7 Irresistible Chinese Chicken Recipes to Satisfy Your Kid's Tummy

7 Irresistible Chinese Chicken Recipes to Satisfy Your Kid's Tummy

Are you running out of ideas for tonight’s dinner?

How about these delightful Chinese chicken recipes? Sounds good?

Well, Chinese foods are not only about noodles. There are also many Chinese chicken recipes you can try at home, every day – literally. Chicken is always the top menu favored by children around the world. This fact somehow explains the existence of thousands fast food restaurants offering fried chicken everywhere.

If you ever feel worried about them eating menus from those restaurant chains for its obvious high sodium intake, you can stop fretting now. Make your kids healthier by cooking these Asian foods at home!

1. Creamy Tasty Chinese Orange Chicken

This first chicken dish will soon be everybody’s favorite. The main key to make perfect orange chicken for your family is in the sweet and sour sauce. Add fresh orange zest and juice to the sauce along with chicken broth instead of water. Let us show you the complete Chinese food recipe below.

Chicken ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut them into bite sized pieces)
  • 3 whisked eggs
  • 1/3 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • Vegetable oil to fry the chicken

Sauce chicken ingredients:

  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauces
  • ¼ tsp of fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp of garlic powder or 2 diced garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp of red chili flakes
  • Orange zest from 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch

Make the sauce first by heating the ingredients (minus orange zest and cornstarch) for three minutes. Whisk the cornstarch with water in order to make paste. Then, pour the paste to the orange sauce while keep whisking it for five minutes or until your mixture starts to thick. Remove your sauce from the heat when it thickened and then add the orange zest.

Now, the chicken. Stir the flour, cornstarch and salt in pie plate. Whisk your eggs in the shallow dish. Use egg and flour mixture to dip your chicken pieces then place them on plate. Heat oil in a pot with heavy bottom over the medium heat. Cook your chicken breasts for two or three minutes while turning them often. Place chickens on plate then toss them with the sauce.

Sounds delicous, ain’t it?

2. Juicy Honey Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

If you’re short in time, this one is the perfect choice for dinner. With only 10 min prep time and 25 min cooking time, this dish comes with a balanced combination of sweet and sour. Half an hour is enough to make this delightful recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 12 chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ inches of peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 4 round sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of light soy sauce chicken
  • ¼ cup of dark soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup of cold water.

First, preheat your oven to 200°C. Coat your chicken in cornstarch and season it with salt pepper. Then, heat oil in big frying pan and deep-fry your chicken ‘till both sides are brown. Move your chickens to baking dish then bake for about fifteen minutes. Start making your sauce by using pan you used to fry the chicken. Sauté garlic, ginger, and onions together until they’re soft.

Lower the heat, add honey, soy sauces, black pepper, and vinegar then mix them. Add water slowly while stirring it. Mix in your brown sugar until dissolved. Boil your mixture and remove from heat when your sauce thickens. Pour sauce over your chickens to coat them. Bake for fifteen minutes again and you’re ready to serve your chicken with sesame seeds to garnish your sesame chicken.

3. Baked Chicken with White Rice

Rice goes with anything.

So this easy recipe is dedicated to the fried rice lover out there!

Chicken and marinade ingredients:

  • 1 kg halved chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine
  • ¼ cup of oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 clove of minced garlic

 

Rice ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of uncooked white rice
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of frozen vegetables
  • 1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 ¼ cups of stock
  • 1 ½ cups of water

First, mix your chicken then marinade them in a bowl. Leave it for twenty minutes to a day. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Spread evenly the rice ingredients in a baking pad. Place your chicken on top and let them submerge in liquid. Cover using foil then bake for around twenty minutes. Remove the foil and baste your chickens using the remaining marinade and bake for another thirty minutes.

You’re done! Simple, right?

4. Authentic Curry Chicken with Steamed Rice

Chinatown always invites us to come and have a taste of Chinese foods. One of the most popular dishes is curry chicken! And you can also try making this super easy recipe it at home!

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. of sliced boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of cornstarch
  • 1 onion, sliced into wedges
  • 1 ½ cups of chicken stock
  • 4 tsp of curry powder
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp of sugar
  • Salt

Combine the chicken, oil, soy sauce, and half of cornstarch. Heat wok over the high heat and wait until smoking. Add oil and chicken in a layer. Stir fry your chicken then removes from wok. Add oil and wok then stir fry a minute. Stir in your chicken broth, curry powder, sugar, salt, and turmeric.

Dissolve the remaining cornstarch with water and pour it to your stock mixture then simmer for a minute. Put back your cooked chicken into your wok then stir for thirty seconds. Steamed rice will be perfect companion for this menu.

5. Mouthwatering Chinese Chicken with Broccoli

This special recipe of Chinese chicken is a perfect choice for your busy weeks. Why so? You only need to spend thirty minutes to get this menu ready.

Ingredients:

  • 1 big head of fresh broccoli
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 6 boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 clove chopped garlic
  • 3 onions
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp of honey
  • 6 tbsp of hot water

Sauté or steam your broccoli until medium soft. Heat your wok on high heat then add a little bit oil. Add chickens then brown the entire sides and then set aside.

Fry ginger, onion, and garlic for only thirty second in hot wok. Put your chicken back to wok then add soy sauce, hot water, and hoisin sauce then boil them. Drizzle your chickens with honey and simmer them for seven to ten minutes. Add your broccoli then toss the broccoli with sauce until they cooked.

6. Crunchy Cashew Chicken Slow Cooker

Though cashew is identical with chocolate, it can also be a perfect companion for Chinese chicken dish. And you can do it in your slow cooker!

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp of cornstarch
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of canola oil
  • ½ cup of soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of ketchup
  • 2 tbsp of sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp of grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup of cashews

Combine your pepper and cornstarch in storage bag, then add the chicken and shake it to coat the chicken with cornstarch mixture. Heat oil on medium heat, then brown your chicken for two minutes on every side. Place your chicken in the slow cooker. Combine the rest of ingredients in a bowl then pour it over your chicken. Cook between three and four hours before serving.

7. Healthy and tasty fresh mushroom with sliced chicken

The real name of this Chinese chicken recipe is moo goo gai pan or mah gu gai pin. And if you’re a mushroom lover, there’s no way you don’t know about this dish. Yep, it’s that popular. Its popularity may be big, but the making process is just way so simple you may find yourself making your own dish at midnight.

Marinating ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of dry sherry
  • Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • ¾ pound of chicken breasts

Vegetables ingredients:

  • 1 cup of fresh button mushrooms
  • ½ cup of canned bamboo shoots
  • ½ cup of canned water chestnuts
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic

Sauce ingredients:

  • ½ cup of chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp of oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp of oil

Make marinade first by gathering ingredients. Then get the vegetables ready while marinating the chickens. Slice the mushrooms thinly. Prepare the sauce by whisking the ingredients.

Now, heat wok then add oil. Add chickens then stir-fry until the color changes. Remove chickens then use the wok to stir-fry garlic and ginger. Add mushrooms then continue stir-frying. Add water chestnuts and shoots. Keep stir-frying while adding the sauce. Put the chickens back into your wok then mix everything. Now you’re ready to serve the Chinese mouthwatering dish.