Spicy chicken fried rice

Spicy chicken fried rice

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A clever mix of basmati and wild rice gives this superhealthy chicken dish a wonderfully nutty bite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal538
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein48g
  • salt1.91g
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  • 300g mixed basmati and wild rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 4 skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 3 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • good pinch chilli flakes
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and thinly sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 400g can kidney bean, rinsed and drained
  • bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Put the rice into a saucepan, cover with water, crumble in the stock cube, then bring to the boil. Stir the rice once, then simmer for about 20 mins until tender. Drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, toss the chicken in the spices and coriander. Heat a pan, add the oil, tip in the peppers, then stir-fry for 3 mins until starting to soften. Add the chicken, then fry until golden, about 5 mins. Add the rice, beans and spring onions, then warm through.

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Comments (26)

mamaducklynn's picture

I have just made this dish and it is delicious. I didn't put a can of tomatoes in it( not yet ) However, as I'm the only one that likes kidney beans I substituted those with a can of Heinz fiery chilli baked beans DONT DRAIN. ( they aren't overall spicy despite the name ) and they give the dish a not so dry texture. I also added chestnut mushrooms ( 2 large ) and a few bits of chorizo. Enough in the pan to do for next day's lunch with whole meal pittas. Def a 5 star from me as my lot are fussy.

Pynner's picture

I have made this many times - everyone loves it, tastes great the next day and makes an excellent buffet / BBQ salad served cold.

iantherabbit's picture

doesn't adding chopped tomatoes make it into a weird chicken chili?!-i like it with tinned chilli beans or if you've only got plain kidney beans make a similar sauce with tomato puree and chilli powder and have it way too much creme fraiche!

smaw20's picture

Great mid week dish, I tried this with tinned tomatoes and Chorizo, was very tasty....

lurvlyloz's picture

Love this dish! so simple & tasty. will def become a family favourite

eleanormayo's picture

I agree with the other comments - this is rather dry and bland. I realised part way through cooking that it is essentially chicken, rice'n'peas, so added a large slug of chipotle sauce, but probably not a recipe I will do again.

olliewu's picture

Think this is a great, winner of a dinner with a decent amount of flavour, i added some creme fraise to it and even had it cold for my lunch the next day at work, cheap to make and very filling!

mrsof72's picture

Lovely dish. Used jerk chicken as had not chilly flakes and a dash of dark soy. Delicious!

clarkeeesp's picture

Full of Flavour and easy to make, did seem a bit dry but I think adding anything else would spoil the flavours.

ahowes's picture

Just made this recipe, found it so easy and so tasty

angelafield's picture

I found this recipe very bland!

I added ground coriander, paprika, a sliced onion, garlic some balsamic vinegar and some tomato puree and I still didn't find this spicy in the slightest.

I had to spoon over some Discovery Chipotle chilli sauce in the end.

I don't think I will be making this again!

zsugabubus's picture

This dish is very filling, I personally don't think it needs any extra ingredients. It takes quite a long time to prepare it, i.e. chop up everything, but it is definitely worth the effort.

Pynner's picture

made this for the family last night - as per recipe. Very quick and easy and very successful.I will experiment next time.

bossjohnc's picture

Don't put tomatoes in to this, it really doesn't need them. I've made this 3 or 4 times now, and on the last two occasions added two handfuls of sultanas - it works!

newchef's picture

I made this for me & my partner - was lovely - so simple to make - I added a tin of chopped tomatoes & as I couldn't find chilli flakes, I used 2 tsps of paprika - was lovely.

danielweb's picture

Very bland dish, not enough flavour, will not be making again.

katycooks's picture

I literally just made this. I added mushrooms and a tin of tomatoes as per the suggestions above. What a corker of a recipe! Wonderful flavour, textures, and colours. And dead simple to make. Delicious!

analisa's picture

very tasty .. tasted even better the next day :)

hulldanny's picture

very tasty, didn't do it with rice though, had it with potato instead. also added the chopped toms suggested in an earlier post.


Questions (1)

mamaducklynn's picture

What beans can I add other than kidney beans ( I'm the only one likes them )
Maybe baked beans drained?

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