Photo: Julie Bidwell; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Serves: 4

One-dish meals make weeknight dinner a breeze, and Chicken-and-Cabbage Fried Rice is no exception. This family meal is ready in only 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Warm 2 Tbsp. oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until oil is shimmering. Add cabbage, onion and white parts of scallions and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add ginger and garlic to skillet, toss to combine with cabbage mixture and stir-fry for an additional 15 to 20 seconds. Transfer to a wide, shallow bowl or plate.

Step 2

Warm remaining 3 Tbsp. oil in same skillet. Add rice, mix to coat with oil and spread out in pan (but don't press flat). Let rice cook undisturbed for 2 minutes, then stir. Let cook undisturbed 1 minute longer, then push to edges of pan. Add eggs to center of pan and stir to scramble. Break eggs into pieces and stir into rice.

Step 3

Drizzle soy sauce over rice, add chicken and stir to combine well. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer to warm through. Stir in cabbage mixture and half of scallion greens and continue cooking and stirring until warmed through, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with remaining scallion greens and serve.

Ratings & Reviews

Added frozen peas & carrots

September 12, 2017
We all thought it was very good but I used about 1.5 TBS sesame oil instead of the vegetable oil.  I also added frozen peas/carrots to up the veggies. 

jdyste68's Review

October 21, 2013
There wasn't enough flavor for my family. If I were to make again, I would half the rice and add some more veggies: snow peas, carrots, etc.

ConnieHelms's Review

September 18, 2013
Loved this recipe, just took a while to make. Delicious!

shari9ann's Review

October 29, 2013
I first saw this recipe in last month's magazine and tried it - it was perfect for my family of 3. It was quick, easy and I am actually making it again tonight. I like the idea of throwing in some other veggies - I have some frozen peas that I'm going to add to it tonight. Thank you for an outstanding easy meal !!

Chicken, cabbage fried rice

January 03, 2016
Just made this last night and it was decent, could have used more flavor but I didn't want to add too much salt or extra soy sauce.  I agree with previous reviewers next time I will add more veggies like peas and carrots, taste like it was missing something. It was good and I would make again, but it did take awhile for all the prep work with the chicken.

Trying to lower blood pressure....

March 12, 2017
This was delicious. I only did half the recipe because there's only two of us but still plenty left over. I didn't put any salt in as the soy sauce had plenty, (although it was reduced salt), so wasn't expecting much, however it was VERY tasty.   Love it.  I should say the chicken had been cooked the day before with mixed herbs and oregano, so those may have contributed to the taste.