Need a new, fun weeknight dinner? These Chicken Teriyaki Bowls are perfect!
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!
Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
For the Teriyaki Sauce:
- ⅓ 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
- 1 cup prepared quinoa
- ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions green parts only
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
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.
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Trina JApril 14, 2023 at 12:28 am
I made this tonight and it was delicious! My hubby doesn’t always like when I try new healthy recipes, but he loved this. Served it with cauliflower rice and quinoa, whichever the eater wanted! I had fresh green beans so used those instead of snow peas. Will definitely make this again
AlexApril 14, 2023 at 6:20 pm
Glad y’all enjoyed this, thanks for the review!
RebeccaJanuary 1, 2023 at 7:45 pm
Would it work to sub green beans for the snow peas?
AlexJanuary 1, 2023 at 11:08 pm
Yes!! they may just take a few mins longer to get tender.
HilaryDecember 9, 2022 at 1:00 am
Delicious! I was in a hurry, so I used store-bought teriyaki sauce. Made everything else as-is, and it was SO good. Already looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.
AlexDecember 12, 2022 at 10:31 pm
Glad this was a hit, thanks for commenting!
TracyJuly 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?
IzzyJuly 26, 2022 at 11:22 pm
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!
IzzyJuly 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
JenJuly 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.
RosemaryJuly 15, 2022 at 2:13 am
Loved this! So used to bowl meals being made with rice so loved the quinoa addition here. Such a perfect quick & easy meal!
AshleyJuly 14, 2022 at 2:49 pm
How fine should the pineapple be diced? Do we want chunks or small diced pieces?
YvonneAugust 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!
AshleyJuly 13, 2022 at 5:31 pm
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!
Nicole WhiteJuly 13, 2022 at 2:51 pm
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.
ErinJuly 12, 2022 at 1:03 am
Super easy and delicious! My husband and I loved it!
YvonneAugust 3, 2022 at 5:41 pm
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!
Kat DevoraJuly 11, 2022 at 6:23 pm
Can I use cauliflower rice as a substitute for the quinoa?
AlexJuly 12, 2022 at 5:19 pm
KelseyJuly 11, 2022 at 12:23 am
This was delicious! Love the pineapple in the sauce. I also added jalapeño to give it a little kick.
JulieJuly 8, 2022 at 3:35 pm
Fantastic!! Very flavorful and the quinoa is a wonderful addition.
Lauren BabbJuly 8, 2022 at 12:26 am
Made it tonight! –
My husband is a big teriyaki fan. He absolutely loved it. Will make this again!
YvonneJuly 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!
AlexJuly 7, 2022 at 7:18 pm
Yes, with the rest of the sauce ingredients. Enjoy!
Michelle RyanJuly 7, 2022 at 2:57 am
Easy and very good!! Will make again.
MarisaJuly 6, 2022 at 4:38 pm
Can’t wait to try this one!
Lea Gambino-BlumJuly 6, 2022 at 12:16 am
Do you have any recommendations for subing Pineapple? I’m allergic 😔
TracyJuly 27, 2022 at 8:45 pm