Homemade Chicken Fried Rice

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Fried rice is SO yummy - but you have to find the perfect Chinese restaurant to get good fried rice. This homemade recipe is honestly just as good - if not better, than what you can get for take out. Plus, it's cheaper and lasts several meals!


 

Ingredients:


2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

3/4 to 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1/2-inch pieces

1 1/2 cups frozen peas and diced carrots blend (I don't thaw and use straight from the freezer)

3 green onions, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds (I omit!)

2 to 3 garlic cloves, finely minced

3 large eggs, lightly beaten (I typically do 4 eggs!)

4 cups cooked rice - long grain white rice

3 to 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

salt and pepper, optional and to taste


Directions:


1.To a large non-stick skillet or wok, add the oils, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so all sides cook evenly. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces.

2. Cook the rice, following directions on the bag/box.

3. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon (allow oils and cooking juices from chicken to remain in skillet) and place chicken on a plate; set aside.

4. Add the peas, carrots, green onions, and cook for about 2 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften, stir intermittently.

5. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stir intermittently.

6. In a separate pan, scramble eggs. (I typically cook eggs separately because it keeps flavors/other ingredients from mixing in too much)

7. Add the chicken, rice, evenly drizzle with soy sauce, optional salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until chicken is reheated through.


Recipe is best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months. Reheat gently as desired.




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