If you’re looking for a dish that convinces everyone that eating at home is better than takeout, then Chicken Fried Rice Casserole is the one to present to even the pickiest of critics! This beloved combo of warm rice, tender stir-fry veggies, and juicy shredded chicken will have everyone coming back for more, no doubt. Even though we’re confident it will, if that doesn’t cut it, then the sweet and tangy homemade teriyaki sauce it’s all swimming in will definitely be the reason the fam agrees that it’s time to put all the to-go menus in the recycle bin. Say, “so long” to long wait times and greasy ingredients! Chicken Fried Rice Casserole makes eating-in exciting!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch plus 2 tablespoons water, stirred together until smooth
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag stir-fry vegetables
  • 3 cups brown or white rice, cooked

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

Step 3 –In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the soy sauce, the water, the brown sugar, the ginger, and the garlic and cover the pan, bringing it to a boil.

Step 4 –Uncover the pan and bring the brown sugar mixture back to a boil and cook for 1 minute.

Step 5 –Stir the cornstarch and water mixture into the boiling sauce and cook until the sauce starts to thicken.

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Step 6 –Transfer the sauce away from the heat.

Step 7 –Place the chicken into the prepared baking pan.

Step 8 –Place the stir-fry vegetables around the chicken.

Step 9 –Pour 1 cup of the sauce over the top of the chicken and veggies.

Step 10 –Cover the pan with foil and bake until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F, about 30 minutes.

Step 11 –Carefully remove the foil from the pan and use two forks to shred the chicken while still in the dish.

Step 12 –Add the cooked rice and most of the remaining sauce to the casserole dish, reserving some of the sauce for serving.

Step 13 –Gently toss the chicken mixture until combined.

Step 14 –Return the chicken mixture to the oven and cook until the casserole is heated through, about 10 minutes.

Step 15 –Let the casserole stand for 5 minutes.

Step 16 –Plate and drizzle with the remaining sauce.

Step 17 –Serve.