Chicken Fried Rice

Skip the take-out and make this easy chicken fried rice at home. It’s a simple weeknight dinner that’s budget-friendly and a real crowd-pleaser! I found a similar recipe on Pinterest and after some tweaks, made it my own.


  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice preferably leftover rice (brown rice works well too.)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, diced into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons tamari (gluten-free) or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  • Cook the onions, carrots, and peas until tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook one more minute.
  • Push the veggies aside, and scramble the eggs on the empty side of the pan.
  • Stir everything together, and add the last tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  • Add the rice, green onions, soy sauce, and chicken and combine.
  • Allow the rice to “fry” and get a little toasty by leaving it alone for a minute.
  • Stir again, and allow the rice to crisp up again.
  • Turn off the heat, and add the sesame oil.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.