Looking at the stuff I had around, I took a now defrosted chicken breast and chopped it up into chunks (about half-inch) and marinaded them in a mix of soy sauce and rice vinegar (that I happened to have around for when I make tangerine chicken). I then cooked some rice using the microwave method and when that was almost done, I drained most of the marinade and fried the chicken chunks using a non-stick pan with a bit of olive oil. I then took the (now cooked) rice and put it into the frying pan and fried (stir-fried?) the rice with the chicken chunks, adding a little bit of soy sauce to the mix.
I don't know what I made, but it was actually pretty good. Chicken fried rice? Not-really-teriyaki-chicken? Let's just call it "Chicken Something...with fried rice"
I realized afterward that some green peas probably would have made this a more complete meal and added some additional flavor/texture to the mix. I will need to do that next time (I always keep some frozen peas around).
It seems that I always have a supply on hand of chicken breasts and rice, as these two things are a versatile tool of the lone bachelor who wants to eat something more interesting than a frozen dinner or a value meal from McDonald's. What I usually cook is chicken, cooked in Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup (half can of water rather than a full can), and served over rice. Chicken Something will now be a part of my menu and yet another thing I can make easily with chicken and rice.
Update: August 9:
|Well, here it is with peas... Not bad...|