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This recipe is a Whole30 version of a full hibachi chicken dinner… at home! With restaurant-style sautéed veggies, fried rice, and super tender chicken, this hibachi recipe is served with a spicy mustard dipping sauce that really transports you to the Japanese steakhouse! A Whole30-compliant version of my fan-favorite Hibachi Chicken with Fried Rice and Veggies.

Close up photo of whole30 hibachi chicken, rice, and veggies on a white plate

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • This recipe tastes just like your favorite Japanese restaurant – but it’s completely Whole30-compliant!
  • With a yield of 6 servings, this recipe is great for leftovers and meal prepping! Store the remaining hibachi in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
  • The sweet-and-spicy Whole30 mustard sauce adds just the right amount of flavor to this dish. You’ll want to use it on everything!
  • It looks involved, but this meal is ready to eat in roughly 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Key Ingredients

Cauliflower Rice – I love cauliflower rice! It’s a wonderful substitute for traditional rice if you’re watching your carb intake or just trying to mix things up a little. You can easily make your own by pulsing chopped cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles rice. Frozen cauliflower rice is available at most grocery stores, too!

Frozen Vegetables – What’s fried rice without veggies? They add a little color to the dish and are a great source of flavor! Carrots and green peas are the most common vegetables in traditional fried rice, and they’re perfect for Whole30 hibachi rice, too. You can totally use fresh vegetables if you prefer, but the frozen vegetables actually give the recipe more of a restaurant-style taste.

How to Make It

The full recipe & ingredients list are below, but here you’ll find a quick overview for making this recipe perfectly, along with useful tips and info!

Start with the fried cauliflower rice. You’ll need a large skillet (or a wok!) for this recipe just to contain everything.

Heat ghee in the skillet, then add all your rice ingredients and cook everything for just a few minutes, until the onions are translucent. Move the veggies to the outside of the pan, and crack two eggs in the center. Scramble the eggs, then mix everything together, top with Whole30 soy sauce (a.k.a coconut aminos and fish sauce), and cook for another minute.

Move your finished rice out of the way, and use that same skillet for the chicken. Cook your chicken in the faux soy sauce with a little lemon juice and seasoning until it’s no longer pink. Don’t stir the chicken too much – you want it slightly browned.

At the same time you’re cooking the chicken, prepare the hibachi veggies in another skillet. Sauté onion, mushrooms, and zucchini in a little ghee and aminos + fish sauce until everything is tender.

The Whole30-compliant mustard sauce is the easiest part, and you can make it day-of or a few days in advance. Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth! That’s it!

Assemble your plate or hibachi bowl, serve hot, and enjoy!

Chef’s Tips

  • Traditional fried rice was created as a way to use up leftover rice. For the most authentic fried rice flavor, use cauliflower rice that’s been cooked ahead of time for this recipe, instead of fresh cauliflower rice.
  • If you’re short on time, make the mustard sauce early and refrigerate It until you’re ready to use. It will keep in an airtight container up to 5 days.
  • Looking to mix it up? Make this Whole30 hibachi dinner with shrimp instead of chicken – it’s still compliant and just as delicious!
  • If you’re not a fan of zucchini or mushrooms, try broccoli or snap peas in your hibachi vegetables. They’re still Whole30-compliant and are commonly found in Japanese dishes.
Whole30 hibachi chicken dipped in mustard sauce next to a scoop of whole30 fried cauliflower rice

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
4.92 from 12 votes

Whole30 Hibachi


Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 35 minutes
This recipe is a Whole30 version of a full hibachi chicken dinner… at home! With restaurant-style sautéed veggies, fried rice, and super tender chicken, this hibachi recipe is served with a spicy mustard dipping sauce that really transports you to the Japanese steakhouse!
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil divided
  • 6 tablespoons ghee divided
  • salt
  • pepper

For the Soy Sauce

For the Fried Rice

  • ½ cup white onion diced
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables
  • 2 eggs large
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice

For the Hibachi Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh

For the Hibachi Vegetables

  • 1 zucchini large, quartered, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 white onion large, halved, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms about 8 ounces, quartered

For the Mustard Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds preferably lightly toasted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Instructions

For the Soy Sauce

  • Mix ingredients together and set aside until needed.

