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    The 40 BEST Wok Recipes

    If you’ve never cooked in a wok before, you’re going to be amazed how quickly you can whip up a delicious meal.

    This collection of easy Wok Recipes will help you appreciate just how handy this basic Asian cooking pan is.

    You’ll find a huge variety of stir fry dishes here, that are sure to be crowd pleasers. Whichever protein you’re cooking with, or even if you want to go meatless, there’s just the perfect recipe here.

    Cook your way through all of these great Wok Recipes. Dinner will be on the table in no time!

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    Wok Recipes:

    1. Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

    This quick and tasty chicken stir fry is so much healthier than takeout. It uses simple ingredients and taste equally great.

    Chicken Stir Fry is perfect and loved by everyone in the family. Easy way to start your work recipes.

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    2. Panda Express Beijing Beef

    Crispy beef strips with onion and red bell pepper in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce with just a touch of heat.

    This easy stir fry is even better than the original because it’s made fresh, not sitting in a warming tray. And it’s a quick and easy meal you can whip up any weeknight.

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    3. Sesame Chicken

    Another SUPER EASY 30 minute chicken stir fry dish. This sesame chicken is a copycat of the sweet and savory sesame chicken from the Chinese restaurant.

    It’s an easy weeknight meal you can throw together quick, with mostly staple pantry ingredients. Tasty meal prep option, too!

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    4. Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

    Nothing is as easy as some simple, yet flavor jammed Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. This is a one pan, 30 minute meal you can whip up in a breeze.

    Any great stir fry is all about the sauce. Add in all the amounts correctly and have a great beef and broccoli over steaming hot white rice.

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    5. Hunan Shrimp

    These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. Don’t worry, you can always adjust the heat level if you don’t like too spicy!

    Succulent shrimp laced in a chili paste enhanced sauce with just a drizzle of this and a splash of that of some Asian staples. Add in whatever veggies you can think of.

    It’s one of our favorite wok recipes!

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    6. Mongolian Beef

    Mongolian Beef – Melt in your mouth tender strips of beef stir fried in a silky, velvety sauce. You can stir fry this in less time than a trip to the takeout place!

    And we promise, homemade version will taste so much better.

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    7. Thai 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. You can pair it with rice or lo mein for all your weekly lunches.

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    8. Ground Turkey Stir Fry

    Looking for a healthier and lighter stir fry? Then try this ground turkey stir fry. It’s a quick and easy stir fry with bell peppers, carrots and cabbage along with ground turkey.

    You can customize it with whatever veggie or protein you have available. Make a big batch and portion it for future meals.

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    9. Kung Pao Chicken

    Let’s start this list with a very popular restaurant favorite stir fry, Kung Pao Chicken – It’s savory, it’s sweet, it’s tangy, and those dried chilis give it just a bit of kick!

    If you like it spicy, this will be one of your go-to wok recipes!

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    10. 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.

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    11. Pork Stir Fry

    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.

    This one is also customizable. You can use any cut of pork you have handy, plus any veggies you fancy that day.

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    12. Authentic Thai Pad See Ew

    Pad See Ew is a Thai stir fried rice noodle dish made with with beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp and vegetables in a sweet and salty soy based sauce. It’s a very popular and beloved street food in Thailand.

    You can customize it with whatever veggies you want in “your” pad see ew. This super fantastic stir fry whips up in just 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe: Pad See Ew

    13. Moo Shu Chicken

    Make this classic Moo Shu Chicken that tastes even better than any you will get in a restaurant.

    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.

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    14. Korean Ground Beef Bowl

    This Korean Ground Beef Bowl has just the right combination of sweet, salty, umami and just a touch of spicy.

    Try it when you crave some Asian flavors, or just need something super quick!

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    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. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

    Are you looking for a really, really fast meal that’s really, really tasty?

    Not only is this Thai Basil Chicken, AKA Pad Krapow Gai, bursting with flavor, you can whip it up in 15 minutes or less.

