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Easy Chicken Fried Rice is a quick 20 minute meal and is great for dinner or lunch! You can easily double this recipe for meal prep, cook once, and have easy meals all week. Serve this delicious chicken fried rice recipe as a main dish or as a side dish – it’s great either way! Plus, it’s WW-friendly to keep you on track.

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Table of Contents
  1. 20 Minute Chicken Fried Rice
  2. Meal Prep Healthier Fried Rice At Home
  3. Ingredients in Fried Rice
  4. How to Make Easy Chicken Fried Rice
  5. Weight Watchers Fried Rice
  6. More Weight Watcher Friendly Recipes
  7. Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

20 Minute Chicken Fried Rice

When I eat lighter, I love to take not-so-healthy dishes and turn them into delicious lightened-up recipes, and one of my favorites is this simple chicken fried rice skillet meal.

Not only is this chicken fried rice an easy meal to make (it’s done in under 20 minutes), but it’s also a Weight Watchers recipe! It’s hearty enough to be the main dish for lunch or dinner or a side dish for your favorite orange chicken.

Meal Prep Healthier Fried Rice At Home

I’m assuming that takeout rice isn’t very good for you. Even though it has a bunch of good-for-you ingredients, it’s often made with white rice and fried in a bunch of oil. This is a healthier chicken fried rice copycat version. How is it healthier?

  • I used minimal oil. Because the chicken is already cooked, all you need is a bit of oil for the vegetables.
  • I used brown rice instead of white.

I love to use my shredded cooked chicken and instant pot brown rice to make this. You can prep those two parts ahead, and then it’s super easy to make this easy chicken and rice stir fry.

I love it for lunch and then enjoy the rest through the rest of the week! It’s the best one pot meal.

If you don’t want to cook the chicken, feel free to use shredded rotisserie chicken to make semi-homemade fried rice.

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Ingredients in Fried Rice

Eggs: I used large eggs

Vegetables: Diced yellow onion and carrots, minced garlic and frozen peas are perfect in this recipe. I also garnish with green onions.

Rice: I use already cooked brown rice. This is a great recipe to use up leftover rice, or make a batch in your instant pot.

Chicken: This is such a quick cook because I started with cooked shredded chicken. I meal prep chicken, but you can also use leftover or rotisserie.

Soy Sauce: I always buy low-sodium soy sauce

How to Make Easy Chicken Fried Rice

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and then cook them in a skillet over medium-low heat. As they cook, stir them around so they are scrambled. Once they are cooked, transfer them to a plate and set them aside.
  2. Wipe out the pan and then cook the onion and carrots in oil over medium heat. Cook them for about three minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and, after a minute, add the peas and cook it all for three minutes.
  3. Add the green onions and cooked chicken. Stir and cook them for two minutes before adding the cooked rice. Once everything is heated, add the soy sauce and cook for another two minutes. Add the scrambled eggs and stir.
  4. Once everything is hot and well combined, it’s ready to serve. I like to garnish each serving with more sliced green onions.

Weight Watchers Fried Rice

To make this easy chicken fried rice recipe WW-friendly be sure to use the following ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Brown rice
  • Olive oil (just enough to cook the veggies)

How many points are in chicken fried rice? It makes three servings at 5 WW freestyle points if you serve it as a main dish. You’ll get six servings for three freestyle points if you make it as a side.

Macro Friendly Chicken Fried Rice: To lower the carbs, use cauliflower rice instead of regular rice.

I just love this Weight Watchers chicken fried rice! It’s light and has all of the great flavors without the greasiness of takeout fried rice. It’s such an easy recipe for lunch or dinner, and the leftovers are fantastic. It will cure a takeout craving but without all the guilt – enjoy!

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Chicken Fried Rice

5 from 2 votes
Easy Chicken Fried Rice done in 20 minutes and it only has 5 WW Freestyle points per serving!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion diced
  • ½ cup carrots diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • ¾ cup frozen green peas
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken diced or shredded
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • Additional green onions for garnish


  • Whisk eggs in a bowl to scramble. Add to nonstick skillet and cook over medium-low heat, scrambling, until cooked through. Remove eggs to a plate and set aside.
  • Wipe out pan as needed. Add oil, yellow onion and carrots and place over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook one minute more. Add the peas and cook 3 minutes more.
  • Add green onions and chicken, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice and cook until all is hot, then stir in the soy sauce. Cook 2 minutes to coat, then stir in eggs. Once the rice is all hot, it’s done.
  • Serve as a side dish or as a main dish or lunch.

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Recipe Notes

  • 3 main dish servings: 5 WW Freestyle Points
  • 6 side dish servings: 3 WW Freestyle Points

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3082IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword chicken, rice
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Serve this Easy Chicken Fried Rice as a main dish or as a side dish – it’s great either way!

Last Updated on December 31, 2021

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  1. This was absolutely delicious. Easy, Quick, and – oh yes, – one pan to clean up.
    Husband’s response – – “save this recipe.” Sure will, Honey!

    1. Yes!! It’s SO good! I’ve used frozen cauliflower rice, just heat it as directed in the microwave and then add it after the veggies have cooked. I have it in the refrigerator right now as lunch!