Chicken Fried Rice (Better Than Takeout)

Chicken Fried Rice (Better Than Takeout)

My Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice recipe uses five simple ingredients in one dish that packs protein and veggie goodness all in one.

Side view of Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice in white bowl on orange napkin

How can you get dinner on the table quickly with 5 ingredients you already have stocked?

Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice is the answer.

The kids need to be in two different places during the dinner hour and I need to make sure they are fed before they go.

If you are like me, then you must get tired of feeding your kids the same thing over and over to get them out the door.

Side view of Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice in white bowl with fork on orange napki

My Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice recipe uses 5 simple ingredients that you likely already have in your fridge and pantry.

 

Is chicken fried rice high in protein

Yes. It is!

This dish packs a nutritious punch and your kids are none the wiser. You get a protein boost from the chicken and peas and surprisingly, the soy sauce. Just go easy on the sauce because it can be high in sodium.

Cut your cooking time in half by using leftovers. We usually always have leftover chicken in the fridge. Sometimes it’s pork tenderloin from the night before. Shrimp would well here too.

 

To make this chicken fried rice, you will need these ingredients:

 
Cooked rice. I love jasmine rice. You can buy a bag and cook it ahead of time or pick up a precooked and ready to microwave pouch of rice that can be ready in 2 minutes.
 
Baked chicken. Use the leftover chicken from last nights roasted chicken dinner or pick up a rotisserie chicken for easy picking. Pork tenderloin and shrimp work just as well.
 
Eggs. White or brown. It makes no difference.
 
Frozen mixed vegetables. I like to pick up a small bag of mixed vegetables that includes carrots, peas, corn, and green beans.
 
Soy sauce. Don’t grab the cheapest bottle. Not all soy sauce tastes the same. 
 

How to prepare this recipe:

Cook the rice. Make the rice fresh or plan ahead and cook enough to make this recipe and store it in the fridge until you need it.

Scramble an egg. Or two.

Add chicken or another protein source. Use a rotisserie chicken, use leftover chicken from last night’s baked chicken dinner or bake boneless breasts for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Toss in some frozen vegetables. I like to keep it simple by adding in frozen veggies and let them warm up in the skillet. If you prefer fresh, chop up carrots and add peas and green beans and let the veggies simmer until softened.

Shake in some soy sauce. Don’t add too much. It is easier to add more as you need it. No one likes a dish that is too salty.

 

Side view of Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice in white bowl with fork

 


 

Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice

My Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice recipe uses five simple ingredients in one dish that packs protein and veggie goodness all in one.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chinese Fried Rice
Servings: 2
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1.5 cups cooked chicken
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of frozen vegetables
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, crack the eggs and scramble them until cooked through. Add in the rice, cooked chicken and frozen vegetables. Add in just enough soy sauce, about 2 tablespoons until the rice has absorbed the sauce.

 


 Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice - My Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice recipe uses 5 simple ingredients in one dish that packs protein and veggie goodness all in one.



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