    This is one of our all tie favorite wok recipes!

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    17. Korean Beef Bulgogi

    We’re ending this awesome list with a Korean stir fry classic, Bulgogi. Here, thin flank steak slices are marinated in ginger, garlic, soy sauce, grated pear and Korean chili flakes to create amazing flavors.

    It can be flash cooked to create the most melt in your mouth tender beef. Yummy Bulgogi…

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    18. Bò Lúc Lắc (Vietnamese Shaking Beef)

    Bo Luc Lac, or Shaking Beef, is a popular Vietnamese stir fry that is packed with great flavors. A perfect tasty sir fry serve as an appetizer or mains.

    This beef stir fry has all. Goes excellent over noodles or rice. Try this wok recipe next time you feel woking your meal.

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    19. 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

    20. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Add some island flair to your fried rice. This quick and easy one pot meal is loaded with flavors and whips up in 20 minutes or less!

    This colorful, pretty little bowl is loaded with so many flavors. Sweet? Yup. Savory? Yeah. Umami? Oh boy!! All this from a few left over ingredients lying around your house.

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    21. Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry)

    If you love Korean food, Japchae is already well on your radar.

    It’s a beautiful, stunning and colorful stir fry with chewy, slippery and fun sweet potato glass noodles (dangmyeon), tons of veggies and tender beef strips.

    The secret to the best tasting Japchae is perfectly balanced sweet and savory japchae sauce. 

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    22. Healthy Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

    Healthy ramen? Who would have thought! This chicken ramen stir fry is packed with veggie power and nice lean protein.

    Take your pantry staple to a whole new level!

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    23. Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    Meatballs glazed with perfect sweet and sour sauce with plenty of colorful, crunchy veggies and yummy pineapple… 

    Sweet and Sour Meatballs are for dinner on the nights when you don’t feel like Hero cooking a dinner from scratch.

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    24. Mongolian Ground Beef

    Mongolian Ground Beef is a 20 minute stir fry bursting with sweet and savory Asian flavors. It’s a perfect weeknight meal to come back to again and again.

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    25. Spicy Garlic Shrimp

    You are absolutely going to love this Spicy Garlic shrimp stir fry. It’s sweet, spicy and savory.

    The garlicky spicy flavors get balanced beautifully with butter, and when the shrimp get enveloped with this buttery Asian concoction, you end up with an amazing dish.

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    26. Spicy Squid Stir Fry (Ojingeo Bokkeum)

    This Spicy Squid Stir Fry, known as Ojingeo Bokkeum in Korea, is a quick throw together meal that is sure to satisfy your Asian cravings.

    Tender squid and fresh veggies are quickly stir fried, then tossed with a flavorful Korean chili sauce, which has a fair share of kick.

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    27. Ground Beef Stir Fry

    Does dinner in 20 minutes sound good? Then this Ground Beef Stir Fry recipe is a jackpot for you!

    Packed with hearty ground beef, an assortment of colorful veggies, and a stir fry sauce that’s an umami lover’s dream, this may be the easiest dinner you’ve ever cooked.

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    28. 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

    29. Spicy Szechuan Stir Fry

    This Spicy Szechuan Stir Fry is your calling to satisfy all those spice cravings. It all starts with homemade Szechuan sauce thrown over stir fried protein and veggies.

    You can make the same dish with beef, chicken, shrimp or just plain veggies. Btw, you can always customize the heat level to suit your taste.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    30. Sweet and Sour Pork

    Sweet and Sour Pork is something you will find in every single Chinese restaurant’s menu. Now you don’t have to make a round to the restaurant, just follow step by step instructions and make a cracking sweet and sour pork in your very own kitchen.

    Battered pork is fried crispy and then tossed with veggies and pineapple in a perfect sweet and tangy sauce. One of the classic wok recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    31. Pepper Steak Stir Fry

    Pepper Steal is one of the very popular stir frys all over the world. Make this restaurant quality meal the next time you have some good stir fry steak available.

