Chicken Fried Rice


Chunks of chicken breast make this Chinese favorite a satisfying main dish; snow peas add crunch and vitamin C.


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (12 ounces total)

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on the diagonal

  • 1 teaspoon grated and peeled fresh ginger

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 small pepper)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • ½ cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock

  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed, sliced on the diagonal into thirds


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside. Pound breasts with a mallet until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips (each 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide). Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Cook chicken until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Reduce heat to medium; add remaining tablespoon oil. Add eggs; just as whites begin to set, stir to scramble. Add scallions and ginger; cook 1 minute. Add reserved rice and bell pepper; cook 2 minutes. Stir together soy sauce, sugar, and stock; add to skillet. Add snow peas and reserved chicken; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Related Articles