I love going to a great Chinese restaurant. I am a huge fan of the buffet ones also. When my husband was going to Vet school they had a Panda express on campus. Every once in a while we would walk up there on a Saturday and have lunch as a family. The chicken fried rice is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. Then we moved back to Wyoming and we live out of town now. You have to drive 35 minutes for a Chinese restaurant, so I thought why can’t I just make it here right in my own kitchen. It’s easier, cheaper and more convenient with little kids of course. Last night was my first attempt at homemade chicken fried rice, and I thought it turned out great. It was super easy as well. The only thing that I wished I had was some of that amazing sweet and sour sauce they have at the restaurant. Next time I will have to have it on hand that’s for sure. It’s always great to enjoy homemade food as a family. Eat up!
3 cups of left over or chilled cooked brown rice
3/4 pound of chicken, cut into bite size pieces
2 T of vegetable oil
2 T of coconut oil
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup of baby carrots , diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 T of garlic powder
3 T soy sauce
salt and pepper
Heat 1 Tablespoon of each oil in a large frying pan. Place chicken in the hot oil and cook until no longer pink. Sprinkle it with pepper and salt. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
Add another tablespoon of each oil to hot pan. Add all the vegetables to the pan. Cook until tender. Then place vegetables along the sides of the pan. Take two eggs and whisk them in a bowl. Add the eggs to the middle of the frying pan & scramble. Mix up the eggs, vegetables and chicken together in the hot pan. Add The soy sauce and heat for a few more minutes. Serve hot.
We ate ours with a super yummy fresh pineapple that I got from Costco for a great steal last week. It turned out being a super delish meal. I am sure we will have it again soon.