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Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

This delicious recipe is a quick and easy go to meal. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand, too, so let your creativity run wild!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast diced and cooked
  • 2 tablepoons coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 2 eggs beaten try for free-range and pastured
  • 2 scallions roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1.5 cups onion diced
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos tamari is wheat-free soy sauce; find it in the Asian or health food section of the store
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root peeled and minced (optional but delicious!)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium/high heat.

  2. Add garlic and ginger and stir for 30 seconds, then add eggs and scallions. Cook, breaking up the eggs with a spoon until they are lightly browned and combined with the scallions.

  3. Stir in the rest of the vegetables and saute for 5 minutes. Add the brown rice and chicken, and stir to combine.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk the tamari and sesame oil with 2 tablespoons of water, and pour over the rice mixture. Turn heat up to high. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the rice has absorbed all the liquid, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Season with the salt and pepper, and, if you prefer, additional tamari or sesame oil. Top with lightly toasted sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

Notes*

We cooked the diced chicken in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat for 12-15 minutes. Internal temperature of the chicken should read 165F with a meat thermometer.

While it's best to cook brown rice from scratch on the stove and avoid the microwave, an easy shortcut is to use the microwaveable bags of plain brown rice from the grocery store or Target.

Tamari is a wheat-free soy sauce found in the Asian or gluten-free section of the grocery store.