Spicy chicken fried rice

Spicy chicken fried rice

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(24 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 breasts, 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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 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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mamaducklynn's picture
20th Jun, 2016
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.
24th Dec, 2013
I have made this many times - everyone loves it, tastes great the next day and makes an excellent buffet / BBQ salad served cold.
21st May, 2013
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!
12th Mar, 2013
Great mid week dish, I tried this with tinned tomatoes and Chorizo, was very tasty....
4th Jan, 2012
Love this dish! so simple & tasty. will def become a family favourite
14th Feb, 2011
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.
28th Sep, 2010
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!
11th Aug, 2010
Lovely dish. Used jerk chicken as had not chilly flakes and a dash of dark soy. Delicious!
29th Jul, 2010
Full of Flavour and easy to make, did seem a bit dry but I think adding anything else would spoil the flavours.
1st Jul, 2010
Just made this recipe, found it so easy and so tasty


mamaducklynn's picture
20th Jun, 2016
What beans can I add other than kidney beans ( I'm the only one likes them ) Maybe baked beans drained?
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