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Keto Fried Rice and Chicken

Keto Fried Rice and Chicken is a flavorful, low-carb, better-than-takeout version of the classic Chinese comfort food dish. Everyone in your family will love this! Ready in only 25 minutes.

keto fried rice and chicken in two bowls and mounded on top on a white background

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This recipe comes with a warning. The warning is: beware of making this recipe because once you do, you will be asked to make it again and again and again. Ketoers, non-ketoers, kids, friends, family, coworkers… everyone will be asking you to make that “keto / low carb / low calorie / healthy / delicious Chicken Fried Rice recipe.” Guard your servings carefully because you may find a forkful or two missing if you turn away for a minute… or worse yet, you may find tomorrow’s lunch portion mysteriously missing from the fridge.

Why You’ll Love This Keto Fried Rice and Chicken Recipe

  • It’s a breeze to make keto chicken cauliflower rice recipe so you can easily make another batch (or three) to keep up with all of your fan mail requests.
  • This dish is perfect for dinner, lunch, and meal prep.
  • It’s ready in only 25 minutes. (Yeah!)
  • Each serving contains a mere 2.8g net carbs.

Ingredients Needed to Make Keto Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Here is what you’ll need to make this tasty low carb Keto Fried Rice:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Frozen riced cauliflower
  • Frozen peas and carrots mixture
  • Green onion
  • Fresh ginger
  • Garlic powder
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) or coconut aminos (FYI, using coconut aminos will add an extra 1.5g net carbs per serving of this dish (see section below re: tamari vs. coconut aminos)
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Swerve or erythritol (optional; only if you like a hint of sweetness in your Chicken Fried Rice)

keto cauliflower and chicken recipe in a bowl next to a fork and a towel

How to Make Keto Chicken Fried Rice

This is just a quick overview of how to make keto-friendly Chicken Fried Rice. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

This recipe is made in four (quick n’ easy!) phases. First, scramble the eggs and set aside.

 eggs being scrambled in a metal frying pan

Second, cook the chicken and seasonings and set aside.

closeup of chopped cooked chicken for recipe

Third, cook the veggies and seasonings.

cauliflower rice and other vegetables inside a pan

Fourth, put everything back in the pan with the final seasonings.

fully cooked chicken inside a metal frying pan

The result is this! ๐Ÿ˜

closeup of fully cooked and combined cauliflower fried rice and chicken with vegetables

What’s the Difference Between Tamari and Coconut Aminos?

Tamari is a gluten-free (no wheat) soy sauce that is made entirely from soy. According to SAN-J, a popular brand, tamari has a “richer, milder, [and] more complex taste” than you would find in traditional soy sauce. It contains 1g net carbs per tablespoon.

Coconut aminos, in contrast, are free of both gluten and soy. Also, oconut aminos are made from the fermented sap of the coconut blossom and, while it tastes soy sauce-ish, it isn’t as salty and has a sweeter flavor. Coconut aminos have 3g net carbs per tablespoon (Coconut Secret brand).

Tamari is lower in carbs than coconut aminos; using coconut aminos will add an extra 1.5g net carbs per serving of this dish if you use a full 3 tbsp coconut aminos. Nutrition facts have been calculated based on the usage of tamari. I admit I love the sweetness of coconut aminos, so I often find myself making this dish with 2 tbsp tamari + 1 tbsp coconut aminos, and then I add a little Swerve or erythritol for a bit more sweetness. (Not a lot of Chicken Fried Rice recipes contain sugar/sugar substitutes… maybe I’m just weird. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Nutrition Facts for Keto Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

Per serving:

  • 324 calories
  • 19g fat
  • 32g protein
  • 2.8g net carbs

This is calculated using tamari, not coconut aminos (which are higher in carbs).

chicken and cauliflower recipe in bowl topped with salt and pepper

More Keto Dinner Recipes You May Enjoy

Hungry for more keto dinner recipes? Give this Keto Chicken Alfredo Casserole a try as well as Keto Buttery Chicken Casserole!

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Keto Fried Rice and Chicken

Keto Fried Rice and Chicken is a flavorful, low-carb, better-than-takeout version of the classic Chinese comfort food dish. Everyone in your family will love this! Ready in only 25 minutes.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cauliflower chicken fried rice, cauliflower rice and chicken recipes, chicken cauliflower recipe, keto cauliflower rice, keto chicken recipe, keto fried rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 324kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 cups frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas and carrots mixture
  • 1 large green onion sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1-2 tsp Swerve or erythritol optional
  • 3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp butter in a wok or large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until eggs are cooked through. Transfer eggs to a plate and set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp butter, diced chicken breasts, and half of the ginger, half of the garlic powder, and half of the red pepper flakes to the hot wok or skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring frequently until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Again add 1 tbsp butter to the hot wok or skillet, plus the frozen cauliflower, peas and carrots, green onions, Swerve or erythritol (optional), and remaining ginger, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently until the frozen veggies are heated through and tender, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Finally, to the cooked vegetable mixture, add tamari (or coconut aminos), sesame oil, cooked eggs, and cooked chicken. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and heated through. Remove from heat and top with additional green onion, if desired, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you don't like a lot of heat, reduce or eliminate the crushed red pepper flakes. If you love heat, maintain or increase the called-for amount.
  • Tamari is lower in carbs than coconut aminos; using coconut aminos will add an extra 1.5g net carbs per serving of this dish if you use a full 3 tbsp coconut aminos (Coconut Secret brand). Nutrition facts have been calculated based on the usage of tamari.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Fried Rice and Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7.5g47%
Sodium 906mg39%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 4.7g2%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Protein 32g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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