About Chinese food, most of us think of takeout. But most Chinese recipes can be made right at home with no fancy equipment!

Skip phoning in an order, because you’ll have fun making everything in your own kitchen.

1.Chicken Chop Suey

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Chop suey is among the most popular Chinese foods today. It’s a stir-fry vegetable dish that’s cooked with meats, then bounded by a flavorful sauce.

This recipe calls for tender chicken bites along with easy-to-find veggies like bean sprouts, celery, and carrots. 

For the sauce, all you’ll need tPyarcrazy o do is combine the chicken broth with these pantry staples: sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and water.

Chop suey can be served over rice or noodles. If you’re watching your carb intake, pair

2.oodle Soup

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This is the quickest Chinese recipe I’ve ever tried. There’s no need to follow a specific list of ingredients. Any noodles, any protein, and any vegetables will do! 

The key ingredient is the Asian-inspired soup broth, which may or may not require a trip to the Asian market.

Besides the chicken stock and soy sauce, you’ll need sesame oil, ginger, garlic, sugar, and Chinese cooking wine for the soup broth.

3. Cashew Chicken

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This easy-peasy recipe doesn’t require a wok. You’ll only need a large non-stick skillet and a couple of classic Chinese flavorings. 

This dish features roasted cashew nuts and stir-fried chicken tossed and cooked together in a garlic sauce. 

It tastes similar to what you can get at Chinese , only fresher and more affordable.

4. Beef and Broccoli

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Beef and broccoli is one of my go-to dishes when looking for a balanced meal that’s a cinch to make.

For this recipe, all you’ll need is one skillet and 15 minutes of your time.

For the ingredients, everything’s available at your favorite local supermarket.

This include beef flank steak, cornstarch, dry sherry, and a couple of spices.

The pairing of crunchy broccoli and tender beef is iconic. But wait until you add the thick, sweet-savory sauce. It’s Asian flavor at its finest!

5. Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

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Steamed Chinese broccoli drizzled with an oyster sauce that’s out-of-this-world flavorful. This dish is one of my personal favorites!

Chinese broccoli has a similar flavor profile to spinach but has thicker leaves.

Meanwhile, the sauce has a meld of sweet and savory flavors, which also pair well with other Chinese greens.

This dish is often served as a side for Asian mains that are low on veggies, and thus creating a balanced meal. 

But honestly, I could make a meal out of this side dish when paired with some delicious fried rice!

6. Dan Dan Noodles

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Dan dan noodles carry the flavor of Szechuan cuisine, which is very, very spicy. So for this noodle dish, expect the sauce to be fiery!

A bunch of leafy greens, chopped peanuts, and scallions are thrown into the mix to create layers of flavors. 

Of course, the dried white noodles and meat mixture make this dish oh-so-filling.

Before slurping the noodles, be sure to coat them with a little bit of everything for the best taste!

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7. Chinese Cucumber Salad

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From a flaming hot dish, let’s go to something light and refreshing: Chinese cucumber salad.

This Asian-inspired dish has a unique flavor, thanks to the combination of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and garlic. 

For the most flavorful salad, smash the cucumber first before cutting it. This creates cucumber slices with a coarse texture that helps with absorbing the sauce.

8. Chow Mein

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Chow mein is a traditional Chinese dish that’s quick-cooked, so the noodles are light and perfectly crunchy. 

Using this recipe, you’ll have a restaurant-quality chow mein ready in 30 minutes. It’s that easy!

Along with bok choy, bean sprouts, and mushrooms, the noodles are tossed in a delicious oyster-based sauce.

Make the dish more satisfying by adding some protein like chicken or tofu.  

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9. Lo Mein

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Looking for an easier Asian noodle dish to prepare? Yup, such a dish exists, and it’s called lo mein, which you can make in 15 minutes! 

The secret to this yummy stir-fry dish is a good quality soy sauce that needs to be mixed with sesame oil and a pinch of sugar.

While chow mein is known for its nice crunch, lo mein noodles are perfectly soft that they absorb plenty of the dish’s sauce.

10.Chicken Fried Rice

This easy chicken fried rice will hit your table in 30 minutes or less.

Garlic powder and soy sauce give bold flavors to this dish. But if you marinate the chicken before adding it to the rice mix, you’ll get a much more flavorful fried rice.

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Drizzling some sesame oil into the rice brings out an Asian flavor. If you like to heat things up, simply add a little chili paste.

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11. Chinese Spring Rolls

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Chinese spring rolls are indeed a delight to eat. They’re deliciously crispy and packed with a balanced mix of veggies and meat. Or you can go meatless if you like.

Flavored with soy sauce, sesame oil, Shaoxing wine, and a couple of pantry spices, these golden, crispy rolls will leave a memorable taste.

But that’s not all. Chinese spring rolls are often served with a Worcestershire or sweet-chili sauce for dipping.

It adds a wonderful depth to the rolls’ blend of flavors!

12. Chinese Chicken Salad

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Most Chinese recipes yield healthy and delicious meals. This Chinese chicken salad is no different.

As a super versatile recipe, you can add more veggies to this salad to make it healthier. Or you can omit veggies you aren’t a big fan of.

The sesame-vinaigrette sauce and marinated chicken are the salad’s main sources of flavor.

Top everything off with chow mein noodles and almonds to add bulk and some nice crunch.   

13. Steamed Buns

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Learning this recipe is your gateway to making steamed buns with fantastic fillings!

Chinese steamed buns are soft and fluffy, but firm enough to hold your favorite ingredients.

This recipe will teach you how to make plain steamed buns, which can already be pretty challenging for beginners. 

There’s a lot of kneading involved, but using a stand mixer can ease things up.

Once you master this recipe, you can make other delicious variations like whole wheat steamed buns.

14. Chinese Green Beans

Here’s another Chinese dish that’s easy-breezy to make.

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This recipe requires a couple of simple ingredients, such as soy sauce, chili garlic paste, rice vinegar, and green beans.

If you have a wok, it’s helpful. It allows for high heat, quick-cooking that will help you get the right texture.

These Chinese green beans are a staple in Szechuan cuisine, so expect a relatively strong spicy kick!

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15. Peanut Noodles

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Noodle lovers won’t hesitate to feast on this mouthwatering dish.

These peanut noodles are flavored with a hearty saCuce made with creamy peanut butter and classic Asian spices.

These include dark soy sauce and fish sauce for a savory taste, lime juice to brighten things up, and sesame oil and chili oil for a flavor bomb.

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