place setting with serving of Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls, potstickers, and sauces

Quick & Healthy Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls for Two

We recently did a post on Ground Chicken Meatloaf, an easy and delicious Cooking for Two dinner you can make from half a one-pound package of ground chicken. Here’s another of our favorite recipes that can be made from the other half.

open container with one half a pound of ground chicken

You know how on a Friday night (or any night, really) you can get a craving for some good Asian food?

We sometimes crave a savory stir-fry or a tempting teriyaki, but where we live there aren’t a lot of good options for ordering takeout. If we have the ingredients on hand (which we usually do), it’s actually faster to whip up these tasty Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls.

They’re also better for us. We used to think ordering Chinese takeout was healthier than pizza or fast food. But it turns out that we were consuming some of the most unhealthy Chinese restaurant foods that were high in sodium, sugar, and fat. One serving of takeout beef and broccoli can contain 33 grams of fat, 33 grams of sugar, and over 2,000 grams of sodium. Using ground chicken and lower-sodium teriyaki sauce In our Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls lets us enjoy similar flavors without all that bad stuff.

5 bowls containing ground chicken, teriyaki sauce, chopped onions, sliced mushrooms, broccoli florets

These Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls are a lot less expensive than takeout, too. All you need is half a pound of ground chicken and a few simple ingredients: onion, white mushrooms, broccoli florets, teriyaki sauce, and cooked brown rice. (You could also use ground turkey or lean beef if you prefer.) This Cooking for Two dinner entree costs less than $8 to make. Two similar entrees from somewhere like Panda Express cost more than twice that.

Use these timesavers and Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls are on the table in 30 minutes or less!

Making this recipe is quick and easy using some of our favorite timesavers. For the broccoli, we buy the steam-in-bag broccoli florets. We can cook them in the microwave in the few minutes it takes to chop the onions and mushrooms. We also use precooked rice pouches that you can microwave in 90 seconds. They come in several different varieties and taste as good as rice you cooked on the stovetop. We use the whole grain brown rice for this recipe. After you have prepped the veggies and rice, you can prepare this fresh and tasty meal in just minutes.

place setting with serving of Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls, potstickers, and sauces

Don’t forget – you can use the other half pound of ground chicken to make one of our other Cooking forTwo entrees, like Ground Chicken Meatloaf. And there you go! Two healthy, delicious, and budget-friendly dinners for two, done!

Now if we could come up with a fast, healthy, and budget-friendly version of sesame chicken, we’ll be all set. Hmmm… Ground Chicken Sesame Chicken for two? Maybe. Stay tuned!

place setting with serving of Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls, potstickers, and sauces

Ground Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

Made from half a pound of ground chicken and a handful of other ingredients, this delicious "Cooking for Two" dinner entree with an Asian flair can be on the table in 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2


  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • 4 ounces white mushrooms (1/2 pkg)
  • 10 ounces steam-in-bag broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons less sodium teriyaki sauce (you can add more if you want more intense flavor)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice


  • Steam broccoli according to package directions. (Do not overcook!)
  • While broccoli is cooking, chop onions and slice mushrooms to about 1 inch pieces
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet
  • Add onions and mushrooms and sauté until slightly softened
  • Move the veggies to one side of the pan and add ground chicken
  • Stir fry the meat and veggies until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender
  • Add the teriyaki sauce and stir to combine
  • Add the broccoli, stir until mixed well and heated through
  • Divide into two plates or bowls, and add I/2 cup of the cooked brown rice to the side of each dish


You can serve these ground chicken teriyaki bowls with eggrolls or potstickers to round out your meal
Keyword Cooking for Two, Dinner

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