Sweet and sour chicken with vegetables in a serving dish

Chinese chicken recipes

Ditch the takeaways and try making our Chinese chicken recipes – we've got all your favourites like sweet and sour chicken and a classic chow mein stir-fry.

266 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Ditch the takeaway and make our simple sweet and sour chicken recipe. This speedy Chinese-style rice dish is ready in under 30 minutes and packed with zingy flavours

25 mins
Easy
146 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Flavoured with honey, hoisin sauce and Chinese five-spice, this one-pan chicken dish makes a cheap and easy midweek family meal

50 mins
Easy
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113 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A classic Chinese dish of stir-fried egg noodles with shredded chicken breast. Experiment with different fish, meat or vegetables

30 mins
Easy
12 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A twist on a favourite takeaway using chicken instead of duck, this dish is perfect for a Friday night in

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A healthy Asian-inspired dish ideal for an easy dinner. Use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day.

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Chinese style chicken wings with a delicious twist, made using just 5 ingredients. They make a tasty lunch or make a batch to share with friends

50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Try making these sweet & sour chicken balls at home with this easy recipe. These satisfying chicken bites paired with a tangy dipping sauce are irresistible

40 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This twist on the traditional Chinese sweetcorn soup has a subtle curry flavour. It's delicious, quick and easy to prepare

30 mins
Easy
77 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

As part of our 'Cooking with Auntie Sara' series, Sara Buenfeld shows the kids how to make the classic takeaway favourite

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Tender pieces of chicken breast are stir-fried with crunchy, sweet cashew nuts in this classic Chinese dish

20 mins
More effort
16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy Chinese favourite at home with pak choi, ginger and sweet chilli sauce - cheaper and much tastier than getting a takeaway

25 mins
Easy
109 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Forget packet sauces, this will give you a real taste of the orient.

25 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this noodle salad using leftover chicken from our Chinese poached chicken & rice

30 mins
Easy
90 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try an authentic version of this classic Chinese takeaway dish, with natural sweetness and a warm chilli flavour to spice things up

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Give chicken an Asian twist by serving it with stir-fried noodles packed with ginger, Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts

50 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a roast with a difference - Chinese five-spice, citrus and ginger add warmth to the rich soy and hoisin sauce-based gravy

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Ditch the takeaway and try a traybake full of delicious Chinese flavours instead. It takes just minutes to throw together this alternative sweet and sour chicken dish

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

We have given the traditional method for poaching the chicken, but you can cook it in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes with outstanding results

35 mins
Easy
114 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Who needs takeaways when you can make this low-fat Chinese-style stir-fry in half an hour?

30 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This classic dish from the Chinese province of Sichuan isn't as spicy if you remove the chilli seeds - complete with a sticky, sweet and rich sauce

25 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

An incredibly easy Chinese-style chicken dish which is sweet, spicy and sticky

20 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Give the Sunday roast an Asian twist with this crispy-skinned Peking chicken recipe

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Asian cooking can be light, healthy and so quick that you’ll think twice before ever ordering a takeaway again!

35 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Prepare this Chinese meal ahead to enjoy a relaxed dinner with friends - it's served at room temperature

50 mins
Easy
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