Chicken Fried Rice


After attempting to follow many different recipes for fried rice, I’ve learned that it normally involves a lot of cutting, dicing, oils, eggs and fats. Well, I just don’t have time for all that! I decided to create a total beginners recipe and I guarantee anyone can do it! I like to try and take as much work out of it as I can and it doesn’t get easier then this.

chicken fried rice cabbage cilantro carrots brown rice

I found the perfect salad kit at the grocery store for this fried rice by Taylor Farms, but I’m sure there are other brands out there that will work if you cannot find this one. It is a blend of cabbage, carrots, celery, and cilantro, which eliminates all the cutting and dicing — That’s half the work done for you! Plus, you can save the rest of it and enjoy the salad with the dressing and additional toppings it comes with.

Mixture to make fried rice cilantro cabbage carrots

1. Cook rice according to package, normally 2 cups water for 1 cup of rice, covered. I always add a little more water because I don’t like the rice crunchy at all. I have never before use a slow cooker, but I am planning on purchasing this one above this weekend to help me with meal prep! Super excited.
brown rice cooking in a pot of water

2. Heat pan over medium-high heat, tbsp sesame seed oil and cook chicken thoroughly… no pink! Remove.

cubed raw chicken in a pan cooking

3. Add tsbp sesame seed oil. Saute the salad mixture for about 3-5 minutes and then add the finished rice to the pan. Add garlic and soy sauce.

chicken fried rice with veggies skinny

3. Add the cooked chicken  and mix it all together, leaving it over the heat for about 2-3 minutes. ENJOY!

Nutritional Information: Calories – 429  Carbs – 44 g   Fat – 13  Protein – 33 g

I used brown rice and it is always still a little crunchy so I have to add more water! What’s your best tip for cooking brown rice? Leave it in the comments!  

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Ashleigh was raised on KFC and video games. For the first 23 years of her life, she lived as an overweight, unhealthy, negative human being. Over the last 4 years, she has dedicated her life to self improvement and because of that has lost 102 pounds so far. She believes in whole, real foods and daily self improvement. Sweat + Sacrifice = Success.