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 some really delicious dishes. You don’t have to go to those lengths, but you will certainly want to make a few of these tasty and interesting Chinese dishes at home.
Chinese Bourbon Chicken
This is one of those “when west meets east” dishes that are almost too much fun to pass up. The Chinese bourbon chicken recipe coats deep-fried and battered chicken with a delicious bourbon whiskey sauce. You’ll enjoy the play on flavors and be surprised at how short the ingredient list is compared to others.
Cantonese Steamed Chicken
For a taste of a Cantonese classic, try a simple steamed chicken recipe. The chicken cooks up in just 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners. The mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this delicious dish.
Chicken Wings With Oyster Sauce
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy chicken wings and want to give them a Chinese spin, this is a fantastic recipe. The chicken wings are marinated in oyster sauce, soy sauce, and rice wine. Bake them in the oven and serve them either hot or cold. It’s a very simple and easy one to make in large quantities.
General Tso’s Chicken
A classic chicken recipe and a favorite restaurant order, it’s hard to beat General Tso’s chicken. The popular Hunan recipe is as simple as any other and coats deep-fried chicken cubes with a delicious sweet and sour sauce. If you like, you can thicken the sauce by whisking two teaspoons cornstarch into the other sauce ingredients.
Sesame chicken is another popular Chinese dish that you can easily make at home. The recipe is one of deep-fried chicken coated with a delicious sauce of soy sauce, chili, and garlic. The finishing touch is those tasty toasted white sesame seeds that make it one of a kind.
Sweet And Sour Chicken
You may be familiar with sweet and sour chicken, but this recipe comes with an extra kick of citrus. The homemade sweet and sour sauce is simple and includes both pineapple and lemon. It’s another delectable dish that proves take-out isn’t better than homemade.
So, you can calmly cook for dinner tonight. The recipes above are perfect for the chicken lovers’ meal rotation menu. Tasty and juicy the chicken texture in every bite. Some of them you may even recognize from your favorite take-out restaurant.