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20-Minute Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice

Updated on April 14, 2013
Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice
Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice | Source
5 stars from 3 ratings of Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice

There are so many variations to explore when making rice dishes. You can either make it as a yummy side dish, or as a main course. Whether you’re making this dish for your next lunch or to feed your family, this quick and easy Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice recipe is sure to be a hit wherever you go.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 2 (as a main dish) - 4 (as a side dish)
Seasonings and Oils
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 1 cup frozen bell pepper and onions
  • 1/4 of a cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 of a cup frozen spinach
  • 1 pre-cooked chicken breast; cubed (breast can be purchased in the deli section at any grocery store)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • salt (to taste)
  • garlic powder (to taste)
Rice Ready in 3 Minutes in Microwave
Rice Ready in 3 Minutes in Microwave | Source
Frozen Vegetables are Ready to Stir-Fry
Frozen Vegetables are Ready to Stir-Fry | Source
  1. Prepare 1 ½ cups of jasmine rice (you can use the 3-minute microwave version, sold at most specialty grocery stores; or, steam it in a rice cooker, or boil); Put the rice to the side.
  2. Heat a wok or large skillet, then pour in the olive oil and soy sauce.
  3. Add in the frozen vegetables, with the exception of the spinach, and stir-fry. You will add the spinach in after the other vegetables are soft and to your liking. This step takes about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Once the vegetables are cooked, add in the jasmine rice and stir-fry until mixed well with the vegetables. This should take no more than a couple of minutes.
  5. Next, add in the pre-cooked chicken and continue to stir. Once everything is mixed well, add salt and garlic powder to taste. Your Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice is now ready to serve.

This tasty little meal is so effortless to make that you can easily vary the recipe. You can forgo the chicken for a delightful vegetarian cuisine, or add beef for a more hearty delight. This meal is perfect for experimentation. And, it’s so simple to prepare, and appetizing to the palette, that you might find yourself making it every week. Hopefully, you and your family will enjoy it. Bon Appétit!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      phdast7, you are right. This recipe takes no time at all! I hope you get to try it. Thank you for commenting.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Looks and sounds great and doesn't take any time at all. That's a great recipe. Thanks.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Alecia, I hope you do give it a try. It's so easy to make and you can add and take away ingredients as you like. Thanks for commenting!

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I love stir fry and I really like this recipe. Definitely have to give this a try. Thanks so much for posting it!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you so much snacks4health. I hope you enjoy it!

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      snacks4health 4 years ago

      Wow, this recipe sounds delicious. Definitely going to try it this weekend.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      MarleneB, I hope you do. It's simple and tastes great! Thank you for stopping by.

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Well, this is about as quick and easy as it gets. It looks delicious. I'll definitely try it soon.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you for sharing and for the 5-star rating, moonlake!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This looks delicious I love rice and chicken. Voted up five stars and shared.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Peggy, thank you for the 5-star rating! You are right, it is so easy and healthy, and can be made anytime and for any occasion. I love jasmine rice. I also make it with brown rice or a combination of both sometimes.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Gave this a 5 star rating and also voting it up and useful. This is an easy and healthful recipe for those busy weekdays or anytime one would want a simple to prepare and yet good meal. Thanks! I like the flavor of jasmine rice. This would be an easy recipe to use many different variations.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      toknowinfo, thanks for stopping by. I hope you eat the chance to try it!

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      toknowinfo 4 years ago

      Thanks for this great and easy recipe.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Ha Ha. I love Trader Joe's, but I think you will enjoy this recipe more. Thanks for the read!

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      J. Anne 4 years ago

      This recipe could get me to switch from my frozen Trader Joe's standby! Thanks!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you so much Suzie HQ. I use fresh vegetables too and yes it tastes great as well. Again, thank you for stopping by and sharing. I'll see you around soon!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Careermommy,

      This is so tasty looking and seems very easy to put together. Definitely ticks my boxes as I love chicken and fried rice. Wondered if fresh veg okay to use as I prefer that to frozen? Many thanks for a great recipe! Voted ++++ Shared and Pinned to my main courses board!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi joym7, let me know how it turns out. It is so easy to make that it'll become a favorite. Thanks for reading.

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      Joy 4 years ago from United States

      wow... I am going to try out this dish :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Vacation Trip, if you ever get the chance to make this dish it really is yummy! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Awesome recipe with simply yummy pictures. Thanks for sharing, Voted Up.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks for your comments KoffeeKlatch Gals. This is a favorite dish of mine because it's so easy to make and delicious!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love fried rice. Yours looks amazing. Up, useful, and interesting.

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      Nakawill 4 years ago

      I am going to try this as this looks good! Thanks for sharing this!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Kathryn, yes it's very yummy! Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Mmm, this looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Eiddwen, agvulpes, Gypsy48, and janetwrites, thank you all for your kind comments! This recipe is so tasty and easy to prepare that it's worth adding to a recipe collection. Thank you all again for stopping by!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Your recipe looks so yummy and it's made within 20 minutes. That's great! Thank you for sharing it.

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      I love fried rice and this recipe will be added to my collection:)

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      Peter 4 years ago from Australia

      Hi. Your recipe looks very tasty and easy to prepare. Will be asking my wife to try it for sure. Thanks for sharing with us. Voted up.:)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A great recipe for me to add to my collection and I now look forward to many more.

      Eddy.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you so much peachpurple! Yep, this is one quick, easy and delicious meal. Thank you for commenting.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Delicious! Awesome recipe. Great for lunch and dinner. I love quick and easy meal. Yours is ideal for me. Voted up

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      billybuc, I'm glad to know you would enjoy some of my cooking. LOL. Thank you for your comment!

      Stephanie, I agree I love chicken fried rice too. And it's so easy to make and be creative with!

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      stephanieb27 4 years ago from United States

      YUM, I love chicken fried rice! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great recipe. I'm a pretty picky eater and still I would eat this with gusto. :) Good job my friend!