Veggie-Packed Chicken Fried Rice This better-than-takeout main dish cuts the grease and loads up on fresh vegetables. Get your kids involved by letting them choose which vegetables they want to include.
Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a large lidded skillet or wok over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add pepper and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.Advertisement
Add another 2 teaspoons oil to skillet and heat until it shimmers. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with vegetables. (If you are starting with precooked chicken, you can skip this step.)
Add another 2 teaspoons oil and heat until it shimmers. Add chopped zucchini, carrots, cabbage, and sugar snap peas; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add broth and cook, covered, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to bowl.
Add remaining 3 teaspoons oil to skillet and heat until it shimmers. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, 15 seconds. Add rice (and precooked chicken, if using) and cook, breaking up clumps and stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add bowl contents, soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions, and salt. Cook, stirring and tossing, until well mixed and heated through, about 5 minutes more.
Per Serving: 360 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 41.8g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 25mg; sodium 652.2mg. For the 6 cups mixed vegetables, your can use your favorites such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, snap peas, and/or zucchini. Choose a mix of those you like most.