Delicious garlic pepper grilled chicken served over poblano green rice, charred corn, avocados, cucumber and fresh cherry tomatoes topped with Sriracha mayo. A California inspired poke bowl made with chicken for a fun kid friendly alternative!
We love poke bowls. When were on vacation in Australia we always try and find the best poke shops around. They’re fun to eat and filled with delicious ingredients that are healthy and packed with umani flavour.
Poke is traditionally served with fresh tuna but we realize that not everyone likes to eat fish and chicken is usually a go to source of protein for most parents and if your like us you hate cooking chicken because its such a boring protein. This fun poke bowl alternative is a great way to spice up your chicken dishes. We marinated the chicken in tons of black pepper, fresh garlic and grated ginger. The black pepper and garlic chicken is so good, chars perfectly on the grill and comes out juicy!
One of the star ingredients of the dish is the poblano Mexican green rice. OH MY GOD its so good! You can always make long grain as is for the dish but we strongly recommend making the green rice. Make a big batch and use the leftovers in burritos or served on the side with your main the next day. The poblano peppers are the key to this recipe. Its to make all you need to do is char the poblanos on the grill, peel the skin and add all the other ingredients to a food processor and blend it into a sauce that we will use to coat the rice. Its that simple.
Poke bowls are all about the umami flavours, usually you have Sriracha mayo and some kind of sauce like unagi or teriyaki. For this version were sticking with Sriracha mayo and a balsamic drizzle to go with the California inspired flavours.
The most fun part of poke bowls is all the garnishes and condiments. You can go as simple or complex as you want. We love adding sliced cucumber, green onions, avocado, and some type of fruit. Delicious options include cilantro, charred corn, shredded carrots, lettuce, glass noodles, edamame, and toasted sesame seeds. The possibilities are endless, which means you really can’t mess up.
We hope you guys enjoyed this fun twist on a chicken dish in our version of a poke bowl!