How To Cook Nigerian Fried Rice With Coated Chicken

NIGERIAN FRIED RICE RECIPE

In Nigeria, Fried Rice is the  meal for great events like
weddings, Festivals, Christmas celebrations, House-warming, New Car Washing, Child Naming Ceremonies, Child Christening/ Dedications,  and even Funeral Commemorations. It is much loved by Most Nigerians. Back in the days, not many
women knew how to cook fried rice. All we did was cook our "Rice and stew" or "Jollof rice" at home, and eat out whenever we craved fried rice. In food outlets, fried rice is the most expensive of  all rice meals on the Menu. Well, this is considering that I have never bought sushi.

Fried rice is loved by many. Children grin all through the cooking and never leave the kitchen anytime a mother announces that lunch is fried rice. With all the colorful vegetables in there, I am forced to think that fried rice is the most healthy of all rice meals.

There are other "methods of Cooking Fried Rice." There is the method where all the vegetables are added to the pot of rice and cooked before frying. There is also a method whereby the rice and vegetables are fried together while mixing. There is another method I call lazy man fried rice, that's the method below. Here the vegetables are stir fried and added to already cooked rice without frying again.  

One thing is common with all these methods of cooking fried rice; The taste and aroma is the same. The methods of "cooking fried rice" may vary, but the taste remains that unique fried rice taste.


HOW TO MAKE COATED CHICKEN WITH BREAD CRUMBS



FRIED RICE RECIPE




 packed Nigerian fried rice in a food warmer with coated chicken.


Fried chicken coated with bread crumbs.
To see how I coat chicken with bread crumbs, GO HERE
Salted Boiled chicken coated with BREAD CRUMBS, waiting to be fried


TO SEE HOW CHICKEN IS COATED WITH BREAD CRUMBS, GO HERE

 Mix curried Nigerian fried rice with stir fried vegetables
 Fried  Rice with coated chicken
 Cleaned carrots, green pepper, sweet corn,  green peas, kidney beans, cabbage


Ingredients for This Nigerian fried rice  Sauce:



1. 1 small cabbage
2. 4 green peppers3. 1 large red bell pepper (Optional)4. 3 cups diced carrots
5. 1 can sweet corn ( Optional cuz I sometimes prefer my fried rice without sweet corn)

6. 1 cup green peas
7. 1 medium sized red onion
8. Red Kidney Beans (Very Optional)
9. 2 cups boiled and diced gizzards or cow liver
10. 3 Seasoning cubes
11. 3 cups vegetable oil to stir fry. (I used soya oil) You can add more if needed.
12. 1 tablespoon curry powder. (You can add more)
13. Half a tablespoon turmeric. (You can add more if you want)
14. Salt to taste


Ingredients For Boiling This curried Rice:
  • 3 cups rice
  • 3 Teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric or enough to change the color of the rice to your desired taste
  • Chicken stock just enough to cover the rice, you can add more if pot dries up too quickly.
  • water to wash rice before cooking.
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Procedure For Boiling This fried Rice before mixing with stir fried vegetables:
  1. Boil chicken with onion, seasoning cube and some water till done.
  2. Use the chicken stock from the chicken, curry and turmeric to boil the rice on the stove while the chicken is being coated and fried by the side.
  3. Chop and dice your vegetables and stir fry in oil with seasoning cubes. (Sometimes I stir fry with more oil when I need the extra 'sauce oil' for another dish).
  4. Mix the Stir fried vegetables with the cooked rice in batches and serve with coated chicken or beef. OR if you do not want this lazy man method, you can fry the cooked rice in batches with the vegetables before serving.
The pictures below should make it clearer for you. Happy cooking!
  See coated fried chicken, coated with baking flour
 Stir frying vegetables in oil with some seasoning before mixing with the cooked curried rice.  


This was on my girls' Visiting Day at School. The young ladies asked that we come with soft but crunchy fried rice. What? soft and crunchy together? How is that? Thank God, I just came up with, OK, soft rice mixed with all the crunchies like much cabbage, carrots and sweet corn. That was how I cooked the rice very soft, and made sure that cabbage was much.

