Chinese New Year is always a fun occasion with colorful parties and parades. It’s also a great time to try making some Chinese New Year recipes (Lunar New Year) to really get into the spirit of the holiday! We have you covered with this collection of the best Chinese recipes you can make for the occasion, including mouthwatering delights like ginger scallion crab, black pepper chicken, and clementine 5-spice chicken!
Black Pepper Chicken
Black pepper chicken is a tasty copycat Panda Express recipe. Although this Chinese inspired chicken is restaurant style, it’s so much better than takeout. You can have it on the table in just 30 minutes. So if you’re craving Asian food or stir fry, try this!
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Air Fryer Crab Cake Egg Rolls With Fire Sauce
These air fryer crab cake egg rolls are simple to prepare. Making these seafood egg rolls in the air fryer ensures a short cooking time.
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Tasty Tangerine Chicken Stir Fry
This tangerine chicken stir fry pairs juicy, succulent chicken breast with a sweet, delicious Asian tangerine sauce. It’s a little spicy, a little sweet and a little savoury, for the perfect flavour balance.
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Salt & Pepper Pork Chop Bites
Rather than ordering salt and pepper pork chop bites from the local Chinese takeout, why not make your own gluten free pork chop recipe instead? The Asian salt and pepper seasoning adds so much flavour and you can make this dish as spicy as you dare!
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Potstickers – Pork Dumplings with Sesame Sauce
Potstickers are such a wonderful treat! These bite-sized pork dumplings are simple to prepare, and they come with a delicious sesame dipping sauce.
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Beef Yaki Udon Noodle Stir Fry
Beef yaki udon is a tasty noodle stir fry which you can make in less than 30 minutes. Try this easy udon recipe if you’re looking for a simple Japanese dish to make with beef and noodles. You can make the entire thing in one wok and since it has meat, vegetables and noodles, you don’t even need to come up with side dishes.
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Heart Shaped Pork Potstickers
This isn’t just any potstickers recipe. These potstickers are heart shaped and perfect to surprise your significant other on Valentine’s Day or for Lunar New Year celebrations!
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Cashew Chicken with Snap Peas
This slow cooker cashew chicken with snap peas is a delicious fusion of sweet and spicy flavors, intensified by the use of a crockpot. While many Chinese chicken recipes involve stir-frying, this one is easy to prepare and perfect for those who love slow cooker meals.
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General Tso Shrimp Stir Fry
General Tso shrimp is an easy Chinese shrimp dish which you can rustle up in less than 30 minutes. It offers sweet, tangy and savoury flavours, along with a hint of spice.
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Spicy Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry
Gochujang chicken is sweet, spicy and very savoury. It’s a typical Korean inspired stir fry which looks so appetizing served in butter lettuce leaves with rice and Korean garnishes.
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Mongolian Beef In The Instant Pot
Copycat PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef in the Instant Pot – The best quick & easy recipe for simple, healthy, and spicy Mongolian beef. Low carb.
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Chinese Stir-Fried Shrimp (Classic Ketchup Shrimp Recipe)
This stir fried shrimp is the classic Chinese ketchup shrimp, tossed in an easy sweet and sour sauce! It’s nostalgic, delicious, and incredibly simple to make.
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Chinese Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go, 萝白糕)
Chinese turnip cake (Lo Bak Go) is a delicious, traditional steamed dish made daikon radish, Chinese sausage, shiitake mushrooms, and dried shrimp.
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Ready in 25 minutes, this aromatic hoisin tofu packs sweet and savory flavors so good that your family will think you ordered takeout!
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Rice Paper Dumplings (Chinese Potstickers)
This recipe for aromatic rice paper dumplings is a vegan twist on a traditional favorite. Packed with the flavors of king oyster mushrooms, Hoisin sauce, and a medley of fresh vegetables.
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Prawn Dumplings With Soy And Mirin Dipping Sauce
These prawn dumplings make for a fab Asian starter. The miring dipping sauce is ideal for dim sum and gyoza. This dinner recipe is ready under 30 minutes!
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Beef Chow Mein
If you want to learn how to make the best beef chow mein, you’ve come to the right place. This classic Chinese stir-fry calls for beef and noodles. Enjoy!
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Easy Shrimp And Chicken Fried Rice
Skip takeout! Whip up restaurant-worthy shrimp & chicken fried rice in minutes. Easy recipe, flexible ingredients, no fancy tools needed.
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Instant Pot Sesame Chicken
Instant Pot Sesame Chicken is a delicious weeknight meal that the entire family will love. This hearty dish comes together quickly and has tender chicken covered in a sweet and savory sauce.
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These healthy, gluten free Chicken Lettuce Wraps are completely addictive. You will want to pour the peanut dipping sauce on everything in sight.
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Chinese Five Spice Chicken Bowl
This Chinese Five Spice Chicken Bowl is vibrant, flavorful, and packed with wholesome ingredients. Ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal.
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Slow Cooker Asian Beef And Ramen Bowls
Delicious and NEW! This Slow Cooker Asian Beef and Ramen Bowls are amazing, you can’t just eat one bowl!
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Easy Asian Sweet Chili Chicken Meatballs
Eating clean does not mean you have to give up Chinese food, or meatballs! With this recipe for sweet chili chicken meatballs you can still enjoy both!
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Ginger Scallion Crab (薑蔥炒蟹)
Tasty ginger scallion crab stir fry recipes is Cantonese cuisine. Wanna know how to prepare crabs and make Chinese blue crab stir fry?
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JapChae Recipe (Korean Stir Fry Noodles)
This Japchae (Jap Chae) Recipe is scrumptious! It’s full of flavor, savory, and super addictive. The most popular dish at any potluck!
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Hot And Sour Broiled Tofu
Every now and then it’s good for me to eat some protein rather than cookies.
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Crockpot Chinese Pork With Noodles
Crockpot Chinese Pork with Noodles – Slow cooked Chinese style pork tenderloin tossed with noodles and veggies, bound to please the entire family.
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Roasted Clementine Five Spice Chicken
Roasted clementine five spice chicken is a quick and healthy gluten free dinner your family will love.
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