Undoubtedly, Asian cuisines have delicious foods, whether your favorite is Chinese, Thai, Korean, or another type. Although getting Asian food takeout is convenient since you don’t have to do the work, it also adds up in price, and the restaurant food might not necessarily be as healthy as if you make it at home. Before you embark on your journey to make your favorite Asian-inspired meals at home, it’s a good idea to stock up on some of the common ingredients. Bob’s Red Mill states that you’ll most likely need some soy sauce, coconut milk, chili paste, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar.

Of course, you’ll need some other staple ingredients, too. Luckily, we will review what components you need for each recipe in this roundup so you can be prepared before making any of these dishes. This list is terrific because it has many recipes, from salads to soups to lettuce wraps. Then, there are some options, like the Asian Baked Chicken Breasts or Chinese Garlic Chicken, which can be served however you want, whether with rice, veggies, or something else. It’s safe to say that this list will definitely make you hungry!

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1. Weight Watchers Egg Roll in a Bowl

Our Weight-Watchers-friendly recipe, a take on the “egg roll in a bowl” trend, is everything you need and more! This dish has all the flavors of a classic Chinese egg roll without the pastry. Your taste buds will experience delicious sriracha sauce, garlic, carrots, onion, and ground chicken. The dish also has white cabbage (it is inspired by an egg roll, after all). Keep sodium levels at a healthy amount with reduced-sodium soy sauce!

2. Mongolian Chicken

This remarkable chicken dish provides savory, juicy meat that you can serve with rice or another side dish. For the recipe, use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They are flavored with garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, and dark brown sugar. The small amount of sugar balances the flavors of the salty ingredients. Use honey or another natural sweetener if you don’t want to use the brown sugar!

3. Asian-Five Spice Chicken

This super easy 30-minute meal contains classic Asian spices that will tingle your taste buds. As far as the chicken, use deboned chicken thighs. The main ingredients in this recipe include garlic, five spice powder, sesame oil, oyster sauce, and soy sauce. Small amounts of sugar, salt, and oil help to bring everything together. When you marinate the chicken with these ingredients, its flavor bursts with every bite.

4. One Dish Asian Chicken and Rice

We love one-dish meals over here, which is what makes this recipe so lovely! You don’t have to worry about an unpleasant number of dishes after you cook this scrumptious meal. Some of the best ingredients in this include shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper, and chicken broth. Meanwhile, the primary, hearty components are the skinless chicken thighs, rice, and broccoli!

5. Chinese Garlic Chicken

Are you looking for a simple entree base that you can customize as needed? This wonderful Chinese Garlic Chicken allows you to serve it with rice, veggies, or any other side you want. You can even use it as a snack for dipping! For the recipe provided by Yummy Addiction, use white pepper, garlic, scallions, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce to impart a complex, appetizing flavor to the skinless chicken thighs.

6. Asian Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mango Slaw

This tangy meatball recipe most certainly satisfies your palate and stomach! It is full of healthy ingredients, and its presentation is elegant, making it the perfect food to serve at gatherings. The recipe has three main components: the mango slaw, the meatball glaze, and the meatballs. The zesty slaw has hints of chili garlic sauce, mango, cabbage, and lime juice. Pile the meatballs onto butter lettuce and garnish them with sesame seeds and cilantro for best results!

7. Sweet Chili Chicken

Although this chicken is fried, it’s not too much to worry about since the recipe has such minimal ingredients, and you can pair it with a healthy side such as steamed broccoli! The sauce has garlic, Thai sweet chili sauce, lime juice, cilantro, and more. On the other hand, you need egg whites, flour, cornstarch, and a few other ingredients for the batter. Use skinless, boneless chicken and cut them into small pieces before cooking them!

8. Best Asian Lettuce Wraps

Savory Bites Recipes posted this tasty lettuce wrap recipe. This is the perfect option for lunch since it’s not too heavy of a meal, and it will keep your body nourished to keep going throughout the day. It has ginger, garlic, minced chicken, onions, and a homemade sauce. Although the sauce has many components, the primary ingredients are chicken stock, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, and seasonings. Pile the chicken up onto the lettuce and enjoy!

9. Asian Chicken Bubble-Up

Our recipe is for everyone who can’t decide between making an Asian-inspired meal or a casserole. You have the best of both worlds here. Ground ginger, brown sugar, red cabbage, teriyaki sauce, and sriracha provide the fat-free ground chicken with an unending flavor! The recipe also has freshly squeezed lime juice, carrots, and garlic. We suggest topping it with cabbage and green onions just before serving so that those components stay nice and fresh!

