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Quick and Easy Chicken Poke Bowl

This chicken poke bowl is a great alternative when sushi-grade fish isn't in the budget. I love it because it's quick, easy and inexpensive. While it's not a traditional poke recipe, the chicken still rocks in this bowl. —Emily Cresta, Oxford, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked sushi (short grain) rice
  • PICKLED ONIONS:
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • SPICY MAYONNAISE:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
  • POKE BOWL:
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup alfalfa or bean sprouts
  • Optional: Sliced green onions and sesame seeds

Directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a resealable jar, whisk vinegar and sugar until dissolved; add red onion. Seal and refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 2 weeks. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and chili sauce; refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  • In a large skillet or wok, toss chicken, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until chicken is heated through, 5-7 minutes. To serve, divide rice among 4 serving bowls. Top with chicken mixture, avocado, cucumber, sprouts, pickled onions, spicy mayonnaise and, if desired, green onions and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
1 bowl: 539 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • curlylis85
    Feb 7, 2021

    The toppings on this are delicious! We loved the combination of vegetables, pickled onions, and spicy mayonnaise along with the chicken and rice.

  • Cheri Beck
    Jan 27, 2021

    We really enjoyed this! I left out the cucumbers because I'm the only one here who likes them, and I couldn't find any bean sprouts at the local grocery. Since I didn't have time to sprout my own we did without those as well! I used basmati rice, since that's what I had at home already, and I used just plain sesame oil and sweet onion for the same reason. Even despite all of that this was delicious! A nice, light dinner and even my husband (who won't even try sushi or poke and doesn't care for stir fries) said we should have this one again!

  • Cynthia1202sheridan
    Jan 15, 2021

    I've never had a poke bowl before, so I didn't have any particular expectations. I just knew that I liked most of the ingredients and wanted to try them together. I followed the recipe for the most part except I used brown rice. Also, I did not have any sesame oil or seeds, so I just use regular olive oil. This meal was delicious and easy. Most of the prep can be done early and then it can be assembled when you're ready to eat. It would also make a pretty nice pack and go lunch.