Garlic Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

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This fried rice uses leftover chicken (see the Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken recipe also in Recipe Finder). So it's perfect when you need a quick and easy meal on busy weekdays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups cold cooked rice
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 to 2 cups chopped leftover Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken or cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 403 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1599mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. In a large skillet or wok, scramble egg in 1 tablespoon oil, breaking into small pieces. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add remaining oil to skillet; stir-fry celery and garlic over medium-high heat until crisp-tender. Add rice; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Stir in ham, chicken, soy sauce, pepper, ginger and egg; heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Chicken Fried Rice in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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