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.
This easy restaurant style dish tastes just as delicious as PF Changs and can be on the table in no time.
Is chicken fried rice high in protein
Yes. It is!
This homemade dish packs a healthy 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:
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.
15 thoughts on “Chicken Fried Rice (Better Than Takeout)”
This fried rice looks delicious! I love using leftovers to make new dishes and I love how easy this is to make! 🙂
Thanks Sherri…it’s the perfect mid week meal.
I love how simple this is – such a great way to use up leftovers!
I love fried rice, but I hate how greasy it can be from take out places! What a great dish to make if you’re craving a little Chinese food with out all of the grease that comes with!
Yup…a bit healthier and you control how much soy you add. My kids love this dish.
I do love a homemade fried rice, it is in its perfect form, using up the leftover rice as intended. Yummy!
Fried rice is the perfect recipe to make with leftover recipe. I love that you added chicken for extra protein.
So easy too. Thanks!
I love quick and delicious weeknight meals like this!!
Me too…and it’s a kiddo favorite!
Fried rice is one of my favorite Chinese foods! Looks delicious, and always better home made.
Fried rice is such a classic…and always order it. Nice to be able to make great tasting food at home.
It seems to be a regular meal for the kids when we are busy and on the go. Thanks Gloria.