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Chicken Fried Rice (VIDEO)

Chicken Fried Rice is one of our go-to EASY 30-minute meals. Fried Rice is perfect for meal prep and a genius way to use leftovers. It’s actually even better with leftover rice. Watch the video tutorial below and you’ll see how easy this is.

Fried rice recipes are well-loved in our house, from our Shrimp Fried Rice to Bacon Mango Fried Rice and even Cabbage Fried Rice! Homemade fried rice is simple to make and healthier than takeout.

chicken fried rice recipe in skillet with spoon

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Chicken Fried Rice Recipe:

Fried rice is perfect for meal prep. It comes together fast and it reheats well. It’s also a great way to use up leftovers. If you cook rice earlier in the week, make more than you will need and put it into fried rice. Leftovers never tasted so good!

meal prep container filled with chicken fried rice

Pro Tips for Making Fried Rice:

  • For best results, start with cold cooked rice. Do not use freshly cooked warm rice or it will become gooey and sticky in the pan.
  • Fried rice should be cooked quickly over high heat. Give your skillet a chance to preheat before adding ingredients and avoid the urge to stir constantly, especially when the rice is added. Allow things to crisp and brown slightly.
  • This recipe moves fast so prep all of your ingredients before firing up the stove.
  • Add ingredients in the right order. If you add everything at once, the pan will cool too quickly and steam-cook your ingredients.

Close up of chicken fried rice with chicken, rice, egg, peas and carrots

What is Fried Rice?

Fried rice is a Chinese stir fry made with rice. Scrambled eggs and veggies are usually added along with some type of protein like shrimp, chicken, or ham. It is traditionally cooked in a wok, but a large heavy non-stick skillet works just as well. Fried rice can be enjoyed as a side dish or as a main course.

Ingredients for fried rice

The Best Chicken for Stir Fry:

Adding chicken to fried rice is a great way to incorporate more lean protein. We prefer chicken thighs for chicken fried rice. The dark meat has more flavor and is more forgiving; it remains tender even when it is overcooked. It also works great with chicken tenders or chicken breasts. Just use what you have on hand.

How to Cook Rice for Fried Rice:

Leftover chilled white rice is best and is less likely to turn gummy on the skillet. If you want to cook rice for fried rice, you will need 1 1/2 cups of raw rice to make 5 cups cooked rice. We use Jasmine rice but any long grain rice will work.

  1. Thoroughly rinse rice in a colander until water runs clear – this removes extra starch.
  2. Cook according to package instructions. We put 1 1/2 cups rinsed into a medium saucepan, add 3 cups water, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp butter. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a low simmer, cover with a lid and cook 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Spread rice into a casserole dish or baking sheet and cool to room temperature then refrigerate until chilled.

How to cook chicken fried rice in a skillet

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Chicken Fried Rice

4.97 from 26 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Chicken Fried Rice is one of our go-to EASY 30-minute meals. Fried Rice is perfect for meal prep and a genius way to use leftovers. It's actually even better with leftover rice.
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: chicken fried rice
Cuisine: Asian
Course: Main Course
Calories: 486 kcal
Servings: 6 people as a side

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless and trimmed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp extra light olive oil or high heat cooking oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 cups cooked white rice chilled*
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (or GF Tamari) or added to taste*
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil or to taste
  • 12 oz frozen peas and carrots fully thawed
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped

Instructions

  1. Prep all ingredients before starting the stove. Trim off excess fat and cut chicken thighs into bite-size pieces. Transfer to a bowl and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. In a separate bowl, beat together 4 eggs.

  2. Bring a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium/high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until fully cooked through. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add 1 Tbsp oil then scrambled eggs and stir and scramble for a minute, breaking up the egg with your spatula. Cook just until no longer wet and immediately transfer to the plate with chicken.

  4. Use tongs to wipe skillet clean with a paper towel. Swirl in another 1 Tbsp oil then spread 5 cups rice evenly over the pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes without disturbing then stir and sauté another 1 to 2 minutes. Rice should sizzle.

  5. Drizzle 2 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil over the rice and stir well. Add fully thawed vegetables and mix well.

