Chicken Fried Rice – Takeaway Style

Chicken Fried rice is a staple of most Chinese Takeaways, its both simple and delicious but so hard to recreate at home. That is until now. This recipe is simple, but uses one or two ingredients that most people don’t keep around the home.


Toasted Sesame Oil
1/2 Small Can Tinned Ham (Spam if you will)
400 Grams Diced Chicken or 3 Chicken Breasts
250 Grams Rice Long Grain
100g Frozen Peas
1 Large Bunch Spring Onions
Light Soy Sauce
2 Eggs


1. You wanna get the rice on, so boil the rice. If you can’t do that then there is literally no hope for you. Add a little salt to the water.
2. While the rice is boiling add a generous helping of Toasted Sesame Oil to a LARGE pan and warm on a medium heat, add the chicken to the pan when the oil is warm.
3. While the chicken is cooking (try not to let it brown too much) chop the spam in to cubic centimeter chunks then add to the pan.
4. Keep stirring the pan contents, in an ideal world you don’t want to brown the chicken at all but you do want to cook it through.
5. While you’re cooking the spam through chop the spring onions into 1cm long chunks and throw them in with the meat too.
6. Crack the two eggs into a bowl or cup and whisk thoroughly.
7. Your rice should be pretty much done now so drain the rice and leave to one side, and pour a little of the light soy sauce through it as it drains, not too much just enough to darken the color slightly.
8. In the pan add the two beaten eggs and stir well and constantly, you want to be almost violent in your stirring here, you want little chunks off egg like you get at the Chinese not an Omelette so you need to break up the egg.
9. Add the rice, a little more salt and the peas to the large pan you did the Chicken and spam in and stir the ingredients together thoroughly.
10. Once everything is warmed through and well mixed (be careful not to let anything catch on the bottom of the pan)
Serve it Baby!

This is so simple but so tasty, just like the make at the Ho King, Golden Dragon or whatever your local takeaway is called.