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Take-Out, Fake-Out: Chicken Fried Rice

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Take-out, fake-out chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that you won't need to call for take-out!

Take-out, fake-out chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that you won’t need to call for take-out!

Take-out, fake-out chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that you won't need to call for take-out! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Take-out, fake-out chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that you won't need to call for take-out! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Take-out, fake-out chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that you won't need to call for take-out! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

It’s been over two years since Jason and I bought our first home together and I’m really happy with how everything is slowly (finally) coming together. The first room I finished was my office, then it was our bedroom, then the man-cave, and now, our living room is finally almost there. It’s really true when they say you can’t do it all at once. Because of my personality, I hate when things are half-done and works in progress, so I always wanted to just buy everything at once and decorate it all. Yeah, totally doesn’t work that way. You can’t just drop thousands of dollars at once (well, I guess you could if you’re a millionaire) and find the right decor in one day. Totally takes time.

We bought a console table this weekend and I’m having a blast decorating it. HomeGoods is the place to be for vases, baskets, and all things decorative. It’s CHEAP too! I swear I could go to West Elm or Pottery Barn but why bother when HomeGoods has everything!

Also, really random but I’m really digging Sara Bareilles lately. Her stuff is so relaxing and happy and I feel in a much better mood whenever I listen to her. I bought her newest CD and obviously “Brave” is a great song (such motivating words!) but my favorite right now is this song. It’s so catchy!

Take-out, fake-out chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that you won't need to call for take-out! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Take-out, fake-out chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that you won't need to call for take-out! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Okay so, you totally don’t need to order take-out for chicken fried rice. I’ve been making my own for as long as I can remember and this was also a staple growing up. It’s seriously so stinking easy. You’re just wasting money by ordering out. It probably takes them $2 to make it and you’re paying $10. Also, my batch makes a ton so you can have it for days! Mmm chicken fried rice for lunch and dinner – I can get behind that, can you?

Take-Out, Fake-Out: Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken fried rice is so easy to whip up yourself that there is no need to call for take-out!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4 -6
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (preferably a day or two old but it's ok if it's fresh; I also used sushi rice, but you can use whatever rice you prefer)
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce OR 2/3 cup Soy Vay Teriyaki Marinade

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown diced chicken on both sides and until chicken is cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add onion and garlic. Cook until softened and fragrant, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the frozen mixed vegetables and cook until warmed through then add the eggs, breaking them apart like scrambled eggs in the skillet. Turn down the heat to medium-low and add the cooked chicken.
  • Finally, add the cooked white rice and break it apart while stirring in the skillet.
  • Drizzle the soy sauce or soy vay (if you haven't tried it, you should totally try. I've tried both variations and we love it!) over the rice and continue to toss until all the rice and ingredients have been coated.
  • Serve and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

Adjust soy sauce/soy vay to your liking. Add more if you like it more salty, don't add as much if you don't like things salty. Taste test before you pour it all in! Everyone's salt preference is different.
You can make this with whatever meat you like (pork, turkey, beef, etc.) or make it vegetarian with no meat at all.
Nutrition Facts
Take-Out, Fake-Out: Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and note guaranteed to be accurate. 
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Joe

Monday 15th of February 2016

Remember the good old days when you could look up a recipe without the mindnumbing want to stick a fork in your eye history of the writers first coffee table. wow what a nightmare just to fry rice!

Julie

Monday 15th of February 2016

Remember the good old days when mothers taught their children that if you don't have something nice to say, to not say it at all? How mindnumbing it must be for you to scroll down with your mouse. What a nightmare it is to scroll! I feel for you.

Lynna

Thursday 6th of March 2014

Fried rice is like, one of my favorite foods of all time. No joke! Haha. I could eat it all day and everyday!

Bonita Turner

Monday 24th of February 2014

Thank you for the wonderful recipes, but thank you more for introducing me to Sara Bareilles. The song about the cemetery says so much more to me than being a catchy tune. It says that hope is there but we must not wait for proof of it, we must look for the possible and "run" toward it. Thank you.

Julie

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

You're so welcome, Bonita! I adore that song so much. Her entire CD is superb if you want to pick it up! Or sample it on iTunes :)

Paula – bell’alimento

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

Julie, this looks amazing! Pinning!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

Friday 21st of February 2014

I want a ridiculously large bowl of this STAT!