Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls

UM. OKAY.

Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls / Bev Cooks

I know you’re probably like, “Chicken, broccoli and rice, whoop dee do.”

But.

Hi, this chicken.

Is coated in all that stuff you see in this next photo.

And it has sweetness.

And a little kick.

It’s a little bit country.

And a little bit rock ‘n roll.

Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls / Bev Cooks

This LOOKS like a lot of ingredients, but it’s really not. When you’re grabbing ish from your fridge and squirting it all in a bowl, it takes less than time. It doesn’t even happen. That’s how fast this is to pull together. It’s like reverse time.

I’m hyper, I know.

Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls / Bev Cooks

But it’s so simple! You dice up a couple of chicken breasts and coat them in that ketchup+soy+honey+brown sugar+sambal mix. But don’t try and taste it right now, because you know, salmonella death. Not on my watch, bunny.

Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls / Bev Cooks

And then you roast! The chicken on one sheet, the broccoli florets on another. 30 minutes total. See how you’re killing this?

The edamame (Which I keep wanting to type edamama. Edamama. That is equal parts disturbing and awesome. Come to edamama! No.) is STRAIGHT FROM A FROZEN BAG. All you’ll do is thaw it. No need to cook. Just soak it in warmish water, and it’ll come to room temp in a matter of moments. And you will sing songs of praise and jubilation.

The rice? Whatever you want – jasmine, basmati. I used JASMATI because I’m a tool like that. Just love.

Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls / Bev Cooks

And let me tell you, the kick isn’t enough to send your small humans running for the hills. That sambal oelek is the tiniest kick in the ESSENCE pants. Oh! Let’s start a band called Essence Pants. We’ll never get signed.

If it’s just adult faces snarfing this, feel free to UP the samal, and lessen the ketchup. You shine, princess.

Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls / Bev Cooks

So the garnish – straight up sliced scallions and fried garlic. From a little jar! I buy mine at the Asian market, and it’s the crunchiest, garlic-y-est topping ever. ADDICTED. Go find you some.

And this is it! Feel free to drizzle more soy sauce over it all right at the end. Or even sesame oil! Or HOT OIL. Lordy Lou, do that.

Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls / Bev Cooks

You may now inhale.

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup frozen edamame, thawed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. sambal oelek
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs. fried garlic (store-bought is fine)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the ketchup, honey, soy sauce, samba oelek and brown sugar. Evenly coat the diced chicken in the sauce. Arrange the chicken bites on a large baking sheet. Place the broccoli florets on another baking sheet, and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, along with a pinch of salt. Roast for 30 minutes. (You might need to rotate trays halfway through.)
  3. Top the cooked rice with the roasted chicken bites and broccoli. Sprinkle on the edamame, chopped scallions and fried garlic.
  4. Feel free to drizzle more soy sauce right at the end, or any other hot oil you dig!
  5. Serves four.
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2 Responses to Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls

  1. TyeS. September 13, 2018 at 12:04 pm #
    First of all, you just gained a new follower!! I really enjoyed actually reading the article. Normally, I just skip to the recipe. Second of all, I'm cooking this tonight!
  2. CJ | A Well-Read Tart September 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm #
    I was REALLY surprised to see that you roasted the chicken -- but, I love it! Anything that gives that glazed yet crispy look without frying is awesome. The roasting step has won me over -- gonna try this recipe myself!

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