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Chili Oil Eggs

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This easy recipe for chili oil eggs can be served over rice for a delicious breakfast or lunch. Serve the eggs over rice with a dash of furikake (Japanese nori seasoning) for a filling and hearty meal.

This style of cooking eggs was popularized on TikTok with the viral pesto eggs recipe. Essentially, instead of using oil or butter to fry your eggs, you use a sauce to cook them - resulting in a tastier egg!

A bowl of chili oil eggs served over rice and furikake.

Why You'll Love These Eggs

If you love a little bit of heat, then you've got to try this recipe! Use your favorite chili crunch or chili oil for amazingly flavorful eggs. They're perfectly cooked with a runny center.

I like eating this recipe for a late breakfast or weekend brunch because it's filling and hearty. You can cook one or two eggs per serving - the recipe below is for two servings (one egg each).

A jar of chili crunch oil, a bowl of sesame seeds, two eggs, a spoon of furikake, and a bowl of rice.

Ingredients You'll Need

This recipe is super simple, you'll need:

  • Chili Crunch Oil - you'll need 2 tablespoons of chili oil or chili crunch. Recommendations for what type of oil to use are below (just above the recipe).
  • Eggs - you'll need 2 eggs
  • Rice - you'll need 2 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • Furikake - you'll need 2 teaspoons of furikake seasoning. Recommendations for this are below as well.
  • Optional - you can top the cooked eggs with a sprinkle of sea salt and sesame seeds
A frying pan with two fried eggs in chili crunch oil.

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A bowl of chili oil eggs served over rice and furikake.

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Cooking Tips - Cook your eggs for an additional minute, covered, if you'd like a less runny yolk.

Specialty Ingredients - You can make your own furikake blend to use in this recipe or purchase it from Trader Joe's or an Asian grocery store. For the chili oil, we recommend both Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp and Chile Crunch.

Recommended Tools - Use a nonstick skillet for this recipe.

Storing Tips - I would recommend making this meal fresh as it's difficult to reheat the eggs without overcooking them, but this recipe will save in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Yield: 2 servings

Chili Oil Eggs

A bowl of chili oil eggs served over rice and furikake.

This easy recipe for chili oil eggs can be served over rice for a delicious breakfast or lunch.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 teaspoons furikake seasoning
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of white and black sesame seeds


  1. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, spread the chili oil in a thin layer across the pan.
  2. When the chili oil is warm, crack the eggs into the pan. Cook the eggs for 2 minutes, while using a spoon to pour some of the chili oil on top of the eggs. Cover and cook for 2 minutes until the whites are set and no longer translucent.
  3. Divide the rice between two bowls and sprinkle a teaspoon of furikake over each.
  4. Place one egg in each bowl and pour the remaining oil from the pan over the eggs.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

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