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Healthy Chinese recipes

22 Recipes

Forget the takeaway and stir up some healthy Chinese dishes at home. We've got lighter versions of favourites like sweet & sour chicken, plus nutritious stir-fries.


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  • Chicken curry wth rice and peas in bowls, with chopsticks alongside

    Chinese chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.409 ratings

    Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation. Serve this replica of your favourite takeaway dish with fluffy rice for a wholesome family meal

  • Lighter Sweet & sour pork

    Lighter Sweet & sour pork

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.9 ratings

    This Chinese takeaway family favourite can be made much healthier - lower the sugar, fat and salt levels with this easy recipe

  • A bowl serving egg fried rice

    Egg-fried rice

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.73 ratings

    Don't call the Chinese takeaway – make your own egg-fried rice. Use leftover rice, or cook and dry it on a plate before using so it doesn't stick to the wok

  • Chinese poached chicken & rice

    Chinese poached chicken & rice

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 ratings

    For a healthy yet satisfying meal, try this dish eaten across China and Southeast Asia – and use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day

  • Lighter Chinese chilli beef

    Lighter Chinese chilli beef

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.22 ratings

    Don't reach for the takeaway menu, try this beef stir-fry recipe instead. It's just as tasty as your favourite Chinese and healthier too.

  • Chinese steamed bass with cabbage

    Steamed bass with garlic & chilli

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.15 ratings

    Try this flavour-packed, low-fat fish dish, perfect as a mid-week meal. It's full of omega 3 and counts as 1 of your 5-a-day.

  • Smacked cucumber chunks on a tray

    Smacked cucumbers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    These tangy pickles served in soy, rice wine vinegar, garlic and chilli oil will complement other spicy dishes

  • Spicy vegetable egg fried rice

    Spicy vegetable egg fried rice

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.11 ratings

    Spice up your rice with this easy recipe and feel free to mix things up with different veg

  • Speedy soy spinach

    Speedy soy spinach

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    A fast and healthy vegetable side dish that makes spinach the star. Use a total of five ingredients to make this speedy side

  • Peppers with black beans

    Peppers with black beans

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Stir up a pepper with black bean dish for Chinese New Year

  • Lettuce rolls

    Lettuce rolls

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Crunchy, simple Chinese rolls which don't even need cooking

  • Stir-fried garlic green beans

    Stir-fried garlic green beans

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.10 ratings

    These easy, healthy garlic green beans make a great accompaniment to a Chinese feast, and they're made with just 4 ingredients in 15 minutes

  • Pick & mix noodle plate

    Pick & mix noodle plate

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Kids will love choosing what to eat first - and they might end up eating more than if the same meal was served up whole

  • Veggie rice pot

    Veggie rice pot

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Find two of your 5-a-day in this veggie dish – a superhealthy option for midweek, with plenty of seasoning

  • Poached fish with ginger & sesame

    Poached fish with ginger & sesame broth

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Poach your favourite white fish in a light Asian-inspired broth and serve alongside healthy green broccoli, Chinese cabbage, soya beans and spring onions

  • Carrot & sugar snap salad

    Carrot & sugar snap salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Sweet, colourful and low-in-fat - this super side even counts towards your five-a-day

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