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This One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowl recipe is the EASIEST week-night meal. You throw everything in one pot and let it simmer until finished!
One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
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Lately I’m completely obsessed with one pot meals. You literally make it all in one pot (or skillet). It’s the perfect meal for when you are in a pinch and don’t have a whole lot of time to make dinner. With three young kids who constantly need my attention, I find I have very little time to spend in the kitchen. This teriyaki chicken bowl recipe checks all the boxes for a healthy, delicious meal that can be on the table in no time. Just mix some chopped boneless skinless chicken breasts with rice and your favorite veggies in a large skillet and you’ll have rice bowls for the entire family to enjoy. This also works great as a meal prep recipe. Make a big batch one day and then store it in one-portion servings. If you need a quick meal just heat it up in the microwave.
Choosing the Rice
Not having to cook rice separately in the rice cooker or anything makes clean up so much easier. You throw the rice in uncooked and let it go. You will want to use long-grain white rice or jasmine rice. Calrose rice will get too sticky and brown rice will require longer cooking time. Some have asked if instant rice will work. Instant rice will throw off the cooking times as well. You will just want to adjust water and times according to the instant rice packaging. You can also try using cauliflower rice to keep this an even lower calorie meal. Or use a combination of long grain rice and cauliflower rice. The kids will never even know!
Variations to this Chicken Teriyaki Bowl Recipe
- Feel free to use the frozen stir-fry veggie mix or any other vegetables you would like in with the rice. The more veggies, the better!
- Add bell peppers, snow peas, shredded carrots, broccoli, green onion or cabbage, bok choy – anything you have in the fridge you can chop up and toss into the pan!
- I have also added crushed pineapple before and it is delicious.
- Add extra flavor to your rice bowl with grated ginger, black pepper, a dash of rice vinegar,
- Try other meats in your bowls! Feel free to use chicken thighs you grill up outside, beef, salmon, rotisserie chicken from the store, just about any protein you want.
- Dress up your teriyaki chicken bowl with garnishes like sesame seeds, a sprinkle of brown sugar, or diced green onion.
- The teriyaki sauce that we like to use is the “Mr. Yoshida’s” or Trader Joe’s “Island Soyaki” sauce but you can use whatever you have on hand, or homemade teriyaki sauce.
- I like to add a little extra regular soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce on at the end as well, with a nice swirl of Sriracha sauce (we seriously go through Sriracha at our house like some go through ketchup… even my KIDS ask for it)!
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How to Make One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
- 1 pound chicken cut into 1″ pieces
- 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 2 cups long grain rice uncooked
- 3 1/2 cups water
- Kosher salt to taste
- 1/4 cups teriyaki sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup carrots chopped
- 1/3 cup green onion chopped
- 1/3 cup peas optional
- 1 cup broccoli chopped
- teriyaki sauce to taste
- In a large, deep skillet, cook chicken in 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce on medium-high heat until just white on the outside (doesn't need to be cooked through).
- Add remaining ingredients, except broccoli and extra teriyaki sauce, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and cover with lid. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Add broccoli, cover again, and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until rice is cooked through.
- Spoon extra teriyaki sauce, to taste, over the rice and serve immediately.
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This turned out perfectly! Wife and kids approved, however I will add that I used 2 lbs of chicken instead of 1 and it still turned out perfect!
If I used a Dutch oven, would I need to reduce cooking time?
I am not sure! I haven’t used a Dutch oven for this recipe before.
So simple and easy. Very similar. To Panera Breads new chicken teriyaki bowl. Which is what I was trying to recreate. I also added parsley and a little lemon juice to give it the taste of a mild cilantro. Also way cheaper than panera!
Did you add quinoa? I am trying to find an IP recipe for the Panera Teriyaki Chicken with rice and quinoa.
You had me at Teriyaki. It’s a favorite sauce around here and this beats takeout!
This is such a easy dinner to make! Work perfect with leftover chicken too!
Maybe a weird question . But do you stir it all together when hen u put the rice in or just let it sit?
You stir it around so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom!
Love this recipe! My roommate and I make it all the time!
Not only was this delicious but super easy to clean up after too! This is going into our regular dinner rotation.
This was such an easy recipe and it was really delicious! My two picky kids even asked for seconds!
Yum! This was a big hit here at the house! My family loved this recipe! Can’t wait to make this again!
I just made this and it was good. Except I think 2 cups of rice is a little much. Either reduce it to make. 1 1/2 cups or increase the chicken to maybe 2 pounds. The directions were easy. If cooking for a lot, I’d increase the chicken amount. Also the broccoli as well. Other then that, it’s good.
Asian cooks ALWAYS marinate the meat first
Would I need to reduce the liquid if I’m using cauliflower rice instead of rice? I’m assuming it would go in with the broccoli?
Yes, so I would just use a couple of tablespoons of water to help steam the veggies. Other than that, you can just put everything in at the same time after the chicken.
Thank you for this delicious recipe! I made a video for it if you would like to check it out.
Wow, thank you for creating a video for this recipe! So glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Could you use quinoa instead?
Yes, you could use quinoa instead. It may taste a little different and you may need to reduce the amount of liquids but if you are a fan of quinoa I would say go for it!
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