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The Best Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


This is the best recipe for making chicken fried rice at home, plus all the tricks and tips to making it at home!


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 C frozen peas
  • 4 C cooked rice, cold
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 1/2 Tb butter
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 C soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil


  1. Combine the soy sauce and oyster sauce in a small bowl and set aside. In a large, nonstick skillet heated to medium high heat, melt 1/2 Tb of butter then cook the beaten eggs. Once fully cooked, set them aside in a small bowl.
  2. Return the pan to a high heat and melt 1 Tb of butter then add the onion, garlic, mushrooms and carrots, along with a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. Sauté until the veggies begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add the rest of the butter then the cold, cooked rice, frozen peas and cooked chicken breast. “Fry” the rice in this additional butter along with the veggies you were already sautéing. Stir the rice as it cooks for about 3 minutes. Add the bowl of sauce, along with the green onions and scrambled eggs. Stir it well to coat the rice with the sauce. Before serving, drizzle the sesame oil over the finished rice, then toss to distribute it.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 th
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 752 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 97 mg

Keywords: how to make fried rice

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