Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls

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Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

I simply can’t get enough of the current “bowl trend”! For me, it’s a fun and delicious way to eat healthier without just eating a salad every day!

But of course, I do have to admit that this recipe was inspired by A SALAD (ironic, I know!) at one of my favorite San Diego restaurants, Coffee Cup. Their Chino Citrus Salad is a combination of mixed greens topped with orange slices, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, grilled chicken and their delicious homemade dressing.

After eating it for lunch last week, I decided to come home and recreate the salad as a bowl!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

If you haven’t tried these Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls or Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls, I highly recommend adding them to your list, along with this Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowl!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

For this bowl, I wanted to make it super simple, so I used a bottle of Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette from Trader Joe’s, although you can find a similar dressing at any major grocery store.

You can also make the dressing at home. Since the dressing contains soy sauce, it’s not gluten free, but if you make it at home, you can use gluten-free soy sauce which makes the entire dish gluten-free!

To make your own gluten free Soy Ginger Vinaigrette, you’ll want to combine ½ cup olive oil, ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger and 1 tsp toasted sesame oil in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Whether you make your own, or grab a bottle at the store, you’ll want to marinate your chicken in the delicious dressing, then save a little for drizzling over all of the delicious veggies in the bowl!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowl Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup soy ginger dressing + more for drizzling on top (substitute homemade dressing recipe listed above to make gluten-free)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, brown rice or quinoa
  • ½ cup edamame (shelled)
  • 1 cup orange slices
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 avocado (sliced)

Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowl Instructions

Add the chicken breasts to a medium bowl or Ziplock bag with the ¼ cup soy ginger dressing. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes.

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a grill* over medium heat for 10-12 minutes per side.

*I used my indoor Optigrill for for this recipe, and I highly recommend it! You can also use a grill pan, which I also own and use for grilling things indoors like meatballs and burgers.

Once the chicken is grilled, let it rest 5-10 minutes, then slice.

Fill two bowls with a cup of cooked rice each, place one sliced chicken breast on top of each bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients on top.

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Drizzle as much more of the dressing on top of the bowl as you’d like!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Grab a gold fork and dig in to this deliciously healthy Asian chicken rice bowl!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!
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Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 893 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts app. 1 lb
  • ¼ cup soy ginger dressing + more for drizzling on top (substitute homemade dressing recipe listed below to make gluten-free)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice brown rice or quinoa can also be used
  • ½ cup edamame shelled
  • 1 cup orange slices
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 avocado sliced

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken breasts to a medium bowl or Ziplock bag with ¼ cup soy ginger dressing.

  2. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes per side.
  4. Once the chicken is grilled, let it rest 5-10 minutes, then slice.
  5. Fill two bowls with a cup of cooked rice each, place one sliced chicken breast on top of each bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients on top.
  6. Drizzle as much more of the dressing on top of the bowl as you’d like!

Recipe Notes

To make gluten free soy ginger vinaigrette: combine ½ cup olive oil, ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger and 1 tsp toasted sesame oil in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!