Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Bowls (Whole30)

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Asian Paleo and Whole30 is something that I crave on a weekly basis. My goal is always trying to build recipes that are both healthy, yet flavorful. This Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Bowls is 5 stars and way better than takeout and is Whole30 and Paleo compliant and can be tailored to Keto. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Chicken Teriyaki

The teriyaki sauce that I use in this recipe is pretty darn perfect. Sometimes when cooking Keto, Paleo and Whole30, it can be hard to get a teriyaki sauce that is a sticky consistency. Not only is this sauce super sticky, but it also has zero sugar. That’s right, there is nothing sweet added!

Chicken Teriyaki

Ingredients needed for this Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry:

  • Chicken breast
  • Olive oil
  • Zucchini (sliced)
  • Shredded carrots (remove for keto)
  • Snapped peas
  • Yellow onion (sliced)
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Sesame seed oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onions

Teriyaki Sauce

  • Coconut aminos
  • Rice vinegar
  • Garlic (pressed)
  • Tapioca OR Xanthan Gum
  • Sesame seed oil
  • Pineapple juice (Omit for Keto)
  • Orange juice (omit for Keto and sub 1 1/2 tbsp of Monk Fruit Syrup)
  • Ground ginger
Chicken Teriyaki

How to make Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry:

Both the chicken and sauce is super easy and quick to make. For the sauce, I simply add all the ingredients except the tapioca flour to a saucepan and heat until it is a soft boil. Next I add a the tapioca flour dissolved in water and cook in for another 2 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick. As far as the chicken, you can boil, bake or grill.

To finish, I chop the chicken up and add to a large mixing bowl along with the teriyaki sauce and combine together with a spoon. To complete this healthy yet delicious bowl, I add some steamed cauliflower rice to a bowl along with some sauted stir fry veggies.

Chicken Teriyaki

Can I use this Chicken Teriyaki Bowl for meal prep?

100% YES! I love making this for meal prep. In my opinion, this meal becomes better as it sits in the fridge. For me, I just mix it all together and add it to my glass Tupperware. This will stay good in the fridge for up to a week and can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

What do I do if my teriyaki sauce doesn’t get thick?

It is IMPORTANT to always dissolve either the tapioca flour or arrowroot flour in water to get a really thick yet smooth sauce. In addition, it will take 2 minutes or so to thicken over medium heat. As it warms, it will begin to thicken. If you are using xanthan gum, make sure to whisk in until completely combines.

Chicken Teriyaki

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Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry Bowls

By: Ashley McCrary
5 from 7 votes
This Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Bowls taste better than takeout. It is filled with cauliflower rice, hearty veggies and chicken smothered in teriyaki sauce. It is also Whole30, Keto and Paleo compliant.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Chicken Bowls

  • 4- 4-6 oz chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 8 oz bag snapped peas
  • 1/2 large yellow onion sliced
  • 2 12 oz bags cauliflower rice
  • 2 tsp sesame seed oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds & green onions for garnish

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 3/4 cups coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour dissolved in 1 1/2 tbsp water or 1/4 tsp xanthan gum for Keto
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice Omit for Keto
  • 1/4 cup orange juice omit for Keto and sub 1 1/2 tbsp of Monk Fruit Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger


Chicken and Veggies

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat along with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the chicken breast seasoned with a little salt and pepper and cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature hits 165F.
  • Remove and place the chicken breast to the side and cover with aluminium foil to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, clean and prepare the, zucchini, carrots, snapped peas and onions.
  • In the same skillet, add 2 tsp of sesame seed oil and heat over medium heat. Add all the veggies and combine together with a wooden spoon and cook until tender, 4-5minutes.
  • Cook the cauliflower rice as directed on the packaging.
  • Remove the chicken from the foil and cut into cubes using a knife. Transfer the cubed chicken into a large bowl. Slowly pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and combine using a spoon.
  • Build the bowls by adding the cauliflower rice to the bottom of the bowl and top with the chicken and veggies. Garnish with sesame seeds and and green onions. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Sauce

  • Add in the coconut aminos, sesame seed oil, orange and pineapple juice, garlic and ground ginger to a saucepan over medium heat. Mix together with a spoon until combined.
  • Once the mixture comes to a slow boil add in the tapioca dissolved in water and combine. Turn heat to low. As it continues to heat the sauce will become thicker. Once thick, remove from heat.


  • For Keto remove all fruit juices for Monk Fruit Syrup. This will no longer be Whole30 when adding Monk Fruit.
  • Remove the carrots in the stir fry for full Keto. 
  • Nutritional Facts for ingredients listed: 367 calories/15 Fat/ 28 Carbs/ 3 Fibers./ 8 Sugars/ 28 Protein
  • Nutritional Facts for Keto: Carrots and fruit juices removed. Sub 1 1/2 tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener: 311 Calories/ 15 Fat/ 14 Carbs/ 3 Fibers/ 2 Sugars/ 27 Protein: 11 NET carbs

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Hi Ashley! Do you just juice an orange for the orange juice you use in the recipe? I am confused by the Whole30 website’s rule on juices…

    1. You can use either freshly squeezed or from a carton. If you use juice from a carton make sure it has NO added sugar or non compliant ingredients.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious! My husband and 3 boys (ages 7,4 and 3) couldn’t stop eating it. This one will definitely be added to our dinner rotation!

  3. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe twice and my whole crew loves it! I doubled up on the Teriyaki sauce to drizzle on other veggies later in the week!

    1. There is something about making sauce extras isn’t there? You can experiment and get that same favor on so many foods. So glad to hear the crew is on board to lovin healthy and tasty foods and SAUCES!! Thanks for sharing Savannah!!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfection! I make it at least 2x a month. My 5 and 2 year olds love it too! Thanks for creating a healthy version of this classic

    1. Awwww thank you so much for the kind review Victoria!!!! So thrilled this recipe was a game changer for you and your sweet babies:-)

  5. The directions never say add the rice vinegar. I’m making it now without it. Hope it comes out good!’

    1. I am currently working on getting all nutritional facts for all of my recipes up on my blog. However, its a pretty big project and I haven’t gotten to this recipe just yet. So sorry! Coming soon