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Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowls

These Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowls have chicken breast, broccoli and asparagus tossed in a sweet and savory honey sesame stir fry sauce. Perfect for healthy meal prep lunches!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 483kcal


Honey Sesame Sauce:

  • ¼ cup chicken stock or water
  • ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Chicken Lunch Bowls:

  • ¾ cup rice (uncooked; or roughly 2 cups cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 3 cups broccoli (chopped into small pieces)
  • 3 cups snap peas (ends trimmed)
  • 2 large chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • salt & pepper
  • sesame seeds (garnish)


  • Shake together all honey sesame sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Cook rice according to package instructions. Divide between 4 storage containers.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan. Add broccoli and snap peas. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until bright green and tender. Add to the rice in the storage containers.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add the chicken to the pan. Season with salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes (if desired). Cook for 7-10 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Add the sauce to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes, until thickened.
  • Add the chicken to the lunch containers and drizzle with sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat to serve.



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


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1333IU | Vitamin C: 106mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg