Why is Chicken Fried Rice an ideal meal for after your next workout? It’s a quick and easy recipe to make. It’s savory and salty, which means it will taste heavenly after a hard workout. And it’s got an ideal mix of fast uptake carbs, proteins, and fats to refuel your body quickly for tomorrow.
This recipe from The Feed Zone Cookbook is exactly as author Allen Lim serves it to athletes at training camps, races, or impromptu dinners at his place in Boulder, Colorado.
You can watch a video of Allen Lim and chef Biju Thomas preparing Chicken Fried Rice on VeloNews.com.
TIME: 10–15 minutes
1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
2–3 green onions, diced or thinly sliced
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup cooked boneless chicken thighs (2–3 pieces)
1 cup frozen peas and corn
- Bring a lightly oiled sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add the garlic and green onions and sauté for about 1 minute.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs and soy sauce vigorously and pour into the hot pan. The pan should be hot enough to cause the eggs to fluff. Stir the eggs to cook them quickly.
- Add the rice and cooked chicken thighs and fry the mixture for 5–6 minutes.
- Add the peas and corn and cook until the vegetables heat through and are vibrant in color.
Season to taste with salt, Sriracha sauce, and additional soy sauce or sesame oil.
PER SERVING> Energy 605 cal • Fat 17 g • Sodium 727 mg • Carbs 68 g • Fiber 4 g • Protein 39 g
In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.