These Chili Crisp Chicken Bowls were an Instagram creation that needed a place on the blog! Spicy, fresh, and all around a great weeknight meal.

Chili Crisp Chicken Bowl assembled with extra herbs around.

I love a weeknight chicken bowl and these bowls could not be more simple! To start, you will make the cucumber salad, which is the star of the dish. The cucumbers and herbs add a delicious freshness to the bowls while the rice vinegar and Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp add a zing. It is the perfect pairing! Once your salad is assembled, you will sear your simply seasoned chicken then be ready to assemble.

Close up of Chili Crisp Chicken Bowl in black bowl.

Ingredients:

  • Persian or Mini Cucumbers
  • No Onions
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Thai Basil
  • Fresh Mint
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Fly by Jing Mala Spice Mix
  • Avocado Oil
  • Prepared Brown Cice
  • Lime Wedges
Ingredients for Chili Crisp Chicken Bowls scattered on counter.Ingredients for Chili Crisp Chicken Bowls scattered on counter.

Step-by-Step:

Step One: Prepare the Cucumber Salad

In a medium-sized bowl, add all of your cucumber salad ingredients and stir to combine. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the dish.

Cucumber salad assembled in large white bowl.Cucumber salad assembled in large white bowl.

Step Two: Season the Chicken

Season each side of the chicken with the Mala Spice Mix and salt.

Seasoned raw chicken on white platter.Seasoned raw chicken on white platter.

Step Three: Sear the Chicken

In a large skillet and the avocado oil and heat over medium-high. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken thighs and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Seared chicken on white platter.Seared chicken on white platter.

Step Four: Slice the Chicken

Transfer the cooked chicken to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes then slice.

Step Five: Assemble the Bowls

Next, add your prepared brown rice to each bowl, then add the chicken and top with the cucumber salad. Add additional herbs and chili crisp, plus lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!

Chili Crisp Chicken Bowl assembled in black bowl.Chili Crisp Chicken Bowl assembled in black bowl.

I hope you love these Chili Crisp Chicken Bowls as much as I do! Comment below once you make them!

For More Chicken Bowl Recipes:

Santa Fe Chicken Bowl

Harissa Avocado Chicken Bowls

Blackened Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls

Chicken and Cilantro Rice Bowls with Tahini

Prepare the Cucumber Salad:

Prepare the Chicken:

  • Season each side of the chicken with the Mala Spice Mix and salt.

  • In a large skillet and the avocado oil and heat over medium-high. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken thighs and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.

  • Transfer the cooked chicken to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes then slice.

Assemble:

  • Next, add your prepared brown rice to each bowl, then add the chicken and top with the cucumber salad. Add additional herbs and chili crisp, plus lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!

If you cannot get Fly by Jing Mala Spice Mix, salt and pepper works fine! You can do a total of 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.

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



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