Main Dish | June 19, 2013

Chicken Fried Rice

chicken-fried-rice in bowl over patterned cloth with chopsticks

I stumbled upon this recipe one day after I peared into the fridge to find something for lunch.  There was a small container of leftover rice from the previous nights dinner, so I decided that I would whip up a quick fried rice.  It was delish!  A few nights later I turned that idea into a dinner by adding chicken.  My husband went nuts over it and went back for more and more and more.

egg and peas and carrots in skillet with cutting board with chicken to the side

This is a great way to turn a tiny bit of rice into a great big meal!  It’s fast, it’s easy and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

First take one chicken breast and season it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add about a tsp of sesame oil to your skillet and heat over a medium flame.  Cook chicken until cooked through and remove.

Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and cook until fragrant.  Next add in a cup of frozen carrots and peas.

Move your veggies to the edge of your skillet and crack one egg into the middle.  Quickly scramble to egg and stir into the veggies.

white plain rice with vegetables in skillet

Next add your leftover rice.  Of course you can make it fresh, but leftover is much much easier. :)

Add some soy sauce and onion powder to moisten the rice and flavor the the dish.  Lastly cut your chicken into bite sized pieces and stir in to the rice mixture.  Dinner done.  Fast.

chicken-fried-rice in bowl on top of patterned cloth with chop sticks

5 from 1 vote
Chicken Fried Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This is a great way to turn a tiny bit of rice into a great big meal! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken fried rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 74 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1 chicken breast
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups leftover white rice or fresh made - both work
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  1. 1. Season chicken breast with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. 2. Heat one tsp of sesame oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Remove chicken and set aside. 3. Add 1 TBSP minced garlic to the pan, if needed add more oil. Cook until fragrant. 4. Add frozen peas and carrots and cook until tender. Move to the edge of the pan. 5. In the center of the pan crack 1 egg and quickly scramble. Stir together with the veggies. 6. Add rice, soy sauce, and onion powder. Feel free to add less or more soy sauce depending on how wet you prefer your rice. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. 7. Serve hot. Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 613mg27%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2265IU45%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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