On A Budget: Chicken & Sweetcorn Egg Fried Rice

When you’re having a cosy night in and you just want to throw some things together and make a very hearty meal, then this is the dish for you! Spice it up with some chilli flakes or make it completely veggie and take out the chicken, or alternatively throw in some tofu instead.

Really easy, really quick with most things found in your kitchen already!

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins


– 1 tbsp sunflower oil
– 3 eggs, beaten with some seasoning
– 320g pack mixed stir-fry vegetable (£1)
– 1 tbsp mild curry powder
– 1 can sweetcorn (69p)
– 600g cooked rice
– 1 chicken breast, finely shredded (£2.50)
(or you can buy uncooked and cook it yourself)
– 2 tbsp soy sauce
– 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
– 2 tbsp ketchup

Total: £4.19


1. Heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan and tip in the beaten eggs. Swirl the pan to coat in a thin layer of egg and cook for a few mins until set. Tip onto a chopping board, roll up, slice thinly and set aside.

2. Heat a little more oil, add the stir-fry veg, curry powder and sweetcorn. Cook for 1-2 mins until the veg starts to wilt, then tip into a bowl. Add the last of the oil to the pan, tip in the rice and chicken, mix well, then add the soy sauce, sweet chilli, ketchup, a splash of water and some black pepper.

3. Finally, add the eggs and the veg, toss together and heat through until hot. Tip into bowls and serve immediately.

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  1. Alisha Valerie Gerrard
    May 11, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Sadly this isn't something I would make as I'm vegan. However, I'm sure if I took the chicken and egg out it would taste wonderful. ✨With love, Alisha Valerie. xwww.AlishaValerie.com | http://www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

    • Food and Baker
      May 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      I'm sure it could work well with tofu and qourn as an alternative!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Llinos Thomas
    May 11, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    This looks like the perfect meal which I could rustle up for me and my boyfriend quickly one evening!

    • Food and Baker
      May 20, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Exactly and super easy!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Lifethrough Tsg
    May 11, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I love a good fried rice bowl! They're just so perfect for throwing together on an evening when you cannot really be bothered to cook too much. This one sounds fab!Hayley X

    • Food and Baker
      May 20, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Such a simple but tasty meal isn't it?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Bronagh Ready
    May 12, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I adore fried rice, so I'll definitely be trying this without the Chicken! 😀 Bronaghwww.BronaghLoves.com

    • Food and Baker
      May 20, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      We'd love to know what you'd put as an alternative!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. abbeylouisarose
    May 12, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Anything that I can throw together quickly but still create something delicious is a winner with me! This sounds spicy and delectable!Abbey 💓 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      May 20, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Fried rice is always a good idea!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Charlotte Clark
    May 14, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    This looks wonderful! I must say though, sweetcorn is my worst nightmare – I hate it so much that every single person I know knows about my hatred of it. 😀 It's funny because it's my sister's favourite thing and she has piles of it with everything – maybe I should send this recipe to her!

    • Food and Baker
      May 20, 2017 / 12:18 pm

      How could you hate sweetcorn!? You could always take it out and replace it with something else!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Corinne & Kirsty
    May 15, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    So I am super hungry right now, like starving, coz I just came back from work (in the rain btw) and this post really makes me super hungry! Too bad I have none of these ingredients at home! but the recipe sounds great and I 'll defo try it! xx corinne

    • Food and Baker
      May 20, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Oh no! That sucks, hope you had something good to eat!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Jess Athorn
    August 16, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    That sounds incredible! I know what I'll be making for tea tonight now, perfect for a lazy evening, thanks so much for sharing this recipe!Jess xhttp://acornlifefitness.com

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