Monday, April 15

Chicken & Broccoli Fried Rice

Lately, I've been looking back at some of my old posts and re-creating past dishes. Most of the recipes I posted at the beginning of the blog (almost two and a half years ago!) are still some of my favorites today. A lot of my oldest recipes are dishes I grew up with or developed in college and were originally written up without exact measurements but have been honed and refined in the past few years. This chicken fried rice recipe (first seen here) is one of my favorite things to cook and has been tweaked to find the right balance of flavors. The vegetables and meat can be adapted to personal preference or whatever leftovers you have on hand but this is my favorite combination. It's a fast, fresh, flavorful meal that never disappoints.

Related Recipes:
- Chicken & Mushroom Fried Rice
- Beef Stir-Fry
- Broccoli Fried Brown Rice

Fried Brown Rice with Chicken & Broccoli:
  • Heat 1 tbsp. canola oil a wok over high heat until very hot and nearly smoking.
  • Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl until combined and add to the wok.
  • Scramble the eggs and cook for 30 seconds, or until no longer runny.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl and set aside and return the wok to the heat.
  • Add in 1 more tbsp. of oil and 1 head of finely chopped broccoli florets.*
  • Cook the broccoli for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp-tender, then add in 3 thinly sliced scallions, 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger, and 2 minced cloves of garlic.
  • Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute, then add in 3 c. cooked brown rice, 1 1/2 c. cooked shredded chicken,** 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. sesame oil, and several dashes of Sriracha hot sauce.
  • Add in the eggs and toss until everything is well mixed.
  • Taste for seasoning and add more soy sauce or hot sauce as necessary.
  • Divide into bowls and serve.

Serves two-three
*About 1 c. total. If you have leftover, already cooked vegetables, you can just add them and add the rest of the ingredients right away.
**I used leftover roasted chicken from this recipe, but store-bought rotisserie chicken would also work.