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Easy Chicken Fried Rice

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This delicious Chicken Fried Rice with Yum Yum Sauce is like having the authentic Chinese dish in your own kitchen. This delicious and healthy dinner turns out perfect. So easy to make and absolutely fabulous, you have to try this recipe.

If you want other Chinese food recipes, you will love Instant Pot Mongolian Beef and Baked Teriyaki Chicken.

chicken fried rice on a plate

Chicken Fried Rice

This authentic chicken fried rice with Yum Yum Sauce is based on my favorite chicken fried rice from a local hibachi restaurant. They usually serve with an amazing sauce called Yum Yum sauce. The rice and sauce are perfect together and now it is the only way I like my rice.

chicken fried rice in a pan

Chicken Fried Rice Ingredients

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • Sesame oil
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Frozen peas
  • Eggs
  • Cooked white rice
  • Cooked chicken
  • Soy sauce
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
ingredients for chicken fried rice

How to Make Chicken Fried Rice

Heat a large frying pan or wok. Saute the onions and carrots in sesame oil until the carrots and onions are tender.

carrots and onions in a pot

Add the peas and stir well.

vegetables in a pan

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs.

Move the vegetable mixture aside in the pan and pour the eggs into the empty side of the pan. Scramble to eggs. Stir the eggs into the vegetables.

vegetables and eggs in a pan

Add the rice and chicken and stir everything together well.

chicken fried rice in a pot

Stir the soy sauce into the fried rice.

chicken fried rice together in a pan

Add butter to the rice and stir together. Season the rice with salt and pepper and serve hot with yum yum sauce.

chicken fried rice with yum yum sauce

Serve with Yum Yum Sauce!

Yum Yum sauce on a spoon

What Makes This Authentic Chicken Fried Rice?

This recipe is made just like the kind you get when you order take out or from a hibachi restaurant. You might think it is weird that there is butter at the end of the recipe. I learned this trick from the hibachi restaurant. When I asked them why they do it that way, they said that the butter gives the rice the best taste. I happen to agree with them.

What is YumYum Sauce

Yum Yum sauce is a creamy sauce that is served at a lot of hibachi restaurants. It is served with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables. It is also served with rice. With just a few ingredients, it comes together in no time and then it just needs to sit in the refrigerator for an hour. I have found that using cheap mayonnaise is the best for making this. Store brand or generic has a milder flavor and this makes all of the flavors meld together well.

chicken fried rice in a pan

Chicken Fried Rice

Published By Jill
This delicious Chicken Fried Rice with Yum Yum Sauce is like having authentic chicken fried rice in your own kitchen. This delicious and healthy dinner is perfect for your Chinese food cravings. So easy to make and absolutely fabulous, you have to try this recipe.
5 from 40 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 612 kcal


Chicken Fried Rice Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • ½ cup carrots diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas no need to thaw
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Chicken Fried Rice Directions:

  • Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the sesame oil, onions, and carrots; sauté until the carrots and onions are starting to become tender.
  • Add the peas to the pan and stir well.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. Push the vegetable mixture to one side of the pan, then pour the eggs onto the other side of the pan. Use a spatula to scramble the eggs. Once the eggs are fully cooked, stir into the vegetables.
  • Add the rice and chicken; mix well.
  • Add the soy sauce then stir into the fried rice.
  • Add the butter and stir the rice until the butter is melted.
  • Season the fried rice with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve the right hot with “yum-yum sauce.”


Calories: 612kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 28gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 2596mgPotassium: 483mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3324IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 3mg
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I usually make fried rice once a week, but the way you make it is simply astounding especially the yummy sauce. This time I’m gonna surprise my family 😀5 stars

That is a wonderful recipe! Simple ingredients, big flavor!

Super excited to try this. Thanks so much.5 stars

I loved the simplicity of the recipe.  Thought it was very good.5 stars

Made this for my husband tonight to dissuade him from from ordering out. He really liked it and was not sad that he didn’t get to order egg rolls as well! The only thing I changed was I cut the soy sauce in half.5 stars

I don’t normally like this. This is the second time I am making it in less than two weeks. Delicious way for me to use up left-overs. Thank you for sharing.5 stars

Delicious recipe…. Easy to make… loved it!!
Didn’t use yum yum sauce.5 stars


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