Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice

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This Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice will remind you of your favorite Japanese takeout. Make it quickly using a few simple ingredients.

Fried rice is a great dish to make for weeknight dinners. Try a few of my other fried rice recipes: Korean Gochujang Fried Rice, Kimchi Fried Rice, Thai Fried Rice, Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice, and Egg Fried Rice.

Teriyaki chicken fried rice served in a bowl.
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If you have cooked rice handy, there is so much you can do. I experiment a lot with fried rice recipes, as they are quick to make and come together with whatever you have handy.

Yesterday’s dinner was fried rice with teriyaki sauce, chicken, and veggies. It came out so good that the entire wok was cleaned up in no time.

About Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice

Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice is a delicious combination of chicken, veggies, and cooked rice in a flavorful teriyaki sauce. It is easy to make and takes 15 minutes to get on the table.

This homemade Japanese-style fried rice recipe tastes better than your favorite takeout. Make it fresh at home, and you won’t miss the restaurant.

This fried rice is a meal in itself and tastes great. You can serve an Asian curry with it for a complete meal.

This recipe is customizable! You can add veggies or protein of your choice and adjust the quantity of teriyaki sauce to suit your taste buds.

Ingredients

Chicken – I prefer skinless, boneless chicken breasts for this recipe, but you can also use chicken thighs.

Rice – Leftover day-old cooked rice is best for this fried rice recipe. If you cook fresh rice, let it cool down thoroughly before mixing it with chicken, veggies, and sauce.

Try the recipe with brown rice, couscous, or quinoa for a healthier version.

Veggies – I have added broccoli, carrots, and cabbage, but you can also add mushrooms, bell peppers, green beans, etc.

Eggs – I like to load the chicken fried rice with eggs.

Teriyaki Sauce – You can use store-bought teriyaki sauce or make it from scratch. I have included the recipe in the post below.

Others – You will also need cooking oil, onions, garlic, ginger, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper.

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice

Marinate The Chicken

Rinse 2 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts with water and drain well.

Pat them dry using paper tissues.

Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized cubes.

Add them to a bowl with ½ cup of teriyaki sauce and mix well.

Refrigerate the chicken for at least an hour or up to 12 hours.

Chicken mixed with teriyaki sauce.

Make The Fried Rice

In a non-stick wok or deep skillet, add the chicken along with the teriyaki marinade and saute over high heat for 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is well cooked.

Chicken added to a wok.

Remove on a plate and set it aside.

Cooked chicken.

Add the 2 tablespoon oil to the same wok and heat it over medium-high heat.

Tip – You can wipe the wok with a paper tissue to ensure the sauce sticking to it doesn’t burn.

Oil added to the wok.

Add the following ingredients once the oil is hot, and saute until the onions are translucent.

  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
Onion, ginger and garlic added to the wok.

Add the following veggies and cook for a minute.

  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
Veggies added to the wok.

Now, push all of the cooked vegetables to the side of the pan.

Veggies pushed to the side of the wok.

Beat 2 eggs and pour them into the pan. Scramble the eggs and mix them with the vegetables.

Eggs added to the wok.
Scrambled eggs mixed with the veggies.

Finally, add the following ingredients

  • 3 cups of cooked and cooled white rice
  • cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder.
Cooked rice, cooked chicken and remaining ingredients added to the wok.

Mix well and let the rice cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly crispy.

Garnish with chopped scallions, and enjoy!

Ready teriyaki chicken fried rice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make Teriyaki sauce at home?

A homemade teriyaki sauce tastes the best and needs a few simple ingredients. You will need,
5 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup cold water
1 cup water
To make the sauce, add brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger to a saucepan and let it cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with cold water in a small bowl and whisk to combine it well. Make sure there are no lumps left. Add it to the pan.
Cook for 3-4 minutes until the sauce is thickened and becomes saucy.
Add some more water if it becomes too thick.
Once done, let it cool to room temperature and store it in an air-tight container.

How to use freshly cooked rice to make teriyaki fried rice?

If you use freshly cooked rice, let it cool down fully before adding it to the wok; otherwise, the final dish will become mushy.

To accelerate the cooling time, spread the rice on a baking tray and cover it with cling wrap. Refrigerate the tray for 20 minutes or freeze it for 10 minutes.

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This Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice will remind you of your favorite Japanese takeout. Make it quickly using a few simple ingredients.
5 from 2 votes

Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

This Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice will remind you of your favorite Japanese takeout. Make it quickly using a few simple ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Marination Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Wok

Ingredients 

  • 2 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup thinly shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 cups rice (cooked and cooled)
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
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Instructions 

Marinate The Chicken

  • Rinse chicken breast with water and drain well.
  • Pat them dry using paper tissues.
  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized cubes.
  • Add them to a bowl with teriyaki sauce and mix well.
  • Refrigerate the chicken for at least an hour or up to 12 hours.

Make The Fried Rice

  • In a non-stick wok or deep skillet, add the chicken along with the teriyaki marinade and saute over high heat for 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is well cooked.
  • Remove on a plate and set it aside.
  • Add oil to the same wok and heat it over medium-high heat.
  • Tip – You can wipe the wok with a paper tissue to ensure the sauce sticking to it doesn’t burn.
  • Once the oil is hot, add onions, garlic, and ginger, and saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Add carrots, cabbage, and broccoli florets, and cook for a minute.
  • Now push all of the cooked vegetables to the side of the pan.
  • Beat eggs and pour them into the pan. Scramble the eggs and mix them with the vegetables.
  • Finally, add rice, cooked chicken, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper powder.
  • Mix well and let the rice cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly crispy.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions, and enjoy!

Video

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Notes

This recipe is customizable! Add veggies or protein of your choice and adjust the teriyaki sauce quantity to suit your taste buds.
I prefer using skinless, boneless chicken breasts to make this recipe. You can use chicken thighs too.
You can try the recipe with brown rice, couscous, or quinoa for a healthier version.

Nutrition

Calories: 711kcal, Carbohydrates: 123g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 127mg, Sodium: 2061mg, Potassium: 712mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2958IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 3mg
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