Fried rice in stainless steel skillet.

Chicken Fried Rice

Quick and easy veggie and chicken packed meal for the busy weeknights! Plus my favorite tip on saving time with easy rice prep! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken fried rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 410 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 cups cooked rice chilled, see notes
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 2 cup sweet peas and carrots mix
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces, cooked (see notes)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Heat up sesame oil in pan. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink. Remove onto plate and set aside.

  2. Add olive oil to the same skillet. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter and let melt. Add garlic and onion and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes. Add celery and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes.

  3. Make space int he center of the skillet, by pushing the ingredients to the side. Add remaining butter and oil to the pan. Add eggs and cook scrambled style until done. Stir everything together.

  4. Add rice, corn, sweet peas and chicken. Add soy sauce, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until heated through. Garnish with chopped green onions or parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 964mg42%
Potassium 784mg22%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 7885IU158%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.