Meal Prep Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Seasoned Black Beans and Zucchini

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Meal Prep Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Seasoned Black Beans – Perfect grilled chicken with seasoned black beans and zucchini. Summer meal prep happiness!



For the chicken:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, fresh or thawed
  • 1 7-oz can chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt

For the zucchini:

  • 1416 ounces zucchini, cut into spears (about 23 medium zucchini)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or EVOO)

For the black beans:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or EVOO)
  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 1 15-oz can black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


For the chicken:

  1. Tenderize your chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer or pounder.
  2. In a bowl, place the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and use a fork to crush the chipotle peppers a little bit. Add salt, oregano, cumin, and minced garlic into peppers and sauce. Mix well.
  3. Place all items in a gallon size Ziploc bag. Double bag to avoid leakage if you want. Let chicken marinate for 12-48 hours.
  4. Grilling is the best method of cooking this chicken. Let some sauce drip off before cooking on a hot grill for 30-45 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

For the zucchini:

  1. Mix oregano, salt and oil in a small bowl. Drizzle or use a pastry brush to cover all spears with oil and spices.
  2. Grill zucchini for about 3 minutes on each side, or until tender with grill marks.

For the black beans:

  1. In a small sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add black beans, cumin and cayenne pepper. Stir and let simmer for 6-7 minutes.

Use a bluetooth internal thermometer so you can go cook the beans while the chicken is on the grill! Cook the zucchini before or after the chicken! Disperse chicken, zucchini, and black beans between your favorite airtight meal prep bowls. Store in the fridge and eat within 4 days!


Here’s the original Homemade Chipotle Grilled Chicken recipe.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 6 ounces chicken + veggies
  • Calories: 313
  • Sugar: 5.6g
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.9g
  • Protein: 43g
© Author: Danielle
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