Healthy Chinese Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Chinese recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Beef Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Ginger

Rating: 5 stars 4
All the ingredients for this easy beef stir-fry recipe are cooked in one wok (or skillet), so not only is the meal-prep fast for this healthy dinner, cleanup is quick too. Look for Lee Kum Kee Premium oyster-flavored sauce in the Asian-foods aisle of your grocery store. It has the most concentrated oyster flavor. 
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By Grace Young

Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
Sesame noodles become a satisfying meal with lean chicken and tons of veggies in this quick, healthy noodle recipe. Be sure to rinse the spaghetti until it's cold, then give it a good shake in the colander until it's well drained. Are you a spiralizing pro? Swap 5 cups of raw zucchini, carrot or other veggie "noodles" for the cooked pasta.
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Kung Pao Chicken with Bell Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
Here's an easy chicken recipe you'll definitely want to add to your dinner repertoire. A quick marinade tenderizes the chicken and infuses flavor in this stir fry. Adding a little oil to finish the marinade coats the chicken and helps keep it from sticking to the pan.
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By Grace Young

Sichuan Ramen Cup of Noodles with Cabbage & Tofu

Rating: 5 stars 1
The Sichuan province in the southwestern corner of China is known for its fiery dishes. Here, the richness of tahini tempers the spicy chile paste in this cup-of-noodles-style mason jar soup recipe. You can grind the Sichuan peppercorns in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, or crush them with the bottom of a heavy skillet.
By Sarah DiGregorio

Moo Shu-Style Vegetables

Rating: 4 stars 32
This vegetarian version of the Chinese stir-fry, Moo Shu, uses already-shredded vegetables to cut down on the prep time. Serve with warm Chinese-style pancakes or whole-wheat tortillas, sriracha chili sauce and extra hoisin if desired.
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Spicy Tofu Hotpot

Rating: 5 stars 8
Warm up a chilly evening with this light but satisfying one-pot meal. The tofu absorbs the flavors of this fragrant, spicy broth, making it anything but bland. Look for fresh Chinese-style noodles in the refrigerated case of your supermarket alongside wonton wrappers.
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Szechuan Tofu & Green Bean Stir-Fry

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
This spicy vegetarian stir-fry is a great way to use green beans when they're bountiful and inexpensive at the supermarket. You can also try it with other vegetables, such as broccoli or peppers, just make sure to cut them into small pieces so that they cook quickly. Coating the tofu in cornstarch before you cook it gives it a light crust.
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Vegetarian Hot Pot

Rating: 5 stars 4
Quick to prepare, this Asian-style noodle soup has all the makings of a one-pot meal. To punch up the heat, add a dab of chile-garlic sauce.
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Foh Gai Jook (Turkey Jook)

Rating: 5 stars 1
Jook is what the Cantonese call rice porridge. Frequently eaten either at breakfast or as a late-night snack, jook is a comfort food beloved in many Asian cultures—Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Filipino and more. This homey rice porridge is a delicious way to repurpose your turkey carcass.
By Shirley Huey

General Tso's Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
To recreate this beloved dish, we've reduced the fat content by not frying the chicken and cut the sodium by using reduced-sodium soy sauce. Serve with steamed baby bok choy or sautéed spinach and steamed brown rice.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

Rating: 5 stars 1
People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a variety of fillings, from seafood to red meat, eggs to vegetables. In Wuhan, dumplings may be served at any meal. Crisp, pan-fried dumplings don't have to be loaded with fat. Cooking them in a mix of water and oil makes them crisp on the bottom, tender and juicy inside.
By Ying Chang Compestine

Pork Chop Suey

Rating: 3.5 stars 15
Make this chop suey recipe as written or feel free to swap other veggies you have on hand—it's an adaptable recipe that lends itself well to a fridge clean-out meal. Serve over rice or noodles.
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Inspiration and Ideas

23 Recipes to Recreate Your Favorite Chinese Restaurant Dishes at Home
Try recreating some of the dishes that are popular at Chinese restaurants at home with these recipes.
27 Chinese-Inspired Sunday Dinner Recipes
Make of these Chinese-inspired recipes for a delicious and filling Sunday dinner. These tasty recipes are full of vegetables and proteins like pork, tofu and chicken. And the best part is that you can take any leftover proteins and make fried rice to enjoy later in the week! Recipes like Spicy Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry and Kung Pao Chicken with Bell Peppers are flavorful and satisfying.
Pineapple Pork Fried Rice
Rating: 4.5 stars 4

This one dish meal is bursting with texture and taste. Fresh pineapple, crisp-tender carrots and celery, and pungent ginger combine with pork in this homemade fried rice recipe that's ready in 45 minutes, start to finish.