This is a staple recipe that you’ve got to keep on hand. I love this because not only is it so easy to make and quick to throw together, but it uses basic ingredients that you likely always keep on hand. I know this is going to frequent its way to my dinner table. It’s like Chinese take-out but it’s made healthy with the use of brown rice and chicken in place of the traditional ham. Another great thing about this is it’s a meal the entire family can agree on, my husband and I both loved it and my kids devoured it in no time. It’s also so convenient how it s a meal all in one. Save this recipe and be sure to try it soon, you’re going to love it!
Chicken Fried Rice
Yield: About 3 servings
- 3 cups cooked long-grain brown rice (preferably left over rice. White is fine too)
- 3/4 lb bonelss skinless chicken breasts , diced into 3/4-inch pieces
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil , divided
- 1 Tbsp canola oil , divided
- 1 1/3 cups frozen peas and carrots blend
- 3 green onions chopped
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Sriracha , for serving (optional)
In a large non-stick wok or skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil and 1 1/2 tsp of the canola oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add chicken pieces, season lightly with salt and pepper and saute until cooked through, about 5 - 6 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
Return skillet to medium-high heat, add remaining 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil and 1 1/2 tsp canola oil. Add peas and carrots blend and green onions and saute 1 minute, then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Push veggies to edges of pan, add eggs in center and cook and scramble.
Return chicken to skillet along with rice. Add in soy sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with Sriracha to taste if desired.
Recipe Source: adapted with slight changes from Rachel Schultz