Restaurant Quality Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 15 mins

I created this recipe out of desperation last night when it was getting late and everyone was HUNGRY now, so I call it one of my Desperation Dinners! It is really pretty and tastes as good as something you order in a restaurant! It was very cheap to make. You buy the chicken on sale and boil it and shred it and put in freezer in baggies till you need it and it's all ready to use in recipes at last minute! You can get the canned water chestnuts for $1 or less on sale and keep on hand in pantry! Hope you like this as much as we do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make rice first.
  2. Add all ingredients together in saucepan and bring to boil.
  3. Turn to simmer and cook 20 minutes with lid on.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. In large skillet pan melt butter.
  6. In a small bowl stir egg and water.
  7. Add to skillet on medium low heat in one big thin pancake formation.
  8. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until set.
  9. Take out carefully with spatula (I roll it end over end as I take it out to cut easier and prevent breakage).
  10. Cut egg into long thin shreds on cutting board.
  11. Set aside.
  12. Heat oil in same skillet (for flavor) over medium high heat and put in onion, bell pepper and drained water chestnuts; cook until soft (if you like it still a little crispy then sauté only a few minutes). Add rice, chicken, soy sauce and pepper.
  13. Mix all together to warm through and then add shredded egg to mixture.
  14. Cook a few minutes more and serve hot.
Most Helpful

This was the best fried rice I have ever made. Substituted green peas for color as we don't like green peppers (they take over the whole dish). Otherwise, I copied the recipe to the letter (maybe a bit more soy sauce)and it was delicious. This will be my go to fried rice recipe from now on. bc-mimi

bnjwallace516 February 27, 2010

Great recipe, very easy to follow. This is actually the third time I've made this and each time everyone loves it! We leave out the water chestnuts & bell pepper and add in peas (picky eaters) but otherwise I follow everything perfectly and it's always fabulous! Thanks for the post! Update: Actually did three times the amount of everything and still cooked up beautifully! Took a few minutes longer but still fabulous! Thanks again!

Kaeleigh November 05, 2009

for your rice , you should try cubed carrots ,scrambled egg,1/4 cup of oyster sauce. add a few dashes of'll think you're at a hunan dynasty. my chinese friend gave me this hint. ENJOY!!

TY@peace November 28, 2006