Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

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My kids love rice, especially rice from our favorite Mexican restaurant or Chinese take-out. Literally, two of my kids will order just a side of rice with beans or load up on the rice when they get their favorite Chinese chicken. And it’s my little rice eaters that inspired this easy, tasty and ready-in-30-minutes meal.

Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

While rice is usually known to be a side dish, in my family, that isn’t the case. I love it too, specifically fluffy white or brown rice. So serving fried rice proved to be an easy, pleasing meal for our family. My husband, who normally doesn’t touch sides, liked it as well, and didn’t notice the peas until after bite two; then he called me sneaky.

Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

For this recipe, I wanted it to be a meal I could make in 30-minutes or less because it’s on those crazy- busy nights with the kids that we usually lean towards take-out. I wanted to create a homemade meal that would take the same amount of time it takes for take-out to arrive and it had to please all. This Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice did just that. It was easy and delicious.

Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

I used Minute® Rice because it is quick and easy to prepare and, I always have some on hand. What’s great with Minute® Rice is that the kids can help make it. Fluffing the rice at the end is my five-year-old son Cannon’s favorite job. It’s nice that you can have great-tasting, fluffy white rice in just 5 minutes with Minute® White Rice. If you are more like me and like the nutty, rich flavor of brown rice, Minute 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice is a fantastic option. I prefer this over white rice, but my kids love white rice. I made this recipe with each and were both easy and just as delicious. This meal is a great option for your gluten-free friends and family too, Minute® brown and white rice are gluten-free and non-GMO too.

Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

So next time you don’t have much time and are about to hit the speed dial to your favorite take-out, don’t. Try this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice. Your entire family will devour this tasty meal in as little time as it takes to make it.

Enjoy friends!
XOXO San

How do you make Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice?

In a large Mason jar or small mixing bowl, add all of the sauce ingredients and mix together, set aside until ready to use.

Prepare rice as directed.

Once fully cooked, set aside until ready to use.

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and lightly oil with cooking spray.

Add eggs and continuously stir for 2-3 minutes or until softly scrambled.

Remove scrambled eggs from skillet and set aside.

Using the same skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; add onion, garlic, and red bell pepper, and stir-fry 3 minutes.

Add cooked chicken and peas; stir-fry 2 minutes.

Add cooked and stir-fry 1-2 minutes.

Quickly remix sauce and then add it to the skillet; stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated and some of the rice feels seared from the pan.

Chop the scrambled eggs and stir into the rice, remove from heat.

Top with green onions and sliced almonds, if desired and serve.

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 446 kcal
Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

Ingredients
 

Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • salt to taste

Fried Rice

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 3/4 cup bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken I used a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup frozen sweet green peas
  • 3 cups cooked rice Minute® Brown Rice or Minute® White Rice
  • chopped green onions optional
  • sliced almonds optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large Mason jar or small mixing bowl, add all of the sauce ingredients and mix together, set aside until ready to use.
  • Prepare rice as directed. Once fully cooked, set aside until ready to use.
  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and lightly oil with cooking spray. Add eggs and continuously stir for 2-3 minutes or until softly scrambled. Remove scrambled eggs from skillet and set aside.
  • Using the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; add onion, garlic, and red bell pepper, and stir-fry 3 minutes.
  • Add cooked chicken and peas; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add cooked rice and stir-fry 1-2 minutes. Quickly remix sauce and then add it to the skillet; stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated and some of the rice feels seared from the pan. Chop the scrambled eggs and stir into the rice, remove from heat. Top with green onions and sliced almonds if desired and serve.

Notes

Sweet & Sour Sauce recipe adapted from A Dash of Sanity
Calories: 446kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 21gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 750mgPotassium: 551mgFiber: 3gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 1345IUVitamin C: 54.8mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1.8mg
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Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

Skip the take-out and make this Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice instead. Two of your favorite take-out dishes made into one easy 30-minute meal.

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18 Comments

  1. That looks amazing! I need to try this out soon. Yum! I’m going to keep this on my list of recipes to try. I love sweet and sour chicken fried rice.

  2. This recipe looks so delicious. We love to make Chicken Fried Rice. I will have to give this recipe a try.

  3. Sweet and sour chicken has always been one of my favorite meals. I also like it with fried rice, or noodles. I will have to try this recipe out!

  4. I am sooo hungry! My hubby’s second name s “RICE” cause he is addicted to rice! His favorite is fried rice in any way or form! So happy that Minute rice is non GMO too!

  5. Just being curious………….WHY do people post comments on a recipe before they even try it? Sure the pictures of food awaken the hunger in all of us, but I feel a recipe should be made first before the comments are written. So many, many people do this and, so my question….WHY?

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