Make-Ahead Korean-Inspired Chicken with Broccoli

Double up! This delicious spicy chicken dinner makes enough for two meals (8 servings total)! Use up your leftover rice and enjoy one tonight, then freeze the other for later.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 chicken breasts + 12 cups rice mixture


  • 8 6 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili-garlic sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 cup cooked white or brown rice

  • 2 12-16 ounce pkg. frozen broccoli florets

  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish and a 3-qt. disposable foil pan. Place chicken in a large bowl.

  2. For marinade, in a small bowl combine next seven ingredients (through olive oil). Drizzle over chicken; toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature 15 minutes.

  3. In another large bowl combine next seven ingredients (through pepper). Divide rice mixture between prepared baking dish and foil pan. Top each with half of the chicken; drizzle with any remaining marinade.

  4. Cover chicken mixture in foil pan with plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Store in freezer up to 3 months.

  5. Bake remaining chicken mixture, covered with foil, 35 minutes or until chicken is done (165°F). If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds and lime wedges.

    foil pan and open pan of Korean chicken with broccoli
    Jason Donnelly

To Heat

Thaw frozen pan of chicken mixture in refrigerator up to 48 hours. Preheat oven to 425°F. Bake, covered with foil (don't forget to remove the plastic wrap), 45 minutes or until chicken is done (165°F). Slice chicken; arrange on top of rice mixture. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
8g Fat
48g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 701mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 53.5mg 268%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 1228mg 26%
Folate, total 78.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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