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This collection of Asian dinner recipes has everything you need for the perfect Asian spread! There’s something for everyone.

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All the Love for Asian Food!

These flavorful and delicious Asian dinner recipes are sure to whet your appetite when that “take-out” craving hits!

Having lived in China during college, I am a bit partial to Chinese food, but other Asian food is delicious too so I’ve included a bit of this and that and of course, the American version of some popular dishes.

Why we love them:

  • Simple. All of these dishes are easy and many times are faster than ordering takeout!
  • Variety. With plenty of delicious finger foods, plan a tasty dim sum spread, spring for a fresh salad, or whip up a saucy and savory main dish served with rice.
  • Delicious. With the flavors of Asia, you can’t go wrong!
Pork Broccoli Stir Fry garnished with diced green onions and two orange slices on top of white rice on a white plate.

Easy Dinner Ideas

To me, one of the easiest dinners to make is stir fry. These three stir fry recipes, Chicken Stir Fry, Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry, and Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry can each be made in LESS than 30 minutes.

Each one also contains a delicious protein as well as a healthy serving of vegetables. They can be eaten alone or with a side of rice.

  • Ingredients to have on hand. Asian recipes tend to use common ingredients like rice vinegar, beef and chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger, teriyaki sauce, fish sauce, garlic, cornstarch, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and sesame seeds.
  • Asian cuisine generally includes veggies like bell peppers, Chinese broccoli, carrots, cabbage, green onions, or sweet potato.
Diced vegetables simmering in an Asian sauce in a pan on a stovetop.

Recipe Tips

  • Veggie tips. Use fresh vegetables, never canned. After washing, allow them to drain and dry before being cut.
    • Cook firmer vegetables longer than more tender vegetables. If you are not sure how long to cook the different vegetables, cook them separately and combine them at the end. 
  • Meat tips. Marinate the meat for the correct amount of time. If adding cornstarch to the marinade, add it last.
    • Typically, cut the meat before cooking it. Cut beef across the grain to make it more tender. Cut the meat into equal-sized pieces. 
    • Make sure the wok, or pan, is very hot before adding the meat.
  • Cooking tips. Heat the skillet or wok before adding oil.
    • Keep meat and seafood separate from vegetables and other ingredients so there is no cross-contamination.
    • Stick to the original recipe as much as possible. If you cannot find a particular ingredient try to find one that is as similar as possible. 
    • Mushrooms make a great meat substitute for a vegetarian dish.

Favorite Asian Dinner Ideas

Although it is not one of my favorites, I have to say sushi is pretty famous. I do, however, have recipes for some other popular Asian dishes such as General Tso’s Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, Fried Rice, and Beef & Broccoli.

1 Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe

Main Course Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 15 votes
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2 Orange Chicken Recipe

Main Course Orange Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.94 from 16 votes
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3 Crock Pot Lo Mein Recipe

Main Course, Side Dish Crock Pot Lo Mein Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 14 votes
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4 Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Main Course Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 35 votes
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5 Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Main Course Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.89 from 17 votes
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6 Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Main Course Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 8 votes
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7 General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

Main Course General Tso’s Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 14 votes
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8 Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Main Course Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.85 from 19 votes
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9 Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Main Course Kung Pao Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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10 Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Main Course Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

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4.92 from 24 votes
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More Asian Main Dishes

For even more Asian favorites check out more delicious easy recipes!

11 Teriyaki Pork Chop recipe

Main Course Teriyaki Pork Chop recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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12 Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Main Course Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

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4.87 from 45 votes
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13 Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe

Main Course Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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14 Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe

Main Course Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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15 Beef Lo Mein Recipe

Main Course Beef Lo Mein Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
4.58 from 7 votes
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16 Pepper Steak Recipe

Main Course Pepper Steak Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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17 Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Main Course Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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18 Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Main Course Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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19 Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe

Main Course Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 13 votes
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20 Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

Main Course Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.98 from 34 votes
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21 Orange Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

Main Course Orange Chicken and Asparagus Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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22 Honey Chicken Recipe

Main Course Honey Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 12 votes
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23 Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Main Course Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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24 Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Main Course Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

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4.25 from 12 votes
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25 Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Main Course Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Asian Inspired Appetizers

Aside from the main dish, Asian meals often include an appetizer such as Fried Egg Rolls. Rice, rice noodles, and vegetables make an appearance during the main portion.

You can also find sweet treats for dessert like the classic Fortune Cookie.

26 Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe

Appetizer Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 29 votes
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27 Baked Cream Cheese Rangoon Recipe

Appetizer Baked Cream Cheese Rangoon Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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28 Egg Roll Recipe

Appetizer Egg Roll Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.99 from 195 votes
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29 Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Appetizer Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.90 from 47 votes
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30 Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Main Course Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.98 from 393 votes
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31 Asian Meatballs recipe

Appetizer Asian Meatballs recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 24 votes
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32 Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe

Appetizer Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.88 from 24 votes
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Asian Salads + Sides

We love a good Asian appetizer, but who can deny that the salads and sides are just as important? Here are some of our favorites to serve with our meals:

33 Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe

Salad Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 64 votes
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34 Chow Mein Recipe

Main Course Chow Mein Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 12 votes
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35 Homemade Fried Rice Recipe

Side Dish Homemade Fried Rice Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.97 from 33 votes
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36 How to Make Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Soup How to Make Egg Drop Soup Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 19 votes
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37 Asian Pasta Salad recipe

Salad Asian Pasta Salad recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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38 Garlic Noodles Recipe

Main Course Garlic Noodles Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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39 Asian Noodle Salad Recipe

Salad Asian Noodle Salad Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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40 Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Salad Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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41 Asian Citrus Chicken Salad Recipe

Salad Asian Citrus Chicken Salad Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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42 Asian Ramen Salad Recipe

Salad Asian Ramen Salad Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 18 votes
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43 Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Main Course Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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44 Coconut Rice Recipe

Side Dish Coconut Rice Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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45 Asian Coleslaw Recipe

Salad, Side Dish Asian Coleslaw Recipe
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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46 Fried Cauliflower Recipe

Appetizer, Side Dish Fried Cauliflower Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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The Whole Family Loves It!

The whole family loves Asian dinner recipes! We make it a few times a month, and one of our favorite recipes is Honey Chicken.

It’s sweet and savory and so crunchy and delicious. The glaze is what takes this recipe from good to FABULOUS, and it’s one we love with rice or noodles, you’ll love this lemon twist.

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45+ Asian Dinner Recipes – Honey Lemon Chicken + MORE

By: Lil’ Luna
This Honey Lemon Chicken is simple to make with a sweet and tangy Asian flavor. It's one the whole family loves!
Servings: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • ½-¾ cup vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste to taste
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk

Lemon Glaze

  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
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Instructions 

  • Make the glaze. In a medium pan, over medium heat, combine honey, soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, lemon pepper and minced garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 10-12 minutes, should be slightly thickened.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 cup oil over medium high heat.
  • Place flour in a ziploc bag and pour milk into a small bowl. Add 8-10 pieces of chicken to your bag of flour and shake around. Take each piece out and dip in milk and throw back into the flour bag. Shake around and take the chicken out. Repeat until all chicken is coated in flour and milk.
  • Fry chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Toss chicken in your glaze and serve warm over rice, noodles or salad.

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Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 101mg, Sodium: 738mg, Potassium: 707mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 111IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 2mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Our Favorite Asian Dishes

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