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Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

It’s nice when you make up a recipe that is simple and easy to prepare that also tastes so delicious your family asks you to make it weekly. This chicken fried rice dish is always the one asked for. 

 

This chicken fried rice dish is one that I make at least every other week with variations like adding in more spices or simple ingredients such as scallions or sesame seeds.

I will list the suggested spices and ingredients to jazz the dish up once in a while. To be honest, it’s really delicious as is. 

A note about the recipe, it yields about 6 main course servings. You can easily double or triple the recipe and keeps in the fridge for a couple of days. 

 

 

Chicken Fried Rice

Yields: about 6 main course servings

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What you’ll need to make chicken fried rice…

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked white rice, you can use half white and half brown rice – you can use instant parboiled rice or here is my way to make perfect white rice
  • 4 tbsp canola, avocado, or grape seed oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine, or use all oil
  • 1 medium to large white or yellow onion, diced or cut into small chunks 
  • 4 eggs, scrambled beforehand 
  • 3 large skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into small chunks or diced
  • 12 ounce bag frozen peas and carrots, slightly thawed
  • 1/2 cup low sodium or regular soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 – 3/4 tsp ground black or white pepper
  • Choice of optional dipping sauce on the side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the easy way to make chicken fried rice…

Directions:

  1. Heat a large nonstick fry pan or wok with oil and butter. Swirl around until hot, try not to burn the oil and butter. 
  2. Toss onion and cook for just a minute or two. Add in cooked rice and toss for about a minute. Add in scrambled eggs, garlic powder and pepper. Continue to cook. 
  3. Toss in peas and carrots and gently mix to incorporate. Now, add in the soy sauce. Keep stirring until you see the rice start to get some color. Just a little. Toss in chicken and cook until heated. That’s it, you’re done! Plate up!!

Here are some additional ingredients you may want to add in on occasion – 1 cup frozen corn, 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, 2 tbsp dark sesame sauce stirred in at the end of cooking, 2 tsp minced garlic for more garlic flavor, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 2 tsp sriracha sauce. These are just a few ingredients that I have added in the past. My suggestion, try this recipe as is the first time. YUM!

 

 

 

Enjoy the deliciousness! 

 

Here are a few more rice dishes both sweet and savory to check out….

Copycat Takeout Fried Rice

Creamy Dreamy Rice Pudding

Super Easy Chicken Corn Rice Soup

 Easy Homemade Rice Pudding

How To Make Perfect White Rice

 

Chicken Fried Rice

It’s nice when you make up a recipe that is simple and easy to prepare that also tastes so delicious your family asks you to make it weekly.
Course Chicken Dinner, Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword chicken and rice, chicken fried rice, fried rice, Rice, Take-Out
Servings 6
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 4 heaping cups cooked white rice
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil such as canola or avocado
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine, or just use oil
  • 1 medium to large white or yellow onion, diced or cut into small chunks
  • 4 large eggs scrambled beforehand
  • 3 large cooked skinless chicken breasts cut into small chunks or diced
  • 12 ounce bag frozen peas and carrots, slightly thawed
  • 1/2 cup low sodium or regular soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp ground black or white pepper
  • choice of dipping sauce on the side, this is optional

Instructions

  1. 1.Heat a large nonstick fry pan or wok with oil and butter. Swirl around until hot, try not to burn the oil and butter.

    2.Toss onion and cook for just a minute or two. Add in cooked rice and toss for about a minute. Add in scrambled eggs, garlic powder and pepper. Continue to cook.

    3.Toss in peas and carrots and gently mix to incorporate. Now, add in the soy sauce. Keep stirring until you see the rice start to get some color. Just a little. Toss in chicken and cook until heated. That’s it, you’re done! Plate up and enjoy!!

    ***Here are some additional ingredients you may want to add in on occasion – 1 cup frozen corn, 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, 2 tbsp dark sesame sauce stirred in at the end of cooking, 2 tsp minced garlic for more garlic flavor, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 2 tsp sriracha sauce. These are just a few ingredients that I have added in the past. My suggestion, try this recipe as is the first time. YUM!

 

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