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    The 35 BEST Chinese Recipes

    Chinese food… The cuisine that most of us can dig in to with gutso any day… any time… all the time. 🙂

    No wonder it is one of the most popular ethnic cuisines here in the United States, and all over. The world simply can’t get enough of their tasty stir fry dishes, noodles, fried rices and more.

    We decided to compile this list of Chinese Recipes that will give you plenty of all of your takeout favorites, as well as some regional dishes you may not know.

    All of these Chinese foods are cooked with fresh ingredients and seeped in amazing, delicious flavors. Go through this fabulous list and cook your way through all these varied flavors. Have fun…

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    Our Favorite Chinese Dishes:

    1. Kung Pao Chicken

    We’re starting this Chinese Recipes list, with our own favorite, Kung Pao Chicken. It is a Chinese stir fry takeout recipe that is savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and has just a bit of kick!

    It’s an easy weeknight recipe you can have on the table in under half an hour.

    Get the Recipe: Kung Pao Chicken

    2. Mongolian Beef

    If you are looking for some easy Chinese flavors and beef is what you are craving, this is the number one dish that comes to my mind! A few tricks will create that magically luscious, tender meat. Then it’s coated with a simple, flavorful and slightly sticky sauce.

    Serve over steamed rice with a side of sautéed vegetables for a complete meal everyone will love.

    Get the Recipe: Mongolian Beef

    3. Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

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

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry

    4. Hunan Shrimp

    These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. Don’t worry, you can always adjust the heat level if you’re not into too much spice. Its overall flavors are lip-smacking.

    This is one of our favorite Chinese recipes!

    Get the Recipe: Hunan Shrimp

    5. Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl

    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.

    They’re a breeze to make, and are a great meal prep option to prepare in bulk. You’ll just love these leftovers for lunch.

    Get the Recipe: Sesame Chicken

    6. Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    These sweet and sour meatballs are your instant dinner fix, with the help of frozen meatballs.

    The homemade sweet and sour sauce is so flavorful and bold that you wont even know the difference between homemade and frozen, pre-packaged meatballs.

    Get the Recipe: Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    7. 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

    8. Pork Stir Fry (How to Velvet Pork)

    Are you ready to get woking? This easy Pork Stir Fry will have dinner on the table in a flash! It’s loaded with fresh veggies and has a great homemade stir fry sauce.

    The recipe also explains meat velveting, a Chinese cooking technique that preserves the moisture in the meat and keeps the fibers tender.

    Get the Recipe: Pork Stir Fry

    9. 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: General Tso Chicken

    10. Egg Roll Soup

    This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way.

    When craving for that favorite Asian appetizer without wrapping and frying, here is a healthy sub for your egg roll fix.

    Get the Recipe: Egg Roll Soup

    11. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    These super tasty lettuce wraps are a great light meal. Plus, they’re super quick and easy. Perfect weeknight option!

    They come with a peanut sauce for drizzling, which really enhances the dish.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    12. Beijing Beef

    Beijing Beef will become your new favorite stir fry. Crispy beef strips with onion and red bell pepper in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce with just a touch of heat. YUM!

    Get the Recipe: Beijing Beef

    13. Pork Fried Rice

    The quintessential Chinese takeout side dish, Pork Fried Rice, right in your own kitchen!

    It’s literally a breeze to throw together this easy fried rice recipe, and it’s the perfect use for leftover rice.

    Tender pork, an array of colorful veggies, and the perfect balance of sauces make this recipe even better than takeout. All in about 20 minutes!

    Get the Recipe: Pork Fried Rice

    14. Wonton Soup

    This quick and easy Chinese soup can be an appetizer or main meal. Any of your favorite wontons with delicious Asian flavorings in flavored broth with shitake mushrooms and bok choy… So easy.

    Enjoy this Asian restaurant favorite in just 15 minutes with this simple, weeknight friendly recipe.

    Get the Recipe: Wonton Soup

    15. Hunan Beef

    Here’s a stir fry for my fellow spicy food lovers! Hunan Beef features thinly sliced, marinated flank steak along with bell peppers and chilis in a tasty stir fry sauce.

    Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s an easy weeknight dinner that tastes so much better than takeout.

    Get the Recipe: Hunan Beef

    16. Beef and Broccoli

    Nothing is as easy as some simple, yet flavor jammed Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. This takeout favorite whips up in about 30 minutes and tastes so divine.

