Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice

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Fried Rice

This one-pot meal is a great way to use leftover rice and/or chicken. You can use egg or shrimp instead of the chicken. The type of vegetables can vary depending on what you have on hand. You just need 2 cups of vegetables in total. A good combination is mushroom, peas, carrots, cabbage, and green onion. 

Serves 2
Serving Size: 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped ginger
  • 2 cups of chopped vegetables (for example: 1/2 cup chopped or shredded cabbage, 1/4 cup chopped carrots, and 1/4 cup peas)
  • 3-5 chopped green onions
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce


  1. In a wok add ½ tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces and let it cook, approximately 5-6 minutes. Once cooked, remove the chicken and set aside. (If using leftover cooked chicken, just heat slightly)
  2. In the same wok add the remaining olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped green onions and other vegetables.
  3. Cook on high heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Once the vegetables are tender, add the cooked rice and chicken and toss again on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the soy sauce and toss to combine.

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Serving Size: 2 1/2 cups
  • Vegetables: 1 cup
  • Fruits: 0 cups
  • Calories: 512 calories (with chicken) 
  • Carbohydrates: 58 grams
  • Fiber: 8 grams
  • Protein: 29 grams
  • Fat: 18 grams
  • Sodium: 617 mg

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3 comments on “Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice

  1. Ashley Jones on

    I have been pre-cooking ground beef for a long time – it is just so much easier to do it once and be done with if for a while. Sometimes I cook a batch that is just plain ground beef – and then I’ll do another batch and add green peppers and onions. I also store mine in freezer zip lock bags due to the storage issue – much easier to store flat.


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