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5 healthy school lunch idea: teriyaki chicken lunch bowls

Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls

Looking to make your favorite take out recipe at home? Our Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls are a quick and delicious way to do just that.

If you like the convenience and flavors of take-out, you are going to love this quick teriyaki chicken recipe.
healthy school lunch idea: teriyaki chicken lunch bowls

Quick and easy skillet recipes are my kind of meals and this teriyaki chicken is no different.  A 30 minute marinade for the chicken is the key to bringing together the flavors of this favorite take out meal.  In a large skillet you’ll cook the chicken for about three minutes on each side.

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The flavorful marinade, then becomes the sauce after reducing for a few minutes, after the chicken has finished.  Serve on top of cauliflower rice, or steamed rice and garnish with green onions.  There you have it!  A quick dinner, that’s even better than take out!

The recipe is family sized so it’s perfect for dinner or as a thermos lunch. Check out how easy this recipe is to make!

Of course we all know how much better Teriyaki Chicken is the next day, making leftovers the perfect thermos lunch.

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Quick and easy skillet recipes are my kind of meals and this teriyaki chicken is no different.Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls

healthy school lunch idea: teriyaki chicken lunch bowls
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, honey, or coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup coconut aminos, soy sauce, or Braggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • Oil, for pan frying Green onions, optional
  • Rice, optional


  1. Pound chicken breasts or thighs to 1/4 inch thin by starting in the middle and working out to the edges.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine brown sugar, coconut aminos, water, grated garlic, and ginger.
  3. Place chicken inside a glass container or large gallon zip bag and transfer sauce into container. Mix chicken and sauce over a few times to combine.
  4. Marinade chicken for 30 minutes to 2 hours (even overnight for a strong flavor).
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
  6. Begin to cook chicken, about 3 minutes in each side, and remove from pan.
  7. Repeat process with remaining chicken if the pan is too small.
  8. Once the chicken is cooked, pour contents of zip bag into the pan.
  9. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  10. Bring chicken back into the pan, toss to combine into sauce, and turn off heat.
  11. Serve over steamed rice or cauliflower rice and garnish with green onions, optional.


3 Lunchbox Burrito Bowls - MOMables.com - A great idea to use up leftovers for lunch!

Lunchbox Burrito Bowls – Easy Lunch Idea

The idea of a burrito bowl isn't new, but packing these Lunchbox Burrito Bowls are sure to get your kids excited about eating lunch!

Looking for a way to repurpose leftovers for lunch? These Lunchbox Burrito Bowls are easy to make and easy to customize!

easy to make lunchbox burrito bowls. A great idea to use up leftovers for lunch!

The idea of a burrito bowl isn’t anything new.  I happen to love them, especially when traveling.  It’s a convenient way to eat well, while I’m on the go, or need a night in for work.  So why not enjoy the same convenience at home?

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One of the reasons I love to make my own burrito bowls at home is because I can prep ahead for nights when we need a quick and easy dinner.  Simply cook your rice, wash the beans, shred the cheese and chop any additional toppings your family will enjoy. Just look at how easy they are to make!

The best part about making burrito bowls for dinner is that they make great leftovers for your lunchbox!  Create a burrito bowl unique to your child’s taste, or even better, have them help. If you don’t have access to a microwave, you can layer your warmed ingredients inside a thermos. 

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Lunch Box Burrito Bowls

  • Author: MOMables.com


  • For the bowls:
  • 2 cups rice, uncooked
  • 1 Rotisserie chicken
  • 8 ounces salsa
  • Toppings: Black beans (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream


  1. Cook rice according to package directions on the stovetop or rice cooker.
  2. Prepare your burrito bowl toppings by transferring them into bowls.
  3. Heat your rotisserie chicken and shred the meat, using two forks and on a cutting board, into smaller pieces.
  4. Fill serving bowls with cooked rice, top with shredded chicken, salsa, and desired toppings to build 6 bowls.
  5. For a grain free bowl, use shredded lettuce instead of rice.