Baked Teriyaki Chicken Bowls


By Jen of Yummy Healthy Easy for I Heart Nap Time.

Baked teriyaki chicken bowls on ...a delicious and healthy recipe!

Hi everyone! I’m Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be here today! I’ve been a huge fan of I Heart Nap Time for just about forever and now I get to be a contributor! Oh, be still my beating heart! :)

I live in beautiful Southern California with my husband and our four wild and crazy boys. Basically, I’m surrounded by testosterone all day, ha! You’ll usually find me blogging about healthier budget & family friendly dishes, but I also enjoy sharing yummy desserts, too!


Baked teriyaki chicken bowls on ...a delicious and healthy recipe!

I cook dinner most nights, but my favorite night of the week is Friday when we usually grab take-out. One of my boys’ favorite take-out dinners are Teriyaki Chicken Bowls. We love getting it at our favorite nearby restaurant but honestly, it’s pretty expensive for what you get!

I decided to try making my own at home, and holy cow. It’s way better than the take-out version! My boys beg me to make it at home now instead of going out! It’s super simple to make, too. You cook a quick teriyaki sauce with a few ingredients and then pour it over some chicken breasts. Cover and bake it. When it’s done, slice up the chicken and serve it over rice and steamed vegetables.

You get much more bang for your buck and it tastes absolutely amazing! If you’re looking to impress a certain someone for a certain upcoming holiday, this is the prefect recipe for you. This makes an easy yet impressive dish!

Baked teriyaki chicken bowls on ...a delicious and healthy recipe!


Baked Teriyaki Chicken Bowls


  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. cold water
  • 1 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup truvia sweetener)
  • 1 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced or put through a garlic press
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or more because this recipe makes a lot of sauce!)
  • 1 bag pre-cut fresh stir-fry vegetables (frozen would work too), steamed
  • steamed rice, white or brown
  • sesame seeds, optional


Preheat oven to 425º F. In a small saucepan over low heat, mix the cornstarch, water, sugar (or Truvia), soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Let simmer for a few minutes, stirring until thickened.
Spray the bottom of a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of pan and pour teriyaki sauce over chicken. Cover pan with foil.
Baked covered for 25 minutes and then take the foil off and continue cooking for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside (165 degrees).
Meanwhile, have your rice steaming in a rice cooker and cook your stir fry vegetables. Take chicken out and let cool while you prepare the bowls: add rice to the bottom of the bowls, then a layer of vegetables. Slice up your chicken and layer on top. Drizzle with remaining teriyaki sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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Jen Nikolaus

Hi! I’m Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy (YHE). I’m a diet coke fiend, cookbook collector, and all-around lover of food! I’m also a mom to four crazy boys. My blog chronicles my everyday life in a household full of testosterone while also focusing on sharing yummy, healthy and easy (emphasis on YUMMY) recipes that any parent can make!

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  1. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker posted on January 31, 2014 at 8:11 am (#

    Oh my goodness these chicken bowls look so delicious! I love meals that are all in one bowl because you can just mix everything in there and enjoy all the goodness!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on January 31, 2014 at 8:36 am (#

    These look fabbity fab! I love takeout Teriyaki Chicken Rice bowls and now I can make them healthy and at home! Perfect!

  3. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on January 31, 2014 at 9:25 am (#

    This looks amazing Jen!! And congratulations on your I Heart Naptime gig!! Very well deserved :) Pinning this amazing recipe!

  4. Kelly @ The Moon and Me posted on January 31, 2014 at 11:39 am (#

    We love teriyaki chicken bowls, too! Can’t wait to try your version. :)

  5. Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:04 pm (#

    Yum Jen! This looks so amazing and simple too! I’ll be trying this for sure soon. Thanks for sharing!

  6. jen @ Tatertots & Jello posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:05 pm (#

    Looks amazing!! I pinned it!


  7. Sara @ Bitz & Giggles posted on January 31, 2014 at 6:37 pm (#

    This dish looks absolutely delicious and the photos are AMAZING! Pinning!

  8. Adell - Baked in Arizona posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:09 pm (#

    I agree, pretty expensive for what you get with take-out. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  9. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm (#

    Yum!!! Pinning!

  10. Amy Huntley posted on February 1, 2014 at 1:28 am (#

    Yum! This looks healthy and delicious!

  11. breanna posted on February 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm (#

    Could someone please tell me the nutrition facts? Thank you!

  12. Andi @ The Weary Chef posted on February 2, 2014 at 11:38 pm (#

    Jen, these are so gorgeous! Congrats on your new position here. You really started off with a bang!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm (#

      I agree, these teriyaki bowls are beautiful! :)

  13. Kristyn posted on February 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm (#

    Looks so yummy!

  14. Carol Norwood posted on March 18, 2015 at 5:45 pm (#

    Love your recipes!!

  15. Kendra posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm (#

    I made this. 
    It’s good . 
    While its cooking the smell is overwhelming, maybe just because I’m pregnant . 
    I have never had teriyaki before, so does it taste like it teriyaki chicken, I don’t know
    . But it is good :) 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm (#

      Yay, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      I always found cooking to be a bit overwhelming smell-wise when I was pregnant, too. Hoping for a healthy baby, health mama for you and your little one!