Fried rice with grilled chicken
We’re always looking for clever and interesting ways to reuse rotisserie chicken. Say goodbye to chicken salad and welcome this takeout-inspired recipe with open arms. Using leftover or store-bought rotisserie chicken in this easy dinner is the trick to creating a paleo-friendly meal any night of the week in no time at all. It comes together in just about 20 minutes, and is wonderfully customizable to accommodate any odds and ends left in your refrigerator’s produce drawer. The recipe calls for frozen peas and carrots, but feel free to add onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, or peas if you have them on hand. And if that’s not enough to make it a new dish, it’s packed with nutritious, umami-rich flavour, which only gets better when the dish is enjoyed as lunch the next day. Leftovers are good for three to four days.
If you don’t have everything you need on hand, you can easily purchase all the ingredients (just click the orange button below that says “Get Ingredients”). You can pick and choose exactly the ingredients you need based on what’s in your pantry, and they’ll be on your doorstep before you know it.
Although we would never say no to ordering takeout, this fridge cleaning recipe is arguably easier and more budget-friendly.
Technical adviceUse white or brown rice for a day for best results.
Swap optionUse egg whites instead of whole eggs for a smaller, lower cholesterol meal. If you have another type of meat leftover like pork or steak, feel free to use it instead of chicken.