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Chicken Fried Rice

Chunks of chicken breast make this Chinese favorite a satisfying main dish; snow peas add crunch and vitamin C.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (12 ounces total)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 teaspoon grated and peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 small pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed, sliced on the diagonal into thirds

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside. Pound breasts with a mallet until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips (each 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide). Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Cook chicken until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Step 3

    Reduce heat to medium; add remaining tablespoon oil. Add eggs; just as whites begin to set, stir to scramble. Add scallions and ginger; cook 1 minute. Add reserved rice and bell pepper; cook 2 minutes. Stir together soy sauce, sugar, and stock; add to skillet. Add snow peas and reserved chicken; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Spring

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Reviews (7)

  • 31 Dec, 2011

    I used nearly 3 cups of cold leftover rice. My grade-school-age kids loved this. I would say it makes more like 2-3 servings (not 4).

  • 9 Mar, 2010

    the rice really needs to be cold - otherwise the dish ends up mushy. i use day old rice for the most delicious fried rice.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    I didn't have snow peas so I used regular ones. Also, to make it healthier, I used brown rice and it came out really tasty.

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    I didn't have snow peas so I used regular ones. Also, to make it healthier, I used brown rice and it came out really tasty.

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    This is a great recipe. The only thing I substituted was instead of fresh ginger, I added 1/4 tsp ground ginger. It came out really good. YUMMY!!!

  • 3 Apr, 2008

    without a doubt the best chicken fried rice! thanks!

  • 28 Dec, 2007

    This is most delicous homemade fried rice I have ever had. I usually have to add soy sauce while eating but with this I did not. Very simple to make and easily able to subsitute chicken with other meat or seafood.