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    The 35 BEST Chinese Chicken Recipes

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

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

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

    No matter which variety of Chinese flavors you crave, you’ll find it here, from delicately seasoned soups to savory and umami dishes, and everything in between.

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

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    Chinese Chicken Recipes:

    1. General Tso’s Chicken

    Chinese dishes are an all-time favorite for everyone, so let’s begin our delicious List of Chinese Chicken Recipes with our favorite General Tso’s Chicken.

    This classic and easy recipe is made with bite-size crispy fried chicken tossed in a super tasty, sweet, and spicy sauce. It gets ready in under 30 minutes.

    You will love to make this amazing Chinese dish for your family.

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    2. Kung Pao Chicken

    Make a take-out-worthy dish at home, with this Kung Pao Chicken recipe.

    This awesome chicken stir fry is full of sweet and tangy flavors, and a kick of spiciness from dry chilies make it just too delicious.

    Whip up this beloved Chinese delight in just half an hour, and enjoy a great weeknight meal.

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    3. Sesame Chicken

    Sesame Chicken is an American Chinese dish that is very popular, and you can make it at home in less than 30 minutes.

    You will simply love the savory, sweet, and nutty flavored chicken that is a breeze to make. Give this classic dish a sure try.

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    4. Chicken Wonton Soup

    Chicken Wonton Soup is a great way to satisfy your Chinese cravings on colder nights.

    This super easy soup is made with store-bought frozen wontons to make it quick and hassle-free, and in just 15 minutes you can relish your hearty and delicious soup. Isn’t it great?

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    5. Moo Shu Chicken

    Stir fry recipes are easy to make, and this Moo Shu Chicken is a great example.

    This colorful Chinese stir fry is full of savory, sweet, and umami flavors which are very addictive. It’s one of our favorite Chinese chicken recipes.

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    6. Moo Goo Gai Pan 

    Moo Goo Gai Pan is a restaurant favorite, where thinly sliced chicken stir frys with mushrooms and other veggies in a simple, yet flavorful sauce. 

    The next time those Chinese cravings hit, skip the takeout and try this easy 30 minute dish in your own kitchen!

    Get the Recipe: Moo Goo Gai Pan

    7. Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Now, make yourself something healthy delicious, Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

    This low-carb goodness is full of sweet and savory Chinese flavors, which taste just amazing. A great way to eat something healthy and tasty at the same time.

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    8. Chicken Stir Fry

    Chinese Chicken Stir Fry recipe is a quick weeknight dinner with tons of great flavor and plenty of veggie power!

    This flavorful dish is super versatile, and it’s a great contender for meal prep too. Give it a sure try.

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    9. Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry 

    This Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is so quick and easy to make, and it tastes so much better than takeout.

    It’s an under-30-minute meal perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

    10. Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

    This easy Cashew Chicken recipe is the perfect under-30-minute weeknight dinner, and it tastes so much better than takeout.

    Featuring tender chicken bites, an array of colorful veggies, crunchy cashews, and our signature Stir Fry Sauce, it’s a family-friendly meal you’ll want to put on repeat.

    Get the Recipe: Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

    11. Mongolian Chicken

    Make it the best Chinese night with this Mongolian Chicken recipe.

    Everyone will enjoy the crispy slices of chicken tossed in the most perfectly balanced sweet and savory sauce. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    12. Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Whip up this Sweet and Sour Chicken in Hong Kong style, it’s a perfect weeknight dish for you.

    The perfectly crisp bite-size chunks of chicken are tossed with veggies and a sweet and sour sauce made using easy staple ingredients.

    Once you try it, you’ll see why it’s one of the most popular Chinese chicken recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ kitchensanctuary

    13. Chinese Orange Chicken

    How about making juicy and tender chicken bites, cooked in the most delicious sticky, sweet and spicy flavors? Chinese Orange Chicken recipe you can make it possible.

    It’s seriously much better than any of your favorite take-out restaurants.

    Get the Recipe @ modernhoney

    14. Char Siu Chicken 

    Nothing is as easy and simple as this Char Siu Chicken recipe. You can make this incredible chicken in the oven, or an air fryer.

    Just a few basic sauces and spices to marinate and you are done. Enjoy this Cantonese classic dish with your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ redhousespice

    15. Szechuan Chicken

    Make a very popular Chinese dish, Szechuan Chicken, with this fantastic recipe.

    This delicious dish is made using easily available ingredients, and it has well-balanced sweet, savory, and spicy flavors.

    It will be one of your go-to Chinese chicken recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    16. Hunan Chicken

    Hunan Chicken is super delicious! Yes, it’s full of spicy, sticky, sweet, and savory flavors, and it’s effortless to make at home.

    You can whip up this Chinese delicacy in just 30 minutes, and can serve it with rice, noodles, or enjoy it as it is.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    17. Chicken Lo Mein

    Get your chopsticks ready and start twirling this amazing Chicken Lo Mein.

    This easy and fast recipe is made with fresh egg noodles, colorful veggies, and an absolutely stunning lo mein sauce. You will surely add this amazing dish to your favorite Chinese chicken recipes list.

    Get the Recipe @ drivemehungry

    18. Chinese Chicken Dumplings

    These Chinese Chicken Dumplings are festive and celebration-worthy appetizers that you are simply going to love.

    The ground chicken and veggie filling make the homemade dumpling super delicious. Just follow the recipe’s tips and tricks to make perfectly juicy and moist dumplings every time.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    19. Chinese Chicken Fried Rice 

    Chinese Chicken Fried Rice is one of the best recipes you will ever make at home. It will rival any of your favorite Chinese restaurants.

