West African-Style Chicken Fried Rice


 

West African Chicken Fried Rice (1)

Fried rice has a special place in my heart because twas the meal that made my cooking popular among my friends and it made me gain more confidence to try other recipes.

Then when one of my friends gained weight again I got blamed for that :).

It is also the meal that anyone from around the world are more likely to try because they’ve probably eaten a different version somewhere.

The best thing about it is that its easy and quick to make; good for busy parents.

At one point in time, fried rice was my 3 year old’s favorite, so anytime he saw me making it he’ll start dancing. He no longer loves Fried rice as much, his thing now is Waakye.

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West African-Style Chicken Fried Rice
West African meals usually have some hot peppers attached to it.
Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
Instructions
  1. Cook 3 cups of rice in a rice cooker with 3 cups of water.
  2. Cube chicken breast. Season chicken breasts with salt and/or Cajun seasoning. Cook this chicken separately in a preheated wok with a little water or chicken stock. Cook it for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Cut up your onions and carrots then you're ready to start your chicken fried rice.
  4. In a wok and using medium to high heat on your stove, heat up oil for 3 minutes and add in you chopped veggies.Β 
  5. Let the veggies fry for 3 - 5 minutes. Add in your Β and add beaten eggs and let it cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. Then add your rice and keep stirring and slowly pour the oyster sauce and a little Maggie cube into your mix and continue stirring.
  7. Continue this process for about 10 minutes remembering to add in your chicken. Your fried rice is ready to be devoured!
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22 thoughts on “West African-Style Chicken Fried Rice

  1. Nicole

    I think I would start dancing too if someone made this for me πŸ™‚ It sounds wonderful and I cannot wait to make it for my family (#5 of your instructions is missing a word?)

  2. Aish Das-Padihari

    Its interesting how similar this fried rice recipe is to the Indian style fried rice. Love it.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes it is Aish… Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

    Oh I love fried rice! I always thought it was so difficult to make…then I made it and realized how silly my fears were. This version looks delicious, and I”ll have to try it.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I had that too with a few of the meals I make with ease lately. Thanks for stopping by Karyl!

  4. Amy

    Yes! I love how chicken and rice dishes are different depending on where you are in the world but that you can find it almost anywhere! This version sounds wonderful – I love the seasonings!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Amy.That’s the beauty about different dishes from different parts of the world.

  5. Alicia Taylor

    Ooh! I bet this would be yummy with Shrimp, too!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It sure does Alicia, I had some a while ago. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Gillian

    Hi Fred, I’m in Hong Kong so lots of fried rice here too. I like the sound of your version and so very interesting how a dish can belong to a whole new culture just by adding a different herb, spice or seasoning. Thanks for sharing your dish with us.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Gillian, the same recipes evolves from culture to culture.

  7. Marie-Pierre Breton

    Stir fried are always yummy…with an African twist to it even more fantastic!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks a lot Marie-Pi!

  8. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    This sounds like a nice flavourful dish. I love rice of all kinds. This would be perfect by itself or as a great side dish.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I’m a big fan of rice myself. Thanks for stopping!

  9. Nicole

    If someone made this for me I’d be dancing too πŸ™‚ I love trying new cuisines and all those flavours-it looks so tasty! Thanks for this.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Nicole.

  10. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    I love your West African Style Chicken Fried Rice Fred, fried rice is one of my favourite dishes. I like how you’ve used cajun spices and habanero peppers, although I might only be able to add one πŸ™‚

    1. Fred Nonterah

      That’s understandable Sarah, I know a lot of people can’t handle Habaneros. Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

  11. Elizabeth

    MMmm this sounds lovely! Such a great flavour combination and I bet it’s really hearty and filling too. Yum!

  12. Manju

    Fried rice is always a favorite here and this chicken fried rice looks delicious!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Manju!


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