What was the score from the students?  a whopping 110%.
 (OPTIONAL STEP ) Add washed sweet corn to the pot and continue to stir fry.
 stir fry sweet corn with other fried rice sauce vegetables.
 mixing stir fried vegetables with curried fried rice little by little until it's done.
 packing food for School's Visiting Day
 soft but crunchy Nigerian fried rice
curried rice cooked in chicken stock and seasoning before adding the stir fried vegetables.

 After adding fried vegetables to the fried rice
 Colourful Tasty Nigerian Fried rice
Nigerian fried rice with much vegetables


 a serving of fried rice
 soft crunchy and healthy fried rice.
 Fried rice served with coated chicken

INGREDIENTS FOR COATING THE STEAMED CHICKEN:

Bread crumbs OR All Purpose Flour
4 Eggs or more
Oil for deep frying.

 1. salted and boiled chicken is dipped in  vegetable oil before rubbing in baking flour
 boiled chicken in eggs and flour waiting to be fried.
 frying coated chicken in hot oil. Use a deeper pot or fry pan.
 fry chicken till brown
 crisp coated chicken


Everyone enjoyed this flour coated chicken so much, but, I think I enjoyed the bread crumbs coated chicken more. The day I made  bread crumbs coated chicken, I ate much more chicken than I did when I coated with baking flour. This is how to enjoy and not get bored with rice. For How To Make Tasty coconut Rice With Coated Chicken, GO go HERE

Comments

  1. Natalie03:38

    Mama mia, how can I resist you??? Nigeria sure has great healthy, irresistible munchies.
    This is self explanatory. Can I cook this for my family?

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    1. Yes Natalie, you can. Thanks for the comment.

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  2. Anonymous08:02

    Oh Sis Eya, I must delete d image of this fried rice from my memory or I'll dream of it the whole day.lol. You remind me of my secondary school visiting days but it was white rice n stew or jellof rice and chicken then. I'm sure your girls ate n cleared all d contents of the 2 coolers, nothing can b compared to mummies cooking. Lizzy

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    1. Thank you so much sis. Lizzy.

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  3. Anonymous09:27

    This is yummy but Eya I think u take too much seasong; 6cubes of knorr is much for 3cups of rice; sure I won't use more dn 1knorr cube and it wl stll come out nice; if I use 1wrap(I.e 2cubes) to boil my chicken n I'm using d stock 2cook d rice; dn jst 1cube will be ok for 3cups of rice; I learnt too much seasong(maggi n d rest) aint dt gud for d body, Mrs AJ

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    1. Anonymous16:15

      Madam cook it 1st then u'll know hw much seasoning u need in fried rice,cos once u add d veggies u need more seasoning to bring out d taste! Or else u r going to av a very tasteless fried rice!

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    2. Thanks Mrs AJ, you forgot about seasoning for the stir fried vegetables. They need more seasoning than even the chicken stock. The vegetables are almost tasteless without enough seasoning.

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  4. Anonymous09:32

    Av been seen ur advert on linda Ikeji blog, I took tyme out to see wat u ve been talkin abt, meen am so so not disappointed. Good work. Kaffy.

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  5. Thank you Natalie, Lizzy and Kaffy!

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  6. Yes Mrs Aj, when I cook jollof or Fried rice. I use more seasoning cubes than usual. But this one was too much. I had to fry the vegetables with no seasoning to help balance the taste. Thanks too for drawing my attention to the number. I used two wraps of double Knorr cubes, that should be four and not six. I will correct it now. Six will just turn the pot into a salt lake.
    Thanks.

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  7. Hmmm finally av gotten what imma prepare on ma bday, will follow d steps diligently. Tanx aunty Ojay.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. You are welcome dear Bona

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  8. Anonymous22:23

    Thanks to Eya, cooking is getting exciting. *smiles*

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    1. Thanks too for the comment.

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  9. Anonymous16:28

    Please Eya I didn't understand how u coated the chicken. Did u dip it in vegetable oil first nd then into d eggs before d flour.
    Thanx
    Olamide

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    1. Coating with bread crumbs will give you a more crisp chicken 🍗 though.

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  10. No, In eggs first, then flour before frying in vegetable oil.

