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Chicken Fried Rice

Remember in this post where I shared my simple and quick freezer recipe for Marinated Baked Chicken?

Well, we were away this weekend and so I wanted something easy that didn't require a lot of thought when we got back. So I pulled this out and baked it and we had this for supper along with Hasselback Potatoes and Green Beans. Super Easy.

We ate 4 of these pieces of chicken, leaving 3 for leftovers. I stuck them in the fridge and the next day I made Chicken Fried Rice. 

There are so many versions of this recipe. This recipe is how I make it, which is super easy to change up with different veggies. If I don't have this baked chicken on hand, I simply cut up some raw chicken into bite sized pieces and put it in a bowl. Add 2 TB soy sauce and 1/4 tsp minced garlic. Let it sit and marinate for about 15 minutes, then just toss it in a skillet and saute it. 

 Next I chop up some veggies. I normally just do these three. I quickly steam about 1 cup of frozen broccoli florets in the microwave in a little salted water for about 2 minutes. Then I chop it up into small florets, throwing the thick stems away. I also dice 1/4 of a small onion, and dice up a handful of baby carrots. This isn't a super exact recipe. You can add more veggies or different ones. Whatever suits your tastes.

I put 1 TB oil in a pan and add the carrots and onions, along with a little bit of minced garlic and salt and saute for 3-4 minutes until soft but I like the carrots still to have some kind of bite to them. They will continue to cook a little longer in the rice.

While I'm chopping and cooking veggies, I'm cooking 1 1/2 cups of instant rice (I used brown) according to the directions on the box. I'm not very good at making regular rice, so I use instant. Use what you want I just make enough for the 3 serving size. Once you add all the other ingredients, it just about doubles in serving sizes. 

I took my leftover baked chicken and diced it up in small chunks. I had enough here to where I froze the other half for fried rice another time. You want about 1 1/2 cups of diced chicken.

I throw the broccoli, chicken, rice and 2-3 TB of soy sauce (or to taste) into the pan. The rice still had a little bit of water left so I cooked and stirred until it was soft and the water was gone. 

Next, take 1 egg and scramble it in a glass dish. Put the lid on and vent slightly. Cook in the microwave for 45 seconds. 

When it's done, take your fork and chop it up a bit.

Throw the egg in and mix it up. Taste it and see if it needs more seasonings such as salt, pepper, soy sauce, etc.

And you are done!

I love serving this with some Filipino Lumpia, but I don't always have them. My friends mom makes them for me from time to time. But this is really an easy all-in-one meal. 


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