  6. Add cooked chicken and scrambled eggs back to the pan. Add 1/4 cup green onion and mix well. Continue to cook until veggies and rice are hot and rice sizzles, stirring frequently. Add more soy sauce and sesame oil to taste.

Recipe Notes

*1 1/2 cups of raw rice will make about 5 cups of cooked white rice. If you are making rice for this recipe, be sure to rinse the rice before cooking to remove extra starch so your fried rice doesn’t end up sticky.

**For Gluten Free, make sure to use Tamari soy sauce or a soy sauce specifically labeled "gluten-free". 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 676mg29%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 5644IU113%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Alla
    September 24, 2020

    I love trying out new recipes every week!! Today I’ve made this Chicken Fried Rice. Did everything according to recipe. The only issue I have is that, when I added sesame oil it kinda blocks all the other tastes from this recipe.. idk if it’s just me,but yeah!
    Hopefully rest of family will like this for dinner

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 24, 2020

      Hi Alla, sesame oil does have a ton of flavor so it’s best to use it sparingly. It also mellows out in the dish as it sits for a bit.

      Reply

  • Donna
    September 5, 2020

    Love your recipes, thank you so much for your hard work. My issue was the rice, though. It came out mushy and gummy. In re-reading your rice recipe I think I overcooked it in too much water. I also added the rice to already boiling water, so that is different as well as the fact that it was not cold when I added it to the recipe. Will do better next time, though (I hope) Trial and error, eh?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2020

      Hi Donna, that is likely the culprit since with the already boiled water the rice may have overcooked. I hope you give this a try again soon.

      Reply

  • Louisa Ross
    August 26, 2020

    Im a new fan….why…your refreshingly cute… and i love your recipes very much…….when my kids were little i would make a big pot of not chicken but pork fried rice…for everyone to eat before going trick or treating….i wish now i had put pineapple in it …….

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      That’s so nice Louisa, thanks for sharing that with us. I hope you and your family will love every recipe that you will try for them.

      Reply

  • Jim Sharon
    August 20, 2020

    Tried this last night for dinner. Better than ANY restaurant I’ve ever had. I had a good helping, then cut up a few slices of pineapple and added that before my second helping. I’ve tried 2 of your recipes of yours and I’m 2 for 2. So easy to do and plenty of left overs for the two of us.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2020

      Wow! That’s just awesome Jim! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Janice Andreasen
    August 18, 2020

    This chicken fried rice was absolutely delicious! I brought this dish to my daughter and her husband today for lunch…they gave me so many compliments! I go over there twice a week to help watch my new granddaughter, so a delicious lunch is such a treat for them…and me too! Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2020

      You’re welcome, Janice!! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Maryann Henn
    August 18, 2020

    I made this recipe last night for dinner along with General Tso’s chicken. Adding both together made it doubly delicious. I will definitely make it again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 18, 2020

      Dinner sounds awesome! I’m so glad you loved both recipes, it’s a great combo!

      Reply

  • Denise
    August 4, 2020

    Made chicken fried rice tonight and the fam loved it. I’ve also made the shrimp fried rice (there’s never enough for leftovers).
    Thanks for making recipes and videos easy to follow, makes me more comfortable to cook…

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 5, 2020

      I’m so glad to hear that everyone loved this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing your good feedback with us!

      Reply

  • Fatin
    July 26, 2020

    So delicious we all love it and it is easy to make. I have left over rice approximately 5 cups and I used them instead of throwing them away. Thank you for amazing recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2020

      You are so welcome. Thank you too for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Laurie Scott
    June 20, 2020

    This is the first time I have ever commented on Pinterest, but I wanted to thank you for the recipe and share some changes I had to make. I was looking for a quick and simple recipe, and although I didn’t have all the ingredients, I decided to try it anyway. First, the only chicken I had on hand was “Tysons grilled chicken strips“. I cut the strips into small pieces and quickly cooked it in extra-virgin olive oil. I cooked my rice in my rice cooker, but I didn’t have time to cool it down. So I decided to try it hot. I also didn’t have any sesame oil, so I used extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled in some sesame seeds for flavor. I also didn’t have any vegetables so I left those out completely except for the green onions. But even with all the changes I had to make, it was delicious! It was not sticky in the least and although I think it would have been a little better with the vegetables, it was delicious the way it was! I’m excited to try this again when I have all the ingredients, but I can’t imagine it being much better than it already was! Thank you so much for the recipe and blessings to you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2020

      You are very welcome, Laurie. Thanks for sharing your experience making this recipe with us!