    Get the Recipe: Beef and Broccoli

    17. Moo Shu Chicken

    Moo shu is thinly sliced chicken stir fried with veggies like cabbage, mushrooms and egg in a tasty sauce. It is usually served with warm Mandarin style pancakes.

    Get the Recipe: Moo Shu Chicken

    18. Shanghai Fried Noodles

    Restaurant style fried noodles, stir fried quick in your very own kitchen!! Shanghai Fried Noodles is a one pan Asian dish that is a complete meal with noodles, meat and veggies. The chewy, thick noodles are so much fun to slurp when coated in a delicious sweet and savory sauce.

    Get the Recipe: Shanghai Noodles

    19. 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

    20. Chili Oil

    Chili Oil is an easy to make Asian condiment that will add so much flavor and depth to your food. Mark our words that this bottle of chili oil do not last too long in your pantry. Think about all the dumplings, momos, noodles and soups..!!

    Get the Recipe: Chili Oil

    21. Spicy Noodles

    These Spicy Noodles are a super quick, like 15 minute quick, weeknight dinner that is bursting with spicy and umami flavors.

    Get the Recipe: Spicy Noodles

    22. 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

    23. Spicy Garlic Shrimp

    This Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is a 15 minute recipe that you’ll want to make again and again. Plump shrimp are tossed in a wonderful spicy garlic sauce. So good!

    Get the Recipe: Garlic Shrimp

    24. Mongolian Ground Beef

    Mongolian Ground Beef is a 20 minute stir fry bursting with sweet and savory Asian flavors. It’s a simplified version of Mongolian beef, with all the same great taste you expect.

    Give this easier, ground beef version a try in your kitchen tonight!

    Get the Recipe: Mongolian Ground Beef

    25. Steak Stir Fry

    This Steak Stir Fry is an easy 30-minute weeknight dinner, and it tastes so much better than takeout.

    With an array of colorful veggies and a perfectly balanced stir fry sauce, it’s the perfect meal to satisfy those Asian food cravings.

    Get the Recipe: Steak Stir Fry

    26. Sweet and Sour Pork

    Sweet and Sour Pork is another takeout favorite. Tender chunks of pork 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 @ cafedelites

    27. Dan Dan Noodles

    You might’ve never have heard of Dan Dan noodles, but it is so delicious!

    It’s a popular Sichuan street food made of crispy pork, bok choy, a spicy and savory sauce, and it’s topped with crushed peanuts. You need to try making it!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    28. 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

    29. Chinese Spring Roll

    A good spring roll really puts the finishing touch on your Chinese meal. This recipe shows you how to fry them perfectly every time.

    As a bonus, you don’t need to pre-cook the filling.

    Get the Recipe @ redhousespice

    30. Lion’s Head Meatball

    Lion’s Head Meatballs are giant pork meatballs that are light and juicy. Plus, they are super flavorful thanks to plenty of Chinese sauces and aromatics.

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    31. Honey Garlic Asian Chicken Kabob

    These Honey Garlic Asian Chicken Kabobs are marinated overnight, then quickly grilled. They are the perfect way to get your Chinese fix during grilling season.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    32. Orange Chicken

    This sticky, sweet and spicy orange chicken sauce with ginger and garlic dresses up juicy chicken thighs for a fast and easy dinner. Now you can make everybody’d favorite orange chicken without going to the take out restaurant.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    33. Chinese Lemon Chicken

    This dish is similar to orange chicken, but swaps out the citrus. It has a sweet and sour sauce, with that distinctive lemon tang.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    34. Shrimp Lo Mein

    We all love an easy recipe, and this easy Shrimp Lo Mein can be on the table in no time. It’s quicker, tastier, and healthier than getting take out.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    35. Chinese Dumpling

    If you find making Chinese dumplings intimidating, think again!

    This recipe will show you all the methods and techniques to make the most delicious dumplings ever.

    Get the Recipe @ mamalovestocook

    36. Bacon & Egg Foo Young

    Egg Foo Young is a fluffy Chinese egg omelette filled with vegetables and/or meat, smothered in a tasty Chinese Sauce.

    An easy Chinese egg recipe that’s quick to make and as versatile as you want it to be. Make your omelette with this Asian twist and flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen


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    35 BEST Chinese Recipes

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

    This collection of easy Chinese Recipes includes all of your takeout favorites, as well as some regional dishes you may not know.


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      • Thanks for mentioning that egg drop soup is a really simple recipe! My husband and I love Chinese food, and we really want to support more local restaurants. We’ll have to visit one this weekend and order a nice bowl of egg drop soup.

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