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Nigerian fried Rice served in a white bowl

Chicken Fried Rice

This version of the Nigerian fried Rice dish delivers a delicious flavor with minimal efforts. It comes together in a little time with minimal effort making it perfect for a weeknight.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African, Nigerian
Keyword chicken fried rice, fried rice, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • 1.5 lb Chicken Breast
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil divided into two
  • 1 tsp rosemary substitute with thyme
  • 2 Tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Habanero pepper
  • 1 medium-size onion sliced
  • 2 Cups mixed veggies – Sweet corn green peas, diced carrots, and green beans
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 Tsp seasoning powder or seasoning cube
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 5 cups cooked rice


  • Cut the chicken into bite-size and set aside.
  • Preheat two tablespoons of oil, add the chicken, rosemary, minced garlic, grated ginger, salt, bay leaves, and habanero pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining oil and onions and cook till onions become tender. Remove the habanero pepper, mince and set aside
  • Add the mixed veggies and cook till heated through.
  • Stir in the Curry powder, seasoning powder, thyme, and minced habanero pepper.
  • Add the rice and cook stirring continuously on high heat until heated through.
  • Serve hot.


Long-grain rice is preferred for this recipe because it won’t clump as much as short-grain rice would.
Be sure to cut the chicken up into bite-size so that the chicken can cook easily and easy-eating!
I used Chicken breast for this recipe. However, any boneless chicken part will work just fine.