      Reply

    • Lanita Thomas
      July 14, 2020

      Hi Natasha, I just want to thank you for making your recipes so easy to follow and so good. I have made this dish and a few others. Everything came out delicious. My breakfast quesadilla my son said was the best thing I ever made. LOL Thanks for making a mom look like a chef.

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 14, 2020

        Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Lanita!

        Reply

  • sara
    June 16, 2020

    Why the need to wipe the pot clean after cooking the eggs before frying the rice? Aren’t scrambled eggs added back anyway?

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    • Natasha
      June 16, 2020

      Hi Sara, it’s so the egg parts that are left in the pan don’t get overcooked. Overcooked eggs smell and taste like overcooked eggs to me, but if it doesn’t bother you, I suppose you could get away with skipping that step.

      Reply

  • Alina
    June 12, 2020

    Can I use canned peas and fresh carrots?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2020

      Hi Alina, I have not tested this with canned peas to advise.

      Reply

  • Alicia Vizuet
    June 11, 2020

    Thank you Natasha for the amazing recipe. I cooked it and it came out so good. My husband loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2020

      That’s just awesome Alicia!

      Reply

  • Natasha
    June 5, 2020

    Hi natasha! LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! Every time I make this I try to make a yum yum sauce to go with it but can’t seem to choose my favorite one so I was hoping that you might have a favorite yum yum sauce recipe you can share? (That one will be my fav)

    Reply

  • Chris
    June 2, 2020

    Made this tonight … so good!! I added the peas and carrots even though I pick them out (too pretty to leave out). The extra working pushing them aside also slows my eating down LOL. I went back three times! Thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 2, 2020

      That’s so great Chris! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Sandra
    June 2, 2020

    This looked so yummy that I couldn’t wait to try. I cooked the rice today according to your instructions to make the stir fry tomorrow. Cooled rice on sheet pan, then refrigerated, but it feels really gummy/sticky. Did I do something wrong, or will texture change overnight? I don’t want to waste all of my other ingredients tomorrow if the rice is a fail.

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    • Natasha
      June 3, 2020

      Hi Sandra, did you use a different kind of rice possibly? Some varieties require less cooking time.

      Reply

      • Prasad Namagiri
        July 14, 2020

        Hi Natasha,

        Excellent recipe and I made today and came out very well and yummy. The whole family enjoyed….!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 14, 2020

          I’m so happy to hear that Prasad! Thank you for that great review!

          Reply

  • Laurie
    June 2, 2020

    Love all your recipes. Can you freeze your chicken fried rice ?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 2, 2020

      Hi Laurie, yes rice and the remaining ingredients in this recipe do freeze well.

      Reply

  • Daisy
    June 1, 2020

    Thank you Natasha for all your excellent recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2020

      You’re welcome Daisy!

      Reply

  • Kristal
    May 22, 2020

    Hi! Could I substitute broccoli for the peas? If I used fresh broccoli and fresh carrots cut small how long would I cook them?

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    • Natasha
      May 22, 2020

      Hi Kristal, I think that could work – you would want to cook them for a few minutes over high heat until they are crisp-tender or reach your desired doneness.

      Reply

  • Jennifer A Newman
    May 7, 2020

    can you use teriyaki instead of sesame oil

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 7, 2020

      Hi Jennifer, I haven’t tested that with teriyaki if you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Ashleigh
    May 6, 2020

    No sesame oil on hand and my grocery is out. Avocado or vegetable oil okay? Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2020

      Hi Ashleigh, you can also use vegetable or canola oil if you have it.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    May 4, 2020

    I’am planning on cooking chicken fried rice tonight, but I don’t have sesame oil, what other oil can I use? I love your website and watching you cook. Love your recipes!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 4, 2020

      Hi Debbie, you can also use vegetable or canola oil if you have it.

