Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

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Teriyaki chicken bowls are the best savory, veggie loaded weeknight meal. Full of feel good ingredients the family will love.

Chicken with veggies in a pink bowl with a silver fork.
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Why Make This Teriyaki Bowl

This recipe has an easy healthier, homemade teriyaki recipe for the bowls. The meal is very easy to whip up, it’s jam packed with crunchy fresh veggies. This meal is great for meal prep and you can customize the veggies to cater to your tastebuds. Serve over cauliflower rice or regular rice for an ultimate feel-good meal.

Ingredients Needed

  • Chicken Breasts. Boneless, skinless trimmed chicken breasts are best.
  • Rice. Any grain of choice will work. This is the base of the bowl and to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • Bell Pepper. To add some color, and crunch to the dish.
  • Broccoli. To add color and crunch to the dish.
  • Baby Bok Choy. To serve with the chicken on the bowl. You can find this in several grocery stores in the produce aisle. It is very mild in flavor and offers a great crunch.
  • Green Onions. For garnish.

Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients

  • Soy Sauce. This is the base of the Teriyaki sauce.
  • Brown Sugar. This is to sweeten and thicken the sauce.
  • Honey. To sweeten the sauce and add depth of flavor.
  • Cornstarch. This is to thicken the sauce. You can also use arrowroot.
  • Garlic. Fresh garlic cloves are always best for the ultimate flavor. This is for the teriyaki sauce.
  • Seasonings. For the sauce. Red pepper flakes (optional). Ginger powder, salt, pepper. Chicken will need salt/pepper.

Recipe Variations

Chicken Breasts. You can also use chicken thighs for this recipe. Cubed beef or steak would also work.

Veggies. You can sub or add mushrooms, baby corn or zucchini.

Rice. To add more veggies, use cauliflower rice. You can also use quinoa or brown rice.

Soy Sauce. Tamari or coconut aminos will also work.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Step One. Dice chicken into equal bite sized pieces. In a large sauté pan, add oil and start to brown chicken. Add a pinch of salt/pepper to the chicken to season it. Once the chicken is browned, turn off the heat for now and set aside.

Bowl with teriyaki in it. Cutting board with chopped veggies.

Make The Teriyaki Sauce

Step Two. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger powder, pepper flakes. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. In a small bowl whisk the arrowroot and ¼ cup of water together to make a slurry. Lower the heat to the brown sugar mix, add the starch/water slurry to the saucepan and stir occasionally until desired thickness of sauce comes about. Start rice at this time if using.

Step Three. Chop and prepare all veggies, broccoli and peppers should be diced. Baby Bok Choy should be sliced in half length wise. Add the broccoli and red peppers to the pan you sautéed the chicken with. Let the veggies cook down a bit for about 6-8 minutes.

Skillet with colorful vegggies

Step Four. In a medium sized pan, fry up the baby bok choy in 1.5 tsp oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt to season. Let them sit on medium to high heat for about 3-4 minutes untouched to get the char on them.

Thick teriyaki and a skillet with chicken and sauce in it.

Step Five. Once Teriyaki sauce is thickened and finished, place to the side. Add chicken pieces back into the skillet with the veggies on medium heat, finish the cook on the chicken and cook all the way through until internal heat is 165º, about 10-14 minutes.

Step Six. Once chicken is about cooked all the way, add in all of the teriyaki sauce. Let everything simmer together for about 3-5 minutes. Once rice is finished, begin plating teriyaki bowls with rice, baby bok choy and teriyaki chicken/veggie mix. Finish off with sesame seeds and enjoy.

Tips & FAQ’s

Can I marinate the chicken in the sauce?

Yes, if you have the time, you can marinate the chicken in the sauce for a few hours or overnight.

Are teriyaki chicken bowls good for meal prep?

Yes, these bowls make for a great meal prep lunch or dinner.

Recipe Pairings.

This recipe is great on it’s own but you can also serve my Asian Cabbage Salad with it for extra veggies.

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Chicken and rice with veggies in a bowl.
5 from 3 votes

Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

Teriyaki chicken bowls are a delicious, savory, veggie loaded meal. Full of feel good ingredients the family will love.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • large skillet

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup jasmine or long grain rice
  • 1-1.5 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, * 1 tsp more needed for bok choy
  • cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3-4 baby bok choy, sliced lengthwise

Teriyaki Sauce

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, *see notes
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper fakes
  • tbsp cornstarch , *see notes
  • 3 tbsp water, *to make a slurry with the cornstarch
  • tbsp white sesame seeds, *optional for garnish
  • 2 tbsp green onions, sliced, *optional for garnish

Instructions 

  • Cube chicken into equal bite sized pieces. In a large sauté pan, add oil and start to brown chicken. Add a pinch of salt/pepper to the chicken to season it. Once the chicken is browned (about 3-5) minutes each side until it is no longer pink, turn off the heat for now and place chicken in a bowl. Make teriyaki sauce next, if making your own.
  • Chop and prepare all veggies, broccoli and peppers should be diced. Baby Bok Choy should be sliced in half length wise. Add the broccoli and red peppers to the pan you sautéed the chicken with. Let the veggies cook down a bit for about 6-8 minutes. 
  • In a medium sized pan, fry up the baby bok choy in 1.5 tsp oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt to season. Let them sit on medium to high heat for about 3-4 minutes untouched to get the char on them.
  • Once Teriyaki sauce is thickened and finished, place to the side. Add chicken back into the skillet with the veggies on medium heat, finish the cook on the chicken and cook all the way through until internal heat is 165º, about 10-14 minutes.
  • Once chicken is cooked all the way, add in all of the cooked teriyaki sauce. Let everything simmer together for about 3-5 minutes. Once rice is finished, begin plating teriyaki bowls with rice, baby bok choy and teriyaki chicken/veggie mix. Finish off with sesame seeds, green onions and enjoy. 

Teriyaki Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger powder, pepper flakes. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. In a small bowl whisk the arrowroot and 3 tablespoons of water together to make a slurry. Lower the heat to the brown sugar/soy mix, add the starch/water slurry to the saucepan and stir occasionally until desired thickness of sauce comes about. Start rice at this time if using. 

Notes

*tamari or amino acids will work as well, I use low sodium soy sauce. 
*arrowroot will also work. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1309mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 4087IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4
Calories: 468
Keyword: 30 minute, Chicken
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was some of the best teriyaki sauce I’ve ever had. Great meal.

  2. 5 stars
    Insanely good teriyaki recipe and its clean ingredients. I’ve made this several times and just wanted to say thank you!