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50 Chinese Dinner Recipes You Can Easily Make At Home

Find all your favorites and some new inspiration in this collection of Chinese dinner recipes. From the best noodles, stir-fries, and more, it includes tons of choices for delicious meals with amazing Asian flavors.

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When you get that craving for Chinese takeout, it’s pretty hard to resist! The dumplings, stir-fries, noodles, and endless options for saucy meat dishes make it easy to find favorites we want again and again.

But you can actually make a ton of those iconic Chinese dinner recipes right at home. There are so many amazing copycat ones out there and this collection features the best. From classics like broccoli beef and fried rice to new discoveries like garlic chicken and more, you’ll never run out of homemade takeout recipes to try!

Why Homemade is Better than Takeout

Some nights cooking can seem exhausting, I get it! But there are lots of great reasons to make your favorite Chinese dinner recipes at home.

  • It’s quicker – Instead of calling, waiting, picking it up, and driving home (or waiting for the delivery guy) many of these recipes are quick to prepare.
  • It’s cheaper – By the time everyone in the house orders, takeout can get pricey! But, with a set of basic Asian pantry staples, you can make many of these for a lot cheaper.
  • It’s fresh – Chinese takeout is known for those white boxes packed to the rim with food. But most of it gets squished and soggy in transport. At home, that sweet and sour chicken will still be hot and crispy right out of the pan.
  • It’s healthier – when you’re in control you can reduce sugar, bake instead of fry, and choose fresh, seasonal produce.

So enjoy exploring this collection and have fun making your favorites, or finding new ones, right at home.

1. Chinese Garlic Chicken

Chinese Garlic Chicken

This better-than-takeout garlic chicken makes a great dinner served over a bed of rice but is also perfect as finger food for a party!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. 5-Minute Prep Chinese Bourbon Chicken

5-Minute Prep Chinese Bourbon Chicken

Instead of ordering take-out, invest only 5 minutes of your precious time and enjoy the lip-smacking dinner featuring sweet and sour chicken sprinkled with chives and sesame seeds.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

3. Chinese Tofu Vegetable Soup

Chinese Tofu Vegetable Soup

This Chinese tofu vegetables soup is warm, cozy and incredibly flavorful! Packed full of colorful veggies and protein rich tofu cubes.

Recipe by: My Plantiful Cooking

4. General Tso’s Tofu

General Tso’s Tofu

General Tso’s Tofu features crispy caramelized tofu bites with tender broccoli rabe in a tangy savory sweet sticky sauce.

Recipe by: Omnivore’s Cookbook

5. Spicy Szechuan Noodles with Garlic Chili Oil

Spicy Szechuan Noodles with Garlic Chili Oil

These spicy Szechuan noodles with chili oil are ready in only 10 minutes! Wide noodles are tossed in a spicy, garlicky chili oil sauce made with garlic, chili flakes, soy sauce, and fresh herbs.

Recipe by: Drive Me Hungry

6. Easy Shrimp Chow Mein

Easy Shrimp Chow Mein

Make your takeout favorite Shrimp Chow Mein at home in less than 30 minutes. Easy, foolproof recipe with authentic results! Juicy shrimp tossed with flavor packed vegetables and noodles. This dish is healthy, easy and affordable.

Recipe by: Vikalinka

7. Crispy Chilli Beef

Crispy Chilli Beef

A crispy, craggly coating with tender beef inside – perfect every time!

Recipe by: Kitchen Sanctuary

8. Chinese Chicken Wings

Chinese Chicken Wings

These are the best crispy baked chicken wings and they’re tossed in an easy-to-make dry rub that’s bursting with spicy, smoky flavor.

Recipe by: Culinary Hill

9. Whole Beef And Broccoli

Whole Beef And Broccoli

This homemade Beef and Broccoli is hearty, savory and flavorful! It tastes like your favorite takeout.

Recipe by: Organically Addison

10. Steamed Bao Buns

Steamed Bao Buns

Bao Buns are soft & fluffy steamed buns. They do not only look cute but are also impressive party food.

Recipe by: This That More

11. Snow Pea Leaves And Shrimp Boiled Dumplings

Snow Pea Leaves And Shrimp Boiled Dumplings

These juicy Chinese dumplings are easy to make, especially with pre-made wrappers. Shrimp and snow pea leaves complement each other so well. You’ll love how juicy these turn out.

Recipe by: HealthyFeels

12. Mushroom San Choy Bow

Mushroom San Choy Bow

Mushroom San Choy Bow is a fabulous meal for vegetarians and carnivores alike. It is a vegetarian version of a classic Chinese dish. Simple to prepare, and full of wonderful flavors.

Recipe by: It’s Not Complicated Recipes

13. Beef Lo Mein

Beef Lo Mein

This beef lo mein is stir fried steak and vegetables tossed with egg noodles in a savory sauce.

Recipe by: Dinner at the Zoo

14. Vegetarian Chinese Hot And Sour Soup

Vegetarian Chinese Hot And Sour Soup

Make your favorite Chinese hot and sour soup at home. Shiitake mushrooms, vegetables and tofu in a delicious, well-balanced broth.

Recipe by: Culinary Ginger

15. Skinny General Tso’s Chicken

Skinny General Tso's Chicken

Skinny General Tso’s Chicken that tastes way better than takeout! Baked, not fried.

Recipe by: A Taste of Madness

16. Chili Garlic Noodles

Chili Garlic Noodles

If you’re craving extra special spicy food, then Chili Garlic Noodles is the one for you. Grab a bowl and indulge in the flavor of these noodles.

Recipe by: This That More

17. Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

This healthier spin on a Chinese takeout staple, made with air-fried sesame chicken, is quick and simple to make at home.

Recipe by: Chunky in Kentucky

18. Kung Pao Beef

Kung Pao Beef

This kung pao beef is a combination of thinly sliced steak, bell peppers, onions and roasted peanuts, all in a savory and spicy sauce.

Recipe by: Dinner at the Zoo

19. Takeout Style Happy Family Stir Fry

Takeout Style Happy Family Stir Fry

Happy Family is a Chinese takeout favourite. Sweet shrimp, tender chunks of chicken and beef all mixed with crisp veggies and the savoury Chinese sauce. A delicious and quick dinner that is easy to make with grocery store ingredients.

Recipe by: Sprinkles and Sprouts

20. Vegan Tofu Chop Suey

Vegan Tofu Chop Suey

This saucy tofu chop suey is savory, rich and packed full of flavors! A great easy dish that your whole family will love.

Recipe by: My Plantiful Cooking

21. Char Siu Noodles

Char Siu Noodles

Char Siu Noodles will be your new favorite noodle recipe. With egg mein tossed in sauce, it comes LOADED so there’s never a dull moment!

Recipe by: Wok and Kin

22. Chicken Chow Mein with Vegetables

Chicken Chow Mein with Vegetables

This chicken chow mein is made with Chinese egg noodles and vegetables all tossed in sweet and savory sauce! It’s the perfect quick weeknight meal that’s even better than takeout!

Recipe by: Drive Me Hungry

23. Xian Bing | Chinese Stuffed Pancake

Xian Bing | Chinese Stuffed Pancake

Xian Bing or Chinese Stuffed Pancake is a dough based popular street food recipe. My vegetarian version of this recipe is made with vegetables and tofu.

Recipe by: My Cooking Journey

24. Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

Wonton soup is a favorite on Chinese takeout menus! Filled with savory flavors and beautiful textures, this is a popular comfort food recipe.

Recipe by: Confetti & Bliss

25. Twice Cooked Pork

Twice Cooked Pork

Twice Cooked Pork is made with pork belly first boiled then stir fried with vegetables in a spicy, savory sauce of chilies, soy sauce & Chinese wine.

Recipe by: Went Here 8 This

26. Chinese Babi Pangang Recipe

Chinese Babi Pangang Recipe

Chinese babi pangang, crispy pieces of meat with a delicious glossy sweet sauce, like you can get at a take out at the Chinese. Who needs to order take-out when you’ve got this delicious recipe?

Recipe by: By Andrea Janssen

27. Hong Kong Fried Rice

Hong Kong Fried Rice

HongKong Fried Rice is an easy essential restaurant style Chinese stir fry recipe to make at home with shrimp, egg, vegetables and leftover rice.

Recipe by: HWC Magazine

28. Cashew & King Prawn Stir Fry

Cashew & King Prawn Stir Fry

Takeout inspired Cashew & King Prawn Stir Fry – only slightly adapted (for gluten free palates) from a recipe actually used in a Chinese restaurant. It’s as close to takeout as you can get while working in your own kitchen!

Recipe by: A Saucy Kitchen

29. Stir Fry Veggies with Black Bean Sauce

Stir Fry Veggies with Black Bean Sauce

Stir Fry Veggies with Black Bean Sauce – everyday veggies are sauteed and quickly simmered in Chinese black bean sauce. The sweet, spicy, and savory flavors will make you want to eat ALL your vegetables!

Recipe by: The Kitchen Girl

30. Vegan Sweet And Sour Tofu

Vegan Sweet And Sour Tofu

Easy vegan sweet and sour tofu recipe! Skip the take out and make this simple weeknight comfort food instead. A bit healthier, a bit lighter, a lot more fun.

Recipe by: Rhubarbarians

31. Salted Fish Fried Rice (Haam Yu Chow Faan)

Salted Fish Fried Rice (Haam Yu Chow Faan)

This haam yu chow faan, or salted fish fried rice, is a Cantonese-style fried rice made with a little haam yu, or preserved fish! It’s savory and satisfying, especially with bits of sausage thrown in.

Recipe by: Delicious Not Gorgeous

32. Easy Kung Pao Chicken

Easy Kung Pao Chicken

Who needs takeout when you can make this easy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe at home? Delicious sauce, flavorful chicken, & traditional nuts & vegetables. It’s also gluten-free!!

