We were snowed in this weekend, which meant I wanted to cook something warm and comforting for supper. But also something easy with minimal cleanup. I made this spicy chicken fried rice that is simply amazing and made in only one skillet. What is so amazing about this recipe is that it combines the spicy flavors of freshly grated ginger, sriracha & chilis. Yes, I added all three of them, and yet the chicken fried rice was not overly spicy. You can adjust the spiciness by adding more or less according to your own liking.
The secret to making a great chicken fried rice (and any stir-fry as well), is to have all your ingredients prepped before you turn on the stove. Wash and chop, dice & mince your veggies, whisk the eggs, and have all of your ingredients and spices right beside you, next to the stove when you start. You cook this recipe over medium-high / high heat and you don’t have time to prep your ingredients as you go. Your vegetables may burn and it won’t taste delicious.
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Another secret for making a great chicken fried rice is to use cold or chilled rice. Warm rice is more likely to stick together and won’t be as fluffy. Chilled rice will brown better and you will get that nice fried rice texture. If you don’t have any leftover rice or refrigerated rice, you can cook it just before making this recipe and freeze it for 10 – 15 minutes. This is the perfect way to chill rice quicker.
I use fish sauce in the recipe because soy products are bad for your health, especially for women’s hormones. Fish sauce is a great substitute for soy sauce, and even though it may smell a little bit strong out of the bottle, you don’t smell or taste it after it’s cooked.
I used to make this spicy chicken fried rice recipe when I was in college and was short on time. I like that you can use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken, and leftover rice to make this delicious dinner in no time. It’s very simple, quick and easy to make! It’s a perfect family weeknight meal. Feel free to substitute your favorite meats/seafood too!
As always, I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!
Do you like spicy foods as much as I do? 🙂
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