Leading up to Thanksgiving, all I want are the simple weeknight meals. I spend so much time planning and preparing for the big day, that when it comes to dinner I need quick, easy and tasty. So this recipe for chicken and kimchi fried rice recipe totally fits the bill. And Pro tip: you can substitute leftover turkey for chicken if you’re trying to use up t-day leftovers! It’s a win-win situation.
If you’ve never had kimchi, it’s like the more pungent cousin to sauerkraut. It’s fermented cabbage with korean chili paste and has incredible health benefits for your gut including a whole host of probiotics. And as much as I care for eating healthy, it’s also just delicious. Spicy and tangy, it adds tons of flavor to fried rice and some nice crunch for texture. If you’re absolutely adamant about kimchi-free life, you can omit it and maybe add some sauteed cabbage instead.
Happy almost Thanksgiving, hope this easy meal makes your week that much easier and tastier!