Chicken Fried Rice
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Spicy Chicken Fried Rice

Spicy Chicken Fried Rice is an easy lunch or dinner idea. Takes only 30 minutes to make and I share my tips for perfect chicken fried rice.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 747kcal
AUTHOR Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy


  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 4 cups cooked and chilled rice, I prefer jasmine rice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken, about 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 3-4 Tablespoons fish sauce, or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil, or more to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons sriracha, or more/less to taste
  • 3 tsp chilis, optional
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Heat 1 Tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add carrots, onion, peas, garlic and ginger, and season with a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Saute for about 3 - 4 minutes or until the carrots and onion are soft.
  • Move the vegetables to one side of the skillet (or set them aside on a plate if your skillet is small), and add an additional 1 Tbsp butter to the other side of the skillet and stir until melted. Add eggs to the empty side of the skillet and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. You don't want to mix the eggs with the vegetables yet, you want them to be fluffy. When eggs are scrambled, you can mix them with the vegetables in the skillet.
  • Add the last 1 Tbsp of butter to the skillet and stir until melted. Immediately add the chilled rice, cooked chicken, fish sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and chilis (if using), and stir until combined. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice.
  • Remove from heat. Add the sliced green onions and stir until combined. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (318 g)
Calories 747 Calories from Fat 152
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.9g26%
Saturated Fat 6.5g33%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.4g
Cholesterol 165mg55%
Sodium 1129mg47%
Carbohydrates 108.9g36%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 35.8g72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Gluten Free, Healthy, One Pan, One Skillet, Spicy Chicken Fried Rice
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