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A spoon in a dish of air fryer chicken fried rice.

Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice

Cook up a delicious Chinese inspired dinner in less than 20 minutes! This air fryer chicken fried rice is one tasty family friendly dinner that's made with pantry staples.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 to 3 servings
Calories 536kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups cooked chilled white rice (500g)
  • cups cooked chicken (210g or one large chicken breast)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots (140g)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup oil (4 tablespoons)


  • Preheat the air fryer to 350F.
  • Break the eggs into a small pot and place on a medium heat. Whisk and cook to make scrambled eggs.
  • Add the eggs to a baking dish that will fit into the air fryer, along with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Place in the air fryer and set to cook at 350F for 15 minutes.
  • Stir the rice ever 5 minutes. Depending on what air fryer you have, the total cook time will be between 12 and 15 minutes.
  • The rice should be piping hot to serve.


  • For best results use cooked and chilled rice. The recipe doesn't work well with just cooked rice and it should be cold when mixed with the other ingredients.
  • Preheat the air fryer before placing in the dish. If your air fryer doesn't have a preheat function, let it run for 5 minutes at 350F.
  • Stir a couple of times during cooking, this will help to heat and cook the rice evenly.
  • Different air fryer models can run a little differently. Make sure that the rice is piping hot before serving.
  • Nutritional values are an estimate and is based on one of three servings.


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 1124mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 636IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg