Healthy Chicken Fried Rice - Slender Kitchen

Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

By Wendy Zitzman
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(7 Old SmartPoints™) (9 PointsPlus®)

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Forget takeout with this Healthy Chicken Fried Rice, you can enjoy fried rice at home without the guilt. This recipe is easy to make, filled with protein and veggies, and has just 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints and 366 calories for a big serving.

Confession time. I love Panda Express. The orange chicken and fried rice is delicious. Lucky for me, I don't live anywhere near one and it is an occassional indulgence on road trips since as we all know it's not the healthiest option. However, it is actually pretty easy to make some amazing fried rice at home that is actually good for you.

The key to making a really good chicken fried rice at home that actually crisps up and browns is using cold, previously cooked rice. To make this easy, I usually try to plan a meal with rice a few days before and just save the leftovers. Then you just need to grab some previously cooked chicken, which I always have on hand, and veggies and you are ready to make dinner in about 15 minutes.

A few more notes to consider before making this recipe. Although traditional fried rice uses peas, I prefer to use edamame instead. Not only does it pack in some extra protein, it also retains a great color and texture when cooked. Sometimes peas can get mushy and brown. You'll notice I didn't use either in the recipe, but many people have asked about adding them in.  Also if you prefer a more traditional rice, use white rice instead of brown.

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  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 U carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green beans (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 U red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 lb cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366
Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 118mg
Sodium 607mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 39g


Meet Wendy Zitzman

Hi! I'm Wendy Zitzman, the recipe developer and amateur photographer for LaaLoosh! Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, I grew up eating mostly homestyle, comfort foods. But now I live in Orange County, CA with my husband and 2 kids, and my eating style has grown TREMENDOUSLY! I definitely consider myself a foodie who loves experimenting with a huge variety of foods, flavors, spices, and cultural cuisine.  Learn More
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Healthy Chicken Fried Rice that's packed with veggies and better than take out. Make this quick and easy gluten free and Weight Watchers friendly meal to satisfy your Chinese food cravings.
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