Rice Bowl with Garlic Sauce (Zankou Chicken Copycat) Recipe

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Jacob Lawrence Modified: May 17, 2022
Rice Bowl with Garlic Sauce (Zankou Chicken Copycat) Recipe

How To Make Rice Bowl with Garlic Sauce (Zankou Chicken Copycat)

Enjoy this delicious rice bowl from Zankou Chicken that comes with steamed brown rice, roasted chicken and carrots topped with garlic paste.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1cupgarlic paste,(Zankou Chicken’s copycat)
  • 6chicken thighs
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • 1tbsplemon zest
  • 2lbscarrots,peeled and sliced into 1-inch diagonal coins
  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • cups brown rice
  • 3cupschicken broth
  • 1tbspunsalted butter,optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a baking dish, add chicken broth, rice, butter, salt, and pepper.

  3. Bake rice in the oven for 60 minutes.

  4. About 30 minutes into the rice cooking time, start the chicken and carrots.

  5. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, carrots, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons canola oil, and lemon zest.

  6. Spread onto a pan and roast in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes alongside the rice. Everything should be done and ready to come out of the oven at the same time.

  7. Serve the pilaf with chicken and carrots. Top with garlic sauce.


  • Calories: 796.44kcal
  • Fat: 41.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.12g
  • Fiber: 6.46g
  • Sugar: 9.33g
  • Protein: 41.37g
  • Cholesterol: 197.83mg
  • Sodium: 595.14mg
  • Calcium: 126.25mg
  • Potassium: 1225.55mg
  • Iron: 3.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 1324.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.52mg
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