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Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl

This Browns copycat Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl recipe has 4 layers of exploding taste: a chicken teriyaki stir-fry with vegetables, on a bed of rice, and topped with Braised Cabbage and a delicious spicy yogurt drizzle.

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Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl

This restaurant copycat is from Cactus Club and Browns Socialhouse. It’s one of my favourite dishes from a restaurant ever – the Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl!

Truth be told, I usually only ever go to Browns when I’m craving this meal, and I get it every single time. The Dragon Bowl is one of their most popular items on the menu, and for great reason.

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The Dragon Bowl has a chicken teriyaki stir-fry with vegetables, on a bed of rice and topped with Braised Cabbage and a delicious spicy yogurt drizzle. This drizzle is amazing, it’s a cactus club spicy yogurt – simply the best!

If you’ve never ordered this dish before, the ingredient combinations are amazing, my friends.

A dragon bowl is not something I’d order in any other restaurant, because I can make a stir-fry at home very easily.

This type of meal is just not one that would catch my eye enough to place that order confidently {because I am a creature of ordering habit}. Yet I tried a taste from a friend once, fell in love, and haven’t looked back.

browns socialhouse dragon bowl

I’m always impressed when I can make a mouthwatering restaurant meal from the comforts of home.

When enjoying this cactus club teriyaki chicken rice bowl dish, try and get a bit of every layer on that fork and taste at the same time. Sweet, spicy and sour, tangy and creamy – this really is a meal that pleases all the tastes.

How to make a Teriyaki Dragon Bowl

While the ingredient list and instructions might seem daunting, it’s fairly simple and straight forward. It’s like making 4 recipes and layering them together for a perfect combination.

The first thing I do is make Braised Cabbage, and for that I published a stand alone recipe. While I included the full recipe for Braised Red Cabbage here, in my dedicated post I talk about other ways you can use this vegetable side dish. So make sure to check out that post as well.

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I also make the spicy yogurt while the cabbage is simmering, as that has to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Next you make the rice, and type doesn’t really matter. I chose Basmati rice because it’s my favourite.  The stir-fry is also made on the stove, and the secret to the stir-fry is the yummy teriyaki sauce!

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About the time that the stir-fry is done, the rice, cabbage and spicy yogurt will be as well. Then, you layer on a plate for not only the most beautiful dish – but one that offers a taste explosion!

When making this teriyaki chicken rice bowl recipe, don’t skimp out and omit the cabbage or spicy yogurt. You might do what I did before tasting, and assume you might not like it. Yet, I promise these are key layers that should not be missed.

Yet this recipe does have some room for variation with the stir-fry ingredients. You can easily swap in and out your personal favourites to make it your own. 

dragon bowl

If any parts of this dish remaining, note that this recipe is wonderful as a leftover. When I made this the last time, I had plenty of spicy yogurt, rice, and braised red cabbage. I just had to make a quick stir-fry, and it was on the table very quickly.

Enjoy my version of probably the best restaurant copycat recipe ever!

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dragon bowl

Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl

Yield: 3 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

This Browns copycat Chicken Teriyaki Dragon Bowl recipe has 4 layers of exploding taste: a chicken teriyaki stir-fry with vegetables, on a bed of rice, and topped with Braised Cabbage and a delicious spicy yogurt drizzle. 

Ingredients

STIR-FRY

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 yellow or orange pepper, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 asparagus stalks, cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 cup baby bok choy, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1/2 carrot, shaved
  • 4 green onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 bottle of teriyaki sauce

RICE

  • 4 cups cooked rice

BRAISED CABBAGE

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 apples, cored and peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 red cabbage, cored and sliced into 1" wide strips
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pepper to taste

SPICY YOGURT

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 pkg powdered ranch dressing
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. ** I make the braised cabbage, spicy yogurt and rice to start. Once the braised cabbage is done, I start the stir-fry since that doesn't take long at all. Once the stir-fry is done - I put the rice on the plate, add stir-fry, add braised cabbage and drizzle the spicy yogurt on top. Voila! 

BRAISED CABBAGE

  1. Add olive oil to a large pot on the stove with apple and onion, and cook on medium heat until onion softens, about 4 minutes. 
  2. Add cabbage to the pot and continue to cook while you mix the vinegar, water, and brown sugar in a bowl. Immediately add the bowl ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 1.5 hrs, stirring occasionally. Add pepper if desired. 
  4. You can simmer longer if necessary yet once the cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has been soaked it, it's done. Keep warm if not ready to assemble the dish quite yet

SPICY YOGURT

  1. Mix all ingredients together and let it sit in the fridge for at least 1 hr

RICE

  1. Cook the rice as per directions and set aside

STIR-FRY

  1. In a large pan on the stove, heat 1 tbsp of the oil and cook the chicken until done. Remove from pan and set aside. 
  2. Add the remaining oil into the now empty pan over high heat, and add in the pepper, asparagus, broccoli and bok choy. Cook until softened.
  3. Add back in the chicken and the teriyaki sauce. combine and cook for 1 minute. Add in the carrot and green onion and cook for another minute or two.
  4. Assemble in layers and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 3 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 787Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 115gFiber: 9gSugar: 41gProtein: 41g

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15 Comments

  1. I just had the Dragon Bowl at Browns for the first time the other day, definitely my new favourite! Thanks for this awesome recipe, my family loved it😊

  2. This is my FAV dish at Brown’s too!! I LOVE it! Thanks for making a copycat for us to try at home! However, I can’t seem to find the detailed recipe on here and where to print it from.

  3. What do you use for Teriyaki sauce? There’s many different brands which all taste significantly different I find.

    1. for the braised cabbage? Just as the recipe states with amounts in ingredient list: “Add olive oil to a large pot on the stove with apple and onion, and cook on medium heat until onion softens, about 4 minutes.
      Add cabbage to the pot and continue to cook while you mix the vinegar, water, and brown sugar in a bowl. Immediately add the bowl ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil. …. “

  4. Hi there! I can’t wait to try this. I just have a couple questions, the apples and cabagge, do you add the apples with the cabbage to eat all together at the end when layering or is it just for the flavour? Also, is the Greek yogurt plain yogurt?

    Thank you!

    1. The braised cabbage {apples and cabbage mixture} is a layer on the plate. It’s essential to the dish – so good! And yes, the yogurt is plain greek. 🙂

  5. I made this to a T, and husband loved it. He also loves Brown’s social house dragon bowl. Thanks for the heads up about being labor intensive…..I started early with that in mind. When I calculated the nutritional info for my weight watchers (I’m green level) the individual serving ended up to be 25 points!!!! Put me over my daily limit! must have been the carbs!!!! Still it was a great way to get lots of veggies in. Was certainly cheaper to make at home than what you pay in the restaurant. I think I’ll ask my husband what happened to my tip!!!

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