Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl

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Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl is an easy and fast way to put a healthy meal on the table that tastes as good as it looks. It will be your new favorite dish!

sesame chicken and broccoli in a rice bowl
Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl
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Why You'll Love This Recipe

I try to choose the quickest, most healthy, and tastiest food to cook for my family on a regular basis. These days, it's all about rice bowls...specifically a dish like Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl since it's made with brown rice, which is better for you.

Forget about take out! You can eat in faster than you can go out with this dish.

You can stir-fry the chicken and vegetables in 15 minutes...add a delicious sauce...then serve the entire meal over rice in a bowl. How cool is that?

What's easier than throwing everything in a skillet, then stir frying it for a few minutes? The only thing I can think of is adding sesame sauce which creates incredible flavor and brings the whole dish together in less than half an hour. (Yum Yum sauce is totally optional.)

sesame chicken and broccoli in a rice bowl
Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl

Ingredients

CHICKEN

  • 1 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 2 cups broccoli florets fresh (or frozen)

SESAME SAUCE

  • 1 tsp. ginger minced (I buy it as a paste in a tube so it's easier to use)
  • ½ tsp. garlic minced
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

YUM YUM SAUCE 

  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • ½ tsp. sugar

RICE

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

How to Make Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl

CHICKEN

  • Melt butter or olive oil in skillet.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in skillet for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken to skillet and stir fry for 5 minutes over medium high heat.
  • Add broccoli to skillet and stir fry for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Turn heat to low.

SESAME SAUCE

  • Mix all ingredients together to create sauce.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and broccoli in skillet.
  • Let simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Serve over cooked brown rice.

YUM YUM SAUCE

  • Mix ingredients together and serve on the side if desired.  

What is Yum Yum Sauce?

Yum Yum sauce is a blend of mayonnaise, ketchup, sugar and vinegar that tastes delicious when drizzled over rice and chicken.

My hubby really loves Yum Yum sauce. Now, while I know adding this sauce basically negates the healthiness of the dish, if a little bit gets him to eat his veggies, I'm all for it. If you have a fussy eater at home, then this recipe is for you.

Snip, snap...dinner is on the table! 🙂

More Rice Bowls to Love

If you like this recipe, try my other rice bowl dishes...

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sesame chicken and broccoli in a rice bowl

Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl

Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl is an easy and fast way to put a healthy meal on the table that tastes as good as it looks!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Skillet Meals
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 451kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

CHICKEN

  • 1 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 2 cups broccoli florets fresh (or frozen)

SESAME SAUCE

  • 1 tsp. ginger minced (I buy it as a paste in a tube so it's easier to use)
  • ½ tsp. garlic minced
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

YUM YUM SAUCE 

  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • ½ tsp. sugar

RICE

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Instructions

CHICKEN

  • Melt butter or olive oil in skillet.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in skillet for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken to skillet and stir fry for 5 minutes over medium high heat.
  • Add broccoli to skillet and stir fry for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Turn heat to low.

SESAME SAUCE

  • Mix all ingredients together to create sauce.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and broccoli in skillet.
  • Let simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Serve over cooked brown rice.

YUM YUM SAUCE

  • Mix ingredients together and serve on the side if desired.  

Notes

  • This dish can be made with or without Yum Yum sauce. Either way, it's delicious. 

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1206mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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6 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Sesame chicken is my fave Chinese takeout option. Looks so easy-can’t wait to try this!

  1. would love to make sesame chicken rice bowl. how much vinegar in yum yum sauce?
    also, do i use 1 T vinegar in the sesame sauce? thank you.

    1. Hi Linda. The vinegar is in the sesame sauce. There is no vinegar in the yum yum sauce because there's vinegar in the mayonnaise, so you don't need it.

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