Homemade Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Chicken Fried Rice


Chicken Fried Rice is a classic and delicious Asian dish that’s quick and easy to prepare. This homemade version is full of flavor and makes for a satisfying meal. Here’s how to make Chicken Fried Rice at home.


  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice (cold, day-old rice works best)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Green onions, chopped, for garnish


1. Prepare the Rice:

  • If you’re not using day-old rice, cook the jasmine rice according to package instructions and let it cool completely. Cold rice works best for fried rice.

2. Cook the Chicken:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the diced chicken pieces and stir-fry until they are cooked through and no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.

3. Sauté the Aromatics:

  • In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Add minced garlic and chopped onion. Sauté for a couple of minutes until they become fragrant and translucent.

4. Add Mixed Vegetables:

  • Stir in the mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, and corn). Continue to stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

5. Scramble the Eggs:

  • Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the empty space.
  • Scramble the eggs until they are cooked through.

6. Combine Everything:

  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and add the cold, cooked jasmine rice.
  • Drizzle soy sauce and oyster sauce (if using) over the rice and toss everything together. Make sure the rice is well-coated with the sauces.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings as needed.

7. Finish and Garnish:

  • Continue to stir-fry the mixture for another 3-4 minutes until everything is heated through and well combined.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions.

8. Serve:

  • Transfer the Chicken Fried Rice to serving plates.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your homemade Chicken Fried Rice!

Conclusion: Homemade Chicken Fried Rice is a simple yet delicious dish that’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Customize it with your favorite vegetables and enjoy the savory and satisfying flavors of this classic Asian favorite.