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Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice

A quick and Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe that tastes as authentic as takeout but is made with healthy oil, gluten-free soy sauce, and full of good-for-you vegetables!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 476 kcal
London Brazil


  • ½ cup carrots finely diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sweet onion cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil or avocado oil, divided
  • 1 lb. chicken cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 eggs whisked
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • 4 cups cooked rice*
  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce gluten free, or Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil toasted
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • Green onions optional
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #10


  1. In a large wok, or large skillet, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, bell peppers, onions and carrots. Saute for 3-5 minutes over medium heat.

  2. Push vegetables to the side and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil into the skillet and place chicken in oil. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Mix with vegetables.

  3. Whisk eggs together in a medium-sized bowl.  Either push all vegetables and chicken to one side, or remove and place on a separate plate. 

  4. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in the spot you have cleared and add in eggs, salt and pepper. Scramble in that spot for 2-3 minutes, or until cooked. Once cooked, you can combine the eggs with the rest of the vegetable mixture.

  5. Add in cooked rice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.  

  6. If you like extra crispy fried rice, let rice sit over medium to medium-high heat for a full minute before mixing again. Rice likes to stick to the bottom of the pan so be sure to scrape all of the crispy goodness off of it! Repeat this process until to your desired crispiness.

  7. Mix in frozen peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  8. Top fried rice with green onions to serve and enjoy!   See this recipe in Meal Plan #10.

Recipe Notes

  • It is best to use leftover white rice instead of freshly cooked white rice.  Freshly cooked rice tends to clump together and does not crisp up as easily.
  • Chicken fried rice will last in the freezer for 3-4 months or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 1020mg44%
Potassium 628mg18%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2575IU52%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.