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

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.

Shrimp Chow Mein

The star of this at-home version of the Chinese takeout favorite? An umami-packed sauce made with chicken broth, oyster sauce, rice-wine vinegar, sesame oil, sambal oelek, and fresh ginger and garlic. It's a delicious foil for tender egg noodles, plump shrimp, and crisp-tender snow peas.

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry with Green Beans

A fresh-tasting sauce made with lemon, sesame oil, and ginger perks up stir-fried chicken breast and green beans in this weeknight-friendly dinner.

Broccoli and Pork Stir-Fry

Rating: 3 stars 112
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.

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.

Pork Egg Rolls

Rating: 3.5 stars 94
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.

Stir-Fried Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 16
This take on the Chinese-American takeout classic is easy to make at home for a fast family-friendly dinner. We use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fresh pineapple, ginger, garlic, and apricot jam.

Pork Fried Rice

Rating: 3 stars 405
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.

Wonton Filling

Rating: 3 stars 182

Pupu Platter

Rating: 3 stars 48
This delicious pupu platter will impress your guests at your next gathering.

Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 28
No pot stickers or dumplings are complete without this soy-ginger dipping sauce.

Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 55
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.
Steamed Bok Choy
Rating: 3.5 stars 37

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