10. Peanut Chicken Wrap

Simply Whisked created this recipe that is perfect for people on the go. These chicken wraps are packed with nutty flavor and are effortless to throw together! The primary ingredients consist of chicken breast, cilantro, roasted peanuts, carrots, and coleslaw. However, the best part is the homemade peanut sauce with spicy hints due to the crushed red pepper flakes and ginger. Soy sauce provides a pleasant salty undertone while the honey contrasts these sweet and salty flavors!

11. Easy Asian-Style Chicken Breasts

You can serve this sticky chicken in a variety of ways, which is why we love it so much. The unique marinade has soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, and fruit juices. Specifically, flavors of pineapple and orange juice shine through. Marinate the chicken overnight for best results, and serve it with garnishes like toasted sesame seeds or chopped green onions!

12. Pineapple Chicken (Asian Style)

This zesty, saucy chicken has the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. With a pineapple sauce that has honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and more, the chicken and vegetables’ flavors really shine. Specifically, you can pair the chicken with bell peppers, onions, pineapple tidbits, and some seasonings in addition to the sauce. We suggest serving this on a bed of noodles! However, you have the freedom to pair this versatile chicken with anything you’d like.

13. Asian Chicken Thighs

These juicy chicken thighs are for when you want something both comforting and hearty. The recipe calls for cooked white rice and bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. The sticky sauce comprises sweet chili sauce, sriracha, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. You only need a small amount of rice wine vinegar and brown sugar to complete the sauce! The whole family will certainly appreciate this savory dinner!

14. Chinese Style Mango Chicken Stir Fry

Here is a 30-minute recipe perfect for busy days. It can be premade for work or paired with a side dish for supper. The two main components are fried chicken and homemade curry, which has a wide range of ingredients. Rice wine vinegar, red chili paste, and sweet chili sauce give it a deep flavor. Meanwhile, the green chilies, bell peppers, green onions, and mangoes provide nutrients!

15. Thai Peanut Chicken

Dinner doesn’t get any better than this! 40 Aprons posted this recipe for a nutty Asian chicken dish that you will love. The sauce has ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, and more. Although the main sauce component is coconut milk, the creamy peanut butter takes charge of the flavor. For an optimal outcome, use boneless skinless chicken thighs and pair the chicken with white or brown rice!

16. Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad Wraps

These wraps contain nutritious ingredients such as carrots, coleslaw, chicken breast, and salted peanuts! Although those ingredients are delicious on their own, you can’t pass up on the spicy peanut sauce and the chopped cilantro, which provide both nutty and herbal flavors to the meal. Use whichever kind of tortilla you would like for the wrap. We suggest spinach tortillas for taste and presentation purposes!

17. Thai Basil Chicken Spaghetti

Make your next supper an Asian-style spaghetti for a change. This astounding recipe has baby corn, onions, snake beans, basil, green chilies, and more. The main components are ground chicken and spaghetti, of course. We recommend using whole wheat pasta to keep it healthier! That Spicy Chick states that serving a fried or soft-boiled egg is optional on top of the pasta when you serve it!

18. Asian Chicken Salad

Looking for a light dinner that won’t leave you feeling bloated but will give your body proper nutrients? You need to try this Asian chicken salad recipe! It has Mandarin oranges, carrots, red cabbage, and cashews. The antibiotic-free, boneless, skinless chicken and the crunchy chow Mein noodles give it more substance! Then, you drizzle the salad with a homemade peanut dressing with the perfect balance of sweet and salty!

19. Asian Baked Chicken Breasts

This recipe is great for home cooks who are hesitant in the kitchen because it’s super easy to make! All you need is chicken, avocado oil, sesame oil, fish sauce, and garlic. It also has maple syrup, coconut aminos, sriracha, and rice vinegar. The ingredients provide enough flavor that you might not need salt, but you can sprinkle a dash of sea salt if needed! We suggest serving this over a bed of egg noodles.

20. Chopped Thai-Inspired Chicken Salad

For all Thai food enthusiasts, we have a delicious recipe to share. This chicken salad uses shredded chicken, green cabbage, carrots, mango, and other ingredients. It also incorporates a hint of red serrano peppers, lime juice, and green onions. Prepare a nutty peanut dressing to coat the delectable chicken salad to enhance the flavor, then get ready to dig in!

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21. Asian Chicken Meatballs

Make your next weeknight meal more exciting with these incredible meatballs! You only need ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic, and a few other ingredients to form the meatballs. Then, it’s time to make a homemade glaze that contains rice vinegar, garlic, honey, and more. For best results, use low-sodium soy sauce in the glaze, which keeps it healthier! The combination of garlic and honey is a match made in heaven.

22. Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This cozy meal is absolutely amazing since it combines rotisserie chicken, aromatics, chicken broth, snow peas, carrots, and brown rice noodles. The coconut milk gives the meal a creamy undertone, and the red curry paste gives it a fiery kick. We suggest sprinkling on fresh herbs just before you serve it! Fresh sliced avocado is also a top-tier garnish that complements the other ingredients.

23. The Best Kung Pao Chicken

What would an Asian chicken recipe roundup be without an appetizing Kung Pao Chicken dish? This mouth-watering chicken has a savory sauce that you make with low-sodium soy sauce, chicken broth, Chinese black vinegar, hoisin sauce, and more. Meanwhile, your body becomes nourished by ingredients like red and green bell peppers, red chilies, garlic, and roasted peanuts. We suggest sprinkling on sesame seeds to add flavor and crunch to stir fry!

24. Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

This Asian-style chicken noodle soup packs a punch when it comes to taste. With low-sodium chicken broth, chicken breast, rice vinegar, sriracha, and more, its flavor has many layers. It also has ginger, garlic, carrots, and mushrooms, which are all very good for you. The chicken provides protein, and the ramen noodles make it more filling, so you don’t need to worry about serving it with a side dish. Enjoy with fresh cilantro garnished on top.

25. Asian Chicken with Noodles

One bite of this incredible recipe by Slimming Eats, and you will experience pure bliss! This chicken meal has brown rice noodles, soy sauce, ginger, mushrooms, cabbage, and more. It is also beneficial for those who are on the Weight Watchers program. The best part is that you only need to be in the kitchen for 20 minutes since it cooks quickly.

26. Chinese Chicken Fried Rice

Lastly, we finish off the list strong with a classic dish: chicken fried rice. Christie at Home Shared this wonderful recipe, which is easy to tackle even when busy. The main components include Jasmine rice, boneless chicken thighs, shallots, carrots, peas, and eggs. Marinate the chicken in cooking wine, soy sauce, cornstarch, and vegetable oil. Ultimately, there’s also a sauce you can toss the rice in or drizzle atop just before serving!

And I will leave you with my light Pad Woo Sen recipe.

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26 Amazing Asian Chicken Recipes

Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
A bowl of pad woon sen, or stir-fried glass noodles. The Thai dish is comprised of thin stir-fried noodles with colorful veggies in a brown sauce.
A flavorful glass noodle stir fry with chicken and vegetables.

Ingredients 

  • 100 g glass noodles
  • 4 cups of water for soaking the noodles, 1 l.
  • 1 tomato, 100 g.
  • 1 white onion, 100 g.
  • 1 cup finely chopped white cabbage, 150 g.
  • 1 red bell pepper, 150 g.
  • 1 carrot, 120 g.
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 stalks of green onion
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 300 g boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 small piece of grated ginger, optional
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Start by slicing the vegetables into extremely thin matchsticks. This includes the white onion, green onion, carrot, red bell pepper, and white cabbage. For the tomato, slice it into thin wedges that aren’t excessively thin.
  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized cubes. Season them with minced garlic, a pinch of salt, and a sprinkle of black pepper. Set the seasoned chicken aside.
  • Place the glass noodles in a bowl and cover them with 4 cups of water. You can either soak them all at once or soak them in batches, ensuring you have control over the amount of water they absorb.
  • Heat a teaspoon of sesame oil in a large pot or wok over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken cubes and sauté for about 6 minutes, flipping them at the halfway mark. While the chicken cooks, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, mix the reduced-sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, stevia, grated ginger (if using), and a quarter cup of water. Stir well and set the sauce aside.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, add all the prepared vegetables – white onion, green onion, carrot, red bell pepper, and white cabbage – to the pot. Stir-fry them until they begin to soften, maintaining their vibrant colors.
  • Carefully drain the soaked glass noodles and gently separate them. Add the noodles to the pot along with the sauce. Toss everything together to ensure the flavors are well distributed and the noodles are coated with the sauce.
  • In a separate skillet, beat the two eggs to create a thin omelet. Once cooked, slice the omelet into small pieces.
  • Just before serving, place the sliced egg omelet on top of the Pad Woon Sen. Serve Immediately: Dish out the Pad Woon Sen into individual serving bowls. Serve immediately to enjoy the flavors and textures at their best.

Notes

Only 4 WW points per serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 304gCalories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 23gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 784mgPotassium: 588mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 3.2gCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
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