These One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls are the EASIEST week-night meal. You throw everything in one pot and let it simmer until finished!
One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
Have you noticed I have been a little obsessed with one pot meals? You literally make it all in one pot (or skillet). The perfect meal for when you are in a pinch and don’t have a whole lot of time to make dinner. With kid number 3 still pretty tiny and kids 1 and 2 feeling like they need extra attention, I am finding I have very little time to spend in the kitchen. At this time in my life need dinners to be EASY and I need cleanup to be even easier. I need tasty dinners that I can whip up and throw on the table in as little time as possible. 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.
Additions and Substitutions
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! We have also added crushed pineapple before and it is delicious. 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 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)!
More Delicious One Pot Meals
Can’t get enough of the convenient cleanup of a one pot meal? Don’t worry. We have you covered.
- One Pot Creamy Garlic Noodles are quick and easy, and not nearly as cream-filled as you might think.
- Try this One Pot Jambalaya Pasta dinner that is even better than the Cheesecake Factory’s jambalaya.
- One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta cooks everything in a flavorful sauce with easy cleanup.
If you want more chicken recipes, we’ve made it easy for you and rounded up a few right here.
How to Make One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
- 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.