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    The 30 BEST Asian Chicken Recipes

    Chicken is such a major ingredient in Asian cuisines, from one corner of the continent to the other.

    To help you explore this variety of dishes, we’ve compiled this list of great Asian Chicken Recipes for you to cook in your own kitchen.

    This collection includes all of your favorite stir frys, soups, noodle dishes, kebabs and so much more!

    No matter which Asian flavors you crave, you’ll find it here, from delicately seasoned Vietnamese pho to fiery Korean dishes, and everything in between.

    Go through all of these amazing dishes. We hope you love them as much as we do!

    The Best Asian Chicken Recipes:

    1. Sesame Chicken

    These Sesame Chicken Bowls are the easy answer to your weeknight Chinese food cravings. In less than half an hour, you can have your own, customizable dish that’s so much better than takeout.

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    2. Filipino Chicken Asado (Kapampangan Style)

    This is a great, yet very simple, chicken dish in Filipino cuisine. There are so many flavors going on at the same time. It’s a brilliant combination of tangy, sweet, sour and savory. One of our favorite Filipino recipes!

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    3. Kung Pao Chicken

    Kung Pao Chicken – it’s savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and those dried chilis give it just a bit of kick! Another restaurant copycat… just a tad bid better. Perfect week-night meal!

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    4. Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)

    Gado Gado is a famous salad out of Indonesia. It’s loaded with veggies, carbs and protein for a complete meal, and topped with the most amazing peanut dressing.

    This impressive platter is also very versatile and customizable to whatever veggies you have on hand.

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    5. Teriyaki Chicken

    This Teriyaki Chicken is absolutely Irresist-A-Bowl!

    Tender juicy chicken, glistening in tasty sauce, alongside Asian coleslaw and creamy avocado. All atop a bed of hot rice. Yum!

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    6. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    Here’s an authentic Thai classic… Pad Krapow Gai, meaning Thai Basil Chicken. It’s an extremely popular Thai street food.

    This is for you if you are looking for a really fast meal that’s really tasty. Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less. This might be your easiest recipe yet!

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    7. Laksa

    You might’ve never tried laksa noodle soup before, but all you need to know is that it’s delicious!

    The iconic Malaysian spicy coconut noodle soup is rich, fragrant, complex, and bursting with flavors! Whether you’re already a fan or you’re a newbie, you’ll enjoy it!

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    8. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    Make these quick and easy lettuce wraps next time you have an Asian themed get together or are just looking for quick meal. Inspired by P.F Chang, it’s the ultimate in Asian flavors.

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    9. Vietnamese Chicken Salad (Gỏi Gà Bắp Cải)

    This is not your usual chicken salad. It’s almost like a shredded slaw, but with amazingly tasty dressing and the goodness of chicken. Look at the colors and textures and you will guess all the jam packed flavors in this heaping mound of salad called Gỏi gà bắp cải, or just Gỏi gà.

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    10. Chicken Caldereta

    Chicken Caldereta… Try this mild yet tasty coconut based Filipino stew. It’s packed with loads of veggies and tons of flavor!

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    11. Chicken Pho

    Pho – the famous soup comes from Vietnam. A good pho all comes down to good broth, something which is light yet full of flavor. This chicken version is just about perfect.

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    12. Chicken Chapli Kababs

    These chicken kababs are perfectly spiced with plenty of herbs. They are juicy and tender. Make a batch and serve them over over a bowlful of salad or with naan or pita pockets.

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    13. Spicy Korean Chicken

    Give your chicken some spicy kick!

    This grilled Korean chicken is generously seasoned with gochujang paste, along with plenty of other flavor enhancers. So tasty!

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    14. Nasi Goreng

    Nasi Goreng from Indonesia is one of the tastiest fried rice dishes you will ever eat. The addition of shrimp paste and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) add tons of flavor. It’s one of our favorite fried rice recipes.

    Top it with a runny fried egg and that’s it. This classic Asian meal makes a great family dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    15. Sticky Asian Chicken Wings

    Crispy, sticky, sweet, savory with the most perfect caramelized glaze. Basically, the best party food ever. They’re perfectly crisp with just the right amount of heat, sweetness and savoriness… SO FINGER-LICKING GOOD.

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    16. Pad Thai

    Pad Thai is a medley of chicken, shrimp or tofu along with cilantro, peanuts, bean sprouts, scrambles eggs and rice noodles tossed with delicious pad Thai sauce. Easy weeknight meal when the Asian cravings hit hard.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    17. Chicken Katsu

    Chicken katsu is a simple panko fried chicken cutlet, popular in Japan, and Japanese restaurants abroad.

