Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken fried rice is the comfort dish of Chinese food. This classic take on the favorite is easy to make and makes the perfect lunch or dinner.
Recipe type: Main
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 chicken breasts (about 1¼ lb.)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. freshly minced ginger
- 4 c. cooked white rice (preferably leftover)
- ¾ c. frozen peas
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, then add to skillet, and cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and let rest 5 minutes, then cut into bite-sized pieces.
- To the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Add onion and carrots and cook until soft, 5 minutes, Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Stir in rice and peas and cook until warmed through, 2 minutes.
- Push rice to one side of skillet and add remaining tablespoon sesame oil to other side. Add egg and stir until almost fully cooked, then fold eggs into rice. Add chicken back to skillet with soy sauce and green onions and stir to combine.