Chinese Sauces

Make your homemade Chinese food the envy of all (and cheaper than takeout) with these fresh sauces. Great for everything from dipping appetizers to stir-fry dishes, these Chinese sauces will have people talking.

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Spicy Sesame Sauce

Agave In The Raw®

This creamy, peanut-based sauce can be used to make Chinese sesame noodles, tossed with steamed broccoli; served as a dip with raw vegetables or skewers of grilled chicken or pork; or spread on chicken breasts before baking.

Scallops with Pea Pods and Corn

Better Homes and Gardens

Miniature ears of corn, crisp-tender pea pods, and cherry tomatoes make scallops a tantalizing meal, perfect for both quick family fare and easy entertaining.

Moo Shu Beef

Family Circle

Turn the popular Chinese dish into a 30-minute meal by using ground beef and packaged coleslaw mix in the filling. Flour tortillas make a handy substitute for the traditional pancakes.

Sweet & Sour Pork

Family Circle

Shredded Beef Lo Mein

Better Homes and Gardens

Mooshu Pork Burger

Family Circle

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

With chunks of batter-coated chicken, pineapple, and a sweet-sour sauce, this stir-fry is always a popular choice in Chinese restaurants--especially with kids.

Total: 50 mins

Sweet Orange Chicken over Kale

Diabetic Living

Kale is having a major moment, and for good reason it's so incredibly good for you and extremely versatile. Try this recipe the next time you get a craving for Chinese food.

Sauteed Sirloin and Mushrooms

Better Homes and Gardens

Hoisin sauce, found in condiment or Asian food sections of supermarkets and in specialty food stores, glazes the mushrooms in this main-dish beef recipe.

Total: 30 mins

Caramelized Pork with Melon

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 22 mins

Moo Shu Pork

Family Circle

Stir-fry the pork strips with purchased shredded carrot and coleslaw mix to make the filling for this quick version of the popular Chinese recipe. Boneless pork chops are easy to cut into thin strips for stir-frying.

Almond Shrimp with Plums

Better Homes and Gardens

Plums, cucumber, and onion make this sweet-and-sour dish especially tasty. Toasted almonds lend additional flavor and a bit of crunch!

Total: 35 mins

Chicken with Asparagus and Peas

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken legs are great for grilling. The heat of the grill sears the outside, keeping the meat moist and tender. Serve with vegetables flavored with bacon and mint to complete this main-dish recipe.

Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts


The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularly enhances dishes with meat, fish and poultry. When stir-frying chicken, always spread the pieces in the wok and let them cook undisturbed for 1 minute before stirring. This allows the chicken to sear and prevents sticking. To smash the ginger, use the side of a cleaver or chef's knife.

Total: 25 mins

Orange-Soy Chicken Sandwiches

Diabetic Living

Grilled chicken can be a bit bland and boring, but not when it's coated in a tangy orange-soy sauce. Pound the chicken breasts into even thicknesses to ensure even (and quick!) cooking.

Total: 30 mins

Beef Stir-Fry with Orange Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Glossy spinach, orange juice, and a hint of soy complement tender beef strips in this low-calorie recipe.

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Heart-Healthy Living
Total: 30 mins
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