Eat Skinny Be Skinny Dinner: Chicken Fried Rice

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I’m not ashamed to admit that I ate about 4 helpings of this last Sunday. I know I should be. But this stuff?

It’s just THAT good.

I literally ate enough of this to feed a family and still want to make another batch to eat tonight. I may or may not have a serious problem/addiction. However, in the grand scheme of additions, I guess home-made chicken fried rice isn’t as bad as some. Right? What really makes this such a divine dish is the tangy flavor of the sauce I used. Because I don’t buy soy sauce (salt water?) I used a spicy, orange-terayaki sauce we bought at the market. The orange gives this dish a citrus zest, the spice adds a needed kick and the terayaki mellows it all out.

This sauce is the boss,  my friends. What’s another fabulous plus of this amazing dish? 1 cup of home-made chicken fried rice has 100 less calories and 3 less grams of fat. Save your take-out money and make this instead, your wallet and waistline will thank you! Just try to control yourself, you’re going to want to eat it all.

Chicken Fried Rice

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of cooked white (OR BROWN) rice
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, about 2 pounds
  • 1 and 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons spicy orange terayaki sauce [or soy/regular terayaki sauce]
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

How to Make It:

  • Chop cooked chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Heat olive oil in a sauce pan on medium heat. Place onions in pan and cook until slightly browned. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add frozen peas to the onion-mushroom mixture, cook until peas are soft.
  • Crack egg and scramble in a small skillet over medium heat, cook until finished, about 3 minutes .Cut egg into slices and set aside.
  • Add rice, chicken and egg to the vegetable pan. Mix together and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. Pour sauce over mix and enjoy!

This is my new go-to busy weeknight recipe. It’s easy and delicious, plus leaves you with leftovers for lunch and the next night!

Nutritional Information per 1 cup serving: 385 calories, 7.5 grams of fat, 15 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.

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  1. Posted by Layla on
    Saturday, March 12th, 2011
    YUM. I could totally eat that for breakfast right now. And I agree - soy sauce is just alt water.
  2. Posted by Kate Pet on
    Saturday, March 12th, 2011
    nom nom nom chicken fried rice - that looks so good!! It's in the sauce, ha? Gotta get that sauce then.
  3. Posted by Emily on
    Saturday, March 12th, 2011
    I tried to make fried rice once and it was....terrible. Massive dinner fail. But I think I should try this because it looks delicious! I love soy sauce (I buy the low sodium kind) but I'll have to find this orange stuff and try that.
  4. Posted by Stedsmom on
    Saturday, March 12th, 2011
    I am on weight watchers. I love fried rice. I want to see how many points this would be. I need to know how many carbs this is. I have the fat, protein, and fiber. Thanks if you can provide number if carbs/serving. Thank you.
    • Posted by Claire Gallam10 on
      Saturday, March 12th, 2011
      Hi! There are about 80 carbs per serving, thanks!
  5. Posted by Melissa@EyesBigger on
    Saturday, March 12th, 2011
    Love fried rice - that sauce sounds sooo good.
  6. Posted by Kim - Liv Life on
    Saturday, March 12th, 2011
    MMM!!! This is something that would please the whole family... always a treat!
  7. Posted by Kita on
    Monday, March 14th, 2011
    Mmmm. I love a great fried rice meal. This looks like it would be good for dinner and lunch a few times in one week :)
  8. Posted by Yin on
    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
    This is the first time I came across with Spicy mandarin orange terriyaki sauce, I doubt we have it over here. Fried rice always yummy to eat. Next time you can try to use overnite white rice to fry, the rice texture will be drier and even tastier.