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Chicken Fried Rice

A very happy new year to all my fabulous readers! Here’s wishing that 2015 brings you and me tons of love, luck and joy – and some Chicken Fried Rice as well!!

So, it’s January. A brand spanking new year. A wonderful new beginning. A chance to start fresh on a clean slate. 2014 was a great comeback year for me. I felt motivated after attending my first ever blogging conference the previous summer. Baby Dear was growing older, starting pre-school and that gave me the time to reconnect with my readers and dish out new recipes. 2015 promises to be better, brighter and much, much bigger for this blog of mine, so watch out for many fun, informative and interesting things coming up.


Recipe for Chicken Fried Rice taken from www.hookedonheat.com. Visit site for detailed recipe.

Looking back, it’s hard to believe that I’ve been writing this blog and sharing my recipes with you all for the past 9 years. HoH will turn 10 (double digits… OMG!!!) in September of this year, and I promise you that this year will be THE best ever. So if you have any tips, suggestions, feedback or just want to say hello, please leave a comment and let’s get the conversation started. I love to hear from you and am always looking for ways on how I can help anyone get into the kitchen and start cooking!

I thought I’d begin the new year with a very simple, versatile and absolutely tasty recipe that’s perfect for a busy weeknight. Fried rice is something that I can make in my sleep with one hand tied behind my back. There are literally thousands of ways you can make fried rice and there’s no end to the creativity you can add to this humble home cooking staple.

Today’s recipe is a quick and simple Chicken Fried Rice that I like to make the day after I cook a Roast Chicken dinner. It’s a wonderful way to use up the little bits of leftover chicken. If you don’t have any leftover chicken, then feel free to use one that’s store-bought or simple roast one chicken breast in the oven that’s been lightly seasoned with some salt, pepper and garlic powder. If you’re not a meat-eater, then, by all means, leave it out – the dish will still be finger-lickin’ good!

Leftover rice, cold from the fridge works best. If you don’t have any on hand, then make sure you cook the rice and let it cool completely. What you want to avoid is warm rice that will clump up in the pan and become a soggy mess. So give this a try and let me know how you liked it. Personally, I like to serve this with some green beans sautéed with some garlic and a bit of soy sauce.

CHICKEN FRIED RICE

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups cooked plain rice
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pan and fry garlic, ginger and onions till lightly browned and fragrant. Add in white pepper and chilli powder, and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add in carrots and cabbage, and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Mix in chicken and peas, season with salt, and stir-fry for another minute or two.
  • Add in rice and mix well. Splash soy sauce and stir-fry rice till everything is mixed well.
  • Season with pepper and serve warm.

Notes

Make this a complete meal by serving it alongside some Chilli Chicken and Spring Rolls.

If you like this recipe, you will surely like my Basil Fried Rice.

Tried this recipe? Leave a Comment and let me know, also Rate it by clicking the number of stars on the recipe card. Want to share your version with me? Tag me on Instagram @hookedonheat

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Rose Martine
    February 7, 2020

    5 stars
    Wow – this sounds wonderful! I’ve been wanting to try making fried rice at home for a while, and this sounds like the perfect way to try it. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Rosângela
    June 29, 2015

    5 stars
    Must be a delight, I loved. Very interesting quite liked.

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    Rosângela
    June 29, 2015

    5 stars
    I love chicken fried rice! This recipe looks easy and one I will add to my list!

  • Reply
    Chowringhee
    May 13, 2015

    5 stars
    This is so simple, thanks for sharing this recipe with pictures which make it easy to know.

  • Reply
    Deepika Tanna
    February 7, 2015

    5 stars
    Chicken fried rice is my favourite, it looks very delicious, I will try this.

  • Reply
    Syed
    January 27, 2015

    5 stars
    Wow! It is such an interesting guide to cooking good food. I just can’t get enough of Chicken Fried Rice.

  • Reply
    Naught Limi
    January 20, 2015

    5 stars
    Good evening. I come from Indonesia. Its my first time see Your blog. It looks stunning and delicious food!

  • Reply
    Theresa
    January 19, 2015

    5 stars
    I absolutely love your recipe. I’ve never made my own fried rice before and this was delicious!

  • Reply
    Denise Wright
    January 17, 2015

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I love rice of any kind and I really love Indian cooking. I’ll be sure to check out more of your recipes! (found you on Learn to Blog FB Page)

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    Wanda
    January 16, 2015

    5 stars
    I love chicken fried rice! This recipe looks easy and one I will add to my list!

  • Reply
    PATRICE M FOSTER
    January 16, 2015

    5 stars
    Will have to try recipe. I like to make my own fried rice. Looks good.

  • Reply
    Louisa [Living Lou]
    January 16, 2015

    5 stars
    Wow, almost 10 years blogging! That is phenomenal! Congrats! I love using leftover chicken and rice to make a fried rice the next day, great way to change up leftovers.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    January 16, 2015

    5 stars
    This is one of those things that I love to eat, but have never actually made. I’m going to give it a try!

  • Reply
    suki
    January 16, 2015

    5 stars
    Perfect on this winter 🙂 quick and easy!! 🙂

  • Reply
    jess meddows
    January 16, 2015

    5 stars
    I love chicken fried rice for a quick and easy throw together meal. It’s perfect for leftovers, particularly roast chicken. Great recipe, Meenakshi!

  • Reply
    heather
    January 9, 2015

    5 stars
    I loved chicken fried rice! I;’m going to have to try out this recipe.

  • Reply
    René
    January 8, 2015

    5 stars
    Happy New Year!

    I found your blog quite some time ago and I love it! The pictures and the presentation is beautiful. I’ve made your aloo-dahi puri quite a few times and it was delicious! I’m a vegetarian and will try the vegetarian version of your fried rice.

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