Hand me the menu for a Chinese restaurant and I guarantee that the first thing I will look for is fried rice. It is my favorite type of Chinese take-out. I have made it at home, but frying it can be a little bit of a pain and it uses oil. So when I got an air fryer, I knew that the first thing I wanted to try making was fried rice. The rice tasted almost exactly like take-out. And, it was a lot more economical because while I spent what I would have for take-out rice, I had like double the amount. I loved how little work was involved – no need for constant stirring, no splattering – and all with almost no oil! All four of us thoroughly enjoyed it, so much that there were no leftovers. Here’s how I made it.
Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice
- Air Fryer (I used the Simple Living 5L XL Air Fryer, see my review here)
- measuring cup
- measuring spoon
- silicone cooking spoon
- round nonstick baking pan (I used a 7×2 cake pan)
- large mixing bowl
- 3 cups cold cooked white rice
- 1 cup frozen peas & carrots
- 6 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 packed cup cooked chicken, diced (I used Perdue Short Cuts Original)
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
Place the cold cooked white rice into the mixing bowl.
Add the vegetable oil and the soy sauce and mix thoroughly.
Add the frozen peas & carrots, the diced onion and the diced chicken and mix thoroughly.
Pour the rice mixture into the nonstick pan.
Place the pan into the Air Fryer.
Set the Air Fryer to 360 f with a 20 minute cooking time.
Once the timer goes off, remove the pan from the Air Fryer.
Serve with your favorite meat, or just grab a bowl and enjoy!
What’s your favorite kind of fried rice?