We have leftover chicken in our house all the time. I love to buy rotisserie chickens at Sam’s Club and the grocery store for various recipes but I tend to get stuck in a rut and make the same old, same old. My kids are all about rice and this Saturday Night Special Fried Rice is right up their alley. It just takes prepping by having a couple of extra vegetables on hand but the rest – leftover chicken, white rice and broth is a staple in our house!
This recipe calls for 1-2 eggs but if you like it extra eggy you can even go with 3-4.
Saturday Night Fried Rice
5 6 c Rice, cooked, leftover
1 Carrot, diced
c Snap peas, (whole pod), diced
2 c Chicken, leftover, shredded and diced
1 Sweet Pepper, diced
2 Celery stalks, sliced, (include the leaves if available)
1 2 Eggs
1 tsp Garlic, minced
1 tbsp. Sesame oil
C Chicken stock
as desired Salt and pepper
2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
Heat a very large frying pan or wok, medium high heat, and add vegetable oil.
Begin to quickly saut the carrot, pea pods, onion, celery and sweet pepper for about 1 2 minutes.
Add the chicken. Continue to saut
Add the Rice. Mix and Saut for 3 4 minutes until everything is well incorporated
Make a well in the rice and crack the egg(s) into the well. Stir to scramble the eggs and mix all the egg into the rice as it cooks.
Drizzle the sesame oil over the top, and mix.
Drizzle the stock in over the rice, mix to incorporate.
Serve and Enjoy!