This healthy chicken fried rice is a super tasty and easy dinner recipe that only takes about 20 minutes! It makes enough for 3 days and keeps well in the fridge, therefore, it’s a great meal prep recipe.
Healthy Chicken Fried Rice
Like everyone else, fried rice is one of my favorite things to get when eating out or getting takeout (which honestly never happens here…). It’s simple, delicious and I can’t stop eating it.
A while ago, I decided to make a healthier version with less oil at home, because I was just craving it so much and I’m really sensitive to MSG, which every takeout place seems to use around here. And I did. It turned out delicious without all of the artificial flavors! I’ve been making this fried rice every week ever since and I wanted to share the recipe, so you can make it too.
Meal Prep Option
You’ll get around 3-4 servings, so if you’re on you’re own – this recipe is great for meal prep, because it also keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Divide into airtight containers and keep them in the fridge.
Simply warm this up in the microwave or in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.
This recipe is not one with very few ingredients, but when buy these once – you get to make this meal for a while.
- Vegetables – some cabbage, peas, carrots, green onions and garlic are great in this recipe. You can also use other vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower.
- Tamari Or Soy Sauce
- Brown Or White Rice – use a day old leftover rice. In this recipe, I used white rice, but brown is also great.
- Sesame Oil – add at the end for flavor!
- Chicken and eggs for protein. You can also make this vegetarian and use eggs only.
Here’s the recipe – I hope you enjoy it!
- 1 1/2 cup rice (leftover rice)
- 1/2 lb chicken breast (around 200g), cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 eggs
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 cup cabbage, chopped
- 1/2 cup peas, frozen
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 Tbsp tamari sauce
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Cook the chicken in a large non-stick pan with some oil of your choice (I used olive oil), stir occasionally.
After around 3 minutes put the chicken to the one side of the pan and add two eggs to the empty half. Let them cook for about a minute then scramble them.
Now it's time to add the minced garlic, stir it in and then stir in the cabbage and peas. Add a Tbsp of tamari sauce and some more oil, stirring everything well together.
Next stir in the rice and the carrots, adding another Tbsp of tamari sauce. Let everything cook like this for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Lastly, add the sesame oil and the green onions and cook for one more minute.
Serve immediately and keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 424Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 188mgSodium 790mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 34g