Chicken Fried Rice

Cooking Utensils

Saucepan, Cutting Knife, Frying Pan

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

25 Minutes

A pretty simple, but flavorful dish. Make one serving for lunch or dinner, or meal prep this for a number of meals during the week!

Health Information

Basic Nutrition

Recipe makes 1 serving. 

Food Group Servings

Accordion Content




4 ounces chicken (palm-sized)

1/4 cup brown rice (jasmine, basmati good also)

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup broccoli florets, diced

1/4 onion, diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Other Ingredients

  • 1.5 teaspoons of soy sauce (ideally low sodium)
  • Crushed red pepper- to taste
  • Black pepper- to taste


The Rice

Step 1:

Add 1/2 cup of water to your saucepan and bring to a boil.

Step 2:

Once boiling, add in the 1/4 cup of brown rice, lower heat to a simmer, and cover until cooked (20-30 minutes)

The Vegetables

Step 1:

When your rice is halfway done, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a frying pan and bring to medium heat.

Step 2:

Once warm, add your chicken, vegetables, and spices into the pan and mix it together to spread around the flavor. After, stir occasionally until the vegetables soften and chicken cooked through.

Bringing it All Together

When everything is cooked, add your rice to the frying pan with the vegetables and mix them together. Drizzle in the soy sauce and mix again. Enjoy!

Note: For a little extra crisp, let the rice sit in the pan for a couple extra minutes. Just be careful of it causing excess smoking in the pan.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Ground ginger is a great spice to add as well for authentic flavor and great health benefits. Keep it below 1/2 tablespoon if you are concerned with spice.
  • Extra red pepper flakes will give it extra spiciness.
  • This recipe can also be done with shrimp.
  • Unsure if the chicken is cooked? Cut into the thickest piece and if the center is still pink, keep cooking.