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Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

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This instant pot chicken fried rice is a quick and easy all-in-one meal for lunch or dinner. Ready in no time, it tastes as good as takeout chicken fried rice!

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Do you love Chinese food? My kids do too! Chicken spring rolls, honey garlic chicken, moo shoo beef, chicken fried rice, and so many others.

But you don’t always need to order takeaway to enjoy Chinese food. It’s really easy to make a delicious instant pot fried rice at home itself. It’s literally one of the easiest instant pot chicken recipes there is!

This cheap homemade fried recipe makes enough for 4. Just multiply the quantity by how much you need, meal prep it for the week, and you can just reheat it to dish up some instant fried rice whenever you’re in a hurry for dinner.

Instant pot Chicken Fried rice in white bowls sprinkled with green onions.
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Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

Most of the ingredients that you need to make this instant pot fried rice with chicken are available in your pantry.

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken Broth
  • White Rice
  • Frozen Peas
  • Frozen Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Soy Sauce
  • White Pepper
  • Salt
  • Green Onions (Optional)
Chicken, peas, carrots,eggs and other ingredients in glass bowls next to an instant pot.

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

Because chicken fried rice tastes delicious, you might find the idea of making it on your own difficult. But it’s really very easy to cook instant pot fried rice at home. Here’s how!

Step 1: Scramble the Eggs

Turn on the instant pot in sauté mode. Add some oil to the pot followed by the eggs. Whisk the eggs till scrambled, then remove them and set aside.

Egg cooking in an instant pot

Step 2: Cook the Chicken and Rice

Add oil to the instant pot followed by the minced garlic and stir fry. Press cancel on the pot and add in the chicken broth.

Use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom and remove residue garlic or egg. This will prevent a burn notice from the instant pot.

Add in the chicken and rice and mix well.

Chicken cubes added to the rice in the instant pot.

Close the pot, let it cook at High Pressure for four minutes, and to naturally release for 10 minutes after that.

Rice and chicken in an instant pot with a wooden spoon placed above it.

Step 3: Add Seasoning and Vegetables

Add the soy sauce, salt, pepper, scrambled eggs, and frozen peas and carrots to the instant pot and mix everything together. Close the instant pot and allow the vegetables and eggs to become warm with the residual heat for about five minutes.

Peas, carrots, rice and chicken in an instant pot.

Once everything is warm, spoon the instant pot chicken fried rice into bowls and serve!

close up of Instant pot chicken fried rice in white bowl.

You can also top the fried rice with sesame seeds or green onions if you like. Serve with your favorite Chinese sauce!

A fork full of instant pot chicken fried rice held over a white bowl next to an instant pot.

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FAQs About Chicken Fried Rice

Is fried rice healthy?

Fried rice is not as healthy as regular rice, but homemade fried rice is a lot healthier than takeaway since you can control the amount of oil you use. This recipe becomes even healthier when you use brown rice instead of white rice.

How do I stop the rice from getting mushy after cooking?

After scraping the bottom of the instant pot, add the rice to a bit of oil and saute for a minute before cooking. This will prevent the rice grains from getting mushy. Also, make sure you don’t add too much chicken broth while cooking. This varies depending on the type of rice you use.

Can I make the fried rice spicy?

Yes, if you want to make the fried rice spicy, add a teaspoon or two of paprika to the instant pot while cooking.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Yes, to make this recipe vegetarian, replace the chicken broth with a vegetable broth. And replace the chicken pieces with mushrooms or any other vegetable of your choice.

Can I use this recipe for meal prep for the week?

Yes, instant pot fried rice is the perfect recipe for meal prep. Just cook it ahead, cool it, and refrigerate. It will last for a week in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer. Reheat before serving.

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Instant pot chicken fried rice in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

Corinne Schmitt
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 589 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound chicken breast uncooked and diced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon of white pepper
  • salt to taste
  • sliced green onion optional for garnish


  • Turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Once your instant pot becomes hot, add 2 tablespoons to your pot. Add your two eggs, whisk well until scrambled. One scrambled remove and set aside.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of oil and add in your minced garlic. Just stir a little bit to release the flavor.
  • Press cancel on your instant pot. Add in your broth. Taking a wooden spoon or strong spatula, scrape the bottom of your instant pot to remove any remaining residue from the egg and garlic. This will prevent the burn notice from turning on your instant pot.
  • Add in your chicken and rice. Mix well.
  • Close the lid on your instant pot and close the ceiling valve by pushing the valve away from you. Set your instant pot to high-pressure for four minutes.
  • Once your instant pot is finished cooking, allow it to naturally release for another 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, manually released by bringing the valve toward you to release the pressure.
  • Add to your rice the soy sauce, Seasonings, egg, and frozen peas and carrots. Mixed together. Put the lid back on the instant pot and allow the heat from the pot to warm your frozen vegetables and eggs. Allow them to warm for about five minutes.
  • Once the vegetables have completely warmed, serve your fried rice with sesame seeds, and green onions! Enjoy


Serving: 1gCalories: 589kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 36gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 954mgPotassium: 703mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3619IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
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