Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe: authentic, restaurant-style Chinese chicken fried rice recipe using chicken, rice (leftover or fresh), veggies, soy sauce, and chili sauce. Ready in 15 minutes and perfect for busy weeknights.
What is Your Favorite Weeknight or Friday Night Meal?Ours is this delicious, super quick and ‘Easy Chicken Fried Rice’ which is this quick stir-fry mix of chicken with rice, veggies and eggs in a spicy Chinese Sauce – Absolutely Scrumptious!!!
And the moment you are done doing your quick stir fry, the flavorful smell would already get everyone to the dinner table in minutes (such a Win-Win).
Ingredients for our Easy Restaurant Style Chicken Fried Rice Recipe:
Chicken: I usually recommend boneless, bite-size pieces for this quick mix.
Rice: the golden rule for any Fried Rice recipe is to use leftover, thick rice (we’ll discuss below) but you can use fresh or any kind of rice that’s available with you.
Mix of Seasonal Veggies: you can pick any veggies your family like. I use fresh vegetables but frozen vegetables are fine too.
Egg: It adds so much flavor and creaminess to this delicious dish.
Spicy Chinese Sauce Mix: it’s a mix of 3 extremely common Chinese sauces and you can make this mix and keep for later use too.
This is also popularly known as “Restaurant Style Fried Rice”, “Stir Fried Chicken-Rice” or even “Chinese Fried Rice”.
Process to Make the Chicken Fried Rice:
Once you have all the listed ingredients, the process is quick and the dish is ready in 10-12 minutes.
You just saute the Chicken First (as it takes the longest to cook among all the ingredients).
Then you cook eggs, veggies, and Chinese sauce together.
The rice gets added the last as you DONOT want to over mix the rice.
Give everything a final mix or toss and the dish is ready.
To make things even more simple, I like to do what’s called a ‘Pan-to-Table’ style here.
I take the wok to the dining table (remember to keep a thick cover or wooden coaster) to prevent hot wok transferring any heat on the table.
This not only makes this a One-Pot Dish but less mess to clean too 😉
Here are some Pro Tips to Make this Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe:
Always cook this dish in a wok or deep pan (light base).
Always start by cooking the chicken first as the juices from leftover chicken would enhance the flavors of the veggies further.
Have everything prepped nearby as this prevents overcooking or burning ingredients.
Cut all the vegetables in a similar small size. This cooks the veggies evenly.
Leave the veggies slightly undone for that Extra Crunch.
Sprinkle some Lime Juice to retain the bright colors of the veggies even while cooking.
Cook the Egg separately (scramble) and then start cooking the veggies.
You can Meal-Prep this recipe too and cook veggies, chicken, egg, and rice separately.
So this Friday / Weekend or just about Anyday, try this Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe and I’m sure you’d love it as much as we do.
Such a delicious takeaway that’s even easier to make at home.
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- 1 Cup Boneless Chicken - cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 Cups Cooked Rice - fresh or leftover
- 1 Large Onion - thickly chopped
- 1 Tsp Ginger+Garlic Paste - shredded
- 1/4 Cup Frozen Peas
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Carrots - can use frozen too
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Green Beans
- 1 Large Green Pepper (capsicum) - chopped
- 1 Large Egg - whisked
- 3 Tbsp Sesame Oil - can use any light oil for cooking the dish
- 1 Sprig Fresh Cilantro - for decoration
- 2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce * - see notes
- 1 Tbsp Chili Sauce - use as per taste
- 1/2 Tsp Plum Sauce - optional
- 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
Heat a large wok and add 1Tbsp oil.
Add chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes or till chicken is cooked (depends on the size of chicken).
Transfer the cooked chicken to a bowl and keep aside.
To the same wok, add 1Tbsp oil and add the whisked egg.
Quickly cook it into a scramble and transfer to the chicken bowl. Keep aside.
Now add the remaining 1Tbsp oil and add the veggies and the seasoning.
Stir-fry the veggies for 2 minutes over medium-high flame.
Now add the sauces, chicken, egg and mix everything.
Finally once everything is mixed, add the cooked rice.
Stir from side to side and mix everything.
Stir-fry on high flame for 2 minutes and turn off the heat.
Transfer to a serving bowl and you can add some fresh cilantro on top (optional).
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g