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Easy Dinner Recipe: Chicken Fried Rice

Running out of ideas on what to prepare for dinner? This classic take on chicken fried rice is easy to cook and makes the perfect lunch or dinner! Not a fan of chicken? Substitute it with shrimp or go vegetarian and prepare it with pineapples!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb.)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly minced ginger
  • 4 c. cooked white rice (preferably leftover)
  • 3/4 c. frozen peas
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, then add to skillet, and cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and let rest 5 minutes, then cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. To the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Add onion and carrots and cook until soft, 5 minutes, Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Stir in rice and peas and cook until warmed through, 2 minutes.
  3. Push rice to one side of skillet and add remaining tablespoon sesame oil to other side. Add egg and stir until almost fully cooked, then fold eggs into rice. Add chicken back to skillet with soy sauce and green onions and stir to combine.

Recipe: Delish

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