Fried rice is very popular in South Asia and there are many different varieties of fried rice dishes like Vegetable fried rice, Egg fried rice, Chicken fried rice, Mixed fried rice, etc; with a little variation in the ingredients used for cooking them. Since fried rice has a unique taste and is less time-consuming to cook, it has gained popularity all over the world.
Chicken fried rice is a dish made by stir-frying the cooked rice with added vegetables, eggs, and chicken. It is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and fiber.
Team it up with Chilli chicken dry and Nizami Raita for a full course meal to serve your guests. Very delicious and fulfilling!!. It can be made easily at home, here is a simple recipe for chicken fried rice. Do give it a try, you will love it.
Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
Cook the rice with a little salt, and keep it aside for cooling.
Dice the carrots and beans and keep them aside.
Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Wash, drain, and marinate chicken with 1.5 teaspoon soya sauce, 1.5 teaspoon cornflour, 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste+1/4 teaspoon salt. Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan, and fry the eggs on medium flame with a little salt and black pepper powder. When the eggs are half cooked scramble them into small pieces. Keep aside.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a cooking pot or frying pan and stir fry the marinated chicken. Cover and cook for 3 minutes on low flame. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it and keep it aside.
Now, in the same cooking pot or frying pan add 1 tablespoon of oil and saute the chopped onion and garlic for 1 minute.
Add the vegetables and stir fry for 30 seconds on high flame.
Now add the cooked rice, salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder, and the rest of the 6 teaspoons of soya sauce. Mix and stir fry on high flame for a minute. Add the chicken and scrambled egg as well.
Mix well and stir fry on high flame for another 1 minute. That's it. Chicken fried rice is ready to be served.
- Any leftover rice can also be used to make this recipe. Whether you use leftover rice or freshly cooked rice, the rice must be at room temperature or chilled.
- You can also whisk the eggs beforehand and then fry, scramble them; instead of frying them directly like shown.
- Any other vegetable of your choices like peas and capsicum can also be added for making this fried rice.
- The same recipe can be followed for making egg fried rice, just skip the chicken part.