An easy one-pan recipe for making homemade chicken fried rice! It could easily be changed to fit what you and your family prefers in your fried rice as well.Jump to Recipe
I have always enjoyed going out to hibachi steakhouse restaurants. It’s just a lot harder with young kids because you are there for a long time usually. My boys tend to get bored before the “show” even starts. Chicken fried rice is one of my go-to meals. It’s so good, and light, and has lots of vegetables that I am willing to eat mixed together.
One night I decided I wanted to make my own chicken fried rice, and just started cooking. I knew the basics of what was in the recipe and went for it. I’ve always loved fried egg in my rice, so I use three eggs. Most recipes call for one egg or maybe two at the most.
That’s one of the wonderful things about making chicken fried rice: you can make it to your tastes. If you are like me and like a lot of egg, then add more. If you want it heavy on vegetables, add more of those. You can’t easily customize each individual bowl, but you can customize the entire dish to your liking.
I looked up recipes for the white sauce or yum-yum sauce (depending on where you go) and made that with it, too. It’s really easy and makes plenty of the sauce. Of course, if you don’t want it, you don’t have to make the sauce. I like the extra flavor that it adds to the rice.
The last thing I figured out was how to make the broth soup you are usually given to start at many hibachi restaurants. So now we have a full meal without having to drag the kids out! The broth soup is simple, but it takes about 30 minutes to boil, so you want to get this started first if you are making soup.
Step by Step
The soup is probably the easiest part of this entire meal. In a medium saucepan, combine the chicken broth and vegetable broth over high heat. Chop the celery, carrot, onion, and garlic into large pieces and add them to the soup.
Cover the pan and boil for 30 minutes, then strain the soup to get the vegetables out. Serve the soup warm over the mushrooms and garnish with green onion.
While the soup is cooking, prepare the rice according to the directions. I like to use my rice steamer for this so I can let that work while I prep the rest of the meal.
Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and fry those in a large skillet with a bit of butter and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until it is completely cooked through.
Add another tablespoon of butter to the pan and pour in the frozen mixed vegetables. Stir these for a few minutes until they are tender, then push them to the side of the pan with the chicken.
Crack the eggs into the pan and immediately stir to scramble them.
After the egg has cooked, stir it
Turn the fried rice to low. In a small mixing bowl, whisk all of the ingredients for the sauce.
Serve the rice with the sauce on the side and soup for an appetizer.
Originally Published On: January 19, 2016
Last Updated On: September 26, 2019
Chicken Fried Rice with Clear Onion Soup
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 mushrooms (thinly sliced)
- 1 green onion (chopped)
- 1 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 cup vegetables (frozen)
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp butter
- 2 cups brown rice (cooked)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 8 oz mayonnaise
- 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ketchup
- 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- In medium saucepan combine both broths over high heat
- Chop celery, carrot, onion, and garlic into large pieces and add to broth
- Boil covered for 30 minutes
- Strain soup and serve warm over mushroom slices and top with green onion
- Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper
- Heat 2 tbsp butter in large skillet over medium-high heat
- Add chicken to pan and saute until cooked through, then move it to the side of the pan
- Add 1 tbsp butter and all vegetables to pan, stirring until tender
- Move vegetables to the side with the chicken and add the egg, scrambling until soft
- Stir the eggs into the chicken and vegetables
- Add the cooked rice, stirring to combine
- Drizzle with soy sauce and fry until heated through
- Mix all ingredients together except water
- Add water slowly, a little at a time, until desired consistency
- Serve sauce over rice for added flavor
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
26 thoughts on “Chicken Fried Rice with Clear Onion Soup”
Yuuum, I can definitely make this veganized but using the vegan ingredient in replacement of the ones listed! Another one to add to my list of meal planning 🙂
You’re right, it wouldn’t be hard to make this vegan for sure! I know it would be more than just the chicken, but I’ve made it meatless and it was still delicious.
This rice sounds so yummy! I haven’t made my own chicken fried rice in ages and that needs to change!
I love making it myself because I can add or remove what I want. And the leftover reheat really well for lunch the next day!
That all looks and sounds DELICIOUS, Stephanie! I have a pork fried rice recipe that I make semi-regularly, but now I am totally tempted to try this one sometime to mix things up a bit! 🙂
Ooh, and I’ve never tried it with pork before. Both of my boys will also eat pork (most of the time) so I’ll have to give that a try next time for something different.
Oooh I love this recipe. Chicken fried rice is one of my faves, I want to try this recipe with cauliflower rice.
I’ve never done cauliflower rice before, but I have made mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes and it was delicious. I’ll have to try cauliflower rice soon, too.
My stomach is growling so much reading this! I need to make this for dinner one night this week!
It’s such a great dinner, we all love having chicken fried rice. And it reheats well the next day for lunch if you need it, too!
I can’t wait to try this recipe. They are my favorite things to eat when we go out.
I can understand why! I’ve only had them when I make them myself, but they are delicious!
This sounds really tasty – anything with chicken in goes down well in my house! We’ll give this a try one evening…
Same here, we can all agree on chicken in almost any meal at my house.
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Chicken Fried Rice with Clear Onion Soup was awesome. I will for sure try it at home with my kids. My kids will love it I know it, they love anything fried.
Thank you! It’s always a winner at my house. I make this every couple of months because the leftovers reheat really well, too!
We just made chicken fried rice at home for the first time! It was good but Im going to try yours!
There are so many ways to make it, this is just our favorite. But you can add or remove anything, so it’s a dinner that’s easy to customize for your family.
I just spent a few weeks in China. I’m now a fried rice expert. I’ll have to make this soon to compare!
I’ve never been to China, so I haven’t had authentic fried rice. I’m sure this has been “Americanized” to them, but it’s how I like it! I’d love to hear how it compares 🙂
I love all the recipes you make! They are super easy and look super delicious. I’ll make this one for sure
Thanks! This is an easy way to make chicken fried rice. My whole family devours it when we make this one, so I hope you like it, too!
Usually, I like all the items you display here. Can you please show some recipes for losing weight?
I do have some healthy recipes on here, too. But everything in moderation, I just tend to eat a smaller portion of a lot of foods and it hasn’t been a problem for me yet.
Quite an easy and mouth watering recipe!! Another wonderful and simple dish popping out. This could be great recipe for a Sunday afternoon
I love making this on Sunday. The leftovers reheat really well so it gives me lunch for a day or two as well as a delicious dinner.