Savory Asian-Style Chicken Fried Rice


Dive into the flavors of the East with our Savory Asian-Style Chicken Fried Rice. A perfect blend of tender chicken pieces, aromatic spices, and fresh vegetables, all stir-fried with fluffy rice to create a dish that's not just a meal but an experience. Every spoonful is a delightful mix of taste and texture, making it an ideal choice for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.

Savory Asian-Style Chicken Fried Rice

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g


  • Chicken breast, diced: 500g (1.1 pounds / 17.6 ounces)
  • Cooked white rice, preferably day-old: 600g (1.32 pounds / 21.2 ounces)
  • Eggs, beaten: 2 large (about 100g)
  • Green peas: 100g (3.5 ounces / 0.22 pounds)
  • Carrots, diced: 100g (3.5 ounces / 0.22 pounds)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 150g (5.3 ounces / 0.33 pounds)
  • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 ounces / 0.02 pounds)
  • Soy sauce: 30ml (1 ounce / 0.06 pounds)
  • Sesame oil: 15ml (0.5 ounces / 0.03 pounds)
  • Vegetable oil: 30ml (1 ounce / 0.06 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Cook rice a day in advance. Chop vegetables and chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cook Chicken: In a wok or large skillet, heat half the vegetable oil. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook until golden. Remove and set aside.
  3. Stir-Fry Vegetables: In the same wok, add remaining oil. Sauté onions, carrots, and garlic until softened. Add peas and stir.
  4. Scramble Eggs: Push vegetables to one side of the wok. Add beaten eggs to the other side and scramble.
  5. Combine with Rice: Add cooked rice, chicken, and soy sauce to the wok. Stir-fry everything together until heated through.
  6. Final Touches: Drizzle sesame oil over the fried rice and give it one final mix.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Rice Preparation: Use day-old rice as it is less sticky and ideal for frying.
  • High Heat Cooking: Keep the heat high for that authentic 'wok hei' flavor.
  • Customization: Feel free to add your favorite vegetables or swap chicken with tofu for a vegetarian version.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use freshly cooked rice?

Freshly cooked rice can be used but may become mushy. For best results, use day-old rice.

What can I substitute for sesame oil?

Sesame oil adds a unique flavor, but you can use extra vegetable oil in a pinch.

Is it gluten-free?

Use gluten-free soy sauce to make this dish gluten-free.

Can I make it spicier?

Yes, add chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce to heat it up.