Since Nate and I moved in together, I have had the most fun making us dinners. I've been trying to make it fun, different and delicious most nights.
While doing weight watchers research, I came across a recipe for Chicken Fried Rice. I love fried rice when I go out to eat asian food, so I figured I'd make it myself. Shouldn't be too hard, right?
It was so good that I wanted to share it with you all. Here it is!
Chicken Fried Rice
4 large egg whites
1/2 cup scallions, uncooked
2 cloves of garlic, minced
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into pieces
1/2 diced carrots
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
3 tbsp soy sauce
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add egg whites and cook, until scrambled, stirring frequently, about 3 to 5 minutes; remove from pan and set aside.
- Off heat, recoat skillet with cooking spray and place back over medium-high heat. Add scallions and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add chicken and carrots; sauté until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
- Stir in reserved cooked egg whites, cooked brown rice, peas and soy sauce; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Yields approximately 1 cup per serving.
And this is the end result. Doesn't that just look mouth watering?!
Side notes from me about the recipe:
- You could use any cooking spray you want, I just choose to use olive oil because I feel like it's the healthier alternative.
- I added in a bit more than 1/2 cup of the scallions because I really love the onion flavor. I think for most of the veggies you could just eyeball it and put in whatever you want.
- I did not measure out 12 oz of chicken. I had 4 very thin breasts, and I cut those into bite sized pieces. I felt like it was the perfect amount of chicken.
- I didn't completely thaw out the peas before I added them in because I like the crunch the texture gives.
- I added in more than 3 tbsp soy sauce because after it was all stirred together, I felt like it needed more sauce. I don't like super dry rice.
Nate approved too, and he even took leftovers to work the next day. I'd call that a win. We will definitely be adding this to my rotation of meals to make on a regular basis.
Have you ever attempted chicken fried rice before?
Will you try this recipe and let me know how you like it?