This copycat easy chicken stir fry casserole recipe is packed with all the familiar flavors of your favorite stir fry at your local Asian restaurant. A simple and savory teriyaki chicken casserole that is loved and my whole family can’t tell the difference between this baked version and our favorite restaurant. It has all the authentic flavors with our homemade teriyaki sauce.
With colorful vegetables, juicy and tender chicken, and savory sauces all combined into one dramatic dish. Your family will be amazed at how quickly dinner can come together. Best of all, this rustic comfort food won’t break the bank.
Chicken teriyaki casserole is our favorite Chinese takeout. it’s a good casserole to make when you want a nutritious dish the whole family will enjoy.
Chicken Stir Fry Casserole for Busy Weeknights Casserole
The perfect solution for busy families on-the-go. It is loaded with veggies, chicken, and teriyaki flavor. This casserole is the perfect way to get a hearty and healthy meal on the table in no time.
Satisfy your cravings with just a few minutes of prep and 30 minutes of baking time. Whether you’re short on time or just looking for a new favorite dish, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your weekly meal rotation.
Ingredients in this Teriyaki Chicken Casserole Recipe
There is no need to prep everything ahead of time to stand over the stove and cook all the ingredients in a wok. This recipe uses simple ingredients like frozen vegetables, pre-cooked rice, and rotisserie chicken so it goes together in a snap. Read on to learn how to make this flavorful and filling dish in just a few quick steps.
Ingredients and Ideas for Variations
Rotisserie Chicken. This makes the dish come together quickly. If you don’t have any in the freezer to use when needed like I do, go ahead, and use chicken breasts. They will cook up quickly and shred or dice nicely.
Rice. Precooked rice is the best. I used a package of long grain wild rice and one of jasmine rice. You can really use any type of rice you enjoy such as brown rice.
Vegetables. You can use fresh or frozen, any kind you like. Today, I used frozen peas and frozen stir fry mix. Switch up the vegetables and use baby corn, snap peas, snow peas, water chestnuts, broccoli and cauliflower.
Water. It is used to dissolve the cornstarch before adding to the baked dish. Additionally, I add it to make this saucier.
Cornstarch. Mix this with the water to make a cornstarch slurry. It helps thicken the sauce.
Soy sauce. This authentic flavoring is a must in teriyaki as it is just a hint of sweet, salty and umami that adds such a richness.
Sugar. For this I have used granulated sugar, brown sugar, or maple syrup. They all add a slight unique taste to this dish.
Apple cider vinegar. It complements the umami flavors in this dish.
Garlic. It can be garlic cloves slices or minced from the jar. We love all types of garlic in our home.
Ginger. Just a little goes a long way in this recipe to bring in those real Asian flavors that are expected in a stir fry recipe.
Green Onion. This recipe uses just two. One is diced up and baked with the casserole. The other is sliced thinly and sprinkled on top after baking. It adds a little crunch and heat when you bite into it.
Make Ahead Casserole
Make this the night before or morning before you plan on baking it. It’s a great way to save time. Just layer in the ingredients in a casserole dish, make the sauce and pour over the stir fry. Cover and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to make.
Since the ingredients are cold from the refrigerator, allow 10-15 minutes of additional baking time.
Storing Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole
This is a great recipe to make and enjoy leftovers during the week. It will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat leftovers in the oven or just a few minutes in the microwave.
Freeze unbaked. Layer in the rice, vegetables, and chicken. Pour over the sauce and cover the pan tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil. Make sure to label it with the contents, date, and baking instructions.
To bake let the casserole thaw in the refrigerator for a day. Then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through. About 30-45 minutes.
You can bake from a frozen state. Lower the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and keep the aluminum foil on. Bake for 90 to 120 minutes.
Easy Chicken Stir Fry Casserole Recipe
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- 4-6 Cups Chicken diced. Rotisserie chicken or a few cooked chicken breasts
- 17.6 Ounces Precooked Rice 2 pouches. I used 1 pouch long grain wild rice and 1 pouch jasmine
- 12 Ounces Stir Fry Vegetables
- 12 Ounces Sweet Peas
- 2 Green Onions Thinly Sliced
- ½ Cup Soy Sauce
- ½ Cup Maple Syrup or Granulated Sugar or Brown Sugar
- ¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic Minced
- ½ Teaspoon Ginger
- 2 Teaspoons Cornstarch
- 1 Cup Water Cold
- Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish or casserole dish with a light coating of oil, add the precooked rice.17.6 Ounces Precooked Rice
- Next, layer in the vegetables; stir fry vegetables and sweet peas. I used frozen vegetables thawed.12 Ounces Stir Fry Vegetables, 12 Ounces Sweet Peas
- Thinly slice the green onions. Add one to the casserole and save the other for topping after the baked dish is removed from the oven.2 Green Onions
- Remove the rotisserie chicken from the bone and dice into bite-size pieces. Add to the baking pan.4-6 Cups Chicken
- In a medium pan, mix the cold water and cornstarch until dissolved. Add the soy sauce, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, and ginger. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Let boil 1 minute and pour over the top of the chicken stir fry ingredients.½ Cup Soy Sauce, ½ Cup Maple Syrup, ¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Garlic, ½ Teaspoon Ginger, 2 Teaspoons Cornstarch, 1 Cup Water
- Bake in an oven pre-heated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
- Since everything is pre-cooked, this casserole just needs to be heated to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If you wish, you can use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature.
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