    It’s crispy outside, tender inside, and comes with a beautifully flavorful katsu sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    18. Chilli Chicken

    Chilli chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish.

    It’s crispy fried and then smothered in a flavorful and spicy sauce. It’s great as an appetizer, or main with rice.

    Get the Recipe @ swasthisrecipes

    19. Chicken Tinola

    If you’re craving for comfort food, then this Chicken Tinola is the ultimate Filipino recipe for you. It has chicken and vegetables in a ginger flavored broth. It’s hearty, healthy and tasty.

    This super easy, pocket friendly, Tinola recipe comes together in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum

    20. Chicken Yaki Udon

    Another surprisingly quick to make recipe is this chicken yaki udon. It only takes twenty minutes and it tastes great.

    The noodles are tossed with simple vegetables and chicken, which get covered in a savory sauce that you will love.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    21. Sizzling Rice Soup

    Sizzling Rice Soup features a broth with vegetables, chicken, and shrimp and is topped with toasty crispy rice.

    The sizzling and cracking sound of the pipping hot crispy rice as it is poured into the soup is sure to impress your guests.

    Now you can make this Chinese restaurant favorite at home.

    `Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    22. General Tso’s Chicken

    Crispy fried chicken pieces tossed in a sweet and slightly spicy sauce is General Tso’s Chicken for you. This restaurant classic will be loved by everyone in your family.

    Serve it along with your favorite white rice or Chinese noodles.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    23. Thai Penang Chicken Curry

    You might have come across this name on a Thai Restaurant’s menu. Have you tried it before? Panang curry has peanuts in it, crushed as well as in the form of peanut butter.

    This curry is a bit sweeter than the normal Thai red curry. You might end up liking this slightly thicker and creamier version.

    Get the Recipe @ currytrail

    24. Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

    These Vietnamese chicken skewers are beautifully marinated in a citrussy sauce.

    They cook up in no time, and make great appetizers or mains.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    25. Dakgangjeong

    Dakgangjeong is crispy fried chicken in a sticky, sweet, and spicy Korean sauce.

    It makes a great snack, and the spiciness is very customizable.

    Get the Recipe @ koreanbapsang

    26. Chicken Chow Mein

    If you’re craving some chow mein, this homemade chicken chow mein will show you that you don’t need to leave the house for restaurant-quality food.

    It’s filled with chicken, vegetables, classic chow mein noodles, and a yummy homemade chow mein sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    27. Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers

    Now these Thai style chicken skewers are perfect to feed the crowd if you are hosting a Asian themed party. Or, they are perfect for summer night grilling. They are super flavorful, marinated in fresh aromatics along with soy sauce and coconut cream.

    Grill them smoky and finish with sweet coconut cream glaze. Excellent when served with a simple peanut sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ pupswithchopsticks

    27. Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Sweet and Sour Chicken is takeout favorite. Tender chunks of chicken are fried with pineapple and fresh vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce.

    This super delicious recipe is surprisingly easy to make.

    Get the Recipe @ iwashyoudry

    29. Arroz Caldo (Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge)

    Arroz Caldo is a Filipino porridge made with chicken and rice, which is seasoned flavorfully. It’s well seasoned and topped with hard boiled eggs, chopped scallions, and roasted garlic!

    Get the Recipe @ theforkedspoon

    30. Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Bowl)

    Oyakodon is a popular Japanese rice bowl featuring a chicken that gets simmered with eggs and onions in a savory sauce.

    It’s one of the most common variations of their “donburi”, or rice bowls.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    So there you go, thirty great Asian chicken recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    The 30 BEST Asian Chicken Foods

    This collection of Asian Chicken Recipes includes all of your favorite stir frys, soups, noodle dishes, kebabs and so much more! We love this 20 minute Thai chicken stir fry:


    • 1.5 lbs ground chicken
    • 1.5 cup basil
    • 12-13 cloves garlic
    • 7-8 red bird chilis
    • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 3 Tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil


      1. Crush chilis and peeled garlic into a paste.
      2. Heat oil in wok over high heat. Add chili-garlic paste and stir for 20 seconds.
      3. Add chicken, stir continuously 6-8 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
      4. Add sugar and sauces, stir until well mixed.
      5. Fold in basil. Remove from heat immediately, so the basil doesn't overcook.
      6. Serve with hot rice.

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