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25 Chinese Recipes

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Satisfy your Chinese food cravings with these 25 Chinese Recipes that are better than takeout and perfect for celebrating Chinese (Lunar) New Year!

Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It is also one of the most diverse cuisines, with many regional variations.

25 Chinese Recipes collage with images of crab rangoons, mongolian beef, almond cookies, and chicken chow mein with title graphic across the bottom.

When is Chinese New Year?

Chinese new year begins at the new moon that falls between 21 January and 20 February. The celebration lasts for 15 days and includes a variety of customs, traditions, and foods. One of the most popular dishes in China during this time is dumplings, which are eaten to symbolize good luck and family reunion.

The recipes below are a mix of authentic and Americanized Chinese food recipes you can make at home, and skip the take-out! I searched the internet to find a variety of recipes that I am dying to try, hopefully you will find some new favorites as well.

Whatever Chinese food you’re craving, these recipes are all delicious as a weeknight meal or to serve at your next new year celebration.


25 Chinese Recipes

Lychee Martini
Start off your next meal with a delicious Lychee Martini with vodka, orange liqueur, and garnished with lychees!
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Lychee martini garnished with a lychee on a bamboo cocktail pick.
How to Make Chinese Dumplings
The ultimate guide to making Chinese Dumplings from scratch. The dumpling wrappers are tender and thin, with a silky mouthfeel.
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Eight dumplings on a plate with dipping sauce in the background.
Dairy-Free Crab Rangoons
This dairy-free crab rangoon recipe with creamy crab filling and light, crispy shell are the most popular appetizer at any dinner party.
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Dairy-free Crab Rangoons in a bowl with sweet and sour sauce in the background.
Crispy Pork Wontons
These Crispy Pork Wontons with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce are the perfect start to your Chinese meal or as a party appetizer!
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Crispy Pork Wontons with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce © COOKING WITH CURLS
Sweet and Sour Sauce
This has been our family’s go-to Sweet and Sour Sauce for almost 15 years now, so it is kid and dinner party guest approved!
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This traditional Sweet and Sour Sauce is delicious served with your favorite appetizers! © COOKING WITH CURLS
Paper Wrapped Chicken
Paper Wrapped Chicken are delicious morsels of marinated chicken wrapped in parchment paper envelopes. Makes the perfect bite sized appetizer!
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small piece of marinated chicken unwrapped with cilantro and a green onion on top sitting on a white plate
Sesame Chicken Potstickers
Potstickers are unbelievably easy to make. Best of all, they’re freezer-friendly, perfect for those busy weeknights!
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Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup
Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup is quick and easy to make in one-pot using fresh ingredients with vibrant flavors for a comforting weeknight meal.
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A bowl of Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup with carrots, green onions, and lime wedges.
Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
This hot and sour soup is just packed with flavour and the tofu and egg drop give it an amazing texture not to mention all of those mushrooms.
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Grilled Ginger Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad
Easy, fresh grilled ginger and sesame chicken chopped salad perfect for summer Barbecues.
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Chinese Stuffed Eggplant
Chinese stuffed eggplant is a popular dim sum dish that also makes a great lunch or dinner meal when served with rice.
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Egg Foo Young
Egg Foo Young is a lot like an Italian Fritatta, and makes an excellent breakfast!
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Egg Foo Young is a lot like a Chinese fritatta, and makes an excellent breakfast! cookingwithcurls.com
Mongolian Beef
This Mongolian Beef is better than any local takeout. Thin slices or sirloin, tangy sauce, and sweet caramelized onions will leave you craving more! 
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Mongolian Beef with thinly sliced sirloin, tangy Asian sauce, and sweet caramelized onions in a white bowl with rice and broccoli in the background
Chinese Orange Chicken
Chinese Orange Chicken brimming with fresh orange flavor and it far outdoes the popular Chinese chain restaurants. You get bite size pieces of chicken that are fried to golden brown perfection and they're coated in the most amazing, sweet and sticky orange sauce. 
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Beef and Broccoli
Beef strips and tender broccoli in a flavorful sauce make this Beef and Broccoli a quick dinner favorite that is better than takeout.
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Beef and Broccoli with toasted sesame seeds in a large serving bowl.
Sweet and Sour Pork Chops
Sweet and sour pork chops, or Peking pork chops, are a bit of an Americanized “Chinese” dish. But that doesn’t mean people don’t enjoy it!
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Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodle Bowls
Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodle Bowls – loaded with veggies, chicken, cilantro, and a homemade sesame-peanut sauce. So good!
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Egg Roll in a Bowl
Egg Roll in a Bowl is a fast and healthy, one-skillet meal that is ready in minutes. It is gluten-free, whole30, keto, and paleo friendly.
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Chicken Chow Mein
This easy Chicken Chow Mein recipe is way better than takeout! Make this quick and delicious meal at home using strips of chicken, snow peas, carrots, bean sprouts, noodles, and a quick sauce.
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Looking down on chicken, noodles, snow peas, and shredded carrots in a large black bowl.
Pork Lo Mein
Skip the Chinese takeout by making this easy Pork Lo Mein recipe at home using thinly sliced pork tenderloin, vegetables, soy-ginger-garlic-sauce tossed with noodles.
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Shrimp Fried Rice
Shrimp Fried Rice is easy to make and tastes better than take-out!
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Shrimp Fried Rice cookingwithcurls.com
Fried Rice
Super easy traditional Fried Rice just like your favorite take-out, but much healthier!
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Rice mixed with soy sauce, scrambled eggs, peas, carrots, and green onions on a square plate.
Almond Cookies
These traditional Chinese Almond Cookies are just like the ones you find in a Chinese restaurant. They are light and flaky with a subtle almond flavor!
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Ten Chinese Almond Cookies stacked on a white plate.
Homemade Fortune Cookies
Homemade Fortune Cookies & Free Printable Fortunes to help you ring in the calendar New Year or the Chinese New Year. Printables for each year. So FUN!
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Inside-Out Hong Kong Coconut Buns
Coconut buns, or “cocktail buns” are a beloved bakery favorite among locals in Hong Kong and Chinatowns everywhere. It combines the soft, buttery milk bread ubiquitous around Asia, with a sweet, rich coconut filling.
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  1. Mmmm I love Chinese food, don’t ever cook it though. I haven’t had egg foo young in years. You just don’t see it at Chinese restaurants anymore. Pinning so I can give some of these a try. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I lo-ove wontons and lychee! You’ve made me very happy with this collection of recipes. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  3. We do a lot of Chinese recipes around these parts…love anything I can whip up fast with the local ingredients! Thanks for the inspiration this week over at #FoodieFriDIY!

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