Chinese Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Allrecipes has has trusted Chinese chicken main dish recipes including moo goo gai pan, General Tsao's Chicken, and more.

Staff Picks

Joe's General Tso's Chicken

Rating: 4.38 stars
General Tso's Chicken is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavors. It is found in a lot of Chinese buffets and take-out places. You can try substituting gin for the rice wine if you'd like.

Mochiko Asian Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.67 stars
Chicken marinated with Chinese classic ingredients, then dredged and fried for something divine.

Kung Wow Chicken

Rating: 4.53 stars
This highly simplified, yet quite Americanized version of kung pao chicken is much more flavorful than your simple stir-fry.

Pea Shoots and Chicken in Garlic Sauce

Rating: 4.43 stars
Whenever we go out for Chinese food, my friends always order this vegetable dish from the 'secret' menu. It is so yummy and different and probably pretty good for you because it is as green as spinach. I've been scouring the vegetable aisle for months trying to figure out what exactly the stuff is. Lo and behold, today I found it at Superstore. Of course I didn't know exactly until I actually cooked it, but there was no mistaking it. They are snow pea shoots! Yumm yumm!

Moo Goo Gai Pan

Rating: 4.37 stars
This Chinese dish translates to chicken with sliced mushrooms. This dish is great, light and very flavorful.

Sweet and Sour Chicken III

Rating: 4.38 stars
This version of the Asian-style favorite includes carrots, bell pepper, garlic and pineapple. The requisite soy sauce and vinegar add the sour to the sweet, and voila! Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.

Chinese Noodle Chicken

Rating: 4.21 stars
This is a quick, easy, healthy meal. Add a salad and light dessert and you are sure to get rave reviews. My family asks for this meal at least once a week.

Spicy Orange Chicken

Rating: 4.46 stars
My Spicy Orange Chicken has the same flavor profile as its take-out counterpart, Orange Chicken: the sweet orange, the spicy chilies, and the Asian condiments. I make this without oil, making something much lighter and very tasty.

Kung Pao Chicken

Rating: 4.29 stars
Spicy chicken with peanuts, similar to what is served in Chinese restaurants. It is easy to make, and you can be as sloppy with the measurements as you want. They reduce to a nice, thick sauce. Substitute cashews for peanuts, or bamboo shoots for the water chestnuts. You can't go wrong! Enjoy!

Grilled Asian Chicken

Rating: 4.49 stars
Great for last-minute company or a quick dinner by rounding it out with a baked potato and tossed salad.

Sweet and Sour Chicken I

Rating: 4.49 stars
Pan fried chicken cubes served with a sweet and sour sauce.

Air Fryer Bang-Bang Chicken

Rating: 4.77 stars
Sweet, spicy, air-fried chicken that's tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. My version gets a double dose of bang-bang sauce which is sure to please the taste buds. Serve in leafy lettuce wraps if desired.

Inspiration and Ideas

Hunan Kung Pao
Rating: Unrated
"I make this often; very good. I slice the chicken very thin." – Travis
Chef John's Cashew Chicken
Rating: Unrated
"This recipe wowed me, it was quick and easy to make. Very tasty and all flavour profiles are well balanced." – luvbeer

General Tsao's Chicken II

Rating: 4.77 stars

A genuinely mouthwatering dish with an Asian kick that will knock your chopsticks off! Don't be fooled by other General Tsao impostors: this is simply the best Chinese chicken you will ever have. With a flair of peanut oil, a streak of sesame, a dash of orange, and a sweet spot for hot, this is sure to be a favorite. Just don't forget to deep-fry twice! Serve with steamed broccoli and white rice.