Chinese Chicken Recipes

Chicken with Oyster Sauce
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Chicken is one of the most popular ingredients in Chinese cuisine. Chinese people use all parts of the chicken, including the feet and even the crown to make really delicious dishes. Here are some tasty and interesting chicken recipes commonly found in Chinese cuisine for you to explore and enjoy.

  • Baked Hoisin Sauce Chicken WingsDelicious baked chicken wings marinated in Hoisin sauce. This is a very simple chicken wing recipe.
  • Beggar’s ChickenTraditionally, Chinese chefs wrap the chicken with lotus leaves and sear it in clay, then bake it for a few hours. Lotus leaves add a special fragrance to the chicken and the clay will sear all the flavors and juices in the chicken. This is an easy version of Beggar’s chicken and it doesn't require clay or lotus leaves.
  • Bok Choy Chicken Stir-fry in Garlic SauceA simple stir-fry chicken recipe with bok choy. This is an ideal recipe for a busy weeknight.
  • Bang Bang ChickenA classic Sichuan dish of poached and shredded chicken with delicious sesame sauce. This is a dish full of flavors and served cold. It’s a little bit like a Chinese-style chicken salad.
  • Bourbon ChickenA classic “when west meets east” dish. This dish is deep fried and battered chicken coated with a delicious bourbon whiskey sauce.
  • Cantonese Steamed ChickenA simple to make classic Cantonese steamed chicken recipe. The mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this delicious dish.
  • Cashew ChickenA stir-fry dish of chicken with cashews and vegetable. You can use plain cashews or deep fried sweet cashews, whichever you prefer. You can also swap the cashews for walnuts if you like.
  • Chengdu ChickenA delicious Sichuan style stir-fry chicken recipe.
  • Chicken in Black Bean SauceA simple stir-fry that drenches chicken in a black bean sauce. You can use either chicken thighs or breasts. This dish is ideally served with hot plain rice.
  • Chicken Lo MeinLo mein is a very popular Chinese dish throughout the world. The recipes vary but here is one of the classic chicken lo mein recipes.
  • Chicken Wings With Oyster SauceChicken wings marinated in oyster sauce, soy sauce, and rice wine. Baked in the oven and served hot or cold as you wish. This is a very simple and easy dish and you can make it in large quantities.
  • Chicken With AlmondsA similar dish to cashew chicken and you can decide what kind of vegetable you want to use.
  • Chicken With Green and Red PeppersA stir-fry chicken recipe with green and red peppers, though you can use different colors of peppers or other vegetables.
  • Chicken WontonsDeep fried wontons with chicken and peanut butter filling.
  • Curry ChickenChinese take away style curry that is excellent when served with rice
  • Garlic ChickenA classic Chinese stir-fry chicken recipe you might recognize from your favorite restaurant.
  • General Tso's ChickenA classic chicken recipe and a favorite restaurant order. Deep-fried chicken cubes coated with delicious sweet and sour sauce.
  • Ginger ChickenChicken marinade in ginger sauce and grilled or boiled to finish.
  • Kung Pao ChickenThis recipe is spicy, delicious, and full of flavor. If you like to eat hot and spicy food, this is definitely a dish you'll want to try.
  • Steamed Lemon ChickenA zesty lemon chicken but cooked with a steam method.
  • Mango Chicken Stir-fryAn interesting stir-fried chicken with juicy mango and pecan.
  • Mongolian ChickenAn ideal chicken dish to serve with steamed green vegetable and thick fresh noodles.
  • Moo Goo Gai PanA popular restaurant dish, there are many different ways to prepare and cook it. This recipe is just one way to make it.
  • Orange Chicken With Red ChilisDelicious Sichuan style stir-fry chicken in an orange sauce and spicy chilis to create a very flavorful dish.
  • Oyster Sauce Chicken Stir-fryA simple stir-fry chicken with oyster sauce and vegetables.
  • Easy Oyster Sauce ChickenAn easy and simple recipe for stir-fry chicken with oyster sauce and vegetables.
  • Paper-Wrapped ChickenChicken wrapped in cellophane paper, parchment paper, or aluminum foil and deep fried to finish.
  • Pineapple Chicken With Sweet and Sour SauceA dish of stir-fried pineapple chicken with sweet and sour sauce and vegetable.
  • Sesame ChickenDeep-fried chicken coated with a delicious sauce and toasted white sesame.
  • Spicy Soy Sauce ChickenA delicious red cooking chicken recipe that is simmered in a soy sauce-based liquid with seasonings.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken With LemonClassic sweet and sour chicken with a lemon twist to give the dish a citrus fragrance and kick.
  • Szechuan Style ChickenThis dish is named Szechuan style chicken but the hot and spicy flavors actually come from Tabasco sauce and cayenne pepper. It definitely has an American inspiration behind it.
  • Ultimate Chicken Stir-fryAn easy stir-fry chicken with cashews and water chestnuts.
  • White Cut ChickenThis is a very popular chicken dish in the East. There are many different ways to cook this it and this recipe is one of the easiest ways to make this classic.