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Chicken Fried Rice

How to make the best chicken fried rice at home! Don't forget to check out my step by step photos and tips above!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 309kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons veggie oil or butter
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1 lb chicken breast diced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked and chilled rice
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce plus more to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a tablespoon of butter or oil in a large skillet over high heat then add the whisked eggs, scramble and set aside.
  • Warm two more tablespoons of butter or oil in the skillet then add the chicken. Season with salt and pepper and cook until cooked through and slightly browned.
  • Remove chicken and set aside then add the sesame oil, onion and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes while stirring.
  • Once softened add the garlic and cook a minute or until fragrant then add the frozen peas and continue stirring until warmed through.
  • Move to the side then add the rice, chicken and egg. drizzle with soy sauce, mix, and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes to fry the rice.
  • Season with more soy sauce to taste then add the green onion and serve.

Notes

  • Traditionally chicken fried rice is made in a wok but a deep-sided skillet will work just as well!
  • Make sure to not overcook the egg at the first sage as it will be added for further cooking at the end (egg can overcook and dry out fast).
  • For best results, I recommend using free range and organic chicken and eggs.
  • Make sure your skillet is always nice and hot especially before adding the rice to get it crispy.
  • Looking for variations? You can use turkey or ham instead of chicken and if you're looking for a low carb version of this why not use cauliflower rice instead of regular rice!

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2922IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg