My Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice recipe uses five simple ingredients in one dish that packs protein and veggie goodness all in one.
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.
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.
To make this chicken fried rice, you will need these ingredients:
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.
Better Than Takeout Chinese Fried Rice
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1.5 cups cooked chicken
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of frozen vegetables
- 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 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.