For the Fried Rice

  • Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a large skillet or wok on medium-high heat. Add diced onion, frozen vegetables, and cauliflower rice. Sauté until onions are almost translucent, approximately 3 minutes. Move vegetables to edges of pan.
  • Crack eggs into pan. Scramble with spatula until cooked through and fully scrambled.
    Frozen vegetables surrounding two eggs in a large wok with a spatula
  • Add 2 tablespoons ghee. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook 1 additional minute.
  • Pack fried rice firmly into bowls to keep hot.

For the Chicken and Vegetables

  • Heat 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil and 1 tablespoon ghee in same skillet used for rice. Add chicken, 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir only once or twice so chicken will brown.
    Chicken chunks sauteed in soy sauce in a large skillet
  • In a separate skillet or wok, heat 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil and 1 tablespoon ghee on medium-high heat. Add sliced onion, mushrooms, zucchini, 1 tablespoon soy sauce mixture, salt, and pepper. Sauté until vegetables are tender, approximately 6 to 8 minutes.

For the Mustard Sauce

  • Lightly toast sesame seeds, if desired. Blend sesame seeds, dry mustard, garlic, coconut aminos, coconut milk, and hot water in blender until smooth.
    Mustard sauce in a blender
  • Toasting the sesame seeds is optional, but doing so will enhance their flavor.
  • Traditional soy sauce is not Whole30-compliant, so be sure to only use the coconut amino & fish sauce mixture we mention in our recipe!
  • Make sure your fish sauce is Whole30-compliant and completely sugar free. Red Boat Fish Sauce (affiliate link) works perfectly!

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 0.167of total yieldCalories: 407calProtein: 24gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 1270mgPotassium: 1028mgTotal Carbs: 21gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gNet Carbs: 16gVitamin A: 2170IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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17 Comments

  1. Loved this recipe! Next time I think I’ll have my husband help as it was a lot to do alone! Loved the flavor, very filling for being a cauliflower rice base. Can’t wait to reuse sauces!5 stars

    1. The cauliflower rice base is so delicious! So glad you enjoyed- thanks for sharing, Kristen!

  2. Came out well. I used rice instead of cauliflower rice but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I think next time I would do less fish sauce, I found it strong4 stars

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, Taylor! So glad you enjoyed the dish for the most part!

  3. This was fantastic! My food processor died on my while making it, so the sauce wasn’t blended as the recipe called for, but it was still a phenomenal sauce and overall dish! My entire family loved it (11 year old and 8 year old included). I would highly recommend making this and we will have this again soon.5 stars

    1. Oh, no! I’m so happy the recipe turned out for you despite the food processor tragedy, though. Thank you so much for your review, Lesan!

  4. I have been craving hibachi and I’m so glad I finally tried your recipe! It is definitely a bit more time consuming than the recipe stated, but if I were a bit more focused and prepared it would be faster. Absolutely delicious, will make again!5 stars

  5. I made this for my family last night and it was amazing. It definitely takes some time to make but worth the effort! I just used a store bought soy sauce and didn’t use mushrooms. It still tasted delicious! Thanks!5 stars

  6. Delicious! The flavors were great. The mustard sauce, especially, was on point. It did take me more than 15 minutes to prep, with all the chopping and mixing the sauce and mustard. 35 minutes total was more like 90 minutes, for me, but I’m a novice cook. I did find everything easy to prep and cook. This was more like 4 servings for us. I will definitely make this again. Maybe with a little less ghee and sesame oil, but that’s just personal preference. I highly recommend this recipe!5 stars

  7. This is delish! My picky kids really like this, so it has joined our monthly rotation and leftovers warm up great! I used to make a chicken fried rice version with a ton more carbs, salt and less veggies. Hubs and I love how Cheryl incorporated a ton of veggies and the coconut aminos for a lower sodium alternative. A yummy bonus is the mustard sauce, it is wonderful!5 stars

  8. I made this last night and it was straight up AMAZING! I didn’t add the fish sauce because I can’t handle the smell, and it was still so delicious! Will definitely be making this one again! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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