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Chicken Fried Rice with Thai Peanut Sauce

Chicken Fried Rice with Thai Peanut Sauce is a one-skillet healthy dinner recipe that's ready in just 20 minutes!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken fried rice, fried rice recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7 cups
Calories 266kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup less sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (or other mild oil of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

For the Fried Rice:

  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups frozen baby broccoli florets steamed in the microwave until just crisp-tender (about 1 ½ - 2 minutes)
  • 1 cup frozen peas or shelled edamame, (NOT thawed)
  • 1 ½ cups cooked, diced chicken (I like to use the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • Optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds; chopped peanuts


Prepare the Sauce:

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.

Prepare the Fried Rice:

  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir eggs over medium heat until no liquid egg remains, breaking up eggs into small pieces. Remove from pan; wipe skillet clean if necessary.
  • In same pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, broccoli, and peas; stir fry 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add chicken, rice, and approximately half of the sauce to the skillet. Stir until combined.
  • Add cooked eggs and green onions; heat through.
  • Stir in additional sauce, as desired. Top with chopped peanuts and sesame seeds.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 53.3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.7mg