Next time when you crave takeout food, try these delicious but easy-to-make Chinese Chicken Recipes!
From Kung Pao Chicken to General Tso’s Chicken to Chicken Fried Rice, this collection has covered 41 of the most popular Chinese chicken recipes that are quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Now let’s get cooking and enjoy your favorite Chinese takeouts at home!
How Do Chinese Restaurants Keep Chicken Moist?
To keep chicken moist and tender, Chinese restaurants use a technique called velveting, a process used in Chinese cooking to make meat soft and tender. It means “pass coated meat through” boiling water or hot oil.
It starts with a marinating process by coating the meat with a mixture of cornstarch, egg white and rice vinegar, then let the meat sit in the mixture for over 30 minutes. The meat is then par-cooked in boiling water or hot oil quickly. The cooking process finishes by stir-frying the velveted meat.
Easy Chinese Chicken Recipes
This chicken dish is one of the most popular dish at Chinese restaurants. Now you can make it easily at home. It’s easier than you think, and is better than any you’ve had at a restaurant.
This fried rice noodle dish is loaded with wide noodles, tender chicken pieces, and crispy vegetables, and it’s ready in minutes! Prepare to be amazed at what you can create with just a few ingredients and a nonstick skillet!
Loaded with mouthwatering flavor, this Chinese chicken is so easy to make that you will hardly believe it. Yes, you can make a tasty and healthy dish even on a busy weeknight.
This easy and delicious Chinese curry recipe is ready in under 30 minutes! It combines chicken, curry, snow peas, carrots, and onions for a healthy and tasty dinner that rivals the one from your favorite Chinese restaurant.
This stir-fry dish combines juicy chicken and tender broccoli for a simple meal that’s ready in just 15 minutes! It’s a quick and easy dinner idea that will make your mouth water.
Loaded with chicken, noodles, cabbage, and carrots, this Chinese salad is easy to make and full of flavors. It’s perfect for meal prep or weeknight dinner.
If you love chicken wings, you got to try these Chinese-style wings. Seasoned with soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and ground ginger, this dish is so flavorful and will soon be your new favorite!
Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, this Chinese fried chicken dish is so finger-licking delicious. It’s one of our favorite fried chicken recipes, and will be a guaranteed hit!
Sticky and crispy easy Sesame Chicken made fast and simple, with the most delicious sweet and savory sesame chicken sauce. This easy Chinese recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is so much better than takeout!
The chicken is fried to perfection and then placed on top of lettuce. Top it with almond-flavored gravy and Chinese mustard. It’s one of our favorite Chinese chicken recipes and a must-try!
This Chinese chicken recipe is made with crispy fried chicken coated in a sticky orange chicken sauce. Just like Panda Express but even better!
This Lemon Chicken is an easy and crispy Chinese chicken dish that’s sweet and savory, balanced with tangy flavor. It’s a perfect weeknight meal as Chinese lemon chicken can be ready in under 30 minutes, so much better than takeout.
This easy Chinese chicken noodle recipe will become one of your go-to recipes for stir-fried noodles. It’s so much better than takeout and only takes 20 minutes to prepare for a quick weeknight dinner!
This is a delicious Chinese chicken and vegetable stir-fry recipe with a mouthwatering moo goo gai pan sauce. I will share with you easy restaurant techniques for making the most tender and flavorful chicken for stir-fry. This recipe is healthy, keto-friendly and low in calories.
This dish is loaded with tender chicken and vegetables in a delicious sauce. This chicken stir fry recipe will be on your table in 20 minutes for a healthy weeknight dinner that’s easy to make!
This recipe combines crispy chicken with chunks of onion, bell pepper and pineapple in a sticky homemade sauce. Serve it in rice bowls for a quick weeknight dinner. So much better than takeout!
This is an easy Chinese chicken recipe with general tso’s sauce cooked in 20 minutes! Crispy and tender chicken thighs coated in a homemade sticky tangy stir-fry sauce, totally irresistible.
This chicken recipe is loaded tender chunks of chicken coated in a sweet and sticky sauce. Common in Cajun-themed Chinese restaurants, you can easily make this dish at home in 20 minutes. Faster than takeout!
This Chinese dish has the perfect combination of spicy, salty and sweet flavors. This easy Szechuan style chicken recipe tastes like your favorite Chinese takeout and is ready in less time. The best part, you can control the spiciness to make it mild or extra hot!
Hunan Chicken is a spicy stir-fry dish with sliced chicken breast and mixed vegetables in a delicious Hunan sauce. Spicy chili bean paste lends a wonderful salty and spicy flavor to this easy recipe that rivals authentic Chinese takeout!