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    1. Anonymous13:00

      Ok. Thanx for the clarification. Will try on sunday by God's grace. Pls where do u buy the chicken you use cos they always look so juicy and scrumptious and the chicken I buy usually doesn' look like this. I live in Abuja.
      Thank U

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  11. Anonymous13:26

    Thanks Eya.today is my birthday and I want to prepare this meal for my family.

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  12. Happy Birthday! I wish you success in the kitchen

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  13. I buy chicken from PARK n SHOP at BANEX Area. Sometimes I buy from the market too. Remember to ask for soft chicken.
    There are times I buy Orobo chicken from the market.

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    1. Anonymous19:50

      K. Thank U. Now I have a better idea of what to look out for. Thanx Eya. U're a darling

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    2. Thanks too. You are welcome.

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  14. Anonymous08:39

    Nice blog, but I think you can arrange it from steps on how to make the chicken to steps on how to make the rice, I'm really trying to follow up. But the ill order of things is confusing

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    1. Sorry about that. Please read again from procedure

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  15. Don't be confused, read the cooking procedure. How to cook the rice starts from where you have the chopped vegetables in the pot.

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  16. Am gonna make ur blog my home page. Nice stuff you got here.

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  17. thank you 4dis. but pls, do u boil the rice to reduce starch b4 u cook in chicken source?

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    1. Yes Joylina. Pls parboil briefly and reduce starch before cooking.

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  18. I love dis, but pls, do u boil the rice to reduce d starch b4 u cook in the chicken source?

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  19. Anonymous07:40

    But some people do use butter.....but wonder at what stage the butter will be used

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  20. Anonymous18:11

    hi eya,pls i have a little here,when i stir fry my vegetable,it ends up getting burnt and its always stil very hard. it doesnt get soft. please what cn i do. pls help a sister

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    1. Put your vegetables in COLD OIL before turning on the heat. Continue to stir and let them cook in low heat. DO NOT ADD VEGETABLES TO HOT OIL.

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  21. i have been on this blog for more than 4 hours! am jst wowed!!! bless u

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  22. Anonymous20:42

    OH my god this is good i must try it this xmas thank you very much

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  23. Anonymous08:55

    Welldone Eya! This is great!!!

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    1. Thanks for the comment.

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  24. Anonymous09:36

    i just stumbled on this page and I'm glad i did. i learnt something new. chicken can be crispy:) thanks once again.
    Evelyn.

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    1. Thanks Evelyn, for reading and for leaving a comment.

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  25. Anonymous09:20

    am i 2 add d cury to d rice wen parboilng it 4 d first tym

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    1. No. When you start the 🍳 proper.

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  26. Anonymous12:41

    it looks a bit too greasy for me...

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    1. Then use very little oil when you make yours. Thanks for the comment.

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  27. Anonymous23:06

    This fried rice partern is perfect too... I use the Spartan style to cook mine... my eatry is Just one month few days now... I am still looking for a cook... an understanding one wey no go quarrell me... 080 3877 244 8... in Port Harcourt. Alakahia, East- West road, Port Hacourt.

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    1. Congratulations on your new eatery. All the best.

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  28. Eya... pls can u send me some names of spices I can mix in my fried rice to get a perfect and unique taste. Thanks and God bless.

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    1. Use this fried 🍛 recipe. The ingredients are the best for Nigerian fried rice.

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  29. Chinwe22:25

    Aunty Eya, I like the polite way you respond to your readers even the rude ones, may God continue to give you wisdom and patience. Amen

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    1. 🙏 Amen. Thank you Chinwe.

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  30. Spices? Use curry powder, tumeric, chicken or beef stock from the meat you boiled and much onion. This should give you very delicious fried rice.

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  31. Sweet corn is optional. Most people don't like corn in their fried rice.

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  32. Anonymous16:30

    You re doing a good job. Pls did u stir-fry the rice after cooking in stock?

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    1. Thanks. I do stir fry sometimes, but for this particular, I did lazy man style. Stir fried only the vegetables and mixed with the cooked rice.

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    1. I stir fry the cooked rice sometimes when it's very small quantity.

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