      Reply

  • Heather
    May 3, 2020

    I made this tonight for dinner using riced cauliflower and it was a huge hit! Thanks for another great recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2020

      So glad to hear it! Thanks for sharing Heather.

      Reply

  • Sharon
    May 3, 2020

    Absolutely love your site and recipes. I look forward to the daily e-mails. Your new kitchen is beautiful. 👍👍

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2020

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • Cindy Omalley
    April 21, 2020

    Will this recipe taste the same with chicken breast?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      Hi Cindy, that should work.

      Reply

  • Nasrulah
    April 21, 2020

    beautiful and easy.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      Thank you!

      Reply

  • Papa Bud
    April 20, 2020

    I just love trying your recipes…I love the instructional videos, you always bring a smile when I see them…I do the majority of the cooking for my family but, my tastes are more different than similar for them….My son in law is EXTREMELY finicky about his food…but I made this chicken fried rice, I doubled the recipe so they could take this to work since food choices are limited with the closures….He went for 3 helpings plus some the kids did not eat….there was only 2 small Tupperware containers for my daughter and son in law…..Now that is a rarity….keep smiling that personality is beautiful and amazing!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new family favorite!! That’s so awesome!

      Reply

  • Tabitha
    April 13, 2020

    I made this tonight. It was great except the vegetables were not fully thawed. I will follow those instructions next time!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Tabitha!

      Reply

    • Asya
      April 19, 2020

      I have followed Natasha for a while now, and her recipes never fail! This Chicken fried rice recipe is perfect! Seasame oil can be overpowering and this recipe has the perfect amount! Even my super picky son begs me to make this weekly. Thank you from a mom who loves to cook!

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        April 19, 2020

        Hello Asya and hello to your son too! So happy to know that he loved this recipe, I hope he will also love all the others recipes that you will try.

        Reply

  • Lori Gutierrez
    April 8, 2020

    I love your stir fried chicken recipe. The whole family loved it. It was super easy to make which made me love it twice as much.I love watching you cook.Even on days that I’m tired and don’t feel like cooking a meal for the family I’ll watch one of your videos or look up a recipe and I am ready to cook.Thankyou😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 8, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Lori. That makes me feel happy knowing that I inspire you to cook for your family. I hope that you love every recipe that you try!

      Reply

  • Bern Badey-kellett
    April 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I love all your recipes. I was wondering .If you have or were thinking of. Putting your recipes in a cookbook?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2020

      Hi Bern, we sure have! Stay tuned, we have one in the works.

      Reply

  • Lynne Turcotte
    April 1, 2020

    Can I just say how much I love your posts. You have made me love cooking again. Your tutorials are so informative and very easy to follow. I am going to make this fried rice tonight. I know it will be amazing.
    You and your hubby do a great job of putting a smile on my face every time I follow along with your cooking tips and brilliant commentary. Thanks so much. Lynne

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 1, 2020

      I appreciate your nice comments Lynne. I love that you got inspired by my video tutorials and recipes. I hope that you love every recipe that you try!

      Reply

  • SUSAN M SANMARTIN
    March 29, 2020

    Since the unfortunate event shut down my school three weeks ago, I’ve been trying all the recipes from your site that I’ve been saving. Hearing my husband’s comments of pleasure as he eats each new dish has been a joy! (Between you and me and a lamppost, I think he’s fallen in love with me again after 15 years of marriage! 😉). Thank you!!

    SCSM

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    • SUSAN M SANMARTIN
      March 29, 2020

      PS. He LOVED the chicken fried rice!

      Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Wow that is such a great compliment. Your comments really made me smile and feel inspired! Thanks for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Sandra Calderon
    March 27, 2020

    For smaller amount of rice say 2 cups, do you suggest we put 1/2 of ingredients? Would like to make 2 cups rather than 5 (fried rice).

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2020

      Hi Sandra, you can definitely halve the recipe.

      Reply

  • JoAnn
    March 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha! Can you freeze the chicken fried rice to heat up later?

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    • Natasha
      March 23, 2020

      Hi JoAnn, yes rice and the remaining ingredients in this recipe do freeze well.

