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Air Fryer Chiken & Rice

Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice

A quick lunch or midweek meal go-to! An easy homemade Asian inspired chicken fried rice, cooked in a simple marinade and only takes 20 minutes in the Air fryer. Bulk it up with a fried egg, chilli slices and coriander. So easy, especially good with left over rice!

  • 16 - 30 Minutes
  • Easy
  • 2




  • 250g pre cooked (Dry) Tilda Basmati rice (leftover rice is best!) OR 1 pouch of Tilda (Steamed) Basmati rice
  • 2 pieces of chicken thighs, deboned and skinless
  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tsp mirin or Shaoxing wine
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 Tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 Tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 100g bean sprouts
  • 60g frozen peas
  • To Serve – optional 
  • Crispy fried egg
  • A handful of coriander
  • Red chilli slices

How to make Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice

  1. Cut the chicken thighs into small chunks of equal size and place into a mixing bowl. Add the soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce, five spice, sesame oil and coat the chicken. Set aside to marinade for 10 minutes.

  2. In a separate bowl, add your pre-cooked Tilda rice (or 1 pouch of Tilda Basmati rice), diced onion, garlic, bean sprouts, and peas. Add the chicken with the marinate and mix well before putting the mixture into the non-stick pan.

  3. Place the pan into the Air Fryer and set to 180c with a 20-minute cooking time.

  4. When cooked, remove from the pan and serve with chopped coriander and fresh chilli slices. Add a fried egg if you want to add more richness to the dish.

Air Friers may vary in performance. The one used to make this recipe is the Tower T17023 2.2 Litre.