Sesame Chicken and Fried Rice

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Making Sesame Chicken and Fried Rice at home is actually pretty easy to do! This is a recipe my family loves and leftovers always reheat well for lunch the next day.

You’ll need to use your biggest skillet or if you have a large wok that would be even better! This would also make an awesome griddle recipe if you have an outdoor griddle to cook on. The more you can spread out the rice the better it cooks.

Sesame Chicken Fried Rice

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder
  • Sesame oil (or any oil)
  • 5 cups cooked long grain white rice
  • 12 oz frozen mixed vegetables
  • Soy sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • Chopped green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • P.F. Chang’s Sesame Sauce

Prep the Rice

Prior to starting this recipe, you will need to cook some long grain white rice according to the directions on the package. You will need about 5 cups of cooked rice.

Place the rice in a container with a lid and place it in the refrigerator. I like to do this step in the morning on the day I am making this recipe, but the night before would be fine too.

Allowing the rice to sit in the refrigerator helps it not turn out “gummy” when cooked as fried rice.

Make Sesame Chicken

Cut one pound of chicken into small cubes and season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

In a large container combine cornstarch, 1 tsp each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder. Toss chicken around in the cornstarch mixture. Shake off excess and set aside on a plate.

Cornstarch Chicken

I love using my Better Breader Bowl for this step because it’s handy to use and cuts down on the mess. The best part about the Breader bowl is that it is dishwasher safe! I usually rinse it with hot water and place it on the top rack of the dishwasher.

In a skillet over medium high heat add about 2 tbsp of oil. I used Sesame oil, but if you don’t like the strong flavor of sesame oil any kind of oil will be fine.

Chicken

Add the chicken to the skillet. Cook chicken on both sides until chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Once fully cooked remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Make Fried Rice

To make the Fried Rice, add cooked rice and frozen mixed vegetables to the skillet. Add more oil to the rice if needed. Stir well. Season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add soy sauce. I like to start with 2 tbsp of soy sauce.

Next, create a well in the middle and add 4 whisked eggs. Stir eggs around until cooked and mix the eggs with the rice mixture. Stir well and if needed spread the rice mixture between two large skillets if you really want the “fried rice”. If you have a large wok that would be ideal.

Fried Rice

Keep cooking and stirring rice until it’s cooked to your liking. Taste and season with more salt, pepper, garlic powder, or soy sauce if needed.

Serve Sesame Chicken Fried Rice

Once the rice is cooked to your liking, toss the cooked chicken in some of the Sesame Sauce and top the fried rice with the saucy chicken!

Top with chopped green onions and some sesame seeds. I like serving these with some quick fried won ton strips like one of my local Chinese restaurants!

Sesame Chicken Fried Rice

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used P.F. Chang’s Sesame Sauce, but any brand of Sesame sauce you like will work!
  • Use a large pan, Wok, or divide the fried rice between two skillets to ensure it gets crispy and golden brown.
  • I prefer sesame oil for this recipe, but you can use a different oil if that is all you have on hand.
  • To prevent having “gummy” fried rice cook your rice ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours.
  • To reduce cooking time I like to have my chicken cut up ahead of time. I usually do this when I am cooking the rice in the morning and store it all in the refrigerator.
  • This would also be a great recipe to cook on a griddle outside if you have one! On the griddle you could cook everything at once.
Sesame Chicken Fried Rice

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Sesame Chicken Fried Rice

Sesame Chicken and Fried Rice

Sesame Chicken and Fried Rice is easy to make at home and turns out so delicious!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Fried Rice, One Pan Meal, Sesame Chicken
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder (for chicken)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder (for cornstarch)
  • Sesame oil or any oil
  • 5 cups cooked long grain white rice
  • 12 oz frozen mixed vegetables
  • Soy sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • Chopped green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • P.F. Chang’s Sesame Sauce

Instructions

  • Prior to cooking this recipe make rice following the directions on the package. You will need about 5 cups of cooked rice for the recipe. Let rice cook and put in a container in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours.
  • Cut one pound of chicken into small cubes and season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a large container combine cornstarch, 1 tsp each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder. Toss chicken around in the cornstarch mixture. Shake off excess and set aside on a plate.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat add about 2 tbsp of oil. Add the chicken to the skillet. Cook chicken on both sides until chicken is cooked through and golden brown. Once fully cooked remove the chicken from the pan.
  • Add cooked rice and frozen mixed vegetables to the skillet. Add more oil to the rice if needed. Stir well. Season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add soy sauce. I like to start with 2 tbsp of soy sauce.
  • Create a well in the middle and add 4 whisked eggs. Stir eggs around until cooked and mix the eggs with the rice mixture. Stir well and if needed spread the rice mixture between two large skillets if you really want the “fried rice”. If you have a large wok that would be ideal.
  • Keep cooking and stirring rice until it’s cooked to your liking. Taste and season with more salt, pepper, garlic powder, or soy sauce if needed.
  • Toss the chicken in Sesame sauce and pour the chicken over the top of the fried rice. Add chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Let me know if you try it out! Enjoy!

Notes

Making the rice ahead of time and letting it sit in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours is an important step in this recipe. It helps the rice not be “gummy”. 
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