      Reply

  • David Van Voorhis
    March 18, 2020

    Hi Natasha….I’ve made chicken fried rice a couple of times. Easy and I really like it. For breakfast even! Making the shrimp fried rice right now. Think that will be good aslo. Love your videos and recipes! Not much of a cook but I’m trying!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes, David! Isn’t the flavor amazing for such a simple dish!

      Reply

      • Dave Van Voorhis
        March 23, 2020

        I’ve taken some to a couple of friends. They think it’s good also! And they don’t usually try anything I cook!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 23, 2020

          Sounds great! Thank you for sharing that with me and I hope you can try the other recipes too soon.

          Reply

  • Melissa
    March 13, 2020

    I have made this 3 times and used cauliflower rice each time. It’s delicious I love it. Thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Rilia Callaghan
    February 27, 2020

    I enjoy your videos very much. I made the chicken fried rice with brown rice and it turned out great! I can’t wait to try other recipes. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2020

      Thank you for your good feedback. I hope you love the other recipes that you try too!

      Reply

  • JoAnne Wagner
    February 11, 2020

    I LOVE all your recipes! I made your stir fried shrimp tonight for the 3rd time and have made your chicken fried rice! Similar . Easy and delish!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • JoAnne
    January 27, 2020

    I love this chicken fried rice and the shrimp one too! So easy and pretty ! My family loves it! I have made about 7 of your recipes! All soooooo good!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Hi JoAnne! I love that you’re enjoying our recipes! Thank you for that great review!

      Reply

  • Tonya
    January 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I was just wondering is the chef’s knife you are using a 5″ or 7″? Can you link the information please? I’ve been using Victorinox 8″ chef’s knife and wanted to add to my tools. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Tonya, you can find our favorite kitchen tools in our shop here.

      Reply

  • Dixie
    January 24, 2020

    I read your recipes with such enjoyment. I have a need to adapt recipes for 40. I use a stock pot for most. Could this be made in sheet pans? Any hints for increasing the amounts to feed 40?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2020

      Hi Dixie, I have not tested this recipe on a sheet pan to advise. If you experiment I would love to know how you like this recipe. Quick hint, if you click on the recipe serving slider it will give you the measurements for 20 people. Simply double that to feed 40. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Eugenia
    January 24, 2020

    Can you use canned chicken in this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2020

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Janet Oresick
    January 18, 2020

    Sorry if someone has already asked this question, but would brown rice work here?

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    • Natasha
      January 18, 2020

      Hi Janet, yes definitely! You can use cooked brown rice instead of white rice.

      Reply

  • Ruby
    January 4, 2020

    I love chicken fried rice! Thanks for easy recipe. When i was growing up my Ma always made fried rice but she used bacon instead of chicken, it was so good. I have never been able to get the bacon fried rice to taste like my Ma’s though lol

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2020

      You’re welcome, Ruby! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

    • Maria
      February 11, 2020

      Made this recipe for the first time today. It turned out excellent and I loved the flavors and the way it turned out. However, I don’t know if it’s just me but for some reason shortly after eating I was having a bit of a hard time breathing. I’m not sure if it’s the sesame oil or maybe all the oils required in this dish is too much for me. All I know is I loved it but didn’t feel well after eating it, and I did follow the recipe step by step with no replacements. I’m a healthy individual and have no food allergys that I’m aware of. Any comments/suggestions? Thank you.

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      • Natasha
        February 11, 2020

        Hi Maria, That is odd and my first thought is that maybe you have an allergy to soy or sesame? You might consider if any of the ingredients in the dish were new to you or maybe a new brand of product that could have a different ingredient in it. An allergist can help you rule that out. Oils don’t typically cause breathing problems unless you were allergic to something. I would suggest discussing this with your Dr to rule things out. Take a picture of the labels of your bottles and take them with you to your appointment so you know what to test for.

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  • Keisha
    December 22, 2019

    Can you use a frying pan instead of a skillet?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2019

      Hi Keisha, that should work.

      Reply

  • Mila
    December 11, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I forgot to rinse the rice before cooking it. What should I do?

    Thanks,
    Mila

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2019

      Hi Mila, it removes the surface starch that otherwise causes the rice to clump together and get mushy. So you may experience that but there is nothing to remedy post-cooking.

