Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

A plate of chicken fried rice with tea

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 24 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
360 Calories
15g Fat
40g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 915mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 277mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Any fried rice recipe is the perfect choice for a last minute meal. Once all of the ingredients are prepared, which is very simple for this recipe, since you are using canned chicken and a frozen vegetable mixture, dinner can be on the table in about 15 minutes.

You do need cold cooked rice to make five ingredient Chicken Fried Rice, however, so if you're on your way home craving fried rice, stop off at a Chinese take-out store. Instead of buying a meal packed with sodium and MSG, buy the rice, go home, and make yourself this healthy dish in minutes.

All you need to serve with this simple recipe is a green salad tossed with some mushrooms and drizzled with a vinaigrette, or a fruit salad made from seasonal fruits. 


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil, or safflower oil

  • 2 cups frozen pepper and onion stir-fry mixture

  • 3 cups cooked rice, cold

  • 1 (10-ounce) can chunk chicken, drained, or 2 cups cooked cubed chicken

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil, or safflower oil

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat a wok or 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add one tablespoon oil and rotate the wok or skillet to coat. Add the frozen stir-fry mixture to the wok. Cook and stir until crisp-tender, about 2 to 4 minutes. Then add the cold cooked rice and the drained or cubed chicken. Stir-fry these ingredients for 5 minutes until the food is hot.

  3. Push the cooked mixture to the sides of wok or skillet. Add the additional one tablespoon of oil, then add the beaten eggs. Cook and stir the eggs over medium heat until the eggs are thickened and cooked. Stir the mixture together with all of the other ingredients and add the soy sauce. Stir and serve immediately.