I love fried rice! Obviously it’s not the healthiest thing to eat. That’s why I needed to make something to fill the craving, but without all of the points.
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I made this chicken fried rice in my Instant Pot. It was so easy and tasted great!
The main thing I did to lighten up this chicken fried rice was to drastically reduce the oil.
I only used 1 teaspoon of oil! It’s packed full of so much flavor you won’t even miss it.
Another way I lightened up this recipe was to use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.
I do like chicken thighs a lot, but when chicken breast is cooked in the Instant Pot it comes out so tender.
My favorite part of fried rice is the egg. Whenever I got carryout fried rice I would search through it looking for all of the egg first.
That’s another good thing about making my own fried rice. I can add as much egg as I want!
I added 2 eggs to this recipe. It was a good amount.
This chicken fried rice recipe makes four servings. There are 5 points per serving for blue and purple, 9 points per serving for green. If you follow the green plan you can drastically reduce the points by using brown rice.
Yield: 4 servings (5 points per serving for blue and purple, 9 points per serving for green)
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1″ pieces)
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 cup fat-free chicken broth
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup frozen carrots and peas (thawed)
Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Add the oil and chopped onion. Stir often for 2 minutes, then add the minced garlic and ginger.
Push onion mix to the side and add the chicken. Lightly brown the chicken on both sides.
Turn the Instant Pot off, then add the chicken broth. Make sure to scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Add the soy sauce and the rice. Give it a good stir and make sure the rice is submerged in liquid.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it. Make sure the lever is set to seal. Press the manual button and set the time for 10 minutes.
While that is cooking scramble eggs and cook them in a frying pan. Set aside.
Once the time is up let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes.
Release the pressure and remove the lid. Add the eggs, peas and carrots. Stir together and serve.
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