Easy One-Pan Chicken Fried Rice


When you need a meal to feed the entire family and are short on time and groceries, try this easy, one-pan fried rice dish made with with leftover chicken and rice. A handful of veggies add color and texture while a few pantry staple spices and condiments add flavor to this simple stir-fry dish the whole family will love.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • cup diced carrots

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions, white and lighter green parts

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 3 cups cooked rice, cooled

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • ½ cup frozen peas

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha mayonnaise, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions, or to taste


  1. Heat canola and sesame oils in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrot and 1/4 cup green onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic powder and ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in rice, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring only once or twice, until rice is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and peas; cook for 2 minutes.

  2. Push rice mixture to the sides of the pan, creating a circle in the middle. Add butter to the center of the pan. When melted, pour eggs into the center. Cook eggs, stirring often, until almost set, about 3 minutes. Stir eggs into the rice mixture. Stir in soy sauce and rice vinegar; cook for 2 more minutes.

  3. Serve immediately topped with Sriracha mayo and green onions.


Cook's Notes:

You can use leftover pork, steak, or shrimp in place of chicken.

Avoid stirring too much when the rice is added so that it will get lightly crispy and caramelized around the edges... that's the best part!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
22g Fat
40g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 1124mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 247mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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