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Curried Chicken Fried Rice with Chilies

4 Servings

40 minutes

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Nigerian fried rice, seasoned with curry powder, dried thyme and a handful of aromatics, inspired this meal-in-a-skillet. Beef liver and an assortment of vegetables are classic ingredients, but here we opted for chicken thighs and green beans. Instead of using just-cooked rice, which results in a softer, moisture texture in the finished dish, we start with plain cooked rice that’s been chilled so the grains “fry” up light and fluffy. Fragrant basmati is especially good, but any type of long-grain white rice works.




Don’t be afraid to really scrape up the browned bits from the surface of the skillet after you’ve added the broth. The caramelization lends the fried rice great depth of flavor.

40 minutes


  • 3

    tablespoons neutral oil or refined coconut oil, divided

  • 1

    pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces


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Trena W.
July 16, 2023
I wasn't sure what jalapeno chili was so I just used sliced jalapenos and then added a little bit of Sambal Oelek chili paste. Other than that, I tripled this recipe and my family loved it!!!
Kathryn W.
March 25, 2024
Easy and quick
There’s def potential to add more veg to this. Broccoli would be a nice addition.
Michael Y.
July 28, 2023
Really liked this! If you want a more moderate heat, maybe only go with a little less than half a fresno.
karie e.
June 30, 2023
Loved this!
Overall delicious, but I am going to increase the chicken and the green beans a bit next time. Also didn't deseed the jalapeno because I like things spicy! Didn't disappoint. Great one pot meal for the summer.