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Homemade Chicken Fried Rice

This homemade chicken fried rice is a real crowd pleaser, and it's so easy to make. When you make this easy chicken fried rice, it goes fast!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 cups small diced boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ cup matchstick carrots
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups cooked and cooled rice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce, optional
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ¼th of the oil and once hot, add the chicken and brown it until cooked through about 5 minutes. Place the cooked chicken on a plate and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add another ¼th of the oil. Once hot, add the carrots, peas, and scallions and saute until slightly softened, 1-2 minutes, place them onto the plate with the cooked chicken.
  • Add another ¼th of the oil to the skillet and add the eggs to the pan and scramble until just cooked through about 1-2 minutes.
  • Place the eggs on the plate with the cooked chicken and veggies.
  • Place the skillet back onto the hot burner. Add the remaining oil. Add the cooked rice to the skillet and press it down with the back of a spatula. Let the rice slightly crisp and char for about 1 minute, then toss it to mix and fluff the rice.
  • Add the cooked chicken, veggies, and egg back to the pan and toss to combine.
  • Add the soy sauce, dark soy sauce if using, and sesame oil.
  • Mix until everything is coated in the sauce. Taste and add more soy sauce if needed.
  • Serve.
  • Enjoy every bite.

Notes

  • This rice is made more in the traditional way, using soy sauce as the salt and no pepper. If you want to add salt and pepper on your own, go for it!
  • Dark soy sauce gives a lovely depth of flavor to the rice plus the pretty darker color than other fried rice recipes. You can normally find it at your local Asian grocery store. If you can’t find it, you can substitute more soy sauce in the same amount.
  • This is a fantastic base recipe to add whatever leftover veggies or protein you have on hand.
  • To reheat, you can do so in the microwave or add it back to a skillet. I suggest adding a little stock while reheating as the rice can tend to dry out in the fridge.