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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 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…

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    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.

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    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.

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    3. 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!

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    4. 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.

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    5. 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.

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    6. 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.

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    7. 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.

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    8. 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.

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    9. 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!

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    10. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    11. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    12. 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 @ natashaskitchen


    13. 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


    14. 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


    15. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen


    16. 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


    17. 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


    18. Moo Shu Pork

    Moo shu is thinly sliced pork 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 @ dinneratthezoo


    19. Fried Rice

    This Fried Rice recipe is easy to make, just like your favorite Chinese restaurant.

    Fried rice is a wonderful way to use leftover rice, and it’s very customizable. Plus, it elevates you Chinese food night so much compared to plain rice.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven


    20. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    21. 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


    22. 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


    23. 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!

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    24. 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


    25. 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


    26. 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


    27. 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


    28. 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


    29. 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 @ skinnytaste


    30. Stir Fry Noodles

    This stir fry noodle recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner contender. The whole grain noodles are tossed in a bunch of vegetables, a protein of your choice, and a tasty stir fry sauce to make a delicious wonder in about 30 minutes!

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated


    31. 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


    32. Egg Roll Recipe

    Egg rolls are an integral part of the takeout experience, so when cooking your stir fry at home, it makes sense to make your own egg rolls.

    They’re so good when made fresh!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen


    33. Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

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

    Get the Recipe @ themodernproper


    34. Egg Drop Soup

    Egg Drop Soup is a warm, thickened broth, with rich flavors of chicken and beautiful egg ribbons that add the perfect touch for this bowl of soup. Enjoy this savory, simple to make soup recipe in your home in just minutes. 

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic


    35. Crispy Fried Flounder – Chinese Style

    This Chinese Crispy Fried Flounder is a recipe that should definitely be added to your favorites.

    The fish is fried whole, resulting in an impressive display on your table.

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife


    So many great Chinese recipes to cook. No wonder it’s one of the most famous cuisines in the world!

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    The 35 BEST Chinese Foods

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

    Ingredients

    • protein
    • veggies
    • rice
    • sauces

    Instructions

    1. pick a recipe that looks good
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