Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice, page 142

I looked at the clock and it was already past 7. I 'd given little thought to what we would have for dinner. I was still trying to recover from the bacon splattered delicious, but messy cooking from earlier in the day. I flipped through The Feed Zone to see if there was something I could quickly make and landed on Chicken Fried Rice. I knew the boys enjoyed it when eating out, so why not while eating in.

I put rice on to boil, asked Jonathan to keep an eye on it. I headed to the grocery, making the best use of time. We were all getting grumble-y bellies. I picked up a rotisserie chicken instead of taking the time to cook chicken when I got home. When I got home, I had Elliott shred the breast, while Chas snuck by grabbed the drumsticks and shared some of the skin with DandyDog.

It was a quick, delicious, filling recipe for dinner and it reheated well the next day. I read that it was Lance Armstrong's favorite post-race dinner during the 2010 Tour de France. I wonder if I make a batch and carry it down to Galveston, as I achieve my goal and he races for a win, if he'd like to join me for a meal?

Kitchen Action:
Lacking in Pantry:
chicken, corn & green onions So, I went to the grocery.
Additions, Subtractions or Method Changes:
Rotisserie chicken instead of cooked chicken thighs, left out the corn, doubled the peas, yellow onion for green and used a mix of sesame and canola oil to "fry" the rice.
What I'll try next time:
I love the crunch of water chestnuts. I think I'll add in a can of these just for fun crunch.

How it scored:
Jonathan: 4 topped heavily with Sriracha sauce
'becca: 5, topped lightly with Sriracha sauce
Elliott: 5, It was good. No wait, I was just kidding. It wasn't good, it was GREAT!
Chas: 3, as long as all of the peas were picked out


  1. Just decided what is for dinner tonight! Samuel will be picking out the peas as well I'm sure! Can't wait to give it a try!

  2. It is SO yummy! Especially w/ a kick of spicy drizzled on the top. It's sticky enough to eat w/ chopsticks (but I'm the only on who likes to eat the them). We are having chicken and white beans, I can't remember the name off the top of my head.

  3. Sounds awesome. I've been wanting to give this one a try.

    1. It is. I would love to know how yours turns out. Especially if you make additions. Thanks for following along with us.