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DIY dressings transform the most simply prepared meats and veggies.

Athletes know that planning out meals in advance is one of the keys to success in achieving wellness goals. That’s why we created our healthy meal prep series. Previously we shared tricks to make breakfast pizza and master bento boxes. This week, learn a simple way to prepare tender chicken—and elevate it with seasonal sauces.

SUNDAY PREPARATIONS:

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Shop for all the ingredients and allow two hours to cook. View the shopping list here.
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Prepare the chicken.

CHICKEN

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“This simple technique helps keep lean proteins, like chicken breast, tender and moist,” says New York City-based recipe developer Laura Rege. Use the bottom of a small heavy skillet or the flat side of a meat mallet to pound the chicken until it is about ¼-inch thick. That way, your chicken will cook faster and more evenly.

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Prepare all lunches.
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Photography by Jennifer Causey