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Sheet pan Spicy Chicken Yum Yum Rice Bowls with spicy orange ginger chicken, steamed rice, all the best toppings, and our favorite spicy, sweet, and creamy yum yum sauce. I top each bowl off with fresh avocado, sesame chili oil, lots of fried wontons, and a generous side of yum yum sauce. Each bowl is colorful and full of flavor. A great family dinner any night of the week, and it’s much simpler to throw together than you’d think!

Spicy Chicken Yum Yum Rice Bowls |

If there’s one dish that my family universally loves, it’s any kind of rice bowl situation. I’m sure many of you have assumed this already, but it’s safe to say my family just loves rice. Too much honestly, but, we love what we love.

My favorite thing to do on busy nights, and especially when I’m not sure what to cook, is to put together a rice bowl. When I’m just cooking for my family, each bowl pretty much always includes a meat…either chicken, steak, or seafood. Then some kind of sauce, some kind of vegetable, avocado, and at least one crunchy element.

When I put this one together last week, everyone was calling it chicken yum yum rice. The fun name stuck! And here with are – spicy chicken yum yum rice bowls. They really are delicious – crispy, spicy, oven-baked chicken, creamy yum yum style sauce, and plenty of fried wontons.


What I love even more about this dish is the ease. Bake the chicken up on a sheet pan (so no messing up the stove). Then steam some rice and add super simple toppings. I did fry up my own wontons and make chili crisp oil, but feel free to use store-bought too!

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Start with the chicken. Cut it into super thin strips, toss it with some tamari and orange juice, then add arrowroot powder or cornstarch. This creates a coating for the chicken to crisp up in the oven.

Now bake the chicken and make the sauce. It’s a mix of additional tamari and orange juice, then honey, chili paste, ginger, and garlic. Pour the sauce over the chicken, continue baking, then broil until the sauce thickens up and the chicken gets crispy.

The sauce ends up becoming sticky and glazes the chicken (so good!).

During this same time, I usually roast a whole bunch of bell peppers and broccoli to serve along with the bowls. I do this on a separate sheet pan.

Now the yum yum sauce. I make mine with avocado oil mayo, ketchup, Worcestershire, seasoned salt, and cayenne. Just mix and done!

Now we can assemble! First the rice, then thinly sliced avocados, cucumbers, and kimchi. Next, add the chicken. I like to do some chili crisps and a handful of fried wontons, plus plenty of green onions.

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Serve the yumm yumm on the side.

For toppings, my bowls almost always include cucumber, avocado, and definitely those fried wontons.

If you’re looking to switch up your chicken and rice bowls, these bowls are really fun. Of course, over here, it’s all about the sauces, so those are actually a must. And the crispy chicken is extra delish too!

Spicy Chicken Yum Yum Rice Bowls |

Looking for other dinner ideas? 

Crockpot White Chicken Chili Burrito Bowls

Red’s Favorite Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls

Skillet Chicken Adobo with Coconut Rice

30 Minute Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Rice

Weeknight Sesame Teriyaki Chicken with Ginger Rice

Lastly, if you make Spicy Chicken Yum Yum Rice Bowls, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Spicy Chicken Yum Yum Rice Bowls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 425 kcal

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Yum Yum Sauce


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
    2 On a large sheet pan, toss the chicken with 1 tablespoon tamari and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Season with pepper. Sprinkle the cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) over the chicken, lightly toss. drizzle with olive oil. Bake 15 minutes.
    3. To make the sauce. In a bowl, whisk 1/3 cup tamari, 2 tablespoons orange juice, honey, chili paste, garlic, and ginger.
    4. When the chicken is ready, pour two-thirds of the sauce over the chicken. Toss and bake another 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Switch the oven to broil. Broil 1-2 minutes, until the chicken chars on the edges. If desired, spoon over the remaining sauce.
    5. Meanwhile, make the yum yum sauce. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and season with cayenne and salt.
    6. To assemble, add the rice to bowls, top with cucumber, avocado, chicken, kimchi, green onions, and a big handful of fried wontons. Spoon over the yum yum.


Sesame Chili Crisp
3/4 cup sesame or peanut oil
8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1-3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
1 tablespoon Korean chili flakes (gochugaru) (optional)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
In a skillet, combine the sesame oil and garlic. Cook over medium heat until the garlic turns golden and is crisping, about 5-8 minutes. Stir in the sesame seeds and cook for 1 minute. Pour the oil into a large bowl. Add the chili flakes, paprika, cayenne, and season with fish sauce, tamari, or salt. 
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  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Was a winner with everyone and not a bite left over! We’ve now added to our “favorites” list and will definitely be making again.

    1. Hi Brandy,
      Happy Monday!!⛅️ Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it turned out well for you:)

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner and my husband (who’s the cook in the family) said this is one of the best meals you’ve ever made. Thank you for a delicious meal! Made it exactly as described, including fresh wonton strips and roasted broccoli on the side. Delicious! Can’t wait to add this to the regular rotation

    1. Hey Natasha,
      Happy Monday!!⛅️ Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it turned out well for you:)

  3. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe last night and oh my, it was delicious! My husband said it was better than the local Japanese restaurant. We will definitely make this again.

    1. Hi Melanie,
      Happy Friday!! ☘️🌈 So glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for trying it out! xT

  4. 5 stars
    This is a winner. So delicious and because it cooks in the oven I think it’s easier to make. Everyone loved it even my fussy son. I made a separate tofu one and it also was a hit. Full of flavour! Thank you for your recipe, we will be having this on a regular basis!

    1. Hi Kathryn,
      Wonderful!!🍀 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for trying it out:)

  5. 5 stars
    Tieghan… this recipe! It’s insanely delicious! So so so good. It got rave reviews and will now be a staple in the meal rotation over here!

  6. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I’ve made it a few times now, and we crave it regularly. Wondering if you think the chicken would turn out in the crockpot? Or would the honey end up burning? I know we’d miss out on the yummy crunchy bits, but as a mom of two toddlers, I sometimes need to make a more hands-off dinner.

    1. Hey Anna,
      Happy Monday!!🌴 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! I haven’t tested the crockpot, but it might work for you! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Recipe turned out wonderful!! Will definitely be one of our staples. We have some vegetarian friends so am going to try it with shrimp next. Cooked chicken in oven but am wondering if you can cook on stovetop? Also was a bit confused about chili crisps. Thought it would be more solid. Maybe a little less oil next time.

    1. Hey Debbie,
      Happy Monday!!🌞 Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Yes, you could definitely do the chicken on the stove top. xx

  8. 5 stars
    This was delicious with chicken, however we recently substituted seared tuna in lieu of chicken for a dinner party and it also received rave reviews. I can’t say I’ve made a recipe from Tieghan that hasn’t been a “keeper!”

    1. Hey Jane,
      Happy Monday!!🌞 Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

  9. 5 stars
    I think I’ve already left a review for this recipe but it’s just so good I need to write another! I make this almost every week. The flavors are so good, you have to make the yum yum sauce, it really takes this dish to another level. Such an easy, healthy, yummy meal.

    1. Lol thanks so much Cassidy!! I love to hear that you have been enjoying this recipe and appreciate you making it:) xx

  10. 5 stars
    I left out the chili paste and ginger because I was out and it was still amazing. Thank you for another great recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    Delicious! I didn’t have time to make won-ton strips, so I added bean sprouts and shredded carrots from Trader Joes to add some crunch and color.

    1. Hey Marlene,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it!! Have a great weekend! xx