Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls take a quick 20 minutes to make from start to finish. The perfect easy recipe for lunch or dinner, these delicious rice bowls are packed with flavor, color, texture and even a punch of spice!
I was recently introduced to the magic sauce known as HOISIN SAUCE. Have you cooked with it before? If not, you must give it a try. It is unlike anything I’ve tasted before. It’s like a mix between barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce and soy sauce, except with some delicious magic thrown in. I also love how a little bit of this stuff goes a long way. This Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowl would have been good minus the hoisin, but with it? PHENOMENAL. This simple little meal takes only 20 minutes to throw together (so easy!) and the flavor is off-the-charts yummy. This would be a great lunch or dinner and will feed two hungry people or four kinda hungry people.
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How to make Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls:
First, make the hoisin mixture: In a small bowl, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and red pepper flakes. Mix well and set aside.
Heat sesame (or canola, but I much prefer sesame) oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Toss in mushrooms and red bell peppers (feel free to substitute with green or orange bell peppers) and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until veggies are soft. Mix in the chicken pieces and cook for 6 minutes, or until meat is cooked through.
Add the hoisin mixture to the skillet and heat until warmed through. Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving!
What do you do with hoisin sauce?
Hoisin sauce is traditionally used as a Chinese dipping sauce. It is the delicious sauce you’ll find in most moo shu pork recipes, if you’ve ever tasted that deliciousness. It can be tossed with any meat and veggie in stir-fry and can also be used as a dipping sauce for dumplings or potstickers.
What can I substitute for hoisin sauce?
This article from pepperscale is super helpful if you are looking for a good substitute for hoisin. My favorite recommendation from the article is to combine sweet barbecue sauce, sriracha and Chinese five-spice powder. YUM! Or you can attempt make your own Hoisin Sauce! It is also super duper easy (and affordable) to grab your very own bottle from the Asian foods section of your local grocery store or from Amazon.
How can I spice up Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowl?
If you want an extra kick in this delicious dish, add extra red pepper flakes and/or a splash of sriracha sauce to the hoisin mixture before adding it to the chicken.
What are the best Chinese dishes?
If you love Chinese food and you love easy dinners, check out a few of my other favorites:
ENJOY this yummy Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowl, friends! Stop back and let me know how it turned out for you!
Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowl
- 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1-2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp sesame oil or canola oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 8 oz. mushrooms sliced
- 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
- 2 chicken breasts cut into bite-size chunks
- White rice and sesame seeds for serving
- In a small bowl, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and red pepper flakes. Mix well and set aside.
- Heat the sesame (or canola) oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add the mushrooms and red bell pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until veggies are soft. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 6 minutes, or until meat is cooked through.
- Add the hoisin mixture to the skillet and heat until warmed through. Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving!