Homemade Easy Chicken Fried Rice is simple, and so much better than take-out! This simple dinner is made with just a few ingredients and packed with flavor!
Keyword: chicken fried rice
3eggs whisked lightly
1poundboneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets or tenders
1small onion diced
1 ½cupsfrozen vegetablescarrots, peas, corn, etc.
4cupscooked and chilled white rice
Salt and pepper
Sesame seedsfor garnish
Sliced green onionsfor garnish
Heat a wok or large, deep skillet over medium-high heat and add a teaspoon of olive oil.
Whisk in the eggs and cook, stirring often, until set. Transfer to a plate.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place chicken side by side in the skillet. Do not crowd (overlap). Cook chicken until no longer pink; 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to the plate with the egg.
Add onion to the pan and cook until translucent; about 2 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning. Stir in garlic, then add frozen vegetables and cook until heated through. Season with a pinch of salt.
Add cold rice to the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables. Press down into the pan to brown the rice lightly for a couple of minutes, then stir and repeat a few times.
Return the chicken and scrambled egg to the skillet and stir to heat through.
Remove from heat, then stir in 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Use more or less based on your liking.
Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions and serve immediately.
Store leftovers in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days. Microwave to reheat.
Feel free to use any vegetables you like, frozen or fresh. If using fresh veggies, be sure to steam them first so they are soft. For a little extra flavor, use butter instead of olive oil.