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Skip the takeout and make this easy chicken fried rice at home. It's a simple weeknight dinner that's so budget friendly, and it's a real crowd-pleaser! | APinchOfHealthy.com

Chicken Fried Rice

Skip the take-out and make this easy chicken fried rice at home. It's a simple weeknight dinner that's so budget friendly, and it's a real crowd-pleaser!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chicken fried rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 376 kcal
Author Marjorie @ APinchOfHealthy.com

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice preferably left over rice. Brown rice is fine too
  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts diced into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons tamari (gluten free) or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 1/2 Tablespoon butter to the pan.
  3. Add the chicken, salt and pepper generously, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 6 - 7 minutes.
  4. Put the cooked chicken on a clean plate, and set aside.
  5. Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  6. Cook the onions, carrots and peas until tender, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and cook one more minute.
  8. Push the veggies aside, and scramble the eggs on the empty side of the pan.
  9. Stir everything together, and add the last 1/2 tablespoon butter to the pan.
  10. Add the rice, green onions, soy sauce and chicken and combine.
  11. Allow the rice to "fry" and get a little toasty by leaving it alone for a minute.
  12. Stir everything up, and allow the rice to sort of crisp up again.
  13. Turn off the heat, and add the sesame oil.
  14. Stir to combine.
  15. Serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 658mg29%
Potassium 445mg13%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 5355IU107%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.