Healthy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Since Nate and I moved in together, I have had the most fun making us dinners. I've been trying to make it fun, different and delicious most nights.

While doing weight watchers research, I came across a recipe for Chicken Fried Rice. I love fried rice when I go out to eat asian food, so I figured I'd make it myself. Shouldn't be too hard, right?

It was so good that I wanted to share it with you all. Here it is!

Chicken Fried Rice


Cooking spray
4 large egg whites
1/2 cup scallions, uncooked
2 cloves of garlic, minced
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into pieces
1/2 diced carrots
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
3 tbsp soy sauce


Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add egg whites and cook, until scrambled, stirring frequently, about 3 to 5 minutes; remove from pan and set aside.

  • Off heat, recoat skillet with cooking spray and place back over medium-high heat. Add scallions and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add chicken and carrots; sauté until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

  • Stir in reserved cooked egg whites, cooked brown rice, peas and soy sauce; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Yields approximately 1 cup per serving.

And this is the end result. Doesn't that just look mouth watering?! 

Side notes from me about the recipe:

  • You could use any cooking spray you want, I just choose to use olive oil because I feel like it's the healthier alternative.
  • I added in a bit more than 1/2 cup of the scallions because I really love the onion flavor. I think for most of the veggies you could just eyeball it and put in whatever you want.
  • I did not measure out 12 oz of chicken. I had 4 very thin breasts, and I cut those into bite sized pieces. I felt like it was the perfect amount of chicken.
  • I didn't completely thaw out the peas before I added them in because I like the crunch the texture gives.
  • I added in more than 3 tbsp soy sauce because after it was all stirred together, I felt like it needed more sauce. I don't like super dry rice.
Nate approved too, and he even took leftovers to work the next day. I'd call that a win. We will definitely be adding this to my rotation of meals to make on a regular basis.

Have you ever attempted chicken fried rice before?
Will you try this recipe and let me know how you like it?


Neely said...

WE will have to try this....I need a healthy way to eat fried rice

applesandglue said...

Oooh, yum! I will definitely have to try this!

Gayle said...

That looks SO good. Thank you for sharing! This will probably be on my menu for next week. :)

Julie said...

Looks delish!

Amanda said...

This looks so good! I'll for sure be trying it this weekend!

Nicole said...

I love making chicken fried rice at home too-although I usually use the fried rice flavor packets from the store-this is probably the more healthy alternative!

Jonna said...

Looks yummie! I'm trying it! Thanks!!

daniela said...

So excited you posted this! I attempted fried rice once before but even while making it, it seemed like the recipe directions were out of order/off so it wasn't a success. I'm super excited to try this!

It's funny you say that you've loved making dinner more fun since you guys moved in, because that's probably what I hate most. On my own, I'm super easy with dinners & sometimes just healthy snack it. Works out great b/c prefer not to waste every night of the week in the kitchen making/eating/cleaning dinner; not so much with having a 'roommate' though, so it's become my biggest pet peeve! :(

Katie said...

Looks delicious! Fried rice is one of the best things ever, so I need a healthy option for it!

Casey said...

Oh guuuurl. I'm impressed! Go you!

Casey said...

Oh guuuurl. I'm impressed! Go you!

Nichole said...


Heather said...

As a lover of fried rice, this looks absolutely delicious!!!

Meghan said...

OH MY GOSH. Stop it. This looks incredible. I must tell my husband - so he can make it for me:)

Whitney said...

I make this all the time and I love it so much! Glad you shared the recipe!

Brianne Bracco said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Love fried rice!

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

YUM! I love fried rice, especially with lots of veggies and shrimp! Thanks for sharing this recipe. =)

Heather said...

Please come make this for me, k?

Rachel said...

This looks great. Annnd now I'm hungry. :)

LaPetiteGiraffe said...

I just made this for dinner and it was excellent!!!!! I added mushrooms to mine, and it was delish!

Michelle Ritchie said...

Do you know how many WW points this is?? Sorry if I missed it.

Shelly Tieman said...

It is 4 points plus for 1 cup serving. Hope this helps!!


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