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Chicken Fried Rice Recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner idea! Simple to make and trust me, homemade fried rice tastes SO much better.  Instructions for how to make fried rice using simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: chicken, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken fried rice, fried rice recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 630kcal
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread


  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3-4 eggs large
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 6 cups cold white rice cooked, day old
  • 12 oz bag frozen peas & carrot vegetable mix cooked
  • 3-4 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil


  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once butter is melted, add in onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, until translucent. 
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, stirring before adding another one. I always add 4 eggs- I like ours with a lot of egg! 
  • Once egg is pretty much cooked, add in chicken and cook, stirring often, for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in rice and stir to combine. Add in vegetables. Cook, stirring often for another 5-6 minutes, until rice is hot. 
  • Add in soy sauce and stir to combine, cooking an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Drizzle sesame oil over rice and stir once more. Serve hot!


Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 4605IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.1mg