Easy Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Bowls are perfect for meal prep, made on one sheet pan, and are absolutely delicious. Subtly flavored, and absolutely delicious, this simple chicken and vegetable meal is a meal prep favorite.
Over the holiday weekend, my kids, sister-in-law and I headed out to find some sunshine. We live in cold weather, and wanted to be able to NOT wear a jacket for a day or two. So we went to Texas to see my sister. And while we were visiting, I ran into an old friend from my college days. We got to talking, and chatted about what we are doing now. He is a doctor. Go figure. Hahaha. Anyway, he mentioned that he loved that I was writing, as he always enjoyed my writing. Ha!
A little about me
When I was in high school and college I loved to write. I was an avid journal writer. I wrote poetry, short stories, and more. Writing is how I processed my emotions, and expressed myself. So why don’t I do it anymore?
I realized my “writing” today is usually full of superlatives like, “Delicious” “Flavorful” and “Easy to make” and rarely has much more to it. I don’t write about life, or culture, or anything important. I write about food. Which I love. But I don’t even do that all that well most of the time.
After he asked for my blog address I hurried and read a few of my last posts. I was embarrassed how boring they are, and how riddled with typos and grammatical errors. I am an english major with an editing minor for heaven’s sake! I realized I had spent so much time trying to work on the areas of blogging I wasn’t good at, like videos and photography, that I neglected the one area I actually was good at. Now my writing is not so great. And I justify myself saying no one reads it anyway. But I am going to put a stop to that.
I like to share a little about what I am making and why, and maybe a method or two for making meal preparation easier. But do I consider this real writing? It is fun that I get to use elements of that in my current career path, but I couldn’t shake the thought that I never really write any more. It is a little weird. And I need to mull on it a little longer. But I think maybe, just maybe I should bring some of that passion for writing, not just for food, back into the blog.
Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
But, I will have to think about how I want to do that. So today let’s talk about food. This Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Bowls food. It is basically a sheet pan full of veggies and chicken, that I bake for a few minutes. And an absolutely delicious homemade sesame teriyaki sauce. The best ever, I might go so far to say. It is not traditional teriyaki sauce, but boy is it good.
In this recipe, about half way through the cooking process, I dump it over the chicken and veggies, stirred, and then return to the oven to finish cooking. However, if you want your sauce to be a little thicker on the veggies and chicken you could just toss them together after the veggies and chicken are cooked through. Either way you will love it, and love that it is so low mess.
I have been on a big meal prep kick lately. It all started with these seriously yummy Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls, and then I made an Italian Chicken version, then (my favorite) a Salsa Verde Taco Meal Prep Bowl. And now I am keeping the trend going with this Teriyaki Chicken version. But you don’t have to eat it as meal prep. It is excellent on its own as dinner!
Teriyaki Chicken Bowl Things to Note:
- Swap the veggies for your favorites. You don’t have to use this variety.
- Add sauce half way through for a more subtle flavor, or at end for a stronger, richer flavor.
- This makes 4 servings, and they can store for 3-5 days in the fridge.
- I used my favorite re-usable containers–FIND THEM HERE.
- Check out my other meal prep ideas: Greek Chicken, Italian Chicken, and Taco Meal Prep Bowls.
- This cook book offers 150 Meal Prep options.
- I love serving this over rice, and to keep it simple for lunches, I use these microwavable rice bowls.
More chicken recipes you might want to try:
- Tandoori Chicken Wraps
- Roast Chicken with Sheet Pan Tomato Sauce
- Chicken Banh Mi Meal Prep Bowls
- Creamy Red Curry Chicken
- Sheet Pan Cajun Garlic Chicken & Fries
Easy Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Bowls (Meal Prep)
- 2 1/2 lbs chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
- 9 ounces white mushrooms washed and sliced
- 1 cup heaping sugar snap peas
- 1 cup heaping carrot sticks
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 Tbs sesame oil
- 2 Tbs Agave or Honey
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- 3 Tbs Hoison
- 2 Tbs Oyster Sauce
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 Tbs sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Lay chicken, and vegetables out on tray, and drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper
- Cook for 15 minutes
- Meanwhile, mix teriyaki sauce ingredients together, and whisk in a medium bowl. Set aside
- Remove chicken and veggies from oven, and stir to combine, then pour teriyaki sauce over the top.
- Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes. **
- Stir well
- Garnish with additional sesame seeds, enjoy!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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