Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

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!

Servings 4 servings

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 low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

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