Easy Chicken Fried Rice


Author: Rachel

Published Date: December 16, 2023

Are you ready for a culinary journey that’s easy and delicious? This flavorful Easy Chicken Fried Rice offers simplicity, versatility, and a perfect blend of textures. Whether you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned pro, join us on this delightful adventure, and let’s whip up a meal that’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Quick and Effortless-With just 5 minutes of prep time, you can have this delectable dish on the table in less than an hour. Perfect for those busy days when you crave something homemade but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
  • Versatile and Customizable-This recipe is your canvas. You can easily tailor it to suit your taste buds and dietary preferences. Add more veggies, spice it up with chili flakes, or tweak the protein source – it’s entirely up to you.
  • The Perfect Marriage of Textures-Crunchy veggies, tender chicken, and fluffy rice – need I say more? The combination of textures in this dish is a palate-pleasing experience. It’s comfort food with a delightful twist that will keep you coming back for more.
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Easy Chicken Fried Rice Ingredients

  • Cooked Rice
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Yellow Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Peas, Corn and Carrots
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Green Onions
  • Ground Ginger

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How to Make Easy Chicken Fried Rice

  • Prep Time:  5 minutes
  • Cook Time:  50 minutes
  • Total Time:  55 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  1. Prepare Ingredients: If your rice is fresh, spread it out on a tray and let it dry out for a bit. Shred your rotisserie chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cook Eggs: Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Pour in the beaten eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove the eggs from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Sauté Aromatics: In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Sauté the chopped onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant.
  4. Add Vegetables: Stir in the peas, carrots and corn, cooking until they are just tender.
  5. Add Chicken: Fold in the shredded rotisserie chicken, cooking until everything is heated through.
  6. Combine with Rice: Add the cooked rice to the skillet, breaking up any clumps. Stir well to combine with the vegetables.
  7. Season: Pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil, stirring to evenly coat the rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add Eggs: Finally, add back in the scrambled eggs, toss together until everything is combined.
  9. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with sliced green onions. Serve hot as a main dish or side.
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Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store Easy Chicken Fried Rice:

Keep your leftover fried rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. Pro tip: Separate it into single servings for easy grab-and-go lunches.

How to Reheat Easy Chicken Fried Rice:

To reheat your Easy Chicken Fried Rice, simply pop it in the microwave or heat it on the stovetop with a splash of water to revive the moisture. Remember to stir occasionally for even heating.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! To freeze your Easy Chicken Fried Rice, let it cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-friendly container. It can stay cozy in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Just thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as usual when you’re ready to indulge.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, indeed! Prepare the fried rice in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. A quick reheat, a sprinkle of fresh green onions, and voilà – a delicious meal without the fuss.

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Protein Power: Swap out the chicken for shrimp, beef, or tofu.
  • Veggie Wonderland: Experiment with different veggies – bell peppers, broccoli, or even water chestnuts can add a delightful crunch.
  • Sauce Spectacle: Drizzle in a bit of oyster sauce or teriyaki for an extra flavor boost.
  • Spice It Up: If you’re a fan of heat, toss in some red chili flakes or a dash of sriracha.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Embrace Day-Old Rice-For the fluffiest, least sticky results, use day-old rice. The drier texture makes it a breeze to stir-fry without turning into a clumpy mess. It’s the secret for the perfect fried rice consistency.
  • The More, The Merrier-Feel free to get playful with your ingredients. Fried rice is a forgiving dish that welcomes all sorts of veggies, proteins, and flavor enhancers. Let your taste buds guide you!
  • Soy Sauce Savvy-The soy sauce quantity is a personal preference. Start with a couple of tablespoons and adjust to your liking. If you’re feeling adventurous, a touch of chili sauce or flakes can add a spicy kick.
  • Get the Wok Hot-When it comes to stir-frying, a hot wok is your best friend. Ensure it’s sizzling before adding your ingredients. This quick cooking method preserves the vibrant colors and crunchiness of the veggies.
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Easy Chicken Fried Rice


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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 243 kcal
Discover the joy of Easy Chicken Fried Rice – a quick, flavorful adventure with minimal prep and maximum satisfaction

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 2 cups of Cooked Rice, preferably day-old rice
  • 1 cup of Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 cup of frozen Peas, Corn and Carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Soy Sauce, adjust to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of Sesame oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced for garnish
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare Ingredients: If your rice is fresh, spread it out on a tray and let it dry out for a bit. Shred your rotisserie chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cook Eggs: Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Pour in the beaten eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove the eggs from the skillet and set aside.
  • Sauté Aromatics: In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Sauté the chopped onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant.
  • Add Vegetables: Stir in the peas, carrots and corn, cooking until they are just tender.
  • Add Chicken: Fold in the shredded rotisserie chicken, cooking until everything is heated through.
  • Combine with Rice: Add the cooked rice to the skillet, breaking up any clumps. Stir well to combine with the vegetables.
  • Season: Pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil, stirring to evenly coat the rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add Eggs: Finally, add back in the scrambled eggs, toss together until everything is combined.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish with sliced green onions. Serve hot as a main dish or side.

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Easy Chicken Fried Rice:

Keep your leftover fried rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. Pro tip: Separate it into single servings for easy grab-and-go lunches.

How to Reheat Easy Chicken Fried Rice:

To reheat your Easy Chicken Fried Rice, simply pop it in the microwave or heat it on the stovetop with a splash of water to revive the moisture. Remember to stir occasionally for even heating.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions:

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! To freeze your Easy Chicken Fried Rice, let it cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-friendly container. It can stay cozy in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Just thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as usual when you’re ready to indulge.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, indeed! Prepare the fried rice in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. A quick reheat, a sprinkle of fresh green onions, and voilà – a delicious meal without the fuss.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Protein Power: Swap out the chicken for shrimp, beef, or tofu.
  • Veggie Wonderland: Experiment with different veggies – bell peppers, broccoli, or even water chestnuts can add a delightful crunch.
  • Sauce Spectacle: Drizzle in a bit of oyster sauce or teriyaki for an extra flavor boost.
  • Spice It Up: If you’re a fan of heat, toss in some red chili flakes or a dash of sriracha.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Embrace Day-Old Rice-For the fluffiest, least sticky results, use day-old rice. The drier texture makes it a breeze to stir-fry without turning into a clumpy mess. It’s the secret for the perfect fried rice consistency.
  • The More, The Merrier-Feel free to get playful with your ingredients. Fried rice is a forgiving dish that welcomes all sorts of veggies, proteins, and flavor enhancers. Let your taste buds guide you!
  • Soy Sauce Savvy-The soy sauce quantity is a personal preference. Start with a couple of tablespoons and adjust to your liking. If you’re feeling adventurous, a touch of chili sauce or flakes can add a spicy kick.
  • Get the Wok Hot-When it comes to stir-frying, a hot wok is your best friend. Ensure it’s sizzling before adding your ingredients. This quick cooking method preserves the vibrant colors and crunchiness of the veggies.

NUTRITION

Serving: 6gCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 15gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 503mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1227IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Course Dinner
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