Chicken Fried Rice Recipe | The Style Aesthetic | NZ Lifestyle Foodie Blog


This is my easy and delicious version of Chicken Fried Rice a family favourite filled with lots of flavour, texture and vegetables!

I hope your family love this recipe as much as mine do!

Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken, Dinner, Fried Rice
Author Julie Cavanagh


  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil or peanut oil
  • ½ cup Cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • 2 Eggs
  • 500 grams chicken breast/boneless thighs
  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice – Cook this the night before or in the morning and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock powder
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups finely chopped vegetables or frozen mix veggies


  1. Heat your fry pan and dry fry the cashew nuts once they start browning add in the sesame seeds and quickly shake around the pan, careful not to let them burn. Place on a dish to add later.
  2. Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl with a fork.
  3. Add half of the sesame or peanut oil to the pan and pour in the eggs to create a omelette, once cooked remove onto a plate to cool down.
  4. Add the remaining oil and fry the chicken, turning once. Once browned remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. You may need a little bit more oil, add the cooked rice and break up with a wooden spoon, let the rice brown up a little.
  6. Add the soy sauce, chicken stock powder and water then stir.
  7. Add in the vegetables, once they are almost cooked add back the chicken, cashews and sesame seeds (save some to add to the top of the dish when serving
  8. Slice up the egg into strips and add into the dish
  9. Once the vegetables are cooked through serve in a large bowl and sprinkle with the remaining cashew nuts and sesame seeds.