Quick & Easy Chinese Recipes

Find healthy, delicious quick and easy 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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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

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 19
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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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

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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Shrimp with Broccoli

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Here's an example of international cooking at its fastest and best: a speedy Asian take-out favorite given an update with the Italian sparkle of basil, garlic and lemon.
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Turkey Ma Po Tofu

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Ma Po Tofu is a traditional Chinese recipe usually made with ground pork. This delicious, healthy version uses ground turkey to cut saturated fat and calories and adds mushrooms for extra veggies. Serve with brown rice and make it extra special with a drizzle of sesame oil just before serving.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Dan Dan Noodles with Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Make these delicious, healthy dan dan noodles with a sesame-soy sauce, shrimp and peanuts in just 30 minutes. The Sichuan preserved vegetables add a bright pop of tangy, slightly fermented flavor. Look for them at an Asian market if you want the most authentic flavor or substitute kimchi.
By Dirk Van Susteren

Watercress with Rice Wine-Oyster Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this healthy Asian vegetable stir-fry recipe, watercress is cooked then tossed with traditional Chinese oyster sauce. Use a salad spinner so the watercress is dry to the touch, or the stir-fry will become too wet. If the watercress is young and tender, stir-fry the whole stems. If the stem ends are woody and tough, discard them.
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By Grace Young

Easy Fried Rice

Mixed frozen vegetables make this fried rice recipe quick, easy and economical. If you don't have leftover cooked rice on hand, be sure to thoroughly cool your rice before adding it to the wok—if it's too warm, it creates too much steam and sticks to the wok. To quickly cool warm rice, spread out on a large baking sheet and refrigerate while you prep the rest of your ingredients, about 15 minutes.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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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.
Sweet & Sour Pork with a Sesame Crust
Rating: Unrated 2
You'll recognize the flavors of sesame, soy and white pepper from the beloved restaurant dish that inspired this recipe for sweet and sour (boneless) pork chops. White pepper is more mild and earthy than black pepper, but either will work here.
Broccoli with Black Bean-Garlic Sauce
Rating: 3.5 stars 3

The bold taste of black bean-garlic sauce mellows into a rich and warming glaze in this fast Asian-style dish.