A list of Asian chicken recipes that are tasty, easy to make and better than take-away
Chicken is a versatile ingredient to work with. You can steam, bake, braise, and stew it with various garnish. And you don’t always need to cook an entire chicken. Chicken thighs, chicken wings, chicken breast, pick whatever that suits your preference and the recipe.
It’s, of course, one of the most common proteins in Asian cuisine. So I’ve rounded up a collection of Asian chicken recipes that are more than orange chicken or Kung Pao chicken.
These Asian chicken recipes are easy to make, super tasty and savory. Ready to try some authentic chicken recipes from Asia? Roll your sleeves, and let’s get cooking.
Chinese braised chicken rice
Named 黄焖鸡米饭 in Chinese, this chicken recipe has become more and more popular with the opening of Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice.
In tradition, authentic chicken rice must be braised in a casserole. But it’s ok to use a rice cooker or induction cooker to make the at-home version. Savory chicken thigh and the rice that soaks up the gravy, this one-pot Chinese chicken dish is perfect for your family dinner.
Spicy Big Tray Chicken
This one is a classic Xin Jiang recipe that is perfect for a big family dinner or a party. With chicken on top, plus potato and vegetables of your choice beneath, this dish is a whole package.
Chinese three-cup chicken
Also named “San Bei Ji” in Mandarin, the three-cup chicken is a traditional Chinese dish that dates back to the 13th century.
The three cups referred to lard, soy sauce, and sweet rice wine. Lard was later replaced by cooking oil in modern kitchens. But it is still a savory and aromatic household favorite. Follow the instructions on Omnivore’s Cookbook to make the authentic San Bei chicken!
Sesame shredded chicken
I love sesame shredded chicken because it’s moist even you are using the leanest breast meat. The sliced chicken soaked in the fragrant sauce, this Chinese chicken recipe is a healthy dinner option for everyone.
Soy sauce braised chicken
I made this braised chicken recipe to recreate my childhood favorite. You can make it in a pot or in a rice cooker like me. If you are cooking for two, use chicken thigh instead of a whole chicken. Follow this recipe to make your own tender soy sauce chicken!
Chinese salt-baked chicken
Honestly, I am not ready to use all the salt I have in my house to make salt-baked chicken. But reading the recipe on The Woks of Life makes me want to cook it my own. I believe that the aromatic and tender chicken worths the work.
Cantonese white cut chicken
The Chinese poached chicken, also named White Cut chicken, is a dish of simplicity. Because the meat is not over-processed or seasoned, the original flavor of the chicken is the hero. Want to make your own? Check out the recipe on China Sichuan Food!
Taiwanese popcorn chicken
More snacks than the main course, the salty popcorn chicken is something you will often see in the Taiwanese night market.
It has earned its spot as one of the most popular Asian street foods with crisp skin and tender meat. Now you can make it at home!
Check out the instructions on Kirbie Cravings and start cooking!
Chinese five-spice chicken
The five-spice powder has been magical for me. Adding it to chicken and beef will instantly take the favor to the next level.
The five spices are cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns, everything you need in flavorful meat marinate. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try? Check it out on Don’t Waste The Crumbs!
Braised chicken with chestnut
Hands up if you love your main course savory and slightly sweet. That’s why I braise the chicken with chestnut. The nutty and sweet ingredient balances the overall taste of the dish. Check out how I cook make braised chicken!
Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao chicken is one of the most popular Chinese recipes, if not the most. Tender, crunchy and spicy, this Asian chicken recipe is a whole package. Follow the recipe on Once Upon A Chef to see how to make Kung Pao Chicken at home.
Japanese Chicken Teriyaki
If I have to name one Japanese sauce that I like the most, it will be Teriyaki. With the instructions on No Recipes, you will know how to make Teriyaki chicken and how to make the sauce.
Laziji – Sichuan braised spicy chicken
You can’t go to Sichuan restaurants without trying this famous Asian chicken recipe. Whoever loves a kick in their tastebuds will fall in love with it. Follow the video down below and make it at home!
Braised Coca-cola chicken wings
Coca-cola chicken used to be a trendy thing when I was a kid. Back then, it was a party favorite for kids. It’s amazing to see how it has turned into a popular dinner dish in China. With basic ingredients, and of course, a coke, you can make this fusion recipe too!
Chinese steamed chicken and mushroom bao
Chicken is not just for dinner or lunch; it can be a breakfast option! Check out the recipe on Asian Dumpling Tips to make these delicious chicken bao.
Steamed chicken with shiitake mushrooms
Steamed dishes are often quick, easy, and less oily. If you are looking for a guilt-free and delicious dinner recipe, check out my easy steamed chicken recipe here.
Japanese chicken curry
Curry is somehow like the borscht soup. Cook the meat right, and you can be flexible with the garnish. Got some vegetables in the fridge? This chicken curry is the best way to use up the ingredients you have.
Sweet and sour chicken feet
Ok, I know chicken feet is not for everyone. And if you have never tried it, it probably sounds weird. But trust me, it’s one of the best entrées and dim-sums in China. Want to give it a try? Here is how to make sweet and sour chicken feet.
Japanese chicken omurice
Omurice is a combination of omelet and rice, usually fried rice. If you can make both, you can cook the perfect omurice. Not there yet? Check out the cooking tips on Serious Eats.
Korean candy fried chicken
I always get hungry watching Korean drama because of all the appealing food in it. The Korean fried chicken has to be on top of my guilty pleasure. If you love Korean TV food like me, don’t miss the recipe on My Korean Kitchen.
Chinese chicken Lo Mein
Why order when you can make chicken Lo Mein at home? Learn how to do it the easy way on Dinner Then Dessert!
Stewed chicken With mushroom
Shiitake mushroom is a pantry staple for me. It’s aromatic, and it goes perfectly with almost any meat. I add it to steam pork patty and steamed fish. And next, stewed chicken. Learn how to make this savory chicken dish on Kitchen Stories.
Have you made these Asian chicken recipes?
If you do, tell me how it goes! Which one is your favorite?