How to Make the Perfect Chicken Fried Rice

One of my weaknesses is chicken fried rice. Though I don’t tend to use takeaways that much, when I do I am always partial to Chinese food and this dish. Having scoured ways of trying to recreate the perfect chicken fried rice of my own, I have finally ended up with something I think is almost as good as the real deal. So, if you’re thinking about recreating your own take away food, why not start with this simple and cheap recipe?


This recipe will serve around four adults:

1kg Chicken Breast Fillets, cooked and cut, or shredded

White Rice (Enough for 4 portions)

Chopped Onions (450g)

Peas (450g)

Sesame Oil (2 Teaspoons)

Soy Sauce (3 Tablespoons)

2 Eggs Lightly beaten


  • Cook the chicken beforehand and then shred.
  • For better tasting rice, if you have one, put the rice in a rice maker, usually cooking for around 45 minutes and enough rice to serve 4 adults
  • When the rice has 30 minutes left to go, heat the wok with a little sesame seed oil.
  • Pour the frozen onions and peas into the wok and fry until tender.
  • Slide the peas and onions to one side and pour the beaten egg into the other side. This will allow you to scramble the eggs separately and then mix the whole of the wok ingredients together for a firm hold.
  • Add the cooked rice and chicken to the wok and mix up with the peas and onions.
  • Pour in the preferred amount of soy sauce and ensure all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  • Stir fry the ingredients until heated thoroughly and combined.
  • Serve!

For those that know my cooking habits, they know I like to continually change and improve all the recipes which I come across; especially the ones I devise on my own. I have yet to find the perfect consistence on this recipe- or should I say the exact same taste that the takeaway version seems to offer! However, a huge part of cooking is experimenting and finding out what things work, and which don’t.

This is one of my work in progress recipes, which I even allow my children to make supervised in the kitchen, as it is that simple. However, if you feel that you have a suggestion that would add to this recipe, or you can simply make a much meaner tasting chicken fried rice than I do, then drop me a line and I will give it a go. Who knows, it may just be the one I’ve been searching for!