Make your own version of Chinese takeout with this homemade Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice recipe. Easy and flavorful, it's delicious as a meal by itself or as a side with chicken, beef, or vegetables.
1poundboneless, skinless chicken breastscut into small pieces
Kosher salt and pepperto taste
1cupfrozen peas and carrots mixture
2large eggslightly beaten
1 ½tablespoonssoy sauce
3green onionsthinly sliced
1teaspoontoasted sesame oil
Sesame seedsfor garnish
Rinse the rice 2-3 times in a colander until the water runs clear. Place the rice, water, and salt in the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Secure and seal the lid.
2 cups white rice, 2 cups water, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Cook on Manual High Pressure for 4 minutes, allowing a 10-minute natural release. After 10 minutes, open the vent and allow the remaining steam to escape.
Fluff the rice with a fork, then transfer it to a bowl. Rinse the inner pot to remove any stuck-on rice, then dry it with a paper towel and return to the Instant Pot.
Press Sauté on the Instant Pot and add the vegetable oil. When the oil gets hot, add the chicken and onion. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 6-10 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 cup chopped onion, Kosher salt and pepper
Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Stir in the peas and carrots and cook for another 2 minutes.
3 cloves garlic, 1 cup frozen peas and carrots mixture
Push everything to the side of the pot and add the beaten eggs. Gently scramble the eggs with a rubber spatula until softly set, 1-2 minutes, then fold the eggs into the vegetable and chicken mixture until the egg is cooked through.
2 large eggs
Press Cancel. Add the rice, soy sauce, green onions, and sesame oil to the pot and stir well. Season to taste. Serve warm garnished with sesame seeds and enjoy.
1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, 3 green onions, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, Sesame seeds
Storage: Fried rice is best enjoyed fresh. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.