One of the best parts of having a house (aside from no longer needing to store my pots and pans underneath the bed) is hosting friends for impromptu dinners. As my girlfriends will tell you, if you stop by after work for a quick drink but linger past 6:30 p.m., I will attempt to feed you. Most recently, this Teriyaki Chicken Casserole has been my dinner bait of choice. One whiff of the juicy chicken, crisp veggies, and rice baking together in a sticky homemade teriyaki sauce, and my pal immediately decided to stay.

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole recipe — a DELICIOUS and EASY all-in-one meal with juicy chicken, crispy veggies, brown rice, and an addictive sticky teriyaki sauce. Great recipe for busy weeknights! @wellplated

For me, the best dinner recipes are the ones that hit on as many of the following categories as possible:

  • Crowd-pleasing
  • Easy to make
  • Include every food group in a single dish
  • Freezer-friendly
  • Healthy
  • Dirty as few dishes as possible
  • Taste great leftover

This Teriyaki Chicken Casserole nails every one the above, and it landed me extra time with a friend. KEEPER.

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole recipe — my go-to weeknight meal! Juicy chicken, fresh veggies, and rice, all baked in a sticky homemade teriyaki sauce. Everything cooks together in one pan, even the chicken! @wellplated

A few months ago, when working on this recipe for Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken, I discovered the joys of homemade teriyaki sauce. (I use it again in this Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry!) Unlike most pre-made teriyaki sauces that are loaded with excesses sugars and fillers, the one I used to make this Teriyaki Chicken Casserole is made of simple ingredients, mostly sweetened naturally with honey, and comes together in fewer than five minutes.

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole recipe — juicy chicken, crispy veggies, and brown rice, all cooked together in an easy homemade terikayki sauce. Simple and flavorful! @wellplated

Once the teriyaki sauce is ready, the rest of the Teriyaki Chicken Casserole nearly cooks itself. The chicken and teriyaki sauce bake together in the casserole dish until the chicken is fall-apart tender and the sauce is thick, sticky, and the sort of thing I frequently burn my tongue tasting right out of the oven.

From there, the veggies and rice are stirred right into the casserole dish with the chicken (no separate bowl required). The dish is returned to the oven for a few minutes to heat it through, whatever teriyaki sauce you didn’t already devour gets poured over the top for good measure.

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole recipe — an easy, healthy meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Everything cooks together in one dish, even the chicken! @wellplated

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Teriyaki Chicken Casserole recipe — a DELICIOUS and EASY all-in-one meal with juicy chicken, crispy veggies, brown rice, and an addictive sticky teriyaki sauce. Great recipe for busy weeknights! @wellplated
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Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Teriyaki Chicken Casserole: a crowd-pleasing, EASY all-in-one meal with juicy chicken, crisp veggies, rice, and an addictive homemade teriyaki sauce.

Ingredients

For the chicken casserole:

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice — about a heaping 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice—see recipe notes below
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, — trimmed of excess fat (about 2 small/medium breasts)
  • 32 ounces frozen mixed stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 cup shelled edamame — or additional mixed vegetables, thawed if frozen
  • Green onions — optional for serving

For the teriyaki sauce:

  • 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic — minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch (3-quart) casserole dish with cooking spray. If necessary, cook the brown rice.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove the lid and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. While you wait for the sauce to boil, whisk the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water together in a small bowl to create a slurry. Once the sauce is boiling, add the slurry, then stir to combine. Cook for 1 additional minute, until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat.
  3. Arrange the chicken breasts in a single layer in the prepared casserole dish. Pour 1 cup of the sauce over the top, then bake the chicken for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through. Remove the dish from the oven and shred the chicken in the dish with two forks.
  4. While the chicken cooks, steam the vegetables according to package instructions. Add the vegetables, brown rice, and edamame to the dish with the shredded chicken. Add all but 1/4 cup of the remaining sauce. Stir together, then return to the oven and bake until heated through, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, drizzle with reserved sauce, and sprinkle with green onions. Enjoy warm.

Recipe Notes

  • 1 cup of uncooked long grain brown rice yields 3 1/2 to 4 cups cooked. Thus, if you cook 1 full cup of rice, you will have a little extra leftover, which you can save for a different recipe or go ahead and mix into the casserole anyway—just know that the proportions of rice to chicken/veggies/sauce and nutrition info will be different. If using white rice, 1 cup uncooked long grain white yields about 3 cups cooked.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • If reheating in the microwave, I recommend topping your serving with a small splash of water or chicken stock to keep it from drying out.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Healthy Chinese Food Recipe, Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 6) about 2 cups) — Calories: 288, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 1124mg, Carbohydrates: 53g, Fiber: 3g

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