Spicy Chicken with Sautéed Cabbage and Zucchini Bowls

Yield: 4 bowls
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Resting Time:
15 mins
Spicy chicken and cabbage with zucchini is a meal prep recipe that takes just 15 minutes to prepare! This chicken and vegetables dinner is a quick and easy solution for a busy weeknight.
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes


For Spicy Chicken

For Cabbage and Zucchini

  • 1 medium cabbage — 2 lb. trimmed
  • 3 + 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium zucchinis — sliced


For Spicy Chicken

  1. In a large bowl, arrange chicken thighs and sprinkle with all of the chicken seasoning ingredients except for the olive oil. Mix everything well to combine and marinate for 15-30 minutes (or overnight).

  2. In a large skillet, add olive oil over medium-high heat. Place the chicken skin side down, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). Set chicken aside on a plate.

For Cabbage and Zucchini

  1. Place the cabbage on a cutting board and cut it in half. Thinly slice each side and discard the core.
  2. Place the sliced cabbage in a colander and rinse. Set aside to drain.

  3. In a large and deep skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage, salt, and pepper and sauté for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender. Season according to your taste and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add zucchini, salt and pepper. Sauté until it’s tender.
  5. Meal-Prepping: Place an even amount of chicken, cabbage, and zucchini into 4 glass containers. Cover with the lid and place in the fridge for up 4 days. Heat in the microwave for about 1½-2 minutes. The time depends on the power of your microwave.

Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course, meal-prep
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, chicken thighs, meal-prep, zucchini

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 378, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 748mg, Potassium: 825mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 26g

If you make this recipe, follow @primaverakitchen on Instagram, snap a photo and hashtag it #primaverakitchen. I'd love to see what you're making!

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please visit my disclosure page here.