4.16.2013

Healthy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

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


Ingredients:

Cooking spray
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

Directions:

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?


22 comments:

Neely said...

WE will have to try this....I need a healthy way to eat fried rice

applesandglue said...

Oooh, yum! I will definitely have to try this!

Gayle said...

That looks SO good. Thank you for sharing! This will probably be on my menu for next week. :)

Julie said...

Looks delish!

Amanda said...

This looks so good! I'll for sure be trying it this weekend!

Nicole said...

I love making chicken fried rice at home too-although I usually use the fried rice flavor packets from the store-this is probably the more healthy alternative!

Jonna said...

Looks yummie! I'm trying it! Thanks!!

daniela said...

So excited you posted this! I attempted fried rice once before but even while making it, it seemed like the recipe directions were out of order/off so it wasn't a success. I'm super excited to try this!

It's funny you say that you've loved making dinner more fun since you guys moved in, because that's probably what I hate most. On my own, I'm super easy with dinners & sometimes just healthy snack it. Works out great b/c prefer not to waste every night of the week in the kitchen making/eating/cleaning dinner; not so much with having a 'roommate' though, so it's become my biggest pet peeve! :(

Katie said...

Looks delicious! Fried rice is one of the best things ever, so I need a healthy option for it!

Casey said...

Oh guuuurl. I'm impressed! Go you!

Casey said...

Oh guuuurl. I'm impressed! Go you!

Nichole said...

Yummy!!

Heather said...

As a lover of fried rice, this looks absolutely delicious!!!

Meghan said...

OH MY GOSH. Stop it. This looks incredible. I must tell my husband - so he can make it for me:)

Whitney said...

I make this all the time and I love it so much! Glad you shared the recipe!

Brianne Bracco said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Love fried rice!

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

YUM! I love fried rice, especially with lots of veggies and shrimp! Thanks for sharing this recipe. =)

Heather said...

Please come make this for me, k?

Rachel said...

This looks great. Annnd now I'm hungry. :)

LaPetiteGiraffe said...

I just made this for dinner and it was excellent!!!!! I added mushrooms to mine, and it was delish!

Michelle Ritchie said...

Do you know how many WW points this is?? Sorry if I missed it.

Shelly Tieman said...

It is 4 points plus for 1 cup serving. Hope this helps!!

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