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Chicken & Lentil Fried Rice

Serve this delicious combo of lentils, rice, chicken & veggies for dinner anytime!


  • 4 Tbsp (60 mL) low sodium soy sauce, divided (see tips)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cooked lentils (see tips)
  • 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) canola oil
  • 700 g chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups (1 L) cooked brown rice (see tips)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas & carrots
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) green onions, sliced
  • Sriracha, to serve


Combine lentils and 1 Tbsp (5 mL) soy sauce in a bowl and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes.

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add canola oil and heat until shimmering. Add chicken and spread in a single layer in the pan. Allow to cook, undisturbed for 3 minutes, then flip over and cook for another 3 minutes, until chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

In the same skillet over high heat, add rice, remaining soy sauce, and lentils. Cook until mixture is warmed through, and starting to crisp up in places, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate, cover with tin foil and set aside.

Keep skillet over high heat and add sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add peas and carrots and cook until thawed and bright in colour.

Slide the veggie mixture to one side of the skillet and add beaten eggs to the open side of the pan. Use a spatula to gently scramble the eggs. Once the eggs are mostly cooked, mix together with the veggies in the pan.

Add the chicken, lentil/rice mix and green onion to the skillet and stir to combine. Serve warm and top with more green onion and sriracha, if desired.


  • Use tamari or gluten-free soy sauce to make this recipe gluten free.
  • A 19 oz (540 mL) can of lentils, drained and rinsed yields 2 cups (500 mL) cooked lentils.
  • To cook lentils from dry, check out this link to Cooking Lentils on our website! One cup (250 mL) dry lentils will yield 2 1/2 cups cooked lentils.
  • This recipe works best if you use leftover rice or cook your rice the day before using in this recipe.

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