Easy Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

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Do you have leftover cooked rice around? If so, perfect! Time to make some authentic Chinese Chicken Fried Rice! This recipe is easy and super tasty – chicken, peas, carrots, onions, eggs, ham, and green onions – what is not to love? Better than take out and much healthier too! There’s also a gluten free option!

Gluten Free Option – Tamari!

If you are on a gluten free diet, read on!

A note about the gluten free method of making this, it’s all about the the soy sauce substitute. Let me introduce… Tamari! In short, there are actually many different types of soy sauce in Asia. My mom constantly has at least 2 different types in the kitchen pantry. For example, when we are using soy sauce for dipping, we use Light Soy Sauce (Thin Soy Sauce), and if we are cooking we will sometimes Dark Soy Sauce.

Well, Tamari is another kind! It is made as a byproduct of making miso. It has a rich color and flavor and is thicker than your standard soy sauce. Authentic tamari will contain very little to no wheat, making it suitable for gluten-free diets. However, always check your tamari to make sure it is 100% gluten free if you are on a gluten free diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (separated in 2 tbsp)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh or breast, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and diced carrots blend
  • 2 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced – you can also use 3 tsp of minced garlic bottled
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups cooked rice – the best is using cold, leftover cooked rice
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce – If you’re on a gluten free diet, substitute the soy sauce with coconut amino or gluten free soy sauce – I recommend Tamari!
  • 3 slices of ham, cut in to 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

In a large wok or frying pan, add 2 tbsp of olive oil (leave 2 tbsp) and cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Make sure to stir the chicken, stirring occasionally.

Remove the chicken from the skillet but leave the chicken juice and oil mix in the skillet.

Add garlic, peas, carrots, 1 tbsp of green onions (leave the rest for later), onions, and ham in to the chicken juice/oil mix and cook for about 2 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally.

With the spatula, move vegetables to one side of the skillet, add the beaten eggs to the other side, and stir it to let it scramble.

Add the chicken, rice, soy sauce, 2 tbsp of olive oil, sesame oil, and salt as desired, and stir fry everything to blend together. Cook for about 3 minutes. At the end, sprinkle the rest of the green onions on top.

Serve shortly after! If left over, you can fridge it – I almost always do!

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Easy Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

Easy Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (separated in 2 tbsp)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh or breast, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and diced carrots blend
  • 2 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced – you can also use 3 tsp of minced garlic bottled
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups cooked rice – the best is using cold, leftover cooked rice
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce – If you’re on a gluten free diet, substitute the soy sauce with coconut amino or gluten free soy sauce - I recommend Tamari!
  • 1/2 cup of ham, sliced in to 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt, as desitred

Instructions

In a large wok or frying pan, add 2 tbsp of olive oil (leave 2 tbsp) and cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Make sure to stir the chicken, stirring occasionally.

Remove the chicken from the skillet but leave the chicken juice and oil mix in the skillet.

Add garlic, peas, carrots, 1 tbsp of green onions (leave the rest for later), onions, and ham in to the chicken juice/oil mix and cook for about 2 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally.

With the spatula, move vegetables to one side of the skillet, add the beaten eggs to the other side, and stir it to let it scramble.

Add the chicken, rice, soy sauce, 2 tbsp of olive oil, sesame oil, and salt as desired, and stir fry everything to blend together. Cook for about 3 minutes.

Sprinkle the rest of the green onions on top and serve!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 523Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 1304mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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