Keto Chicken Fried Rice 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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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. In other words, this will be a very popular keto dinner.
Also, check out some of our keto soup recipes that have chicken and cauliflower in them!
Why You’ll Love This Keto Chicken Fried Rice 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 Fried Rice with Chicken
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 Chicken Fried Rice:
- Unsalted butter
- 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)
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.
Second, cook the chicken and seasonings and set aside.
Third, cook the veggies and seasonings.
Fourth, put everything back in the pan with the final seasonings.
The result is this! 😍
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. 🙂 )
Nutrition Facts for Keto Chicken and Cauliflower Rice
- 324 calories
- 19g fat
- 32g protein
- 2.8g net carbs
This is calculated using tamari, not coconut aminos (which are higher in carbs).
More Keto Dinner Recipes You May Enjoy
Hungry for more keto dinner recipes? Check out these Keto Chicken Thigh Recipes, Keto Pizza Recipes and Keto Casserole Recipes:
- Keto Meatball Casserole
- Keto Tuna Casserole
- Keto Pizza Casserole
- Keto Chicken Alfredo Casserole
- Keto Ham Recipes
- Pork Rind Casserole with Buttery Chicken
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Keto Chicken Fried Rice
- 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
- 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 your keto chicken fried rice from heat and top with additional green onion, if desired, and serve immediately.
- 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.
- Also, other users checked out this Keto Chicken Stir Fry, Keto Mac and Cheese and Keto Chicken Broccoli Casserole recipes.
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.
I am fairly new to Keto. This sounds and looks delicious. I will certainly make it. I have been avoiding peas and carrots. Are they Keto?
Hi Lezlie, It is! I hope you enjoy. 🙂
Peas and carrots shouldn’t be eaten in large quantities on keto due to their carb content and high natural sugars, but in small amounts, they are fine to include. I like to look at them as more of a condiment or flavor enhancer than a main part of a keto meal.
It just won’t print. I only have an iphone
Hi Marilyn, I’m sorry you’re having trouble! Does this link work for you? https://forgetsugarfriday.com/wprm_print/7268
Please check your nutrition facts at the top of your posting. You have fat and protein amounts reversed. This is critical information for people following ketogenic diet for medical reasons. The info in the standardized Nutrition Information box appear to be accurate.
Thanks, CC! I updated the post with the correct information from the nutrition label.
Just to confirm nutrition values for:
KETO CHICKEN FRIED RICE
Fat is 19g and Protein is 32g?
If Protein is 32g then, this value won’t work with my daily macros.
Let me know, thx.
Hi Sandy! You are correct. This recipe is a bit higher in protein and lower in fat. If you’d like, you can add less chicken to lower the protein macro.
This was so good! I used chicken thighs! My husband liked it , but he missed his rice! I will make again.
Hi Connie, I am so glad you liked it! I’ll definitely have to try it with chicken thighs – they are so flavorful!
Made this tonight and loved it! I used Cece’s riced mixed veggies. Has broccoli instead of peas, but it’s already combined in one package.
Hi Stacey, Thank you so much for the kind review! 🙂
I tried this recipe for Keto Chicken Fried Rice last night. I am adding it to my favorites. The chicken fried rice tastes wonderful and with the colors from the peas, carrots, and green onion, it looks great in my dinner bowl. I have never used tamari before and was pleased to find it available in my local grocery store.
Keto Fried Rice is great! I made this recipe for lunch and am pleased. It is easy to make and tastes wonderful. I had two friends over and they had no idea that this was a Keto dish. I love having meal options that I can eat on my Keto diet and at the same time serve to people who do not follow Keto.
I used the seasoned cauliflower rice from Aldi’s and you could not tell it wasn’t rice. Delicious. (I didn’t have amino’s, so I just used soy sauce.)
Thanks, Teresa! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!