Garlic Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

A savory and aromatic dish, Garlic Chicken Fried Rice combines tender pieces of chicken with the rich flavors of garlic and soy sauce. Perfect as a main dish or a side, this recipe is quick and easy, making it ideal for a weeknight dinner or a casual get-together.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice (preferably day-old)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare Ingredients:
  • Ensure all ingredients are prepped and ready. This includes mincing garlic, chopping the onion, cubing the chicken, and beating the eggs.
  1. Cook Chicken:
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken cubes and cook until they are no longer pink and slightly browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Sauté Garlic and Onion:
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining vegetable oil. Sauté the minced garlic and chopped onion until fragrant and the onion becomes translucent.
  1. Add Vegetables:
  • Add the mixed vegetables to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes until they are tender.
  1. Scramble Eggs:
  • Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the empty side. Scramble the eggs until they are fully cooked, then mix them with the vegetables.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet. Add the cooked rice and mix everything together.
  1. Seasoning:
  • Pour in the soy sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce (if using). Stir well to ensure the rice and other ingredients are evenly coated with the sauces. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds (if using). Serve hot.

Enjoy your flavorful and aromatic Garlic Chicken Fried Rice!

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