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chicken fried rice made on the blackstone griddle on a white plate
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Chicken Fried Rice on the Blackstone Griddle

Easy, fun to make, AND delicious, Chicken Fried Rice on the Blackstone Griddle tastes so much better than if you'd made it in a skillet. Better than take-out, this is a hearty 1-griddle meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: blackstone, blackstone griddle, chicken, chicken fried rice on the blackstone griddle, fried rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 608kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked white rice made the day before and kept in the fridge
  • 1/4 cup vegatable oil
  • 3 chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce optional
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions for the garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasme seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the griddle to medium-high and when hot, add a few tablespoons of oil.
  • Season and cook the chicken thighs. When they start to cook through, chop them up into bite-sized pieces and scoot them to one side to finish cooking.
  • On another spot on the griddle, heat some more oil then cook the onions and carrots for 3-4 minutes or until they start to soften. Add the garlic and ginger and cook an additional minute.
  • Next, add the rice and start mixing it together. Cook for 3-4 minutes. If your rice is sticking, add a bit more oil.
  • Drizzle the sesame oil and fish sauce on top of the rice and mix well. Cook an additional minute or two.
  • Add the peas and mix again. Keep that rice working on the Blackstone top and if it starts sticking, add a bit more oil.
  • Add the soy sauce and mix well, then make a hole in the center of the rice, add a wee bit of oil (about a tablespoon) then add the lightly whipped egg. Scramble it in the space in the middle of the rice, then work the egg into the rest of the rice.
  • Cook another minute or two, then dish it up!
  • Garnish your chicken fried rice with sesasme seeds and sliced green onions. Yum!

Notes

Chef Jenn's Tips
  • Start with day-old rice. Cook the rice, then chill it and keep it in the fridge overnight. This lets the rice dry out a bit and for the starches to firm up. Fried rice ALWAYS tastes better with day-old rice.
  • Fish sauce. Fish sauce is packed with umami - rich, meaty flavor. It's not fishy, but a little goes a long way!
  • Soy sauce. Most recipes call for a tablespoon or two of soy sauce. Bah! Cooking on the Blackstone means more evaporation so you need more soy sauce. 1/4 cup to be exact. Use low-sodium if you're worried about the salt.
  • Ginger and garlic. More flavor! I won't even look at a fried rice recipe without this duo of flavor powerhouses.
  • Veggies. What veggies you use are optional. I like carrot and peas for the color and crunch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1261mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3001IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg