Chinese food… The cuisine that most of us can dig in to with gutso any day… any time … all the time. 🙂
No wonder Chinese food 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…
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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!
12. 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!
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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..!!
18. Spicy Noodles
These Spicy Noodles are a super quick, like 15 minute quick, weeknight dinner that is bursting with spicy and umami flavors.
19. 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!
20. 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!
21. Cashew Chicken
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is great way to use up whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. The crunchiness and flavors of cashews go extremely well in Asian stir fries.
Make a huge batch, as it’s a great meal prep option.
22. Szechuan Beef
Szechuan Beef is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Tender beef and crisp veggies are tossed with the tastiest sauce.
It’s going to be one of your favorite Chinese recipes.
23. 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.
24. Vegetable Stir Fry
Looking for an Asian stir fry on meatless nights? This vegetable stir fry is just for you! This recipe is super versatile, you can practically throw in any veggies on hand. The key is the stir fry sauce.
25. 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!
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.
27. Sticky Chinese Barbecue Pork Belly (Char Siu)
Char Siu is pork belly that is marinated in a sweet and salty sauce, then basted with a sticky glaze before being cooked to perfection.
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
So many great Chinese recipes to cook. No wonder it’s one of the most famous cuisines in the world!
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