Loaded with eggs, chicken, rice, peas, onion, corn and carrots, this is one of the most takeout items at Chinese restaurants. But now you can make it at home in under 20 minutes. Irresistibly Delicious.
This chow mein recipe is probably already one of your favorite Chinese takeout dishes. This one-pan dinner is so satisfying with chicken, vegetables, classic chow mein noodles, and the best homemade chow mein sauce. Also, it’s way healthier than ordering takeout.
Cashew nuts add a special texture to the dish, and make it incredibly comforting and satisfying. Cashew and chicken are a great combination, and your family will absolutely love this dish.
Loaded with tender chicken and vegetables like carrots, celery, and bean sprouts, this Chinese chicken recipe is so easy to make and budget-friendly. You can serve it with steamed rice or Chinese noodles for a complete meal.
If you like P.F Chang’s Mongolian Beef, you have to try this Mongolian chicken recipe. The chicken slices are sauteed in a sweet and savory sauce, making it incredibly flavorful and delicious.
This is a quick stir-fry with juicy chunks of chicken and pineapple in a tangy sauce. Make this easy pineapple chicken recipe in just 20 minutes for a weeknight dinner the whole family will love. So much better than takeout!
Sweet and savory, this Chinese-style chicken recipe is loaded with tender chicken and healthy vegetables. Try it out and your family will love it!
Just like P.F. Chang’s lettuce wrap, this chicken lettuce wrap is so easy and full of flavors. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal!
These chicken egg rolls are crispy on the outside with flavorful chicken and vegetable fillings on the inside. It’s one of our favorite Chinese appetizers, and you can serve this with duck sauce. So delicious.
This dish is crispy and sizzling chicken smothered in a creamy, sweet and spicy bang bang sauce. It’s great added to pasta, rice or tacos!
Mei Fun is a delicious stir fry of thin rice noodles combined with pork and vegetables along with some shrimp or chicken. Curry powder adds a bright yellow color and some mild heat to this favorite Chinese dish!
Sticky, sweet, and crunchy, this chicken dish is made with a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. It will be on your dinner table in no time, and will be a great hit!
These braised Chicken feet are cooked long and slow in a rich sauce – so tender and flavorful! This healthy recipe rivals what you would find in the best Chinese Dim Sum restaurant. The best part? No deep-frying is required!
Economical and tasty, Chicken hearts are quick and easy to make. They’re also an excellent source of protein and can be served alongside rice, potatoes, and veggies for a delicious meal.
When the weather is warm, it’s always fun to have a meal outside on the backyard deck. One dish that’s easy to make and always gets rave reviews is Chinese grilled chicken on a Stick. It’s quick, tasty, and pairs well with salads, rice, or potatoes!
Chinese chicken soup is warm, nutritious, and comforting, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner during cold weather.
This is one of our favorite quick-and-easy Chinese recipes that are great for a weeknight dinner. You can also cook a big batch for meal prep. With a few simple ingredients, this recipe comes together in no time!
If you like spicy food, you got to try this Chinese spicy chicken. When cooking at home, you can easily adjust the heat level and make it perfect for your family!
Coconut adds a great flavor to your chicken dish. Skip the takeout and make this chicken recipe at home! With a few simple ingredients like chicken, eggs, milk, and spices, you can make it quickly for a weeknight dinner.
Dumplings are one of the classic dishes in China. If you have ground chicken, you can turn it into an amazing dumpling dish with a few simple ingredients. Serve them with duck sauce or dumpling sauce for a perfect meal!
Best Chinese Chicken Recipe Collection
For the Chicken
- 28 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon Chinese shaoxing wine
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Kung Pao Sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 tablespoon Chinese shaoxing wine
- 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Kung Pow Chicken
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 cups mixed bell pepper diced
- 8 dried chilies sliced
- 1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns
- 5 green onion chopped
- 3/4 cup peanuts
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil optional
- Mix together the soy sauce, baking soda, shaoxing wine, and cornstarch in a large bowl.
- Add the chicken, cover and marinate for 15 minutes.
- Whisk together the ingredients for the kung pow sauce until the sugar dissolves; set aside.
- Heat a large skillet or work over high heat. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and then add the marinated chicken.
- Fry the chicken for 3-4 minutes while occasionally stirring, until the edges are browned. Remove the chicken from the heat and set it aside.
- Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking oil into the same pan. Stir in the garlic, ginger, chili, diced peppers and Sichuan peppercorns and stir fry for 1 minute.
- Stir the prepared sauce and pour it into the pan. Stir the sauce as it comes to a boil.
- When the sauce begins to slightly thicken, add the chicken and stir to combine all of the ingredients for about 2 minutes until the chicken is evenly coated and the sauce has thickened.
- Stir in the green onions, peanuts and sesame oil. Toss well and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy!