07.05.22

Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

Need a new, fun weeknight dinner? These Chicken Teriyaki Bowls are perfect! 

Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

As far as healthy and family-friendly recipes go, this one is a total winner. Healthy bowls filled with quinoa, fresh vegetables, juicy chicken, and a beautifully flavored homemade teriyaki sauce that my kiddos just cannot get enough of! Inspired by the teriyaki bowls from True Foods Kitchen, I served mine over quinoa for extra protein + it’s the perfect way to soak up the delicious sauce! 

Typically, store-bought teriyaki sauces are already thick and glossy right out of the jar, but to keep things simple, I coat the chicken in tapioca flour so that way the sauce thickens as the chicken is cooked. On the table in just 30 minutes, these will be well-loved around the table!

Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
Serves: 4 people
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4.78 from 9 votes
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • cup coconut aminos
  • ½ cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1- inch piece fresh ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

For the Chicken Stir Fry:

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 4 ounces snow peas or 2 cups
  • 1 large carrot thinly sliced on the diagonal (or 1 cup)
  • 1 cup halved and thinly sliced white onion about 1 medium onion

For Serving:

  • 1 cup prepared quinoa
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions green parts only
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

Make the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki sauce ingredients until well combined. Set aside.

Prepare the Chicken:

  • Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and cover with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet, pound the chicken until it is a uniform ½-inch thickness. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Cut the chicken into 1- inch cubes and place in a large bowl with the 1 tablespoon of the avocado, the salt, pepper and tapioca flour. Toss until the chicken is evenly coated.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of avocado oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not yet smoking, carefully add the chicken pieces in a single layer, working in batches taking care to not overcrowd the skillet, and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked pieces to a clean plate and repeat until all of the chicken is browned.
  • To the same skillet you cooked, add the snow peas, carrot, and onion. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Return the chicken and any of its juices back into the skillet and pour in the teriyaki sauce. Continue to cook, tossing occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and coats the chicken, about 3 more minutes.
  • Serve over prepared quinoa and top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

Food Photography and Styling by Modern Food Stories

 

22 Comments

  • Reply
    Tracy
    July 27, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    This was amazing! Loved it. Question – when cooking the chicken, it REALLY sticks to the pan. Hubs says it’s the tapioca flour and the fact that we don’t use a wash of any sort. We ended up adding some water and deglazing a bit after we took the chicken out but before we added the vegetables. It may just be the nature of the beast…any thoughts?

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    Izzy
    July 26, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    5 stars
    This was sooo good! It splattered quite a bit and I have a lottt of kitchen cleanup to do after so next time I’ll be prepared but the food was amazing!

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      Izzy
      July 27, 2022 at 6:15 pm

      Update: it is even better as leftovers. This is probably one of the best Asian dishes I have made from you so far

  • Reply
    Jen
    July 16, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Another favorite dish! I left the pineapple out because I didn’t have any on hand, but this was AMAZING! So much flavor. Thank you so much.

  • Reply
    Rosemary
    July 15, 2022 at 2:13 am

    5 stars
    Loved this! So used to bowl meals being made with rice so loved the quinoa addition here. Such a perfect quick & easy meal!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    July 14, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    How fine should the pineapple be diced? Do we want chunks or small diced pieces?

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      Yvonne
      August 3, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      I initially thought the flavor would be imbalanced with bites of too much sweetness if the chunks were too big but they cooked down a bit so it really wasn’t an issue but I’d dice them to about the size of canned pineapple chunks, should be fine!

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    Ashley
    July 13, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    5 stars
    This was a really good and easy weeknight meal! My grocery store was out of snow peas, so we had roasted broccoli on the side instead. I wasn’t sure how the diced pineapple would be in the sauce but we loved it! Served with rice instead of quinoa since that’s our preference; will for sure make this one again!

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    Nicole White
    July 13, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    3 stars
    I was so excited to make this one but I found it to lack flavor. Everything I’ve ever made from Defined Dish has been DELICIOUS but this one didn’t do it for me. Not sure if I did something wrong but I followed this recipe to a T except I added a couple extra carrots. Wouldn’t think that would lessen the flavor but I don’t know.

  • Reply
    Erin
    July 12, 2022 at 1:03 am

    5 stars
    Super easy and delicious! My husband and I loved it!

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      Yvonne
      August 3, 2022 at 5:41 pm

      5 stars
      We loved it, and my husband is a teriyaki connoisseur… I found I did need to add a tad more salt (bit of kosher salt + extra splash of coconut aminos) which seemed to bring out the flavors more!

  • Reply
    Kat Devora
    July 11, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Can I use cauliflower rice as a substitute for the quinoa?

    • Reply
      Alex
      July 12, 2022 at 5:19 pm

      Absolutely!

  • Reply
    Kelsey
    July 11, 2022 at 12:23 am

    5 stars
    This was delicious! Love the pineapple in the sauce. I also added jalapeño to give it a little kick.

  • Reply
    Julie
    July 8, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    5 stars
    Fantastic!! Very flavorful and the quinoa is a wonderful addition.

  • Reply
    Lauren Babb
    July 8, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Made it tonight! –
    My husband is a big teriyaki fan. He absolutely loved it. Will make this again!

  • Reply
    Yvonne
    July 7, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    My man LOVES teriyaki, can’t wait to make this for him! For the pineapple, should that be included when whisked? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Alex
      July 7, 2022 at 7:18 pm

      Yes, with the rest of the sauce ingredients. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Michelle Ryan
    July 7, 2022 at 2:57 am

    5 stars
    Easy and very good!! Will make again.

  • Reply
    Marisa
    July 6, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Can’t wait to try this one!

  • Reply
    Lea Gambino-Blum
    July 6, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Do you have any recommendations for subing Pineapple? I’m allergic 😔

    • Reply
      Tracy
      July 27, 2022 at 8:45 pm

      Mandarin oranges?

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