Chicken Fried Rice

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This Chicken Fried Rice is just like the Chinese restaurant you visit in your neighborhood. Make this Homemade, Chinese style rice using my simple, best, and easy recipe. Here is how to make it at home.

Chicken Fried rice served in a bowl.
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Whomsoever invented chicken fried rice was brilliant. The goodness of rice with protein-packed chicken is just what you need on a long, tiring day.

Also no wastage of food. You can stir up a dish in no time using leftover rice.

It is a win-win situation, as you are not wasting any food and you have a stunning dish as well.

This homemade fried rice with chicken is simple and easy to make. If you love Chinese takeout, then you need to give this a try for sure.

You will be surprised how good these rice taste.

About This Recipe

Cooked rice sautéed with marinated chicken chunks and chopped vegetables are what chicken fried rice is.

It is a quick and easy weekday or weekend dinner/lunch which can be put together in no time.

It is easier to make it if you have leftover rice and even tastes better.

Ingredients

To make this recipe, you will need very few ingredients

Chicken – I used chicken breast and boiled them until they were cooked properly. Then I shred them using a fork. You can also use a hand mixer to shred the cooked chicken breast.

Cornflour – Coating the shredded chicken in some cornflour and then frying it gives it a nice and crispy texture. I also added a little bit of soy sauce to the chicken before frying.

Sesame Oil – I fried the rice in sesame oil which gives it a very Asian flavor. You can, however, choose any oil that you like.

Egg – If you have ever ordered this Fried Rice from any Asian take away, You must have noticed that it always comes with scrambled eggs.

I have added eggs in this recipe as well. If you are not a big fan, you can always skip adding them.

Garlic – I love garlic in my Asian recipes and I  add a lot of it. 

Spring Onion and Veggies – These add a nice crunch to the rice. You can choose to add your fav veggies in this rice. Mushroom, broccoli, sweet peas, zucchini, etc go well.

Sauces – Asian sauces like Soy sauce, Vinegar Red Chilli sauce, etc go in this recipe. Feel free to adjust the quantity of these according to your taste.

Rice – Use short-grain rice for a typical Asian style fried rice.

Also, make sure the rice is cooked well in advance and cooled properly before stir-frying. Day-old rice is the best.

Close up shot of Chicken Fried Rice Recipe.

How to make it at home?

To make it at home, you are going to need chicken, cornflour, salt, black pepper powder, soy sauce, vegetable oil, egg, garlic, spring onion, bell pepper, carrot, soy sauce, vinegar, and red chilli sauce. 

Let’s get the marinade ready for the chicken. Take corn flour, salt and soy sauce in a bowl and make a paste. Add chicken pieces and coat properly. Keep aside for 15 minutes. 

After resting the chicken for 15 minutes, heat vegetable oil in a pan and add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until they turn brown. Remove the chicken on a plate. 

Add a teaspoon of sesame oil in the same pan and add the whisked egg. Scramble the egg and remove on a plate. 

Heat the remaining sesame oil in the pan. Add garlic and spring onion whites and fry for a minute. Add bell pepper and carrot and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Now add soy sauce, vinegar, red chilli sauce, salt, and pepper and cook for a few seconds.

Add the sautéed chicken, scrambled egg, and cooked rice and mix well. Cook for a minute. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

Can it be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze chicken fried rice. Divide and store individual portions in freezer-safe bags or containers for later use. You can freeze it for up to a month.

Can it be Reheated?

Bring rice to room temperature before you reheat the rice. To heat, sprinkle some water and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Do not forget to stir in between. 

You can also reheat the rice in a pan on low heat.

How to make it with Schezwan Sauce?

To make Schezwan chicken fried rice, follow the same recipe below. Just add 4 teaspoon of Schezwan sauce along with soy sauce, vinegar, red chilli sauce, salt, and pepper.

I have a fabulous homemade Schezwan Sauce recipe here is you want to make yours at home.

How to make it with Cauliflower Rice?

To make a keto-friendly recipe or a healthier version of fried rice with chicken, you can use grated cauliflower (cauliflower rice) in place of rice. Keep the remaining recipe the same.

How to make it in Japanese style?

It is also called Tori Chahan in Japanese.

To make Japanese style recipe, add 1 teaspoon powdered chicken stock and 2 tablespoon sake (Japanese Rice Wine) along with the soy sauce.

It will give a very typical Japanese taste to the fried rice.

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Chicken Hakka Noodles

Schezwan Egg Fried Rice

Step by Step Recipe

Mix the chicken with cornflour, salt to taste, black pepper powder, and soy sauce.

Chicken mixed with cornflour, salt, pepper and soy sauce.

Keep aside for 15 minutes.

Chicken kept aside.

Heat vegetable oil in a pan.

Vegetable oil heating in a pan.

Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until they turn brown. Remove the chicken on a plate.

Chicken cooked until browned.

Add a teaspoon of sesame oil in the same pan and add the whisked egg. Scramble the egg and remove on a plate.

Egg scrambled in the pan.

Heat the remaining sesame oil in the pan.

Sesame oil heating in the pan.

Add garlic and spring onion whites and fry for a minute.

Garlic and Spring onion white added in the pan.

Add bell pepper and carrot and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Bell pepper and carrot added in teh pan.

Now add soy sauce, vinegar, red chilli sauce, salt and pepper and cook for a few seconds.

Sauces added in the pan.

Add the sautéed chicken, scrambled egg and cooked rice and mix well. Cook for a minute.

cooked chicken, egg and rice added in the pan.

Garnish with spring onion greens.

Garnished with spring onion greens.
This Chicken Fried Rice is just like the Chinese restaurant you visit in your neighbourhood. Make this Homemade, Chinese style rice using my simple and easy recipe. Here is how to make Chicken Fried Rice Recipe at home.
5 from 5 votes

Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

This Chicken Fried Rice is just like the Chinese restaurant you visit in your neighbourhood. Make this Homemade, Chinese style rice using my simple and easy recipe. Here is how to make it at home.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

For marinating the chicken

  • 1 cup Chicken (Boiled and shredded)
  • 2 tablespoon Cornflour
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce

For the rice

  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic (Chopped)
  • ¼ cup Spring Onion White (Sliced)
  • ¼ cup Bell Peppers (Cubed)
  • ¼ cup Carrot (Cubed)
  • 2 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • ¼ cup Spring Onion Greens (Sliced)
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Instructions 

  • Mix the chicken with cornflour, salt to taste, black pepper powder and soy sauce.
  • Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until they turn brown.
  • Remove the chicken on a plate.
  • Add a teaspoon of sesame oil in the same pan and add the whisked egg.
  • Scramble the egg and remove on a plate.
  • Heat the remaining sesame oil in the pan.
  • Add garlic and spring onion whites and fry for a minute.
  • Add bell pepper and carrot and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, red chilli sauce, salt an pepper and cook for a few seconds.
  • Add the sautéed chicken, scrambled egg and cooked rice and mix well.
  • Cook for a minute.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

Notes

Adjust the amount of sauces as per your taste.
Always use day old cooked rice to make chicken fried rice.
Add your choice of veggies to make this rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 1325mg, Potassium: 300mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 3540IU, Vitamin C: 28.4mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1.7mg
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