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Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice is made easier with the use of store-bought Asian skillet sauce. You’re going to love the authentic flavor.

Chicken Fried Rice with Sesame Seeds and Almonds #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauces

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2015. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards, new photos, and additional recipe information. But, getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.

Bring your family to the dinner table quickly and easily with my recipe for Chicken Fried Rice with Sesame Seeds and Almonds, which uses McCormick’s Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce for that authentic Asian flavor.

Chicken Fried Rice with Sesame Seeds and Almonds #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauces
Chicken Fried Rice with Sesame Seeds and Almonds #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauces

To keep my recipe a little on the healthier side, I decided that I’d use brown rice and load it up with tons of veggies like broccoli, sweet red pepper, bean sprouts, and peas and carrots.

After that, the Asian Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce packet did the rest. With flavors including ginger, garlic, and soy sauce it was the perfect finishing touch to my Asian-inspired fried rice.

Naturally, if you prefer white rice and a different selections of vegetables…Go for it!

This recipe is totally customizable to your tastes and preferences.

Servings:  6-8     Prep Time:  30 minutes

6 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice)
1 pound chicken tenders, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 cup broccoli floretes
1 cup bean sprouts
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 package McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Skillet Sauce
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoon sliced almonds
2 green onions, chopped or whole (optional)

-In a large skillet over medium/high heat, cook the chopped chicken tenders, onion and garlic in the canola oil until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Remove to a large bowl and set aside.
-Reduce the heat to medium low and in the same skillet, add the peas and carrots, red pepper and broccoli. Saute for 2-3 minutes until slightly tender.
-Stir in 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil and the bean sprouts. Remove from the skillet and add the vegetables into the same bowl with the chicken. Set aside.
-In the same skillet over medium heat, add the cooked rice. Make a well in the center of the rice and stir in the the eggs. Continue to cook and stir until the eggs are cooked. Add the salt and pepper and rice wine vinegar.
-Add the chicken and vegetables back into the skillet.
-Stir 1/2 to 3/4 packet of the McCormick Skillet Sauce thouroughly into the rice and chicken mixture (reserving the remainin sauce as dipping sauce if desired) and heat through.
-To serve, plate the Chicken Fried Rice and then top with the sesame seeds, sliced almonds and green onion if desired.

Assemble all ingredients. *Note – leftover rice works wonderfully well for this recipe. Finely chop the chicken tenders, along with the onion and garlic. Remove to a bowl and set aside.


Prepare the red peppers and broccoli, Cook all the veggies in the same skillet as the chicken and until just softened. Remove the veggies from the skillet and place in the same bowl as the chicken and onion. Set aside.


Add the rice into the same skillet. Make a well in the center and add the eggs. Cook and stir until the eggs are completely cooked. Season with salt, pepper and rice wine vinegar. Add the sesame oil, chicken and veggies back into the skillet. Stir in the McCormick Skillet Sauce and stir to combine.


To serve, plate the chicken fried rice and top with the sesame seeds, sliced almonds and green onion, Serve along with the remaining sauce if desired.

Chicken Fried Rice with Sesame Seeds and Almonds #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauces

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