Four-Pepper Chicken Fried Rice

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I’ve been subscribing to Chile Pepper magazine (no longer in publication) for quite some time now. Though I certainly don’t consider myself to be a Chilehead, I do like some heat in my dishes, like this four-pepper chicken fried rice. A lot of people are afraid of using peppers or hot sauces in their dishes, but I’ve found that if you experiment with them you can get a better tasting dish, and one that doesn’t burn off the roof of your mouth.

Four-Pepper Chicken Fried Rice

Fried Rice With A Twist

I found this recipe for four-pepper chicken fried rice in the November 2009 issue of the magazine. It came out absolutely fantastic. You can use whatever peppers you have really. I had some roasted chicken left from a cookout on my Char-Broil Big Easy. It worked just great in this meal. Rotisserie chicken would be fantastic, too.

I’d make this again in a heartbeat.

Also try my grilled Kung Pao chicken with egg-fried rice.

Four-Pepper Chicken Fried Rice
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Four-Pepper Chicken Fried Rice

Fantastic flavors with a little kick to boot!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fried rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 349kcal


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pound green beans fresh, trimmed, and cut into 1" lengths
  • 3 jalapenos seeded if desired, cut into strips
  • 2 red bell peppers cut into strips
  • 2 poblano peppers can sub green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 6-8 dried chiles
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce I used Cholula, my favorite
  • 2 cups chicken roasted, chopped
  • green onions chopped, for garnish


  • Cook rice per package instructions.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet. Add the green beans and cook until slightly tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Add in the peppers and dried chiles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the vegetables to a large bowl.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Add the eggs and scramble. Cook until done. Remove to the bowl with the vegetables.
  • Add the remaining oil. Increase the heat to medium high. Add in the rice and toss to coat. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in the chicken, soy sauce, and hot sauce. Stir. Cook until the chicken is heated.
  • Add the vegetables and eggs back and heat.
  • Serve garnished with green onions and a little extra soy sauce on the side.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3379IU | Vitamin C: 153mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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