Chicken Fried Rice

Easy fried chicken rice recipe

The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
599 Calories
19g Fat
69g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 599
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 220mg 73%
Sodium 773mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 36g
Calcium 80mg 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.)

Once you see how easy it is to make this chicken fried rice recipe, you will never want to order takeout again. The nice thing about the recipe is that it is so versatile. You can use virtually any type of vegetables you happen to have on hand, a great way to use those stray leftover veggies in your crisper. The harder and bigger the vegetable, such as broccoli or cauliflower florets, the longer it will need to cook, so allow extra time, if need be.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (divided)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
  • 4 cups cooked cold rice
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sliced spring onions
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy chicken fried rice
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  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

    Heat a wok
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  3. Add the eggs, scramble, then transfer to a bowl.

    Add the eggs
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  4. Wipe out the wok with a paper towel.

    Wipe out wok
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  5. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the wok. Add the garlic and stir-fry for about 20 seconds.

    Add remaining teaspoon to wok
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  6. Add the peas and carrots, stir-frying until softened.

    Add peas and carrots
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  7. Add the rice and chicken and stir-fry, breaking up the clumps of rice with a wooden spoon or spatula.

    Add rice and chicken
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  8. Add the soy sauce and stir-fry until the flavors come together, about 1 minute.

    Stir chicken fried rice
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  9. Stir in the spring onions, bean sprouts, and cooked egg. Stir-fry another minute or so.

    Chicken fried rice
    ​The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy!

    Easy chicken fried rice
    ​The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic

Recipe Variations

  • For an extra boost of fiber, try using brown rice instead of white rice for this recipe.