One Pan Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Bowls

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Need an easy weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy?   This One Pan Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Bowl is sweet and spicy, takes just 20 minutes to make, and is super filling!

A top view of a bowl filled with ground chicken, broccoli, and rice with an egg roll.

Did you know that September is National Rice Month?  We eat a lot of rice in this house so when I found out this was Rice Month I was all in.

We have rice 2-3 times a week.   It’s so easy to make, there are multiple types of rice, and it goes with Mexican cuisine, Asian cuisine, or can be eaten on its own as a risotto. 

While I definitely think that tradition rice that cooks in about 20 minutes is the best, sometimes fast is pretty good.  My newest obsession is the microwaveable rice.   I had tried some years ago and it was gummy and gross.  However, the new 90 second microwave rice is pretty darn good.

So when I was looking for a quick and easy meal this One Pan Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken sounded delightful.  It’s made with broccoli which is my favorite vegetable in an Asian dish along with rice.

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • broccoli
  • ground chicken
  • garlic cloves
  • sweet chili sauce
  • honey
  • Sriracha
  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • salt and pepper
  • green onions
  1.  Heat half of the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.   Add the broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side then flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side or until the broccoli turns dark green.  Remove from the pan.
  2. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and saute the ground chicken for 5-6 minutes or until mostly cooked. 
  3. Add in the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  4. In a small bowl combine the sweet chili sauce, honey, Sriracha, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  5. Add the sauce to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it has thickened.
  6. Add the broccoli back to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onions.
  8. Serve in a bowl alongside rice.

I don’t often cook with ground chicken which is totally an error.  It’s easy to work with, it’s fairly lean, and it has a nice flavor.  It also soaks up the flavor from any sauce it’s put in.

Pin Image: A bowl with Honey Srirach Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice, text, cutting board with a pack of ground chicken, chili sauce, soy sauce, broccoli, and a package of rice.

Speaking of sauce, lets talk about this sauce.   It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy with a bit of saltiness thrown in there.  You can adjust the amount of honey and Sriracha to your own needs.  I actually cut the original amount of each because I didn’t want it overly sweet or spicy.

Can I use any type of rice?

Yes!  I used the microwave rice because I was in a hurry to get to my sons soccer game but if you want to use a rice cooker or boil it feel free.   I used jasmine rice but you can use your favorite.

Can I use ground beef instead of chicken?

I wouldn’t.  Ground beef generally isn’t used in a lot of Asian style cooking and I’m not sure it would taste right.   If you don’t want to use ground chicken you could use ground pork or ground turkey in place of it to have very similar results in taste and texture.

Can I add more vegetables?

Sure!   Just saute them in the pan along with the broccoli.   Good vegetables to add to this dish would be bell peppers, onions, carrots, or zucchini.

I’m out of honey, can I use sugar instead?

In this case I would use two Tablespoons of brown sugar in place of the honey in this recipe.  It will give more of a depth of flavor than granulated sugar would.

I decided to stick with the original recipe and saute broccoli to go along with the ground chicken.  You can easily saute other vegetables along side the chicken but sometimes simple is best and only using one pot is fantastic.

The sauce is really delicious.  It’s sticky, sweet, and spicy.   The rice helps to tone down the spice a bit but the flavor is still there.  The sauce coats the chicken and the broccoli giving it a wonderful flavor.

A bowl filled with ground chicken, broccoli, rice, and an egg roll.

More Recipes in a Bowl:

So the next time you are looking for a meal ready in 20 minutes or less give these chicken and rice bowls a try!

A top view of a bowl filled with ground chicken, broccoli, and rice with an egg roll.

One Pan Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Bowls

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This One Pan Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Bowl is sweet and spicy, takes just 20 minutes to make, and is super filling!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 c. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 3-4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Instructions

    1. Heat half of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.  
    2. Add the broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side until it starts to brown then flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side or until the broccoli turns dark green.  Remove from the pan.
    3. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and saute the ground chicken for 5-6 minutes or until mostly cooked. 
    4. Add in the garlic cloves and saute for 1 minute.
    5. In a small bowl combine the sweet chili sauce, honey, Sriracha, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
    6. Add the sauce to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it has thickened.
    7. Add the broccoli back to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Saute for an additional minute.
    8. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onions.
    9. Serve in a bowl alongside rice.

Notes

Recipes adapted from Kinda Healthy recipes

A bowl with Honey Srirach Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice
September is National Rice and National Whole Grains Month. The fourth week of September is National Wild Rice Week. Whole grains are nutritious and are great to make delicious food right from appetizers, salads, breads, and main courses to desserts. In our #FestiveFoodies group we are celebrating the grains this month by sharing our favorite recipes showcasing any grains.  Thanks to Radha of Magical Ingredients who is hosting this event. We are sharing 30 different recipes using whole grains. Join us in the celebration. 

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8 Comments

  1. I appreciate you sharing this wonderful recipe. It must be extremely tasty because honey was added. I’m eager to test it for myself. We sincerely appreciate your endorsement.

  2. This one pan honey food product is absolutely delicious! The sweetness of the honey adds the perfect touch to every bite. Highly recommend giving it a try. thank you for sharing this amazing recipes!

  3. I make something similar to this. It is a delicious pork burrito bowl Same concept with different ground meat. Yours looks delicious.

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