Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowls

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Serves 4


    Honey Sesame Sauce

    • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

    Chicken Lunch Bowls

    • 3/4 cup uncooked rice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 cups broccoli, chopped into small pieces
    • 3 cups snap peas, cut into small pieces
    • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
    • salt & pepper
    • red pepper flakes (optional)
    • sesame seeds (garnish)


    1. Shake together all honey sesame sauce ingredients and set aside.
    2. Cook rice according to package instructions. Divide between 4 storage containers.
    3. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add broccoli and snap peas. Cook for 5 or so minutes, until bright green and tender. Add to the rice in the storage containers.
    4. Add additional olive oil if necessary. Add the chicken to the pan. Season with salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes (if desired). Cook for 7 or so minutes, until cooked through.
    5. Add the sauce to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes, until thickened.
    6. Add the chicken to the lunch containers and drizzle with sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
    7. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat to serve.

    Recipe Notes

    Nutritional Information:
    Calories 445 // Fat 11 g // Saturated Fat 2 g // Cholesterol 70 mg // Sodium 698 mg // Carbohydrate 56 g // Fiber 3 g // Sugars 20 g // Protein 33 g

    * If you are looking for ways to lighten this recipe up, try halving the sauce or swap part of the rice for cauliflower rice

    This recipe is mildly spicy. Feel free to reduce or leave out the red pepper flakes for a less/non-spicy version.

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