Easy Chicken Fried Rice. Using your leftover chicken, you can feed a family of 4 for only $4.91. #EasyRecipe #ChickenRecipe #RiceRecipe #FriedRice #CheapMeals
Last night we had Hazelnut Chicken for dinner. I made it using some hazelnut coffee that was leftover from the morning to make a brine for the chicken. It turned out amazing!
Everyone enjoyed the chicken but we still had a lot leftover. Usually I’ll use the leftover chicken to make Chicken Pot Pie or some kind of a casserole, but I’ve been craving Chinese food the last couple of days and decided to try something new.
In keeping with the cheap and easy theme of the Feed 4 for 5 series, I came up with this incredibly delicious recipe that satisfied my Chinese craving.
Pick all of the chicken off of the bones. I ended up with about a pound and a half of chicken.
**Save the chicken bones and trim, they can be used to make FREE chicken stock.
Then toss the chicken with a little soy Sauce and Sesame Oil. I love the smell of Sesame Oil.
Let the chicken sit in the marinade for about 5-10 minutes.
While the chicken is marinating, fry the onions in a little olive oil. Fry them for only a minute or two to release the flavor, but don’t actually cook them until they are soft. You want to keep them a little crisp.
Add a bag of frozen vegetables,
the cooked rice,
and the marinated chicken.
Stir it all together, then make a reservoir in the middle.
Crack your eggs into the center of the reservoir.
Stir them together
and cook them until they are scrambled.
Then stir the eggs into the chicken and rice mixture.
This was incredibly easy to make and was not only filling but really tasty, even my picky kids loved it.
1 ½ pounds cooked chicken ($2.37)
2 tablespoons soy sauce ($0.10)
2 tablespoons sesame oil ($0.49)
¼ cup olive oil ($0.40)
1 medium onion, chopped ($0.08)
4 cups cooked white rice ($0.84)
10 ounces mixed vegetables, frozen ($0.37)
3 medium eggs ($0.26)
Salt and pepper
Toss cooked chicken with soy sauce and sesame oil. Let it
marinate for 5-10 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions
and cook for 3 minutes.
Add frozen vegetables and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
Stir in rice, chicken and soy/sesame marinade, continue cooking
over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
Make a reservoir in the middle of the pan and scramble the eggs.
When the eggs are scrambled stir it together with the rice
mixture. Season with salt and pepper
- Chicken – ($0.79 per pound) purchased on sale from Kroger. Save the bones and trim to make homemade chicken stock.
- Soy Sauce – (10 ounces for $1.00) purchased on sale from a local grocery store.
- Sesame Oil – (5 ounces for $2.49) purchased from Kroger.
- Olive Oil – (12 ounces for $2.39) purchased from a discount grocery store.
- Onion – (3 pounds for $0.79) purchased from a discount grocery store.
- Rice – (32 ounces for $1.69) purchased from a discount grocery store. One cup of dry rice makes 3 cups of cooked rice.
- Mixed Vegetables – (16 ounces for $0.59) purchased on sale from a local grocery store.
- Eggs – (30 count for $2.59) purchased from a discount grocery store.
Having a full belly before heading to the grocery store will save you a lot of money. Have you ever gone shopping while hungry? Everything starts looking so yummy and it’s hard to resist the temptation. By the time you’re ready to check out, you end up with a cart full of items that weren’t on you list and all your hard work in creating a budget friendly shopping list is blown.
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