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Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice is one of my all-time favorites when we go out to have Chinese food. It's total comfort food for me.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken fried rice, chinese chicken fried rice, fried rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 2 cups cooked chicken cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
  • 1 1/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen mixed peas and carrots
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 2 large eggs


  • Combine the chicken and 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce and combine. Set aside while you fry the rice.
  • Add the sesame seed oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the rice and cook until it turns light brown stirring frequently so it doesn't burn. Add the garlic at the end when the rice is starting to turn brown and cook for a 1/2 minute or so.
  • Reduce the heat slightly and add the chicken and stir it in.
  • Stir in the broth and cover. Simmer the rice for 20 to 30 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  • Remove the cover and add the mixed peas and carrots and green onions. Stir in and continue to cook for another 3 to 5 minutes and the liquid is absorbed.
  • In a small bowl add to eggs and whisk.
  • Push the rice mixture to the sides of the skillet to make a well. Add the scrambled eggs
  • Cook the eggs stirring them until they are about set, then blend the eggs into the rice.
  • Add the remaining soy sauce or to taste.


  1. Use long-grain rice, for the best results.
  2.  Sesame seed oil gives great flavor to the rice, but you can use vegetable oil, peanut oil, or canola oil.
  3. Don't worry if you don't have a wok, use a skillet or a cast-iron skillet for delicious results.
  4. Taste before adding additional soy sauce. 
  5. Serve soy sauce with the fried rice, so people can add additional if they desire.
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.6g | Protein: 31.8g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 4mg