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Easy Chinese Chicken Fried Rice (30-min)

This is the best Chinese Chicken Fried Rice! Savoury and fluffy fried rice with juicy chicken, eggs, peas, carrots with garlic and shallots. Ready in 30 minutes. This meal is perfect for dinner or lunch.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine asian, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories per serving 462 kcal


  • 4 ½ cups cooked jasmine rice day old, see Notes for amount of uncooked rice
  • ½ lb boneless skinless chicken thighs thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ cup carrot finely diced
  • ½ cup peas frozen
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil or any neutral tasting oil

Chicken marinade:



  • Marinate your sliced chicken for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a bowl, pre-mix sauce ingredients as listed. Set aside.
  • In a hot wok set over medium high heat, add 1 tsp oil. Once oil is hot, fry chicken until fully cooked. Remove and set aside.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil and fry garlic and shallots for 10 seconds or until softened. Quickly add peas and carrots and fry for another 10 seconds or until softened. Push everything to the side of the wok.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil into empty space of wok. Pour in eggs and scramble before mixing with ingredients in wok.
  • Add remaining oil along with rice and toss with ingredients. Toss back in chicken.
  • Pour sauce around your rice along the edges of the wok (the heat + sauce creates more flavour vs. pouring on top of rice). Mix until all rice granules are coloured brown. Remove off heat. Serve and enjoy!


This is 1 ½ measuring cups of UNCOOKED jasmine rice made the night before and refrigerated. 
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Rice Cooker
Non-stick wok
Measuring Set
Santoku Knife
Cutting Board
Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3035IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine asian, Chinese
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