Chicken Fried Rice

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Chicken Fried Rice - it's easy, healthy and tasty to make your own takeout, and you can customize it based on what your family loves! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

Making your own takeout is usually healthier, cheaper and tastier than the cartons of food the delivery guy drops at your door, plus it can often be faster. Recreate an Asian favorite with this recipe for Chicken Fried Rice.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice - it's easy, healthy and tasty to make your own takeout, and you can customize it based on what your family loves! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

I don’t know about you but I love Chinese food. However I hate the feeling I walk away with afterwards. So I’ve experimented a lot with making it at home the last couple of years. I love Fried Rice but I wanted to make an actual meal out of it one day. So I thought I’d try combining another recipe I had made for a Chinese Noodle Casserole and added some cooked shredded chicken to make this perfect Chicken Fried Rice for a Date Night with my husband and I. It was a big hit. He adds hot sauce, I add a bunch of green onion and we are both happy!

Chicken Fried Rice - it's easy, healthy and tasty to make your own takeout, and you can customize it based on what your family loves! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

I love having themed nights with my family I like experimenting with other cultures and my oldest is starting to understand more about foods and where they come from. We’ve done Italian Night, where I made a Bruschetta Chicken Bake and the last time we did a Chinese Food Night I had to research the difference between a Lo Mein and Chow Mein. It makes cooking fun!

Chicken Fried Rice - it's easy, healthy and tasty to make your own takeout, and you can customize it based on what your family loves! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

What is your favorite Chinese Food to make at home?

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Chicken Fried Rice

Make your favorite take-out order faster and healthier with this gluten free chicken fried rice recipe make with colorful veggies and pre-cooked chicken.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 Carrots sliced
  • 3 ribs celery sliced
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1/8 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 Cup cooked shredded chicken or rotisserie
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts
  • 1 Cup frozen peas completely thawed
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Green scallions optional

Instructions

  • In a microwavable safe dish heat the carrots and celery for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile cook the rice according to the packaged directions, drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet add the carrots and celery and sauté over medium heat for roughly 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, rice wine, brown sugar, sesame oil and pepper.
  • In a small mason jar or something that has a cover, add the chicken stock and cornstarch and shake well. Set aside. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Add the chicken, cooked rice, peas and soy sauce mixture to the skillet and mix to combine. Add in the stock mixture, mixing well to combine. Let the mixture come to a slow simmer.
  • Push all of the ingredients to the sides of the pan, forming a circle of open space in the middle. Add the scrambled eggs and let them sit for a minute or two. Once the eggs start to set, stir them to cook evenly. Then proceed to mix them into the rest of the ingredients.
  • Serve with sliced scallions and hot sauce!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 584 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 964mg40%
Potassium 685mg20%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 8191IU164%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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