Hands-on Time
28 Mins
Total Time
48 Mins
Serves 4

Chicken, broccolini and rice: What more could you ask for? Our top-rated Asian chicken bowl is flavorful, healthy and comes together quickly for busy weeknights. Pro tip: Double the soy sauce mixture for added flavor.

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 400°. Cook brown rice according to directions. Combine soy sauce and cornstarch in a small saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Add brown sugar, mirin, and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn; drizzle 1 tablespoon soy sauce mixture over chicken. Place pan in oven; bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until done. Place chicken on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut chicken into slices. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add Broccolini; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Place 1/2 cup rice in each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 4 ounces chicken and 4 ounces Broccolini. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon remaining soy sauce mixture over each serving.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Nothing special

June 08, 2016
Although chicken was moist, sauce was overly sweet and very salty.  Wouldn't make again. 


May 11, 2016
I doubled the sauce and served w stir fried cabbage. Fantastic, easy and quick.

No Leftovers!

April 28, 2016
This was very, very good.  I followed the advice of others and doubled the sauce.  Instead of broccoli I used green beans sauteed in sesame oil with a little garlic, red pepper flakes and scallions.  I got one small bowl - my son went back for seconds and took every last bite!  Easy, fast and oh so good, but if you have a teenager in the house you may want to double the whole recipe - otherwise there will be no leftovers!  

Love Rice Bowls

April 27, 2016
I have discovered these rice bowls through Cooking Light and I love them.  First using brown rice, measured portions, delicious sauce etc. is a great way to reduce calories, eat healthy with great flavor.   I followed the directions as written except substituted broccoli for the broccolini and double the sauce.  I made this for 2 so I used 2-- 4ounce chicken breast and 6 spears of broccoli.  


October 21, 2015
Plenty for the 3 of us - would be a bit tight portion-wise for 4.  I agree that double sauce would be even better.  I used 2 chicken breast halves.  Pan seared them for 5 minutes and then baked them for 12 minutes, then rested for 5.  Perfectly cooked.  We only used a half pound of broccolini and found it to be just the right amount.  Will definitely make again.  I suggest a little Siracha on the side if you like some added spice.


August 17, 2015
this was great, and i needed something to make ahead of time and throw together quickly,  to eat after an event.  this was perfect!  also used broccoli, and white wine instead of mirin.  makes a pretty presentation as well.   the sauce is a good one to use with other meats or veggies.  

Great recipe--even with a few substitutions

August 06, 2015
Didn't have the Mirin in the house, so used another sweet red wine as a substitute. Also used Broccoli instead of Broccolini. A complete meal in a bowl with excellent flavor. I used a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken was fully cooked, but not overcooked.I asked my wife to rate the recipe and she rated it "as willing to eat it once a week." Which is the highest rating she would give.

Delicious and easy

July 22, 2015
This was my first attempt at teriyaki chicken and it turned out good with this recipe. Granted a few changes were made. I used apple juice since I didn't have mirin. I used olive oil. Cut up chicken before putting in oven, put in small baking dish, and poured the remainder of the sauce over it, and then baked for 6 minutes.


May 09, 2015
This recipe came together quickly and easily and got rave reviews at my house. This will definitely go into the rotation. Solid.

Simple and tasty

March 21, 2015
The sauce is delicious - we doubled ours. To the reviewer asking about the condensed nutritional info - in the magazine they sometimes offer a bunch of variations on a dish (in this case rice bowls), and those "mini-recipes" come with mini nutritional info. I assume that's to save space, but I don't see why they wouldn't post the full nutritional info online...