One Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

Easy BETTER THAN TAKEOUT one sheet pan chicken fried rice is made all on one pan for easy prep and cleanup. It’s baked – not fried! – and ready in just 20 minutes. 

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I’m the kind of person who can – and does – sit down and eat a whole bowl of chicken fried rice all by itself. If it’s good chicken fried rice – or any fried rice, like veggie or shrimp – I don’t need anything else to fill me up, I’m a happy camper just with that rice bowl. But it has to be really good fried rice and this dish here, this one sheet pan magic we are talking about today, is definitely entree-worthy.

And if you are whipping up a batch of Sticky Chinese Lemon Chicken or Honey Walnut Shrimp, this chicken fried rice makes the perfect side dish.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice | lecremedelacrumb.com

Now just to be clear, the name is just slightly misleading because it’s called chicken “fried” rice, but this dish is actually baked. So it’s healthier than true fried rice – SCORE – but tastes the same, maybe even better. This easy, better than takeout chicken fried rice will become your go-to side dish for all of your favorite Asian dishes.

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What people are saying about this One Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

“This is brilliant. I made it tonight and it was so tasty and so quick. It’ll be getting added to my list of quick week day recipes.” – Chris

“Really easy and very tasty. As long as you remember to boil rice the day before you plan to make it, it really is a 20 minute meal, perfect if you live alone.” – Sherin

“I made this last night with brown rice. The taste was pretty similar to take out. My chicken did get pretty dry, and i overcooked the eggs by accident – so watch carefully!” – Mia

 

One Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

Easy BETTER THAN TAKEOUT one sheet pan chicken fried rice is made all on one pan for easy prep and cleanup. It's baked - not fried! - and ready in just 20 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword fried rice, one pan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can peas and carrots, drained (may sub 1 cup frozen/thawed peas and carrots, or 1 cup steamed fresh peas and carrots)
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 cups steamed white rice (you can use 2 packages ready rice like Uncle Ben's for even less prep work)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • finely chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Grease a large baking sheet and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange chicken pieces on pan in a single layer so they aren't overlapping and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 5 minutes.

  2. Remove pan from oven, pour whisked eggs around the chicken pieces directly onto the pan. Return to oven for 3-5 minutes until egg is fully cooked. Use a fork or spatula to "scramble" the egg so that it breaks up into small pieces.

  3. Add rice and peas and carrots to pan and toss all ingredients so they are evenly distributed. Drizzle sesame oil and soy sauce over everything and toss again. Sprinkle chopped onions over the top.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes longer. Chicken should be cooked through and rice should begin to brown on the bottom of the pan.

  5. Toss all ingredients one more time and serve immediately.

 

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We love fried rice and I like the idea of baking it! Looks yummy!

This is brilliant. I made it tonight and it was so tasty and so quick. It’ll be getting added to my list of quick week day recipes.

    So glad you liked this!! It’s my favorite way to make chicken fried rice!

Looking forward to making this again with about half of the recommended sesame oil! 😜

I made this last night with brown rice. the taste was pretty similar to take out. My chicken did get pretty dry, and i overcooked the eggs by accident – so watch carefully! I wonder if thighs would have been a better choice to prevent drying, though they are more of a pain to trim and dice.

Really easy and very tasty. as long as you remember to boil rice the day before you plan to make it, it really is a 20 minute meal, perfect if you live alone. loved it, do post more easy to make meals for people like me who cook for one. thank you. i used fresh vegetables (don’t like the taste of frozen) and only used egg, no chicken because I didn’t have any and it still was a very tasty plate of rice.

This was So easy to put together, and I think the only change I’d like to try is cutting the chicken into smaller pieces. The one-inch pieces seemed too large with the other ingredients. I’m making this again soon!

the list of ingredients shows white onion and green onion, is that correct?

    Yes, both white and green in this recipe! 🙂

how many ounces of chicken would you suggest? two breasts is kind of vague.

    Hi Raegan- perhaps 12-15 oz of chicken… I don’t usually weigh my chicken in ounces so I am not exactly sure!