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Easy Chicken Fried Rice - This Chicken Fried Rice is so much better than takeout, and you won't believe how easy AND quick it is to make!

Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

This Chicken Fried Rice is so much better than takeout, and you won't believe how easy AND quick it is to make!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asia
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 349 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 12- ounces skinless , boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 3 to 4 cups cooked and completely cooled long grain white rice (preferably few hours old, or up to a day)
  • 3 green onions , sliced into small rounds, white parts only (reserve the greens for garnish)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots , thawed
  • 3 eggs , lightly beaten
  • low sodium soy sauce , to taste (I always add about a tablespoon)

Instructions

  1. Place cubed chicken pieces in a bowl and season with salt and pepper; toss with corn starch and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned and fully cooked.
  4. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  5. Return skillet to heat and add pineapple chunks; cook for 2 minutes, or until slightly browned on the sides; remove from pan and place them in the plate with the chicken.
  6. Return pan to heat and lower to medium-low. If needed, add 1 more tablespoon canola oil.
  7. Add the beaten eggs to the skillet and stir to scramble them while they cook.
  8. When cooked through, remove eggs from pan and place them in the plate with the chicken.
  9. Return pan to heat and add green onions; cook for a few seconds or until fragrant.
  10. Add the cooked rice to the skillet and mix well; continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until rice begins to sizzle. Cook 1-minute longer for a crunchier texture.
  11. Add carrots, peas, chicken, pineapples, eggs, and soy sauce; stir to combine.
  12. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until everything is heated through.
  13. Remove from heat and garnish with remaining sliced green onions.
  14. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 11

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 203mg68%
Sodium 153mg6%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 3685IU74%
Vitamin C 18.9mg23%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.