Recipe by: Flavor Mosaic

33. Chinese Cashew Chicken

Chinese Cashew Chicken

You won’t need to spend money on take-out anymore! The best Chinese Cashew Chicken made right at home, gluten-free, and soy-free! A healthier recipe you can make for dinner and have the best leftovers for lunch!

Recipe by: Strength and Sunshine

34. Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

This colourful, Asian Salad has grilled chicken, crunchy vegetables and rice noodles and is ready in less that 10 mins for the perfect weeknight dinner.

Recipe by: Recipes From A Pantry

35. Stir Fried Shanghai Rice Cakes

Stir Fried Shanghai Rice Cakes

These Shanghai rice cakes are stir fried with mushroom and cabbage in a delicious savory soy sauce! It’s a delicious, easy meal that’s great for the whole family!

Recipe by: Drive Me Hungry

36. Shrimp Lo Mein

Shrimp Lo Mein

Packed full of fresh, crisp veggies, flavor packed Chinese sausage, thick and chewy egg noodles and the most incredible savory sauce, this Shrimp Lo Mein is ready in under 20 minutes!

Recipe by: Went Here 8 This

37. Ginger And Spring Onion Chicken

Ginger And Spring Onion Chicken

15 minute stir fry Garlic Ginger and Spring Onion Chicken – a Chinese takeout favourite made easy!

Recipe by: A Saucy Kitchen

38. Beef and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce

Beef and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce

Beef and Peppers in Black Bean Sauce is spicy, flavorful dish with tender melt in your mouth beef that can be on your table, including rice, in about 15 minutes.

Recipe by: HWC Magazine

39. Easy Dan Dan Noodles

Easy Dan Dan Noodles

This version of the Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles is speedy and incredibly delicious! Just 30 minutes of your time will get you a dish that is better and healthier than takeout!

Recipe by: Vikalinka

40. Lion’s Head (Pork Meatballs With Bok Choy)

Lion's Head (Pork Meatballs With Bok Choy)

A classic Chinese dish, Lion’s Head, combines ground pork with aromatics and breadcrumbs to create a delicate and delicious Asian pork meatball in savory broth with tender greens.

Recipe by: Season & Thyme

41. Vegetarian Dan Dan Noodles

Vegetarian Dan Dan Noodles

A vegetarian take dan dan noodles consisting of wheat noodles slathered in a creamy sesame sauce, chili oil, mushroom mince & bok choy to create an incredibly moreish dish.

Recipe by: Gourmet Vegetarians

42. Tomato Egg Drop Soup

Tomato Egg Drop Soup

Add this quick and colorful tomato egg drop soup to your homemade Chinese takeout menu! The aromatics & tomatoes are sauteed to release fragrance, cooked with egg ribbons in chicken broth with nutty sesame oil to finish it up.

Recipe by: Omnivore’s Cookbook

43. Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji)

Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji)

Three Cup Chicken or San Bei Ji features juicy yummy chicken thighs braised in a tasty sauce made of three traditional Chinese condiments. The “Three Cup” refers to soy sauce, Shaoxing Wine and sesame oil.

Recipe by: Home Naturally Made

44. Pork & Shiitake Dumplings

Pork & Shiitake Dumplings

These delicious potsticker pork and cabbage dumplings are great to make with friends and family!

Recipe by: Another Food Blogger

45. Moo Goo Gai Pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan (Chicken Mushroom Stir-Fry) is an easy one-pot meal that’s fresh, delicious, and healthy!

Recipe by: I Heart Umami

46. Szechuan Shrimp

Szechuan Shrimp

This Szechuan shrimp recipe is easy to make and perfect for the spicy food lover with crispy shrimp and vegetables tossed in a vibrant Szechuan sauce.

Recipe by: Chili Pepper Madness

47. Red Cabbage and Radish Spring Rolls

Red Cabbage and Radish Spring Rolls

Crispy spring rolls filled with the most delicious red cabbage, mushroom, and radish filling you could ever hope for in your life.

Recipe by: Erica’s Recipes

48. Steamed Fish Chinese-Style

Steamed Fish Chinese-Style

Steamed Fish Chinese Style using simple ingredients is naturally delicious. It is a quick & easy way of enjoying fresh fish.

Recipe by: Home Naturally Made

49. Chinese Chicken Soup

Chinese Chicken Soup

Homemade Chinese Chicken Soup tastes just like what you get in Chinese restaurants. Enjoy a pot of easy Asian chicken soup made Paleo and gluten-free!

Recipe by: I Heart Umami

50. Easy Chinese Chicken Curry

Easy Chinese Chicken Curry

This Chinese chicken curry is quick and easy to make, tastes just like your favourite takeout and you can control the spice. Tender chicken in a thick Chinese curry gravy. Perfect for scooping up with plenty of rice.

Recipe by: Sprinkles and Sprouts

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