Chicken Fried Rice is a quick, healthy, delicious meal that you don’t have to get at a restaurant. Even though it is not even remotely like Southern Fried Chicken, every time I make this meal I have the song “Chicken Fried” by the Zach Brown Band on repeat in my head. Maybe they could sing a different version “You know I like my chicken fried… rice”. Yeah, maybe not.
Anyway, you can use brown rice or white rice, or even leftover rice. What is great is you can cook the rice ahead of time and then just whip up the rest when you are ready. Super easy.
4 cups of cooked rice
1 lb. boneless chicken breast
1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, divided
1 tbsp. canola oil, divided
1 1/3 cups frozen peas
1 1/2 tsp. of minced garlic
2 large eggs lightly beaten
4 – 5 tbsp. soy sauce
salt and pepper
Cook rice as directed on package. Set aside.
Clean chicken and cut into small pieces.
In a large frying pan heat 1 1/2 tsp. of sesame oil along with 1 1/2 tsp. of canola oil over medium heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook about 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
Once the chicken is cooked transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add remaining 1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil and 1 1/2 tsp. canola oil to the pan and keep at medium heat. Add peas and cook for 1 minute, then add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Push the peas to the edge of the pan and add eggs in the center. Cook to a scramble.
Return the chicken to the pan and add the cooked rice. Add soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy! You know I like my chicken fried…..