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Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken and Food Prep Tips

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Sometimes food prep can be hard but it doesn’t have to be. This is just one example of recipes that I like to prep in bulk in the beginning of the week. It is easy but most importantly it tastes really good.

Here is a snap shot of a night of food prep. I also made hardboiled eggs and a huge batch of mashed sweet potatoes mixed with butter and cinnamon that are not pictured here. I will make 15-20 hardboiled eggs at the beginning of the week (to feed two extremely active people) to have as small meals and snacks. These save me a lot. Sometimes I find myself putting them on salads when I run out of chicken or red meat. I’m always very thankful I have them in the fridge.


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Whenever I am making a giant salad I always make at least 2 on the side in tupperware to have salads already prepped and packaged that I can just grab. Making your food easily accessible like this makes your life a lot easier during busy mornings.

Do you have any food prep tips? Please share in the comments section 🙂


Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken
Recipe Type: Lunch/Dinner
Author: Amanda
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 50 mins
  • 8 bone-in skin on organic chicken thighs (or other meat you prefer)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or organic butter
  • Rub:
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • Glaze:
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the rub ingredients and rub on all chicken thighs.
  3. Heat the coconut oil or butter in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Place chicken thighs into the pan and brown the skin (2-3 minutes per side).
  4. Transfer the chicken thighs to a glass dish and place in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Combine the glaze ingredients. Brush the glaze over each chicken thigh and then bake for another 20 minutes.
  6. Let rest for at least 5 minutes then dig in!