This was so pretty and easy to make. I only gave it 4 stars because I think it's more of a side then a main course. It was very good and I'll be making it again.
Chicken Fried Rice with Leeks and Dried Cranberries
Jessie123 Posted: 01/14/11
JackieRPh Posted: 01/17/11
I agree with katie. Do all your prep ahead of time, this dish cooks quickly! I gave it four stars because although I enjoyed it and it's easy to make, it needs just a little something something to make it pop. I'll add some cashews the next time I make it.
Daisie Posted: 03/03/11
Very ho-hum. Tasted vaguely like Thanksgiving but if I'm craving those flavors (which I love) I'll roast a bird & make dressing & cranberry sauce.
twilli Posted: 01/23/11
I made this recipe as directed. I enjoyed this recipe. I love salty, sweet, tart combinations. My fiance didn't care much for it. The leftovers were even better. I guess the flavors needed a chance to meld. I drizzled my portion with a little sriracha for a bit of kick.
kalexander Posted: 01/04/11
this was good! serving size seemed a little small, but i liked the dish. very tasty and quick to make. prep everything before you start the meal b/c it'll cook too fast to prep leeks while cooking.
lithium3 Posted: 02/09/11
Really tasty. I cut the leeks a little bit and there were still a great plenty! Leftovers reheated well too.
SDanielson1973 Posted: 02/01/11
Well, this is the first recipe from this issue that neither my daughter or I enjoyed. I followed it exactly and thought it was lacking something. My daughter didn't like it at all. We like the individual parts (chicken, cranberries, leeks and sage) but found this combo in this recipe dull. It was easy to make though.
JulzChicago Posted: 03/12/11
I liked this even better the next day after I reheated in the microwave and some of the rice got crunchy. This also smells amazing while it's being heated; someone at the office even asked what it was because it smelled so good. I liked the combo of the savory and sweet and the cranberries plump up a bit after being cooked. The sage was a bit too overpowering for me, but the leeks were a fantastic addition.
Jilliebean1018 Posted: 01/24/11
I only gave this three stars because it's a "good, solid recipe" for leftovers and that stuff that I always have on hand. I used dried sage and chicken breast, so this may have taken the flavor down a notch. Next time I will add pistachios for a little saltiness. Still a great standby for a quick, hearty meal!
olie1203 Posted: 01/20/11
I made this last night without the sage and cranberries (since I didn't have any on hand) and loved it. Especially liked the white wine boost to it. I will be making this one again for sure. Oh also I used chicken breast instead of thigh.
awedewer Posted: 11/11/11
Very tasty. A great riff on Thanksgiving flavors. I used a full pound of chicken to make it a main course and I took Jilliebean1018's advice and added pistachios. I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch today!
KathrynClark Posted: 12/27/11
I substituted chicken tenderloins instead of thighs, which was equally good I think. However, the recipe needed more zip or hotness with the sweetness. More pepper or maybe a little ginger. I think I'll add a little ginger next time.