Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice

This Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice recipe will rival any Chicken Fried Rice you will find in restaurants. Don’t take my word for it, try it

chicken fried rice

Everybody loves Chicken Fried Rice when they have Chinese food. As far as I can recall, Chicken Fried Rice was always a favorite for us growing up. Now you can make Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice right in the comfort of your kitchen!

I swear this Chicken Fried Rice recipe is super easy to make and will taste just like any chicken fried rice you would find in a restaurant. Now I can stop getting takeout from my local restaurants.

chicken fried rice

I used a skillet to make this wonderful dish, but you can also use a Wok if you have one at your disposal. Regardless of how you decide to make this recipe, it will not disappoint you and your guests.

I like to use short-grain rice for this recipe but you can use whatever you have on hand. Basmati rice is a great option if you are diabetic like I am as it is lower on the glycemic index compared to plain white rice.

sesame oil

If you don’t have any sesame oil on hand your best bet would be to use Peanut Oil. In a pinch, you can use olive oil but the flavor profile will change.

chicken fried rice

You will need the following ingredients to make this Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken, Short Grain Rice, Sesame Oil, White Onion, Frozen Peas and Carrots, Soy Sauce, Eggs and Green Onions.

  1. Cook and chop/shred the chicken using your favorite method. Set aside.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the sesame oil into the skillet. Add the white onion, peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  3. Slide the vegetable mixture to one side of the skillet, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side.
  4. Use a spatula to scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mixture.
    veggies and eggs in skillet
  5. Add the rice and chicken to the skillet. Pour the soy sauce on top of the mixture. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated thoroughly and combined.
    fried rice in skillet
  6. Add some chopped green onions if desired.

Printable Recipe Card

chicken fried rice

Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice

This Takeout Style Chicken Fried Rice recipe will rival any Chicken Fried Rice you will find in restaurants. Don't take my word for it, try it
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 8
Calories 229 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Chicken Breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 3 Cups Short Grain Rice, cooked
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Small White Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas and Carrots
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Green Onions, diced (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook and chop/shred the chicken using your favorite method. Set aside.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the sesame oil into the skillet. Add the white onion, peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  • Slide the vegetable mixture to one side of the skillet, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side.
  • Use a spatula to scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mixture.
  • Add the rice and chicken to the skillet. Pour the soy sauce on top of the mixture. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated thoroughly and combined.
  • Add some chopped green onions if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 16gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 362mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 1755IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1.3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Sharon says:

    This recipe is delicious. I used leftover chicken to make it and it turned out perfectly. It was very tasty and a big hit with my family.

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