They are so yummy and super healthy. I love that you can make healthy food taste so good, and that’s exactly what these bowls are. Sometimes I’ll use asparagus instead of the zucchini noodles. Either way, they’re totally worth making. I hope you guys give them a try soon!



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Hawaiian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Course Main Course
Servings 6 -8


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • 1 fresh pineapple diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 pound zucchini noodles OR 1 bundle fresh asparagus
  • 8 glass or plastic containers with lids


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Grease skillet with cooking spray.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper then add to the skillet. Cook and stir for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add barbecue sauce and diced bell pepper to skillet and continue to stir until bell pepper is crisp-tender and everything is heated through. Remove skillet from heat.
  • Divide chicken mixture evenly among 8 containers. Divide the fresh pineapple, red onion evenly among the containers as well.
  • If using fresh zucchini noodles add them to containers raw. When you reheat the bowls the zoodles will cook with the rest of the meal.
  • (If using asparagus, season with olive oil, salt and pepper then bake in a preheated 350 F. degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before adding to bowls.)
  • Seal each container with lids and place in the fridge. When ready to eat- remove lid and heat in microwave for 40 seconds or until heated through. Enjoy!


These stay good sealed tightly and refrigerated up to 4 days.






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16 thoughts on “Hawaiian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

  1. I’m sorry I have to ask do we add the barbecue sauce e in the pan or after it’s cooked? I assumed it was in the pan while cooking and mine isn’t as saturated which could just mean I used a little less but I would like to make sure. I’m sure it will be good either way! P..S. I love so many of your recipes!

  2. 4 stars
    Hi Holly, this sounds great! I’ve been looking for some easy meals to prep ahead to keep me on track with healthy eating during the week. One question, when do you add the BBQ sauce? Do you toss it with diced chicken before browning??

    1. I’m so sorry I forgot to add it into the recipe card! After the chicken is cooked, stir in the barbecue sauce with the bell pepper!

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