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Healthy Buckwheat And Chicken Bowl Recipe

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plate filled with buckwheat and chicken strips with veggies.

This Polish chicken and buckwheat recipe is part of the modern trend of enjoying healthy Polish dishes that are quick and easy to make. Ready in half an hour, you’ll love it!

Healthy Buckwheat Recipe With Chicken

A very modern Polish recipe, the buckwheat and chicken dish is growing popular in the Polish diet!

Traditionally, buckwheat is normally used in many dishes such as kasha or mushroom soup or kaszy gryczanej, or even roast duck stuffed with buckwheat and other ingredients.

But modern Poles have started experimenting with buckwheat because it’s gluten-free and good for celiacs and diabetics. 

This chicken and buckwheat recipe is a result of such experimentation. It’s healthy, it’s economical, and it’s tasty! Everyone in your family will feel full and happy when you make this buckwheat chicken dish. 

How To Make Buckwheat Chicken Bowl

Polish buckwheat with chicken is easy to make in less than 30 minutes.

You start by slicing the chicken breasts into strips and frying them with sliced onions, butter or pork lard on a low flame.

While that’s frying, cut the bell peppers into strips and keep ready.

Once the chicken is done, move it to one side of the skillet or wok and add the bell pepper next to it.

Chicken strips and bell peppers.
Fry the chicken strips, onions, and bell peppers

Place the buckwheat in the middle and cover it with bay leaves and other spices. Immerse the buckwheat in water and cover with a lid.

Allow the buckwheat and other ingredients to simmer for about 20 minutes till soft. And it’s ready to serve!

Buckwheat, chicken, veggies and spices in a skillet.
Add bay leaves and other spices
Buckwheat, chicken, veggies cooking in a skillet.
Add water and allow to cook
Buckwheat and chicken strips with veggies in a plate.
Buckwheat and chicken strips with veggies is a really healthy dish!

Tips For Making Polish Buckwheat With Chicken

  • This recipe is gluten-free and sugar-free!
  • You can roast the buckwheat before cooking them if you wish. 
  • Replace the butter or oil with pork lard for more flavor. 
  • You can and any other spices of your choice. 
  • Replace the chicken with button mushrooms to make the recipe vegan or vegetarian.
  • Top with chopped parsley or coriander and serve. 
  • Serve with a side of buraczki or mizeria or if you want something creamy use Polish coleslaw
  • If serving leftover buckwheat chicken the next day, reheat with lard or butter!

FAQs About Polish Buckwheat And Chicken Recipe

Do I Have To Use Buckwheat For This Recipe?

No, it’s not essential to use only buckwheat. You can use any other groats such as millet, barley, pearl barley, or even rice if you like.

What Other Veggies Can I Use?

You can use any veggies of your choice for this dish. Apart from bell peppers and onions, buckwheat and chicken will also go well with boiled carrots, roast potatoes, roast asparagus, fried leeks, boiled celeriac, or literally any other vegetables of your choice. 

Can I Make This Buckwheat And Chicken Dish Vegetarian?

To make the buckwheat and chicken dish vegetarian or vegan, simply replace the chicken with fresh mushrooms. If you want to use dried mushrooms, soak them in water for a few hours before using them. 

How To Store The Buckwheat Chicken Dish?

Store the buckwheat and chicken dish in the refrigerator in a covered dish and finish within a few days. Reheat with a few tablespoons of water and oil before serving.

Healthy Buckwheat And Chicken Bowl Recipe

Healthy Buckwheat And Chicken Bowl Recipe

plate filled with buckwheat and chicken strips with veggies.

This Polish chicken and buckwheat recipe is part of the modern trend of enjoying healthy Polish dishes that are quick and easy to make. Ready in half an hour, you'll love it!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp of oil / olive oil / butter
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • ½ cup of buckwheat
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of dried marjoram/basil/ any other herb
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • a pinch of pepper


  1. Wash and slice the chicken breasts into strips.
  2. Peel and cut the onion into half-moons.
  3. Fry chicken breasts and onion with 1 tbsp of oil, butter, or any other fat on low heat.
  4. In the meantime, wash and slice bell peppers into strips.
  5. Move chicken and onion to the side of the skillet/wok.
  6. Place bell pepper strings on the other sides of the skillet/wok.
  7. Place buckwheat in the middle.
  8. Add 1 cup of water, don't stir.
  9. Add spices, cover the skillet with a lid, and simmer for about 20 minutes until the buckwheat is soft.
  10. Serve cold or hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 512Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 731mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 7gSugar: 9gProtein: 42g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

Chicken and buckwheat bowl recipe.

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