Chicken fried rice

In these times, we need quick food for everyday life that still tastes fantastic, is satisfying, and is also relatively cheap to buy. This recipe for chicken fried rice falls under all these categories. Therefore, it’s a dish we keep coming back to, it’s always a hit when it hits the dinner table after a long day. Read on and get the easy recipe.

chicken fried rice with edamame beans and bell pepper in pan

Easy dinner with chicken

The children at home love chicken – and rice, and this dish is really delicious for both children and adults. There is enough flavor with ginger, garlic, and various sauces, so it’s certainly not boring. Of course, you can adjust the amounts so the taste fits your family and how spicy you want the flavor.

Fried rice with chicken, beans, and bell peppers is also fantastic in the lunchbox the next day. Both if you can warm it up a little in the microwave or even if you eat it cold. Both are lovely. So remember to save any leftovers, you won’t regret it.

fried rice with chicken and vegetables

Ingredient notes

Rice – basmati or jasmine, choose the rice you like best. We often use basmati rice.

Ginger, garlic, and turmeric – Gives really good flavor to the dish.

Chicken breast – Or pieces of chicken fillet.

Bell pepper and edamame beans – These vegetables go well with the dish. You can easily use other vegetables if you have any in the vegetable drawer that needs to be used or if you find some other ones on sale. Just cut them into bite-sized pieces and add them instead of the ones we suggest here.

Eggs – Eggs provide a little extra protein and make the dish really good. We won’t do without eggs when making fried rice, it binds the dish together well.

Soy sauce, fish sauce, sweet chili sauce, and oyster sauce – The sauces give the right taste and warmth to the dish. You can adjust the flavor, so the amounts fit your taste. Some like it a little spicier, but you can also serve extra soy and chili with the dish, so you can add a little extra yourself.

How to make chicken fried rice?

Fried rice with eggs is one of those dishes that can be varied endlessly. So you can easily change the vegetables if you’re not into what we suggest here.

First, you need to cook the rice according to the package instructions, you can do that well in advance since they should preferably be cold. If you have leftovers from the day before, they can also be used.

Then the edamame beans need to be boiled, and then you are ready to start the actual dish.

First, garlic, ginger, and turmeric are fried, and then the chicken is fried. When all the ingredients are in the pan, add the eggs and taste the dish. Here you can put your own touch on the dish and use the flavors you like best.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

frying pan with chicken fried rice

Frequently asked questions

Can I save the leftovers?

Yes, you can. They can easily be eaten the next day or taken with you for lunch.

Can I use other vegetables?

Yes. You can choose the vegetables you like best or the leftovers you have in the refrigerator. It’s a super good leftover dish because you can put almost all kinds of vegetables and leftovers of meat in it. So use your imagination and try it out.

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Tips and tricks for the recipe

  • Use the vegetables you like best and any leftovers you have in the fridge.
  • The dish can easily be made with leftover rice from the day before.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve with extra soy sauce and sweet chili sauce.
  • Serve optionally with a salad or a little bread, but it’s certainly not necessary as you get everything you need in the dish itself.

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Recipe for fried rice with chicken and vegetables

Here is our recipe for chicken fried rice. It is an easy recipe for a delicious everyday dish for the whole family, which you can quickly make on days when there is not much time for dinner.

Of course, you can vary the ingredients as you like, see this recipe as inspiration. You can easily replace the beans with peas or corn, and the bell pepper can be replaced with other vegetables if you like. It is a good “clean-out-the-fridge” dish, and you can use the vegetables you have left at the end of the week when the fridge needs to be emptied and space made for new groceries.

chicken fried rice with edamame beans and bell pepper in pan

Chicken fried rice

Recipe for chicken fried rice
Easy, quick, and cheap dinner with chicken, rice, and vegetables. It's a dish the whole family can eat, and you can serve it with extra soy and chili sauce if anyone wants a little extra.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 749 kcal


  • 4 dl basmati rice
  • 300 g edamame beans without shell
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 tsp fresh turmeric finely grated. Can be replaced with ground turmeric in the same amount
  • 350 g chicken breast
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into small cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce


  • Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package. Rinse the rice before cooking. When it is done, set it aside.
    4 dl basmati rice
  • Put the edamame beans in boiling water and let the water boil. Drain the water and set them aside.
    300 g edamame beans
  • Heat the oil in a pan or wok. Add the garlic, ginger and turmeric. Fry for a minute until it has flavored the oil.
    4 tbsp olive oil, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp fresh ginger, 1 tsp fresh turmeric
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and add it to the pan. Fry until the chicken is cooked through.
    350 g chicken breast
  • Add the red pepper and fry for another couple of minutes.
    1 red bell pepper
  • Add the rice and stir it thoroughly so it doesn’t burn. Fry for about 4 minutes.
  • Scrape the rice away from one corner and crack the eggs into the pan. Mix the eggs with the rice and fry for a minute. Add the beans and stir everything together.
    2 eggs
  • Add the oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce and sweet chili sauce, and mix everything together thoroughly.
    1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1personCalories: 749kcalCarbohydrates: 98gProtein: 37gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 952mgPotassium: 909mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1077IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Chicken fried rice, fried rice with chicken
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