Kimchi Chicken Fried Rice

A simple kimchi fried rice recipe that’s healthy, delicious, and packed with flavor. This kimchi chicken fried rice is so easy to make and perfect for any weeknight meal.

If you’re looking for healthy fried rice alternatives, this Korean kimchi fried rice dish is just the thing. It’s made with cauliflower rice making it low carb, and keto friendly.

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What is Kimchi Chicken Fried Rice?

Fried cauliflower rice mixed with kimchi, chicken, and seasonings. This healthy kimchi fried rice alternative can be enjoyed guilt-free.

What kind of rice for kimchi fried rice?

This recipe uses cauliflower rice as a healthy alternative. If you prefer, you can use regular white rice as well.

If using traditonal steamed rice, just make sure to use leftover rice or day old rice. This way, you will get the resturant fried rice texture.

Why is my kimchi fried rice soggy?

Soggy fried rice is usually due to the rice being too wet. The best fried rice uses day-old rice that’s been refrigerated to really dry out the rice.

For kimchi cauliflower rice, make sure you pan fry the cauliflower for a good amount of time until it dries out to desired consistency.

Kimchi chicken fried rice served in a white bowl being scooped up with a silver spoon.

How to season kimchi fried rice?

To season kimchi fried rice, the trick is to add a little bit of kimchi juice which gives the fried rice its kimchi flavor.

What is kimchi fried rice made of?

  • Chicken Thigh – chopped into small pieces. Can also use chicken breast if preferred.
  • Cooking Oil – high temp neutral cooking oil such as vegetable oil, safflower oil, grapeseed oil.
  • Salt – table salt or sea salt.
  • Black Pepper – fresh or pre-ground
  • Cauliflower Rice (or rice of choice) – use fresh or frozen cauliflower rice. Can also use white rice for traditional kimchi fried rice.
  • Kimchi – chopped and can include a little bit of kimchi juice for extra flavor.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – gives kimchi fried rice that deep nutty sesame oil flavor.
  • Onion – chopped finely.
  • Green Onion – thinly sliced for garnish.
  • Sesame Seeds – optional for garnish.

How to make kimchi fried rice recipe?

In a large frying pan or skillet on medium high heat, add chicken, salt and black pepper. Cook until chicken is browned and set aside.

Add cauliflower rice (or rice of choice), onion and stir fry until desired texture is reached. Add the chicken back in with kimchi.

Lastly add sesame oil, green onions, sesame seeds (optional).

Tip: Top with a fried egg for extra protein. Add gochujang to taste if desired.

What is the nutrition information for this kimchi fried rice recipe?

  • 542 Calories
  • 18g Carbohydrates
  • 12g Fiber
  • 22g Protein
  • 42g Fat
  • 83mg Cholesterol
  • 768mg Sodium
  • 174mg Potassium
  • 0mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 126ui Vitamin A
  • 2mg Vitamin C

Kimchi chicken fried rice served in a white bowl.

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Now, let’s get started making this Kimchi Fried Rice recipe!

  • Prepping Time 2M
  • Cook Time 8M
  • Total Time 10M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~6g
  • Servings 1 Bowl

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 3 oz Chicken Thigh (about 1 large chicken thigh)
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

Fried Rice

  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice (or rice of choice)
  • 2 tbsp Kimchi
  • 1/2 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Stalk of Green Onion

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Finely dice green onions, onions, chicken (about 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes) and Kimchi then set aside. Note – make sure to keep the Kimchi juices.

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3) In a Teflon frying pan, add neutral cooking oil on high heat. Once oil is up to temp, add chicken, sprinkle salt and black pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken. Transfer to holding bowl.

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4) In a large Teflon fry pan, add frozen cauliflower rice and onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.

5) After 2-3 minutes, add chicken, salt, black pepper and chopped Kimchi. Mix well and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute.

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6) Lastly, add in Toasted Sesame Oil and mix in the green onions, transfer to serving bowl and enjoy hot!

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Kimchi Chicken Fried Rice

A simple kimchi fried rice recipe that's healthy, delicious, and packed with flavor. This kimchi chicken fried rice is so easy to make and perfect for any weeknight meal.
4.82 from 11 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: kimchi cauliflower rice, kimchi chicken fried rice, kimchi fried rice recipe, simple kimchi fried rice recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Bowl
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Calories: 542kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 3 oz Chicken Thigh about 1 large chicken thigh
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Fried Rice

  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice or rice of choice
  • 1/4 Cup Kimchi
  • 1/2 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Finely dice green onions, onions, chicken (about 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes) and Kimchi then set aside. Note - make sure to keep the Kimchi jucies.
  • In a Teflon frying pan, add neutral cooking oil on high heat.  Once oil is up to temp, add chicken, sprinkle salt and black pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken.  Transfer to holding bowl.
  • In a large Teflon fry pan, add frozen cauliflower rice and onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.
  • After 2-3 minutes, add chicken, salt, black pepper and chopped Kimchi. Mix well and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute.
  • Lastly, add in Toasted Sesame Oil and mix in the green onions, transfer to serving bowl and enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 768mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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