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Easy Chicken Fried Rice - This Chicken Fried Rice is so much better than takeout, and you won't believe how easy AND quick it is to make!

Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
This Chicken Fried Rice is so much better than takeout, and you won't believe how easy AND quick it is to make! It's filled with chopped chicken, sweet pineapple, veggies, fluffy rice... need I say more?
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces skinless , boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 3-4 cups cooked and completely cooled long grain white rice (preferably few hours old, or up to a day)
  • 3 green onions , sliced into small rounds, white parts only (reserve the greens for garnish)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots , thawed
  • 3 eggs , lightly beaten
  • low sodium soy sauce , to taste (I always add about a tablespoon)

Instructions
 

  • Place cubed chicken pieces in a bowl and season with salt and pepper; toss with corn starch and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned and fully cooked.
  • Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Return skillet to heat and add pineapple chunks; cook for 2 minutes, or until slightly browned on the sides; remove from pan and place them in the plate with the chicken.
  • Return pan to heat and lower to medium-low. If needed, add 1 more tablespoon canola oil.
  • Add the beaten eggs to the skillet and stir to scramble them while they cook.
  • When cooked through, remove eggs from pan and place them in the plate with the chicken.
  • Return pan to heat and add green onions; cook for a few seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add the cooked rice to the skillet and mix well; continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until rice begins to sizzle. Cook 1-minute longer for a crunchier texture.
  • Add carrots, peas, chicken, pineapples, eggs, and soy sauce; stir to combine.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until everything is heated through.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with remaining sliced green onions.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 349 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 203 mg | Sodium: 153 mg | Potassium: 522 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 20 g | Vitamin A: 3685 IU | Vitamin C: 18.9 mg | Calcium: 65 mg | Iron: 2.2 mg | Net Carbs: 24 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asia
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