    It’s super fast and loaded with tons of flavors and textures. Try this excellent version of fried rice, we bet you’ll love it.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    20. Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

    Get ready to experience one of the best slurp-worthy bowls with this impressive Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.

    It just needs 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to make the super flavorful broth, and you can jazz it up the way you want.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    21. Chinese Chicken Salad

    Chinese Chicken Salad is going to be one of your new favorite light meals. It’s an absolutely flavorful no-cook recipe.

    The crunchy, colorful veggies and easy dressing make this salad simply divine. It’s a great Chinese-style salad that you can relish anytime.

    Get the Recipe @ culinaryhill

    22. Hainanese Chicken Rice

    Ok, we’ve got you one of the most popular South East Asian dishes from Hainan, Hainanese Chicken Rice.

    This recipe is so delicious. Just follow the, recipe and we bet you won’t be disappointed.

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    23. Chinese Five Spice Chicken 

    Chinese Five Spice Chicken will definitely be a showstopper dish for any of your special events.

    You will love to make this amazing dish, which only uses 8 ingredients and delivers the best flavors. You just have to follow some tips and tricks to make it absolutely stunning.

    Get the Recipe @ redhousespice

    24. Chicken Chop Suey

    Chicken Chop Suey is a vintage dish that is full of delicious flavors. You can easily make this recipe with leftover ingredients from your fridge

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    25. Chinese Drunken Soy Chicken

    Just wait till you try this Chinese Drunken Soy Chicken recipe.

    The chicken is cooked in a broth made of soy sauce and rice wine. It’s very juicy and tender, and it comes with a ginger and scallion dipping sauce to make the dish extra delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ lovefoodies

    26. Three Cup Chicken

    If you haven’t tried Three Cup Chicken, then you are missing out on major flavors.

    This drool-worthy dish is made with tender chicken chunks cooked in sesame oil, soy sauce, and Shaoxing wine, which give the chicken a perfectly sweet and savory glaze.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    27. Claypot Chicken Rice

    Claypot Chicken Rice is a one-pot delicacy that we just love.

    The aromatic and fluffy rice is topped with juicy marinated chicken along with shitake mushrooms and Chinese sausages, making this dish totally delicious. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ twoplaidaprons

    28. Chicken Egg Foo Young 

    Start your day with your favorite Chinese flavors and make Chicken Egg Foo Young.

    It’s basically a fluffy and light Chinese egg pancake that is packed with veggies and topped with sweet and sour gravy. It tastes fantastic, and is a great change from your regular routine breakfast.

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum

    29. Chinese Lemon Chicken

    This Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe is just delightful. The perfectly crispy chicken is coated with a super flavorful sauce with a great lemony tang.

    It’s one of our favorite Chinese chicken recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ paleorunningmomma

    30. Chinese Black Bean Chicken

    One more Cantonese recipe for you to try, which is quick, easy, and healthy, is this Chinese Black Bean Chicken!

    This version of stir fry is made with veggies, ginger, garlic, and fermented black beans. Make it more healthy by serving it with cauliflower rice, steamed veggies or brown rice.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingmadehealthy

    31. Sha Cha Chicken

    Explore a new and super delicious Taiwanese delight, Sha cha Chicken, and make everyone super happy.

    This easy and quick stir-fry recipe is packed with ginger, garlic, veggies, and savory goodness in every bite.

    Get the Recipe @ iheartumami

    32. Chinese Chicken Congee 

    Congee is the most loved comfort food in China, and this Chicken Congee recipe is the perfect recipe to experience it.

    The healthy and delicious congee is packed with great ingredients. It takes time to get ready, but the wait is worth it.

    Get the Recipe @ cooking-therapy

    33. Chinese Chicken Curry

    If you craving some curry, then try this Chinese Chicken Curry. This recipe is healthy and easy to make, and is loaded with delicious flavors.

    Serve over hot steamed rice to enjoy a hearty and filling meal.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    34. Chicken Chow Fun

    Get your wok ready for this Chicken Chow Fun, a new Cantonese recipe to try at home.

    This cracking dish is just out of this world delicious. No need to order takeout when you have such a great recipe on hand.

    Get the Recipe @ curlyscooking

    35. Steamed Chicken Buns

    Let’s end our remarkable list of Chicken Chinese Recipes with the best Steamed Chicken Buns.

    This incredible recipe shows how to make perfectly soft and fluffy steamed buns in a very easy and delicious way.

    You can easily customize the filling to make it your own.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

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

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    35 BEST Chinese Chicken Recipes

    This collection of easy Chinese Chicken Recipes includes your favorite stir frys, soups, and more easy weeknight dinner ideas. We love this basic stir fry:


    Stir Fry

    • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into thin pieces or strips
    • 2-3 Tbsp oil
    • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
    • 6oz mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 2 cups broccoli, cut into florets
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
    • 1/2 red onion, diced
    • 6oz snow peas
    • salt to taste

    Stir Fry Sauce

    • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 1 tsp rice vinegar
    • 1/2 Tbsp honey
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
    • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce (optional)


    1. In a bowl, mix all stir fry sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
    2. Add oil to a large skillet or wok and heat on medium high heat. Once oil is hot, add chicken to the wok and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in salt, ginger and garlic. Cook till most of the liquid evaporates.
    3. Add in all the veggies except snow peas and stir fry till veggies are crisp tender.
    4. Mix in the stir fry sauce and combine everything for a minute or two, till everything is well coated with sauce. Add in snow peas and cook for a minute or two.
    5. Serve immediately over rice or noodles. (see note)

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