      Reply

  • Rejina Khobidi
    November 29, 2019

    This is delicious and easy to make, I really like it so much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Thank you for that awesome review!

      Reply

  • Gisele Sabourin
    November 29, 2019

    I have tried this recipe and my husband and I really liked it. It is also easy to make only half the recipe. Thank you Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2019

      You’re welcome, Gisele!

      Reply

  • Alex
    November 27, 2019

    Great recipe! Since it is marked gluten-free, I just wanted to point out that soy sauce unfortunately contains gluten. For this to be truly gluten-free, one would need to use special gluten-free soy sauce like Tamari.

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    • Natasha
      November 27, 2019

      Hi Alex, yes that is a great point! I added that note to the recipe card also to clarify.

      Reply

    • J'Marinde
      January 4, 2020

      Or, even better, as tamari still contains soy, which is also an allergen — try Coconut Secret “Coconut Aminos.”

      Reply

  • Vibha
    November 25, 2019

    I tried it and it is a hit.Its super easy to make.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Laneka DeWitty
    November 21, 2019

    I tried it. I loved it! I can’t be I won’t ever have to go out for Chinese take out again

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review.

      Reply

    • Anna Markoglo
      November 24, 2019

      Sounds delicious ! Do I need to use cooked rice ..

      Reply

  • Peggy
    November 7, 2019

    Made the recipe as said. But something was missing. Sauteed onion and garlic in butter then added it to the recipe. Added more soy sauce and a little sriracha sauce. It was so tasty. Love it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Julie
    November 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I have a question about your Staub skillet. What pros and cons does it have? Is that non stick 100%? Can you sir meat ok without it sticking to a bottom?
    Can you still cook eggs in it or cook “zharenaya kartoshka”? I’m so tempted to get that skillet, but before paying $200 I need to know if it worth it. Thank you

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    • Natasha
      November 6, 2019

      Hi Julie, any coated cast iron will not be 100% non-stick. It will still stick a little bit. I definitely could not make crepes in it and fried potatoes will stick to the bottom.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2019

      Hi Julie, we absolutely love it! They trick with any cookware that is non stick is to heat the skillet/ cookware to the temperate you plan on cooking it with. I also recommend reading reviews that come with the product on the site you’re purchasing. We have it linked in our shop on our blog also. I hope that helps.

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  • Jean M Quintana
    October 28, 2019

    I remember when no Chinese Restaurant put peas in their fried rice. I think the fast food Chinese take outs started this practice that started 25 to 30 years ago and I’m not a fan. They use to just use green onions.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      That is interesting! Thank you for sharing that with me.

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  • Ana Samuel
    October 21, 2019

    We made it last night with just one adjustment: some butter in the rice. it was much loved! The sesame oil is the star of she show.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Viktoriya M
    October 14, 2019

    What brand of rice would you recommend?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2019

      Hi Viktoriya, We use Jasmine rice but any long grain rice will work.

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  • Cheryl
    October 14, 2019

    This receipe is fantastic and economical. Thanks for another dish my family loves.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Cheryl. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Janice Demarest
    October 6, 2019

    I can never understand why fried rice isn’t recommended as a cheap meal. You can use any and all small amounts of leftover meats or veggies and it feeds a bunch with rice & 2 eggs. And it’s good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2019

      That’s my favorite thing about it!

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  • Charlottepotter41
    October 4, 2019

    I like to use oyster sauce, toasted sesame oil, at least 3 cloves of garlic, sm. white onion. I cook my 2 eggs first with a pat of butter, plate them and set aside. Then I fry my onion and my garlic in butter and my 2 carrots I diced. I scoot it over in pan and put my cold rice in with butter if more is needed. I use froz. peas so I throw those in last. But the toasted sesame oil and oyster sauce make a big difference in taste. I add the soy sauce in last. More on my plate if needed. But I have to cook with butter, that’s how I’ve seen the Japanese cooks do it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 4, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Diane
    October 2, 2019

    Love your personality, your energetic smile, how you make everything simple. You’re just awesome.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 2, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Diane!

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  • Nata K
    October 2, 2019

    So delicious and easy to make , thank you for amazing recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 2, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that.

