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This hoisin chicken bowl recipe is so full of delicious flavor. It’s an easy chicken stir fry that is perfect for a weeknight meal. Not to mention it costs less than $30 and under 30 minutes to make.

hoisin chicken bowls

Hoisin chicken bowls are packed with flavor and can be made in under 30 minutes and less than $30. This is one of our favorite quick dinner ideas that is healthy and nutritious. 

These bowls, bursting with Asian-inspired flavors, offer a tantalizing experience for both the palate and the busy home cook.

 If you are looking for chicken recipes that are easy to make and budget friendly look no further! Let’s dive into how to make these delicious bowls.

Ingredients for Hoisin Chicken:

Here are the basic ingredients for these chicken bowls. Feel free to use the substitutions listed. 

Chicken: Use boneless and skinless chicken breasts. You want to cut the chicken into about 1 inch cubes so that it will cook quickly. You can also use boneless and skinless chicken thighs. 

Lemongrass Hoisin Sauce: This sauce can be bought at most grocery stores. If you can’t find it you can substitute with half hoisin sauce and half sweet chili sauce. You can also grab a gluten free hoisin for a gluten free version. 

Braggs Liquid Aminos: I love this gluten free version of soy sauce. You can also use soy sauce if you have that on hand. 

Honey: Use a good quality honey. 

Garlic: You can use frozen minced garlic or fresh minced garlic. 

Rice: I like to use white rice because it cooks quicker but you can also use brown rice. 

Broccoli: I like to add some extra nutrients by adding broccoli but you can add any vegetables of your choice. Bell peppers or carrots work great too.

How To Make Hoisin Chicken Bowls:

First start by rinsing and cooking your rice. Rinsing the rice will remove some of the starch and will help the rice not be gummy. 

cooking rice

Next preheat a pan over medium high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil or sesame oil and sear your chicken until golden. 

saute the chicken

Make the sauce by combining all the ingredients into a small bowl and mix to combine. It is ok if the sauce is not fully combined. The honey will dissolve when you add it to the hot chicken. 

hoisin chicken sauce

When the chicken is almost cooked through add the sauce to the pan. Mix one tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water to create a slurry. Add the slurry to the pan and cook until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through. 

Hoisin chicken

Cook your broccoli in the air fryer until crispy about 5 minutes and then assemble the rice bowls with a layer of cooked rice, chicken and sauce and broccoli. 

In just 30 minutes or less, you can savor the elegance and bold flavors of Hoisin Chicken Bowls.

Whether enjoyed as a quick weeknight dinner or a flavorful lunch, these bowls effortlessly elevate your dining experience, proving that a delicious, restaurant-quality meal can be achieved in the comfort of your own kitchen.

With Hoisin Chicken Bowls, simplicity meets sophistication, creating a culinary masterpiece that’s sure to become a staple in your repertoire.

Other Delicious Asian Inspired Recipes:

Here are some other delicious Asian Inspired recipes to try.

Asian Grilled Chicken Thighs With Asian Mango Slaw

Coconut Grilled Chicken With Asian Cilantro Pesto

Asian Pork Ribs In Instant Pot

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry (Gluten Free)

Crispy Chicken Bao Buns With Korean BBQ Sauce

Hoisin Chicken Bowl Recipe:

hoisin chicken bowls
Yield: Serves 6

Hoisin Chicken Bowls With Garlic and Honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Delicious dinner under $30 and less than 30 minutes.


  • 3 cups white rice, rinsed until water runs clear
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • drizzle of oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup lemongrass hoisin
  • 1/2 cup Bragg Aminos
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 head broccoli

optional garnish:

  • cilantro


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Drizzle the hot pan with about 2 teaspoons oil and immediately sear the chicken. Let the chicken brown before you start stirring it.
  4. Combine the garlic, honey, lemongress hoisin and braggs aminos into a small bowl and mix to combine.
  5. Cook the broccoli in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 390 F or you can add them to the chicken to cook for 3-5 minutes.
  6. When the chicken is golden brown and almost cooked through add the sauce and stir to combine.
  7. Make the slurry with the cornstarch and water and then add it to the pan. Cook until the sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.
  8. When the chicken is cooked through assemble the bowls.
  9. Place a layer of cooked rice in your serving bowls. Top with chicken and sauce and then add your broccoli.


You can also make this recipe with beef or shrimp.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 39g

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