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Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice-

Fried rice is one of those quick, easy, and inexpensive meals that everyone should know how to cook.

Why is it a meal everyone should know how to cook? Because it is one of the best ways to use up leftovers. If you have a little bit of meat, a few veggies, and some rice sitting in your fridge needing to be used up, you can easily turn it into a meal by making fried rice.

Because I always think of fried rice as a leftover type meal, I usually use meat that has already been cooked in it. It is a great way to use up leftover steak, chicken, or pork. You can easily cook up the meat to use in fried rice, but I like to use what I have on hand and that is usually leftover meat.

The version of fried rice I am sharing with you today is chicken fried rice. I often have a little chicken left after grilling chicken breast or from buying a rotisserie chicken and it works great in this. Cooked chicken is also one of those things that I almost always have on hand in my freezer and it works well also.

Fried rice is also a great meal to serve during the summer because there is no need to turn on the oven for fried rice. This is an easy no heat up the kitchen, stove top meal.

Chicken Fried Rice

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  1. This is a favorite in our home. With two teenagers, we don’t usually have leftover meat so I just defrost and marinate two chicken thighs. When I am making rice for dinner, I usually double the recipe so that I can serve fried rice the next day. I have never used rice vinegar in this dish before, so thanks for the tip!

  2. I made this for dinner last night abdvfound it easy and good! I only had frozen peas so I used chopped baby carrots that needed to be used up and also added some thinly sliced cabbage I needed to use up. Turned out good! I like having leftovers in the fridge to heat up for lunches. Thanks for the recipe.

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