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Chicken Fried Rice

This Easy Chicken Fried Rice with Yum Yum Sauce is better than takeout and ready just as quickly! It's easy to make and perfect for using leftover rice. Serve as the main course or as a side to your other favorite Chinese takeout recipes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chinese chicken fried rice recipe, easy chicken fried rice, homemade fried rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Jill


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
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 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: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 2596mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 3324IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg