Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

06.15.2017

Chicken Bowls loaded with all good things! These are easy to make, they have the perfect blend of flavors and when all the different textures here come together it’s oh so satisfying. These are packed with nutrition and they’re so hearty and filling.

Chicken Bowls Veggies Brown Rice and Peanut Sauce

Chicken Bowl Recipe Layered with Rice Veggies and Creamy Peanut Sauce

If there’s a food out there that includes peanut sauce I already know I love it. So before I had even made these Chicken, Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce I was already in love but once I tasted them I was totally smitten!

They have a few steps but they are a breeze to make (hello rotisserie chicken), so these are perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Try them for Meal Prep!

These are also perfect for meal prep if you are into that, I had one bowl then saved the rest for my husband for lunches and he couldn’t be happier.

Chicken Veggie Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Brown rice
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Veggies – sweet potatoes, bell pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Spices – cumin, coriander, cinnamon, S&P
  • Cilantro
  • Peanuts

For the Peanut Sauce

  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Lime
  • Soy sauce
  • Fresh garlic and ginger
  • Sriracha

Use Instant Rice or Quinoa for a Quicker Option

The only slow part of this recipe is that 50 minute brown rice cook time. Feel free to use leftover brown rice or substitute instant brown rice or quinoa for a quicker option, then you should be able to have this meal ready in about 30 minutes.

Chicken Veggie Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Can I Use Cooked Chicken Breasts or Thighs?

To keep this meal simple I decided to go with rotisserie chicken. You can cook your own chicken, preferably bone-in breasts for more flavor or chicken thighs. Or grilled chicken breasts would be another great option.

How to Make Chicken Bowls

  • Cook rice according package instructions.
  • Preheat oven an grease baking sheet.
  • Toss potatoes with oil and spices on baking sheet.
  • Place potatoes in a mound on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and toss, spread even.
  • Roast until tender, tossing once halfway.
  • Mix all peanut sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  • In serving bowls layer rice, chicken sweet potatoes, bell pepper, cilantro and peanut sauce

Chicken Veggie Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

A Meal in One with all the Toppings

I don’t recommend skimping out on any of the veggie and topping ingredients, each one really does just adds a delicious flavor and texture and each ingredient together is what really makes these bowls sing!

Then don’t be shy with the peanut sauce because we all know that’s the best part!

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Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Bowls loaded with all good things and an exciting blend of flavors! These are easy to make and when all these different textures here come together it's oh so satisfying. 

They're brimming with nutritious ingredients and they're perfectly hearty and filling. Make some in advance for meal prep too!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken Bowl
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 703 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Bowls

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast
  • 2 medium (22 oz) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper , thinly sliced then chopped into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup peanuts , chopped

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sriracha , or more to taste
  • 3 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Cook rice in salted boiling water according to directions on package.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray (I like to use a dark baking sheet, if you have one. It helps brown the potatoes better). Place potatoes in a mound on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and toss. Sprinkle evenly with cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat. Spread into an even layer. Roast in preheated oven until tender, about 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through. Meanwhile, prepare peanut sauce as listed below.
  3. Layer rice among 4 serving bowls. Top with chicken, sweet potatoes, bell pepper and cilantro. Drizzle over peanut sauce and sprinkle with peanuts. Serve warm.
  4. For the peanut sauce:
  5. Whisk together all ingredients. Heat in microwave just before serving for 20 - 30 seconds to warm and for a runnier consistency if desired.
  6. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 703 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 528mg 22%
Potassium 1138mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 82g 27%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 16g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 459.4%
Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 10%
Iron 21.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

11 comments

  • Iris: I made this recipe and just loved!!! it. So easy and tasty August 15, 2017 at 8:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it Iris! August 15, 2017 at 12:12pm Reply

  • Joyce: This was excellent. I made everything ahead, then just reheated the sweet potatoes and peppers in the oven. Microwaved to heat the brown rice and chicken and microwaved the sauce. It was great. June 19, 2017 at 5:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you loved it Joyce! June 22, 2017 at 10:39am Reply

  • courtabuck: Thanks for the delicious looking recipe! One comment (and I don’t know if you can change this or not): I wish the add wasn’t embedded in the printable recipe. It takes up empty space when printing and requires more paper. This is the first time this has happened to me with a recipe from your site. June 17, 2017 at 1:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry we fixed that so hopefully it isn’t happening anymore, thanks for letting me know! July 9, 2017 at 11:35am Reply

  • HayleyDawnBlogs: I love love love love peanut sauce! I’ve discovered it recently and have been eating it with EVERYTHING! Such a great idea using this recipe for meal prep, will definitely be doing that, thanks for sharing! :) June 16, 2017 at 8:44pm Reply

  • Paige: This looks incredible! I’m making these for lunch today!

    Paige
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    • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Paige! June 16, 2017 at 9:12pm Reply

  • Maria: This looks do good! I going to try it on cauliflower rice. I love peanut sauce. June 16, 2017 at 5:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s a great idea! I’m yet to try cauliflower rice, I need to try it soon! June 16, 2017 at 9:12pm Reply

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