    Here, flank steak is thinly sliced and stir fried along with red and green bell peppers in a delicious savory sauce. This happens at lightening speed, too!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    32. Pad Thai

    Pad Thai, a classic noodle stir fry from any Thai restaurant is easy to whip up in your kitchen. Most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. You can make this with any protein you wish. Chicken or shrimp go great!

    Deliciously flavorful, easy to make and perfectly satisfying. It’s made with ingredients you can find at the regular grocery store and it’s sure to leave you craving more!

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    33. Beef Chow Fun

    Anything that has “Fun” in the name is bound to be great, right? This Beef Chow Fun is nothing but a delicious beef and noodle stir fry, and you can make it happen super fast.

    Easy stir fry recipes like this are great meals for busy nights.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    34. Beef Lo Mein

    Your restaurant favorite Lo Mein gets a little upgrade with perfectly seared thin flank steak slices.

    It’s full of flavors with green beans, carrots and meat all stirred together with tasty stir fry sauce. This will be one of your top wok recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ munchkintime

    35. Pineapple Chicken

    How about some tropical stir fry like Pineapple Chicken? Chicken and pineapple along with veggies gets tossed in sweet and savory sauce and the end result is finger licking delicious.

    Serve it atop fresh steaming white rice in a pineapple boat. Simple dinner made fancy in a few minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    36. Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Craving some REAL good Sweet and Sour Chicken? Don’t look for Chinese take out. With just a few steps you can make tastier stir fry in your kitchen.

    Tender, yet crispy chicken with lots of veggies mixed in with homemade sweet and sour sauce. And don’t forget the pineapple in this one. Delicious…

    Get the Recipe @ iwashyoudry

    37. Vegetable Stir Fry

    Looking for an Asian stir fry on meatless nights? This vegetable stir fry is just for you!

    This recipe uses mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, baby corn, red and yellow peppers, but you can practically throw in any veggies on hand.

    Try green beans, snow peas or asparagus. Some days, you can even add some extra protein like chicken or shrimp or beef.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    38. Thai Basil Beef Noodle Stir Fry

    This Thai Basil Beef Noodle Stir-Fry recipe is full of bold flavors with the best stir fry sauce that has plenty of Thai Basil.

    Tender juicy steak, rice noodles, whatever veggies on hand… and you create magic. All in just 30 minutes. It’s one of the easiest wok recipes ever!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    39. Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

    Don’t you want to start woking after just looking at these shrimp?

    This Pineapple Shrimp is an absolutely delicious and healthy stir fry recipe with a combination of plump and juicy shrimp, veggies and pineapple.

    The pineapple juice and hoisin sauce give the sauce the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    40. Orange Beef Stir Fry

    This stir fry looks and taste like something from a fine Asian restaurant. It uses sirloin steak cooked in a sweet and savory sauce and tossed with fresh orange chunks.

    Believe it or not, the sauce only has 4 ingredients! Super quick and easy.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    41. Sichuan Shrimp Stir Fry

    This one is HOT and fiery. Authentic Chinese Sichuan Shrimp can be easy to make at home, as long as you have some special ingredients like Sichuan peppercorns and Doubanjiang paste.

    But they are easily available now a days in any Asian grocery store. If you like authentic and hot stir fries, these shrimp should come to your table soon.

    Get the Recipe @ ominvorescookbook

    42. Bibimbap Inspired Beef Stir Fry

    Bibimbap is probably the ultimate comfort food to most of people from Korea. Bibimbap translates to “mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables“.

    This beef stir fry is inspired by that concept. You can make this dish to clean up your refrigerator with any vegetables you can find in it. Don’t forget the signature fried egg on top.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    What a great variety of quick and easy wok recipes. They’re all so healthy and so delicious, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

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    40 BEST Wok Recipes

    This collection of quick Wok Recipes includes plenty of stir fry dishes that all make great easy weeknight dinners. We love this basic chicken dish:


    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.

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