Air Fryer Gluten-free Chicken Fried Rice #Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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

Equipment Needed

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  • 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

Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen


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. (If using the aluminum pan then spray it with nonstick cooking spray first.)

Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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?

Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

About the Author

I’m a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I’m a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. I have an air fryer but haven’t used it much lately. I need to pull it back out and make this chicken fried rice asap. It sounds like something my whole family will love!

  2. This chicken fried rice recipe looks so good! I don’t have an air fryer so I make my friend rice the conventional way. Saving this recipe anyway. Who knows I may get an air fryer on Mother’s day? I’m going to be dropping hints around the house. 🙂

  3. I wish I had an air fryer so I can do more “frying” the healthy way. Your chicken fried rice looks so good I could eat a lot of that! Saving your recipe and I will look for other options to make this without an air fryer.

  4. I love my air fryer for all the things that it can do! I would love to give this recipe a try. It’s really been helping me come up with recipes with less oil.

  5. This chicken fried rice looks amazing! I have never made anything in an air fryer before but I so need to.

  6. This looks so yummy! I am a newbie with my air fryer. I am wondering if you have any problem with small pieces flying around and up against the coils?

      1. Hello, what about the egg? I noticed you left it out, can you include it in the air fryer or do you suggest adding it afterwards? Thank you

        1. Hi. I didn’t ad an egg into this one. I’m thinking adding it in afterwards might be better, I don’t know how an egg would stand up to that length cooking time.

    1. I love gluten as much as the next person. For some, giving it up is a choice. That’s not always the case, as for people like my youngest it’s a proven health issue and giving it up is far better then the things that happen by ingesting it.

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