Marinated Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice

by Kiran on July 10, 2012 · 26 comments

in Chinese, Stir Fry


After a month of fun with family, taking time off from blogging and technology — it’s nice to be back to norm. A break is often refreshing. With a bowl of steamy fried rice.

Have you ever been thrown in a situation where there’s too much leftover and it’ll probably go to waste if you don’t do anything about it?

Well, I’m one of those “people” who could just make too much rice on any given day.

It’s not a bad idea, given the fact that I might have done it on purpose in many occasion if I had fried rice in mind 😉

The key to a good bread crumb is day old bread. The same science applies to fried rice. Freshly steamed rice just won’t do any justice. Can you imagine eating globs of sticky rice instead of fluffy fried rice?

I don’t think so.

Unless you are attracted to globbyness.. Who am I to judge you?

The key to achieve fluffiest fried rice is using a very good hot wok. I can faintly recall the first wok I’ve ever owned. In fact, I grew up watching my mom and aunt (the masters of wok), creating delicious meals using hot and fiery wok.

And I’m glad to follow in their footsteps. It’s nothing like getting an upper body workout by constantly stirring wok ingredients.

I don’t own a cast iron skillet (geez!), but I cannot recommend enough how everyone should own a wok in their kitchen. From steaming to stir-frying, the versatility is mind-boggling.

Ok, enough of wok admiration. Let’s get to cooking.

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  • 1.5 cup of steamed day old rice
  • 1/2 cup chicken breast, chopped bite size
  • 1.5 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Marinate chicken breast with teriyaki and soy sauce for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a wok on medium high. Once the wok is hot, add vegetable oil and marinated chicken. Cook each sides until browned. Remove on paper towel to rest.
  3. In the same wok with remaining oil, add finely chopped green beans. Stir fry for a few minutes.
  4. Spoon in minced ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir everything to combine.
  5. Once the green beans are slightly soften, return chicken into wok with steamed day old rice. Drizzle 1 tbsp soy sauce & freshly ground black pepper. Stir fry everything for a minute.
  6. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  7. Optional garnish: Green onions, micro greens, fried egg.


I’m still catching up on mounts of paperwork, emails etc. If you are yet to receive a reply from me, please know that I’m slowly transitioning into a routine after spending a month away.

It’s hard to return to normalcy. But I’m getting there 🙂

What is your favorite way of using up leftovers, i.e rice?


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1 Rosa July 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Delicious! This fried rice must be really scrumptious.



2 Kathryn July 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM

This takes boring old fried rice to a new level!
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3 Vishakha July 11, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I can feel the wok love! I have the same feelings towards mine! It’s one of my most precious things inside the kitchen – one of the most used and loved. It’s an integral part of my cooking. The fried rice looks perfect – a day old rice when thrown in the wok at the right heat can do wonders!:)
Your photos are beautiful!
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4 Reem | Simply Reem July 11, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Looks Yum!!!
Yay to Fried Rice…
I love how you have added wonderful flavor here..Yum!!

5 Baker Street July 11, 2012 at 2:52 AM

I think I have almost everything in the kitchen today so I’m going to give this recipe a try! What a fabulous recipe, K. Thanks for sharing.
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6 Kum July 11, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Fried rice looks so yum!

I’ m tempted to try this recipe, using seitan or tempeh instead of chicken.

Global vegan fare

7 chinmayie @ love food eat July 11, 2012 at 4:25 AM

I simply love fried rice… in fact i like rice in all forms. I never worry about leftover rice because the possibilities are endless 🙂
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8 Rikki July 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

I hope you had a wonderful break! Chicken fried rice is honestly one of my favorite dishes but I only seem to order it when we have chinese food. I HAVE to make my own now. This looks so good! [:

9 dassana July 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

a break is always refreshing. even i was on a break sometime back and will again soon go on a break soon.

hope you had a good time and all the catching up thats needs to be done.
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10 Sneh | Cook Republic July 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

This is perfect! Love the flavours here 🙂 Leftover rice always means rice fritters for me!
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11 Cass @foodmyfriend July 11, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Very beautiful Kiran. Lovely coloured rice. I can’t get enough of teriyaki 🙂
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12 Tadka Pasta July 12, 2012 at 3:00 AM

That beautiful bowl of fried rice would be wonderful at any meal or snack, love the teriyaki chicken and beans combo!

13 Jenny @ BAKE July 12, 2012 at 5:56 AM

this looks like an amazing midweek supper! I am going to have to add it to my meal plan next week, and the photos are absolutely stunning!
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14 Kitchen Belleicious July 12, 2012 at 3:27 PM

oh the rice looks heavenly. i love fried rice and adding the teriyaki flavor is just simple delish. the pictures are so amazing- you are so talented
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15 July 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

A very neat recipe! Love the simplicity already! recently posted..Baked bakery’s choc chip cookies

16 carolinaheartstrings July 12, 2012 at 8:07 PM

That looks delicious. Great photography as always!
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17 Asmita July 13, 2012 at 8:32 AM

This looks like a perfect fried rice.
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18 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy July 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM

YUM! Never tried teriyaki sauce with rice ..this is such a unique idea!
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19 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef July 13, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I love fried rice! We need two woks. We can’t agree on the sauce for stir-fry. He says mine is too sweet and I say his is too fishy. So I chop everything up and we make our own.

This fried rice would make us both happy and only need one wok. 🙂
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20 mycookinghut July 14, 2012 at 7:43 AM

I love fried rice, feed me anytime. 😉
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21 shama July 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Delicious …lovely space..following you

22 megan @ whatmegansmaking July 14, 2012 at 4:22 PM

This looks really good. Beautiful pictures. And I love fried rice! 🙂
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23 nusrat2010 July 17, 2013 at 10:41 PM

It’s always a pleasure to browse your pictures and recipes 🙂 I’m so blessed that I found you ! You make me smile, inspired and do better at cooking 🙂
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24 Kiran July 20, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Nusrat — awww, thank you so so much my dear. and I’m glad to have a lovely friend who never fail to put a smile or a huge laugh on my face. all the time 🙂

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