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10 Minute Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice

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10 Minute Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice

This recipe for 10 Minute Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice is such an easy recipe to throw together after a busy work day!  It’s also the perfect recipe for using up your leftovers. The post includes tips to customize to make this recipe vegetarian, make pork fried rice, or even to make it keto or paleo!

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I’ve found it nearly impossible to find gluten-free Chinese take-out.  So, we resort to making it at home!  This way we can control the ingredients and have the assurance that we won’t get “glutened.”

But honestly, this homemade gluten-free chicken fried rice takes half the time of ordering take out and picking it up!  It’s that quick to make. 

Plus, it uses ingredients you likely have on-hand already and is easily customizable to make this recipe your own!

Leftover Chicken Fried Rice

This recipe (as listed below) is designed for chicken fried rice.  I used leftover chicken and just chopped it up into smaller pieces!  But you could honestly use almost any leftover meat you have (or leave meat out completely!)

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Fried Rice

Don’t eat meat (or don’t have any handy)?  No problem.  Turn this into the perfect Meatless Monday recipe! 

Simply leave out the meat and add in extra veggies!  Mushrooms or broccoli would be great choices, or simply buy a bag of a frozen vegetable stir fry blend to keep it super simple.

Gluten Free Pork Fried Rice

If you just LOVE the flavor of pork fried rice, simply sub in some diced cooked pork for the chicken! Making gluten free pork fried rice is just that simple!

Soy Free Fried Rice

If you need a soy free option, I recommend using coconut aminos instead of gluten-free soy sauce. Coconut aminos are really tasty and a perfect substitute for making soy free fried rice. I like this brand of coconut aminos.

Fast Fried Rice

There are a couple tips we use to customize this recipe and make it even faster!

  1. Use leftover rice—we cook rice at least once a week, if I know we have a busy schedule that week, I’ll make extra rice so we have it ready to make fast fried rice!
  2. Use leftover meat—If you want meat in this recipe, honestly, pretty much any meat works!  Just shred or chop into smaller pieces.  It’s a great way to use up your leftovers!
  3. Use frozen vegetables—frozen veggies make this recipe SO quick to put together.
  4. Hate chopping onions? Use minced dried onion—I’ve totally done this in a pinch! 

Chicken Fried Rice Ingredients

chicken fried rice ingredients

To make this simple 10 minute gluten-free chicken fried rice, you only need a few simple ingredients (that you likely already have on hand). 

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  • 2 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice)
  • 1-2 cups chopped chicken (or sub with meat of choice)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped or shredded carrots
  • 2-4 tbsp gluten-free aminos or gluten-free soy sauce/tamari
  • 2 eggs (not pictured—oops!)
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp ghee (or butter)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ – 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • sesame seeds to garnish

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How to Make 10 Minute Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice

Step #1: Heat sesame oil and ghee in the skillet

I use a cast-iron wok.  This thing is amazing!  It keeps the heat uniform—even up the sides of the wok.  Click here to see more amazing reviews for this cast iron wok!   Sesame oil really kicks up the taste in this recipe.  If you don’t use ghee in cooking, feel free to sub regular butter (or vegan butter)!  Heat over medium-high heat, be careful not to burn!  You want to cook fried rice hot and quick, but do not want to burn it!

Step #2: Add veggies

Once warm, toss in the onion, minced garlic, peas, carrots, and any other veggies you choose.  Cook just until onions are becoming translucent (maybe 1-2 minutes).

Step #3: Add your rice, meat, aminos, and seasonings

Next, add the cooked rice, cooked & chopped meat, aminos (I used a mix of Bragg’s soy aminos and coconut aminos), and the seasonings.  Instead of aminos you could use a gluten-free tamari or gluten-free soy sauce.  Continue to stir for another 1-2 minutes until rice is heated and starts to brown.

adding eggs to rice in skillet

Step #4: Create a “well” and add the scrambled eggs

Move your rice to the edges of your wok or skillet and create a ‘well’ for the scrambled eggs.  I like to melt a bit more ghee to the middle to ensure that my eggs don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.  Add your eggs and cook and scramble in the middle of the well.  Once the eggs are soft set, stir them into the rest of the fried rice.

Step #5: Add seasonings and continue cooking and stirring until it’s cooked up to your desires

I let mine cook another 2-3 minutes—I really like my rice to brown up.  At this point, I often taste it and add more salt & pepper or aminos if needed.

Step #6: Serve and garnish with sesame seeds

Eat up!

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10 Minute Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice

This recipe for 10 minute gluten-free chicken fried rice is
such an easy recipe to throw together after a busy work day! 
For veggie fried rice, simply sub the chicken for veggies such as mushrooms or broccoli
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4


  • skillet or wok


  • 2 cups cooked rice I use brown rice
  • 1-2 cups chopped cooked chicken or veggies
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped or shredded carrot
  • 2-4 tbsp aminos (to taste) I use a mix of coconut & soy aminos, but feel free to sub your fav gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peas I use frozen
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 tsp ghee or butter (for scrambling eggs)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Heat sesame oil and 2 tbsp of ghee in the skillet over medium-high heat (be cautious not to burn!)
  • Add veggies, cook just until onions become translucent stirring frequently (1-2 minutes)
  • Add rice, meat, aminos (to taste), and seasonings stirring frequently for 1-2 minutes (until rice and meat heat through)
  • Create a "well" in the middle by pushing rice mixture to the sides of pan, add 1 tsp ghee, and scramble the eggs in the middle. Once the eggs are soft set, mix in with the rest of the rice.
  • Add seasonings and continue cooking and stirring until it's cooked up to your preferences. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Serve and top with sesame seeds as garnish


I love this wok for making fried rice and many other dishes!
I get most of my gluten-free ingredients from Thrive Market.  Learn more about Thrive Market here.
Keyword chicken, chinese, gluten-free, quick
two bowls of gluten free chicken fried rice

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Thursday 25th of February 2021

Big fan of fried rice and this look so easy! Cannot wait to give this a try!


Thursday 25th of February 2021

I love a good fried rice recipe! I live with carbs so this works for me. adding mushrooms because I cant eat meat


Thursday 25th of February 2021

Mushrooms are a great sub in this recipe!


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Love this! Such an easy side dish for dinner. Definitely making this again!


Thursday 25th of February 2021

So happy you enjoyed it!


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I love that the ingredients list is at the top and not the bottom only! Thank you! It makes it easier to find out of I have everything to make it and it is much appreciated


Thursday 25th of February 2021

Happy that was helpful for you!

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