Better Than Take-Out Chicken Fried Rice

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This chicken fried rice recipe is better than take-out! It's quick and easy to make. Eat it as a side dish or as the main meal! It's incredibly tasty and satisfying. Bakerette.com

I love fried rice. I just love it.

When I was a girl in elementary school, my dad was the head basketball coach of a collegiate team. After the games, we would listen to the highlights on the radio on our way home. Without fail, we would stop at this amazing Chinese restaurant to order fried rice. Actually, we really didn’t even have to order it. My mom was such a regular after the games, they often had a box ready just for her. They even knew her by name!

Oh the aroma of the fried rice as we would drive home. The smell was almost unbearable to have to wait until we got home to eat it. This was mom’s comfort food. It must’ve had some kind of magical power to relieve her nerves. You know how tense games can get and when your husband’s name and career are on the line after each game, well, you can see why food can often become a comfort. And it might explain why I craved fried rice so bad when I was pregnant!

I saw this recipe on Pinterest by Rachel Schultz and it looked just like the fried rice we used to get growing up and I longed for that memory! I just had to try it out.

Start out by cooking your rice on the stove top and set it aside. Meanwhile, chop up your onion and mince the garlic. Saute the onions in sesame oil until the onions are transparent.

This chicken fried rice recipe is better than take-out! It's quick and easy to make. Eat it as a side dish or as the main meal! It's incredibly tasty and satisfying. Bakerette.com

Add peas and carrots and garlic and stir until veggies are tender.

This chicken fried rice recipe is better than take-out! It's quick and easy to make. Eat it as a side dish or as the main meal! It's incredibly tasty and satisfying. Bakerette.com

Next, crack some eggs into your veggies. Stir around as if you are scrambling the eggs until they are cooked.

This chicken fried rice recipe is better than take-out! It's quick and easy to make. Eat it as a side dish or as the main meal! It's incredibly tasty and satisfying. Bakerette.com

 

This chicken fried rice recipe is better than take-out! It's quick and easy to make. Eat it as a side dish or as the main meal! It's incredibly tasty and satisfying. Bakerette.com

Add chicken, rice, and soy sauce to the mix and voilà! You have amazing chicken fried rice. Better than take out!

This chicken fried rice recipe is better than take-out! It's quick and easy to make. Eat it as a side dish or as the main meal! It's incredibly tasty and satisfying. Bakerette.com

This chicken fried rice recipe is better than take-out! It's quick and easy to make. Eat it as a side dish or as the main meal! It's incredibly tasty and satisfying. Bakerette.com

Better Than Take-Out Chicken Fried Rice
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 5-6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups brown rice, prepared
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped or 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Prepare rice per package directions and set aside. I like making mine in a rice cooker but if you don't have one, no worries! The stove top works just fine.
  2. In a large skillet heat sesame oil and sauté onion until transparent. Add the garlic, peas and carrots. Cook until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Crack eggs over the vegetables and stir throughout the vegetables while scrambling the eggs.
  4. Add the chicken, rice, and soy sauce. Stir until soy sauce is well incorporated.
  5. Remove from stove and serve hot.
Notes
This rice can also be frozen and reheated in the microwave. It tastes just as good.

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Comments

  1. Hi i had a question how do u cook the rice to where it doesnt turn out mushy?

    • Hi Amy. What kind of rice are you using? If you are using whole grain rice, I usually use a little less water than is called for and if you overcook it, it can also get mushy. I hope that suggestion helps.

  2. Rutendo says:

    Hi, I know my question may sound silly but how do u prepare the chicken before mixing it with everything else? is it boiled, fried or…………? not much of a cook but would love to try this out for my family.

    • Hi Rutendo, You can buy the chicken pre-cooked (rotisserie style) at the grocery store or you can broil the chicken breasts until cooked through.

  3. Eileen Garrido-Philp says:

    I totally loved your recipe, it was simple and easy to make. I find myself making chicken fried rice all the time just because I love it so much! However, I like to experiment and try new things so I decided to replace the rice with quinoa. I have eaten quinoa many times but I didn’t think it was going to work with this dish but it did and I wanted to share my discovery. Quinoa has many health benefits and is called the “super-food or super-grain.” It’s high in protein and fiber more so than other grains. It has lots of iron and its gluten free! It’s full of vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients than other grains. Quinoa can be found anywhere–from any supermarket to a health food store–and its reasonably priced. It has a soft texture and most importantly it tastes delicious!

  4. What do you think about using quinoa instead of rice?

  5. Would using white rice make a big difference?

  6. This was a very good recipe, with all the accurate measurements.Being indian, I couldnt help but add some heat to the dish. I added half a de-seeded jalapeno and 1 tsp crushed red pepper. Also, replaced garlic with ginger. This turned my boring Thursday night dinner into a great one..Thank you!!

  7. The Chinese might not eat it, but the Japanese do, and I learned a trick or two which I will share as I love food as well; use warm rice; add the BEATEN eggs and then the soy sauce. Promise it will be worth the trouble. Bon Apetit!

  8. I just made this the other day off the top of my head….great minds do think alike…it was amazing…so good in fact I made it again 2 days later..only thing dif was that I used butter instead of the oil….will try the oil next time as I am sure it will impart a more authentic chinese flavor

  9. I made this for dinner tonight. I only have one word: incredible.

  10. I could make a whole meal just out of fried rice but have never been successful at making it. Now I think I’m going to try! Thanks so much for sharing this! Deb @ madefrompinterest.net

  11. Yummy Jeni! The funny thing is the Chinese don’t eat it! It is an Americanized thing. LOL.

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