Broccoli Fried Rice with Chicken
Looking for a delicious and healthy way to use up that extra broccoli in your fridge? This easy recipe for broccoli fried rice with chicken is the perfect solution! Full of flavors from the garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, this dish is sure to please.
- 2 tsp avocado oil, divided
- 4 oz (F) or 6 oz (M) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ tsp minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 large egg
- ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
This recipe for broccoli fried rice with chicken is a delicious and easy dish that is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight meal. The dish starts with avocado oil, which is used to sauté bite-sized chicken breast pieces until they are cooked through and tender. Then, broccoli florets, minced garlic, and fresh ginger are added and sautéed until they are tender. Cooked brown rice is then added and stir-fried with soy sauce, seasoned rice vinegar, one large egg, and crushed red pepper. This creates a flavorful and fragrant dish with a combination of tender chicken, crispy broccoli, and fluffy rice. The addition of garlic and ginger gives it a nice aroma and the crushed red pepper gives it a nice kick of heat. The dish is finished with a sprinkle of green onions on top. The dish is perfect as a low-carb and gluten-free alternative to traditional meat and grain dishes and it’s a healthy and satisfying meal that is easy to prepare and packed with flavor.
Step by Step Instructions
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add beef (or chicken) and cook, stirring, until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
Transfer the beef (or chicken) to a plate and return the pan to the heat.
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan. Add broccoli and water. Cook, stirring often, until tender and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more.
Stir in rice, soy sauce and vinegar; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes.
Create a well in the center and crack the egg in the middle. Scramble the egg, then stir into the rice, along with the cooked beef (or chicken). Serve with crushed red pepper, if desired.
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