Chinese-Inspired Recipes

You can make your favorite Chinese take-out recipes at home! Check out chicken, rice, pork and beef recipes, as well as soups, noodles, stir-fry and more delicious Chinese-inspired dishes.

Staff Picks

Beef and Broccoli with Black-Bean Garlic Sauce

Better than takeout? We think so! What really sets this beef-and-broccoli stir-fry apart is the addition of black-bean garlic sauce, a rich and super-savory Chinese condiment made with fermented black beans, garlic, and chilis into a rich and super savory paste that soaks into this stir-fry with aplomb.

Cashew Shrimp

Oyster sauce, garlic, and ginger deliver big flavor to succulent sautéed shrimp in this speedy takeout-inspired supper. Roasted cashews and sliced celery add a pleasing crunch.

Pork Fried Rice

Rating: 3.22 stars
If you have any leftover cooked rice, use it for this dish—it won't stick together in the skillet and it's an economical, tasty supper.

Broken Wonton Soup

No need to form wontons for this soothing soup! The wrappers go into the garlic-ginger broth separately from the filling (mini pork meatballs flavored with soy sauce and cilantro). Vitamin-rich bok choy provides a welcome pop of green.

Pork Egg Rolls

Rating: 3.59 stars
Plenty of ground pork and veggies make this take-out favorite quicker and tastier than delivery. The egg rolls can be fried or baked; surprisingly, calorie-wise, both are about the same.

Broccoli and Pork Stir-Fry

Rating: 3.02 stars
Coins of peeled broccoli stalks add a faint sweetness and crunch to savory pork stir-fry. Round out the meal with fiber-rich brown rice.

Cold Sesame Noodles

Rating: 2.95 stars
This dish is full of ingredients that you can store in your pantry, such as noodles, soy sauce, and tahini (sesame paste). After you toss the cool noodles in the creamy sauce, drizzle them with Chinese chili oil to add a little kick to this simple side dish.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Wonton Filling

Rating: 3.19 stars

Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce

Rating: 3.36 stars
No pot stickers or dumplings are complete without this soy-ginger dipping sauce.

Steamed Bok Choy

Rating: 3.27 stars
Serve steamed bok choy as your vegetable side with our Breaded Pork Cutlets with Ginger-Soy Sauce.

General Tso's Chicken

Invented in 1950s Taiwan by chef Peng Chang-Kuei, this crowd-pleasing fried chicken dish was adapted for American palates with a chile-spiked sweet-and-sour sauce and has since become a Chinese takeout classic.

Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

Rating: 3.53 stars
You can find sweet and savory oyster sauce in Asian markets.

Inspiration and Ideas

18 Fried Rice Recipes to Stir Up Your Leftovers Routine
For a fast dinner, make any of these Asian-inspired fried rice recipes—they're the best way to use cold leftover rice.
Chow Mein
This Chinese-American restaurant staple pairs crispy fried noodles with chicken and vegetables stir-fried in a thick brown sauce. This family-friendly dinner couldn't be easier to make.

Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu

Rating: 3.56 stars

In this Chinese soup recipe, an egg is stirred in at the end to form tiny ribbons. For more flavor, add a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil just before serving.Note: Be sure to drain the tofu thoroughly before adding it to the soup so it will soak up the flavor of the broth.