Chicken Fried Rice
Updated: Aug 23, 2020
I’ve been wanting Chinese food for awhile now but I did not want to order takeout; this recipe is in no way an “authentic“ fried rice recipe; however it’s still damn good and it satisfied my craving. You can also add shrimp along with beef and have yourself some combination fried rice. I can’t say that you won’t ever order takeout again but for this to be made from home you’ll still enjoy.
First thing you’ll want to do is cook your rice, follow the instructions on the box. You’ll want to make your rice earlier in the day and put it in the refrigerator before starting the dish. This will prevent your rice from being overcooked and becoming mushy.
Next you’ll want to marinade your meat in the soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, and regular cooking oil, set it aside and start on the next step.
In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, molasses, white pepper, salt and hot water. This is for the sauce that’ll go in the rice
Add some oil to your skillet or wok and cook your chicken, once the chicken is done put it to the side, add more oil and cook your diced onion until translucent, put it to the side. Add more oil and scramble 2 eggs and put to the side.
Next add your rice, making sure to break it apart, getting all the lumps out. It will take about 5 minutes for the rice to warm up.
Add in the sauce mixture that you made earlier, mix it in the rice well. Add in your peas and carrots- let those cook for about 2-3 minutes. Next add your meat, onion and egg. Once everything is mixed well add more soy sauce and seasoning if needed. Taste and make sure it’s seasoned to your liking.
1 large chicken breast or 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 cups of cooked rice
1/2 cup of peas and carrots
1/2 white onion
2 scrambled eggs
3 tablespoons of oil divided between cooking the chicken, eggs, and onion
Seasoning to your liking I used accent, you can use seasoning salt or regular salt
1 tablespoon of hot water
1/4 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon of molasses
1 teaspoon of salt
white pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of cornstarch
1 teaspoon of oil
1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil