Grilled Paprika Chicken With Jalapeño Salsa & Roasted Root Veggies Meal Prep!
Lets start this off with admitting that meal prepping is a pain in the ass. Its time consuming, it takes forever and no one likes it. Regardless, it needs to be done and we need to eat good so we might as well make the most of it and this is the meal to make that happen. The amount I made would last most people about a week. This lasted me 4 days so, I'll just give you the recipe for what I made and you can adjust as needed. You can cut everything in half to lower the amount. This takes a total of about 3 hours but it's going to save you so much time during the week! You can always reach out with any questions!
Things you'll need :
-12 Chicken Legs
-2 Tablespoons Smoked paprika
-2 Teaspoons Ground Coriander
-2 Limes, Zested
-2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
-2 Teaspoons Freshly Cracked Pepper
-4 Medium Jalepenos
-4 Garlic Cloves Peeled or 3 TBS Minced Garlic
-6 Sprig Fresh Cilantro (Optional)
-2 Green Onions
-1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
-2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Syrup
-1/2 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
-3 Long White Turnips
-1 Red Onion
-1 Bunch Of Radishes
-3 Sweet Potatoes
Preparing the Chicken!
In a large bowl combine the chicken, olive oil, smoked paprika, coriander, lime zest, sea, salt and pepper and mix all that good stuff up really good. Cover that bad boy and let it sit for a minimum of 1 hour covered. If you can, let it sit over night!
-When the chicken is done marinating set the barbeque, Traeger or oven to 350 degrees and pre heat for 15 minutes.
-We are going to prepare the veggies while the oven pre heats!
While the oven is preheating cut up the veggies however you like, don't cut them into to big of pieces or too small though because then they wont cook evenly!
-Once you have them cut up, place them on baking pans with tin foil.
-From here we are going to apply the olive oil, black pepper, minced garlic, thyme and cinnamon sticks to the veggies. You can add salt here if you'd like but since we have a lot of salt in the chicken I didn't add extra salt.
This Next Part is Optional based off of how you're cooking the chicken!
To save time you can cook the veggies with the chicken in the oven if you're cooking the chicken in the oven. You'll just need to make sure you're checking on them. I usually let them cook for 20 Minutes at 400 degrees when they are by themselves but if we are cooking them with chicken at the 350 degrees I'll let them go a little longer and check on them until they are done. If you're cooking the chicken on a barbeque or Traeger you can cook the veggies separately in the oven by themselves at 400 degrees. Whichever one you choose, now is the time to put the veggies in the oven and set that timer!