This Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice recipe uses protein-packed chicken breast or turkey meat and combines it with your favorite vegetables and rice over a simple and gluten-free asian-inspired sauce! Dinner doesn’t get any better!
I was craving some great Chinese takeout on Friday night.
I mean, what else do you do on a friday night besides eat takeout on your couch in your yoga pants, ehrmaright?!?
But it’s hard finding gluten-free options and my little family is trying to be really good and eat healthy choices for swimsuit season that’s quickly approaching.
So I made a better-than-takeout chicken fried rice.
It’s really easy to make (and actually takes less time than if I were to call in a takeout order, drive there to pick it up, and then drive back home!) and I know every ingredient that is in it. These healthy ingredients are also gluten-free and that makes my piece of mind very happy.
- 4 cups cooked rice*
- 1 pound chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 1/2 cups veggies
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 2 TBSP sesame oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 TBSP GF soy sauce**
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- crushed red pepper flakes to taste
- slices almond for garnish, and extra crunch!
- Add the sesame oil to a large skillet or wok and heat over med-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté until cooked thoroughly. Add the veggies, garlic, and green onion and sauté for 1 minute more.
- Push the mix to the sides of the skillet and allow the eggs to scramble in the center.
- Add the rice to the skillet mixture, add the soy sauce and crushed pepper flakes and mix it all together.
Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice tips:
- I always use the veggies that are already in my kitchen. For this particular night, I had sugar snap peas, carrots, mushrooms, and vidalia onion.
- Make sure you you use Gluten-Free soy sauce if you are trying to keep this recipe gluten free. My favorite option is here.
Thanks for stopping in friends!
***I have updated this recipe with new pictures as the old pictures did not do this recipe justice. And here is a reminder to myself on how far my photography has come in a year. Feel free to smirk too… these were pretty bad pics. 🙂