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Easy Meal Prep Recipe: Teriyaki Rice Bowl

Teriyaki chicken is a popular dish that is loved by many, and for good reason. The sweet and savory flavors of the teriyaki sauce perfectly complement the chicken, making it a dish that everyone will enjoy. This recipe for teriyaki chicken thighs is an easy meal prep recipe that you can make ahead of time and enjoy throughout the week. 

One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be easily customized to suit your preferences. For example, you can use bone-in chicken thighs or substitute with tofu for a vegetarian meal. You can also adjust the amount of sugar in the marinade to make it sweeter or less sweet. 

Easy Meal Prep Recipe: Nutrimeals Teriyaki Rice Bowl

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Servings: 1
  • Yield: 1 servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sake or rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
  • Your choice of noodles or rice
  • Select your choice of vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, carrots, bean sprouts
Plate of food with rice, teriyaki chicken thighs, broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower


Step 1

To start your easy meal prep recipe, in a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sake or rice wine, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.

Place the chicken thighs in a large resealable bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and toss the chicken to coat it evenly in the marinade. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for the best flavor.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it in a baking dish. Reserve the marinade.

Step 3

In a small saucepan, bring the reserved marinade to a boil. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling marinade, stirring constantly. Cook the sauce until it thickens, then remove it from the heat.

Brush the thickened sauce over the chicken.

Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Step 4

While the chicken is cooking, cook your desired amount of rice or noodles to go with your dish. Follow the cooking instructions on the package.

Step 5

While the chicken and rice are cooking, cut and blanche your preferred vegetables for the dish. Cut them into bite size pieces and blanche in boiling water for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Run under cold water immediately after cooking is done. Set aside.

In a container, place the chicken thighs on one side of the container, leaving room for the other ingredients. Next to the chicken thighs, scoop your desired amount of rice or noodles and place next to the chicken thighs. In the remaining space in the container, or on top of the rice, add your vegetables. Garnish the chicken with green onions and sesame seeds.

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This teriyaki chicken recipe is a delicious and easy meal prep recipe to make for the week ahead. The sweet and savory flavors of the teriyaki sauce complement the chicken perfectly, making it a dish that everyone will love. Serve it over a bed of rice or noodles, or enjoy it as is. You can also add some vegetables to the recipe for a more complete meal.

This easy meal prep recipe for teriyaki chicken thighs is a great way to enjoy a classic dish at home and meal prep for the week. The marinade infuses the chicken with a delicious blend of flavors, while the thickened sauce creates a rich and satisfying glaze. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and satisfying meal that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're cooking for a family dinner or hosting a dinner party, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

Nutrimeals Teriyaki Rice Bowl is a classic dish that is loved by many. This recipe for teriyaki chicken thighs is easy to make and is sure to be a hit for your meal prep during the week. The sweet and savory flavors of the marinade and the thickened sauce are sure to delight your taste buds. So, give this recipe a try and enjoy the delicious taste of teriyaki chicken in the comfort of your own home.

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