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Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

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Here I have for you another version of fried rice – chicken fried rice. This is a great way to make use of your leftover white rice. Make sure the rice you are using for this recipe is at least one day old, leftover rice that is even older than that would work even better.  This is much similar to the recipe I posted for Chinese Fried Rice with just a few changes and I’m going to give you a couple additional tips for making fried rice. Once again, ingredients such as soy sauce, garlic and oyster sauce should be added to your taste. In this version, I decided to add the oyster sauce in the mix and I felt it gave the fried rice great flavor. When adding the rice to the wok with the sauces, make sure the wok is heated enough to sufficiently fry the rice and absorb the flavors of the sauces into the rice. For the pieces of chicken, all I did was sauté them in oil and drain on paper towels.
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Chicken Fried Rice Recipe


  • Author: Bobby

Ingredients

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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into cubes)
  • 4 cups white rice (cold and at least 1 day old)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 minced garlic cloves (or more add to your taste)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • ½ cup soy sauce (or to your taste)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce (or to your taste)
  • Sesame oil (for stir frying)
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Fry chicken pieces in oil until fully cooked or golden brown. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Beat eggs and fry in oil or butter and scramble. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and one teaspoon of vegetable oil to the wok. Stir fry diced onion and garlic for 30 seconds, add peas and carrots mix and stir fry until vegetables are done to desired tenderness.
  3. Add a little more oil and then add the rice and stir fry for a couple minutes. Add soy sauce and oyster sauce to the rice while stir frying.
  4. Add the scrambled egg and chicken pieces and mix well. Heat thoroughly and serve.


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45 comments

  1. recipes2share says:

    What a great picture & sounds delicious – this is a real ‘naughty but nice’ treat for me!

  2. Kevin says:

    That chicken fried rice looks nice and vibrant and colourful and good. I like that there are so many ways to make a quick fried rice dish.

  3. Hollee says:

    I’ve been adding oyster sauce to my fried rice for ages. Ever since a local in Hawaii gave me the secret. I think the flavor is pretty much dead-on in terms of “authentic take out” Chinese style.

    If you want to add a pacific islander flare, go ahead and top the fried rice with a runny, fried, egg. Sounds weird. I know. But the yoke kind of acts like a gravy. It’s one of my most favorite things in the world.

  4. Bobby says:

    Shreya – Thanks, it turned out great.

    recipes2share – Thanks for the compliments on my photo.

    priti – indeed, thank you.

    laura – I would say it serves 4 or 2 if big eaters.

    Kevin – Yeah, its great. The possibilities are nearly endless.

    Ivy – Thanks.

    Hollee – Interesting idea with the runny fried egg, I can picture this and I will definitly have to try it sometime. Thanks!

  5. ELBSeattle says:

    Bobby is right about the rice being cold. If it’s not cold (and a little dry, like day-old rice is) then it will stick to the pan.
    I’d recommend adding about a tablespoon of freshly-squeezed ginger root. I use a garlic press and squeeze the juice out of it. You have to have a strong press to do that, but it works great.
    Also, I use extra virgin coconut oil for sauteeing. It adds a great flavor, and coconut oil is actually very good for you. (Not hydrogenated, but virgin or extra virgin)

  6. uzma iqbal says:

    hi this is looking great i m not sure about taste.but iwant 2 try chicken fried rice ages ago. shall i try exactly SAME 4 my mum in law. thanx grateful

  7. parris says:

    i have just made thiss yummm,, it is so simple 2 make,, for a 16 yr old its gud 2 have simple things u cn cook thanxx xx

  8. dushy says:

    wow … i had this chicken fried rice and wow it was so good, but after i added some lime juice just 2 tsp it gave it a wonderful aroma and it tasted so good … wow love the pics

  9. April says:

    I TRULY LOVE THIS RECIPE, I HAVE TRIED MAKING MY OWN FRIED RICE BEFORE AND WITHOUT SUCCESS WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE OUTCOME, MY RICE WOULD BE STICKY, I DISCOVERED WHEN YOU STIR YOUR RICE IN A BIG BOWL AFTER IT IS COOKED THAT IT DOES NOT BECOME STICKY, AND WITH THIS RECIPE IT ADDED GREAT DELIGHT TO MY FRIED RICE.

  10. Cia says:

    I Have been making this recipe for a few months now and everyone i make it for cant believe how great it is. the directions are SO easy to follow and it really tastes great

  11. Lisa says:

    This was the most straight forward and easy recipe I found when I was inexplicably hit with a craving for chicken fried rice. It was great! I must admit I did cheat and used fresh rice. It was sushi rice and a little dry anyway. It turned out just fine. Tasted like what I was used too. And so EASY!! Thanks!

  12. jessie says:

    Looks great. Am 14 yrs old and need to cook dinner but have little time to do it in. This looks like a great recipe to use. i think i might use bacon instead of chicken but hopefully it will turn out just fine. Can’t wait!

  13. Jen says:

    I have made this recipe twice and absolutely LOVE it!! Love the tip on the day old rice. I always wondered why my chicken fried rice was so soggy. Also, the oyster sauce gives it an added flavor. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  14. Jake says:

    Omg this stuff is amazing everyone loves it in my family! Try it i added peppers and bok choy a wonder full addition.

  15. Susan Leung says:

    When we have another group meeting with my and my husband’s mentees. I definitely will provide them with chicken fried rice. Probably will add some ginder and lime juice.

  16. Janie Guetzow says:

    We just found your recipe today and made this recipe for dinner. It truly was delicious and easy. I like that it’s simple enough to suit anyone’s taste. Thank you for the lovely pics and a delicious recipe!

  17. Dede says:

    Turned out amazing and looked just like I ordered take out I was really impressed with myself wish I could send a pic

  18. MaryAnn says:

    I made this for dinner tonight. My husband had his tooth pulled and is limited in what he can eat right now. This truly came out just like the Chinese restaurant version. I will be making this one again! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  19. Kaley says:

    Yum!! Made this tonight- first time making fried rice and it did taste just like my Chinese food restaurant makes it. I added bean sprouts also, yum.. Thanks! Super easy too!

  20. Nathan says:

    Awesome recipe! This is the best chicken fried rice recipe that I have tried. I think the key ingredient here is the oyster sauce. This was the first time that I’ve cooked with it. For those of you who do not like oysters don’t worry it tastes nothing like oysters and it doesn’t taste fishy either. I think savory is a safe word to describe it. Anyways I made 2 changes: I only used 1/4 cup of soy (to try and reduce the sodium and it was still plenty salty) and I used 4 TBS of oyster sauce. I initially used the 2 and saw where the flavor was headed and used 2 more. Anyways, great recipe and thanks for posting!

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