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  • Mike Daigle
    September 29, 2019

    Can I substitute cauliflower rice instead? How to prepare? Same as rice?

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    • Natasha
      September 29, 2019

      Hi Mike, you can substitute for a low carb version of fried rice but the method would be a little different. I suggest following instructions specifically written for cauliflower fried rice.

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  • Susan
    September 29, 2019

    I’ve been making fried rice for years. Sometimes it’s spanish or tex-mex, or asian. I always start with sateed onions, garlic, and ginger (if it’s asian) (I keep grated fresh ginger in the freezer.) Then I add my peas and carrots. I cook the rice in chicken broth and add a pinch of goya sazon for yellow color.
    I used chicken breasts cut very thin, and marinated for 15 min. with dry spices. Then you mix them with cornstarch and oil. I also add soy or teriyaki sauce and sesame oil to the rice.Then you put everything together and voila! Chinese fried rice.

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    • Natasha
      September 29, 2019

      Yum that sounds wonderful and thanks for sharing! What kind of spices do you use for the chicken?

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  • Cristina
    September 29, 2019

    Hi Natasha! This dish looks sooo good, but I have a question; I have another recipe from you, and I want to know the difference with this one. The other recipe is called Easy Chicken Fried Rice.
    Thank you so much. Blessings for you and your beautiful family!!!

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    • Natasha
      September 29, 2019

      Hi Cristina, we don’t have an Easy Chicken Fried Rice on our blog. You must be thinking of someone else’s recipe? We do have a really good Shrimp Fried Rice.

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      • Cristina
        September 30, 2019

        Hi Natasha, I was looking to the Easy Chicken Fried Rice, and it has your name and in brackets says Valentina’s Corner, I think I got it from a suggestion from one of your other recipes.
        For sure I am going to make your Chicken Fried Rice, I think is the best like all your other recipes, I tried lot of them and we love it. Thanks Natasha!!!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 30, 2019

          Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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      • Shannon
        November 27, 2019

        All I have is extra virgin olive oil. Would that be okay to use?

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        • Natasha
          November 27, 2019

          Hi Shannon, extra virgin doesn’t work well with fried rice or stir fry because it doesn’t have a high smoke point and will burn at the heat called for in fried rice. You would be better off using an oil with a higher smoke point such as vegetable oil, canola oil or grapeseed oil, or even avocado oil.

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  • Maria A. Moore
    September 28, 2019

    Excellent cook, love it, a very healthy meal. Natasha greetings.Successes!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

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  • Ashley F
    September 27, 2019

    We make this all of the time! The family loves it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2019

      Sounds like you found a family favorite! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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  • Krissy Allori
    September 27, 2019

    Loved this quick and easy recipe and my family loves it too! It will be on repeat for sure.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2019

      Quick and easy are the best! I’m so glad your family enjoyed that.

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      • Valerie
        September 30, 2019

        Hi, Natasha!

        One quick question. You mentioned in the video you can use chicken breast. Would 1 lb still be the correct amount? Thanks! Btw, my husband and I really love watching you!

        Have a blessed day!
        Valerie

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        • Natasha
          September 30, 2019

          Hi Valerie, that is correct, I would still suggest the same amount of chicken.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 30, 2019

          That’s so great Valerie! That is correct. I hope you love this recipe.

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      • Kailey
        October 2, 2019

        Hi Natasha! When I made this my rice got really soggy. I cooled it like suggested. Any other suggestions? Not sure what I did wrong.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 2, 2019

          Hi Kailey, I’d be more than happy to troubleshoot. Was anything altered in the recipe? Did you measure the rice and liquids accurately?

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  • Anna
    September 27, 2019

    My family loves this chicken fried rice! It’s delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2019

      That’s so awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me, Anna!

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  • Sarah Skaggs
    September 27, 2019

    This is SO GOOD. Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      September 27, 2019

      Thank you Sarah! I hope it becomes a new favorite for you.

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  • Mallory Lanz
    September 27, 2019

    This has become our new go to recipe when we need a quick meal. We usually have everything on hand. Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      September 27, 2019

      Yay!! I love it when that happens (having everything you need on hand) That is the best feeling and also why I love fried rice! 🙂

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