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Copycat Panera Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl

Copycat Panera Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl

Panera's new Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl is new to the menu and I love it! Frankly - I loved it so much I came home and made it the very next day! It's a little sweeter than some teriyaki sauces I've tasted before - but it is super delicious and ready in about 15 minutes!
4.31 from 13 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American, chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 646 kcal

Ingredients
  

Marinade

  • 1 lb chicken thighs 1" dice (or use 1/2 thighs, 1/2 breast for less calories)
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp mirin or 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar + 1 tsp sugar/stevia

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/8 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar (or Stevia)
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Stir Fry

Cilantro Lime Rice

Instructions
 

  • Add the diced chicken, 2 tbsp cornstarch, rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp stevia together in a ziploc bag and marinate in refrigerator for 30 min
  • In a separate bowl, combine pineapple juice, apple juice, soy sauce, hoisin, water, stevia, ginger, chili flakes and corn starch and whisk together. Be sure cornstarch dissolves completely
  • Partially steam broccoli florets for 2 min in microwave steamer (or bowl covered with plastic wrap) and 2 tbsp water
  • While broccoli steams, heat rice/quinoa blend (or cauliflower rice)
  • Heat a non-stick skillet on high – the hotter the better - When pan is hot, add sesame oil and olive oil to the pan – it should ripple and pop a little
  • Add chicken and minced garlic - oil will pop - you might want to have a cover
  • Sear on high for 3-4 minutes – stirring so it doesn't stick
  • Once chicken is cooked through, add in steamed broccoli and toss gently
  • Whisk sauce in bowl to be sure corn starch hasn't settled. Then add to the pan with chicken & broccoli.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes until sauce thickens. This makes more sauce than the Panera version - they serve with a "glaze" vs. extra sauce - but trust me - it's so good - you'll be happy you have it!
  • While sauce thickens, in a separate bowl, mix rice with juice from lime and cilantro - toss to combine
  • Serve chicken and broccoli over rice top with sesame seeds and cilantro for garnish

Notes

Nutrition is for Weight Watchers version which has following swaps:
1 lb chicken thighs = 1 chicken breast, 3 chicken thighs
Sugar = Stevia
Quinoa/Rice = Cauliflower Rice 
Comparison to Panera Version with above swaps:
  • Calories - same
  • Fat - same
  • Saturated Fat - down from 4.5 to .4
  • Sodium - down from 1850 to 464
  • Carb - down from 78 to 22
  • Sugar - down from 25 to 8.7
  • Protein - up from 43 to 88 (I used MORE chicken) 
Weight Watchers Points 
Blue/Green/Purple - 6 pts

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 646kcalCarbohydrates: 22.2gProtein: 88.8gFat: 22.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 464mgPotassium: 1126mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 8.7gCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
Keyword broccoli, chicken, copycat, panera, teriyaki
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