I recently attended a work event where Chicken Poke Bowls were served and I fell IN LOVE! I decided I would make a mental note of every single ingredient and flavor so I could recreate these delicious and healthy little bowls at home. Made with sushi rice, seaweed, fresh veggies, edamame, and chicken breasts, and served with miso salad dressing, avocado sauce, and spicy mayo, these poke bowls are a satisfying and wholesome meal!
This Chicken Poke Bowl recipe is popular all year long and makes a great healthy dinner or lunch prep meal! It's WW friendly (see WW points below) and gluten-free!
For this chicken poke bowl recipe, you'll need the following fresh ingredients (although you can omit anything you don't have a preference for and add your own favourite veggies):
*See recipe card for quantities.
- Sticky rice/sushi rice/short-grain rice
- shredded carrots
- green onions (aka spring onions)
- edamame beans *I use frozen
- corn kernels (I use canned corn)
- micro greens (pea shoots)
- add cucumber
- sesame seeds *black or white (I use both)
- seaweed (Nori sushi)
- miso dressing
- sriracha mayo
- Miso dressing
💭What is a Poke Bowl?
Poke bowl is a Hawaiian dish. They are a healthy bowl that consists of sushi, rice a protein (usually tuna or chicken), vegetables and sauces.
- Prep: Cook chicken breast is no longer pink and the internal temperature is 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cook sushi rice as per package directions.
Add 1- 1.5 cups of rice to a bowl (you can use more or less if you prefer).
I use a small bowl to mold the rice, but it's not necessary.
Add cooked, chopped chicken to bowl.
Add veggies (shredded carrots, corn, green onion, edamame, and cucumbers) to bowl
Add sriracha sauce, avocado sauce, miso dressing, and sesame seeds, as desired.
Mix everything together and enjoy!
📖Variations & Substitutions
- Add ins- cabbage, pickled ginger or different veggies (as per your preference)
- Pea shoots - you can use another type of microgreen
- Vegetarian -you can use a sesame ginger tofu
- Protein - you can substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast or use ahi tuna (or fresh fish) instead
- Chicken - you can substitute chicken thighs, leftover rotisserie chicken, crispy chicken or chicken fillets
- Miso dressing - you can buy miso salad dressing at some grocery stores, but I couldn't find it
- Sriracha mayonnaise - this is available at most grocery stores, but you can use wasabi mayonnaise or chili sauce instead
- Vegetarian - omit the meat or use a sesame tofu instead
- Rice - you could use brown rice or Jasmine rice instead
- Onion - you could use red onion instead of green onion
- Oil - you can use olive oil instead of canola oil in the miso dressing
🥗 Side Dishes
This chicken poke bowl recipe is really a meal in itself, but poke bowls are most commonly served with kimchi. Try my Quick Cucumber Kimchi as a side. You can omit the cucumbers in the poke bowl, replace it with something else or if you LOVE cucumbers, keep them in!
You will need a sharp knife and a cutting board. You will also need a medium-sized pot for cooking the rice, as well as a skillet (or air fryer) for cooking the chicken. An instant-read thermometer also comes in handy to ensure the chicken is cooked. *See equipment photos and links for recommendations in the recipe card.
Store leftover chicken poke bowls in a fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. It's best to keep the meat and rice separate from the veggies and sauces, in their own container.
If you are doing a lunch meal prep, you can store this in a resealable jar.
This recipe does not freeze well.
👪 Serving Size
This recipe makes 8 servings (if you use a lot of rice, it will be 6 servings). However, you can half, double, or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
This recipe is Weight Watchers friendly @ 5 WW points (using 1 cup of sushi rice), without sauce.
Optional Sauces (ww points)
Miso dressing - 3 ww points
Avocado sauce - 3 ww points
Sriracha mayonnaise- 1 ww point
- Cook chicken to an internal minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
- Never leave cooking food unattended
❔ Frequently Asked Questions
Poke bowls are generally healthy, as they are made with rice, low-fat protein, and vegetables, but it depends on what you put in them. The sauces can add additional calories.
You can eat a poke bowl hot or cold- that's why it makes a great meal prep for lunch!
So if you are looking for a delicious poke bowl that's healthy and fresh, give this recipe a try- it's one the whole family will love!
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📋 Chicken Poke Bowls Recipe
- 6-8 cups cooked sticky rice/sushi rice/short-grain rice * I used 4 cups uncooked rice
- 4-5 large chicken breast
- 1 ½ cups shredded carrots
- ¾ cup green onion
- 1 ½ cups endamame
- 10 oz can of corn *or use fresh or frozen
- 1 cucumber or 3-4 mini cucumbers
- 1-2 sheets Sushi Nori (seaweed sheets) cut into small rectangles
- ½ -of a 2.65 oz bag of pea shoots or another micro green
- 1 recipe miso dressing *see NOTES
- 1 recipe sriracha mayo *see NOTES
- 1 recipe creamy avocado sauce *see NOTES
- 4 tablespoon sesame seeds (black or roasted white sesame seeds or both)
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- Prep: Cook chicken breast is no longer pink and internal temperature is 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cook rice as per package directions.
- Add about 1- 1.5 cups of rice to a medium bowl or a large bowl (you can use more or less if you prefer). Place rice to one side so you have room for the other ingredientsI use a small bowl to mold the rice, but it's not necessary.
- Add chicken.
- Add veggies.
Toppings and Garnish
- Add pea shoots, a dollop of sriracha mayonnaise, a dollop of avocado sauce, and drizzle on miso dressing.
- Mix together and enjoy!