Chicken fried rice is a really easy recipe you can make for a quick weeknight dinner. It’s best to use leftover cooked white rice for fried rice recipes, but this simple chicken fried rice recipe also uses precooked chicken for an even faster meal! In fact, you can currently find traditional rotisserie chicken at your local Walmart’s deli for only $4.98, on rollback from the regular price of $5.98 until October 31st. How’s that for helping with your weeknight dinners?
Buying a precooked rotisserie chicken can help you get dinner on the table quickly on any night. Your first instinct might be to serve the chicken along with some vegetables or other side dish, but you can use rotisserie chicken as an ingredient for cooking other recipes! I made an easy chicken fried rice earlier this week using Walmart’s rotisserie chicken, but you can also make chicken lo mein or another chicken pasta dish, a chicken salad, soup, or tacos – there really are many possibilities!
The great thing about this super easy chicken fried rice recipe is that you can substitute or add any ingredient you want. You can use a favorite vegetable you and your family like instead of mixed vegetables, add scrambled eggs, or even cashews. It’s also a great way to clear the fridge of leftovers by throwing them in the pan to make your chicken fried rice. I hope you and your family enjoy this 5-ingredient chicken fried rice recipe and add it to your dinner menu plan!
Chicken Fried Rice Recipe – Only 5 Ingredients!
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 4 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
- Add olive oil to a large pan and heat on medium heat.
- Add chicken and vegetables and cook until vegetables are tender. It helps if you pre-cook (steam) the vegetables to lessen the cooking time of your chicken fried rice.
- Add rice and soy sauce. Stir well and cook about 5 minutes until all ingredients are mixed and rice is heated.
Isn’t that such a simple chicken fried rice recipe? You’ll love how easy and fast it is to make and your family will enjoy how delicious your chicken fried rice tastes!
Do you have a favorite recipe using rotisserie chicken? Please share in the comments!
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