I apologize for not posting as many blog posts as I would like this summer but, I’ve been much busier than anticipated. Having the kids home 24/7 is no joke you guys! I’m finally getting around to posting this long awaited recipe for you. I’ve been making this for years now and it’s so quick, easy and not to mention cheap and healthy too.
Most of the ingredients are basic things that we all have in our freezer at any given time so it’s perfect for nights when you have nothing to cook! Every family needs a few of those recipes up their sleeve (am I right??).
We all know that takeout Chinese food is far from healthy. This recipe gives you all the flavor with a fraction of the fat and calories.
Healthy Chicken Fried Rice
- 2 whole, trimmed boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2.5 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn, green beans)
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3/4 cups dry brown rice
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion (optional)
- 1 cup bean sprouts (optional)
Prepare rice according to package instructions
Lightly coat skillet with cooking spray and cook chicken thoroughly. Once fully cooked, shred into bite sized pieces.
Add sesame oil and vegetables to skillet. Cook over low to medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
Push vegetables to side of pan using mixing spoon and add eggs to skillet. *Avoid getting eggs on vegetables*
When eggs start to cook, break them up into pieces in pan and mix in with vegetables.
After eggs are fully cooked, mix in cooked rice and shredded chicken.
Remove from heat and portion into 4 servings.
Top with green onion, bean sprouts and low sodium soy sauce (optional)
The Macronutrient breakdown is as follows:
Total Calories: 334 Fat: 7 G Carbohydrates: 39 G Fiber: 4 G Protein: 29 G
It’s super quick and easy to make and our whole family eats it with no complaints. Plus, it’s pretty healthy and relatively low in calories too.
If you guys give this recipe a try let me know, I’d love to hear what you think of it! Also, if you’d like to keep seeing more healthy recipes and more fitness/healthy lifestyle posts definitely let me know. I love hearing from you.