|Chicken Fried Rice|
|photo by recipe author|
Preparation Time: 1 hour
- 2 pounds chicken breasts
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 cups diced onion (or 2 small/ 1 large onion)
- Himalayan Salt, to taste
- 3 cups dried rice, pre-cooked according to package directions
- 12-16 cloves garlic, pressed
- 8 free range eggs
- 1-2 tablespoons organic fermented soy sauce – to taste
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- Freshly grated ginger (to taste)
- 40 oz frozen mixed vegetables of choice
- Black Pepper, to taste
- Chopped green onions (optional)
- Drained baby corn (optional)
- Black or white sesame seeds, to taste (optional)
1. Cut up your chicken into small cubes (½ to 1 inch pieces).
2. In an 8 quart enamel cast iron pot (or wok), add your coconut oil, onions and chicken. Sprinkle with a layer of salt. Cook on medium-high heat until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Add the garlic and ginger as the chicken is cooking. Note: If your onions are fresh (not frozen), then cook those down for about 4 minutes first, then add chicken.
3. Add frozen vegetables. Sprinkle a little salt over the surface again. Cook on medium-high heat until the vegetables are warmed through, about 10 minutes, sometimes covering the pot with its lid. While the veggies are cooking, crack all of your eggs into a bowl.
4. Push the pot contents to one side as best you can. Add the eggs to the emptier side and let them cook, scraping the cooked portions from the bottom. Season with a little salt and pepper as they cook. They will likely take about 5-10 minutes to completely cook. Once the eggs cook completely, incorporate them into the chicken and veggies.
5. Add your cooked rice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir to completely combine. Done!
6. Portion out your servings and top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. Left-overs reheat beautifully on the stovetop. Just add a little water to the bottom of the pan.
Recipe can easily be cut in ½ or quartered for desired servings.
You can omit chicken breasts on nights when you 1. don't have any or 2. need a quicker meal.
I buy my organic onions in bulk. I dice many pounds all at once in a month and freeze them for quick access and faster cooking times.
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