34 Chinese New Year Recipes

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Find plenty of recipes to help you and your family celebrate the Chinese New Year. Then, explore crafts, printables and more on our Chinese New Year holiday page.

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  • Nian Gao, or Chinese New Year's Cake

    Nian Gao, or Chinese New Year's Cake

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (23 Ratings)

    Help your kids learn about other cultures through cooking!

  • Chicken Lo Mein

    Chicken Lo Mein

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (28 Ratings)

    The best part about this colorful Chinese dish is its versatility -- you can pick and choose the vegetables you include to accommodate your family's tastes.

  • Pork Dumplings

    Pork Dumplings

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    Average rating of 3/5. (3 Ratings)

    Oyster sauce and sesame oil give this traditional pork dumpling its rich flavor.

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  • Chicken and Pepper Egg Rolls

    Chicken and Pepper Egg Rolls

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (10 Ratings)

    Crunchy golden egg rolls wrap around savory chicken, onions and peppers for a delicious dinner the whole family will love. Try baking instead of frying for a more calorie-conscious version.

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  • Grilled Vegetable Skewers

    Grilled Vegetable Skewers

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Amp up the allure of veggies by marinating them in sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious and party-perfect served warm on skewers, they're also great as leftovers added to pasta sauces and salads.

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  • Chicken or Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

    Chicken or Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This flavorful finger food will be gone in seconds. Store-bought wonton wrappers make prepping these delicious dumplings a snap. They can also be made ahead and stored in the freezer for up to a month.

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  • Soy-Braised Chicken

    Soy-Braised Chicken

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    This is a braise, of course, and so a warming and winterish meal--but it is brighter tasting than your usual pot roasts and stews, and so lends itself perfectly to this mildening of weather, this subtle shift from snow to sleet.

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  • Japanese Cucumber Salad

    Japanese Cucumber Salad

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    Average rating of 4/5. (2 Ratings)

    Nothing goes better with hot, spicy food than a cool cucumber salad. This Japanese version is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple.

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  • Sesame Peanut Noodles

    Sesame Peanut Noodles

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (20 Ratings)

    These scrumptious peanut noodles are a refreshing yet filling summer dish. They store easily in the refrigerator, so consider making a double batch that the whole family can snack on for days.

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  • Moo Shu Vegetables

    Moo Shu Vegetables

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    Average rating of 5/5. (4 Ratings)

    These veggie-packed Chinese pancakes look complicated, but take only 20 minutes to prepare and serve. Use shredded vegetables, wrap the mix in warm tortillas, and top with hoisin sauce, plum sauce or teriyaki sauce.

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  • Honey Five-Spice Chicken Thighs

    Honey Five-Spice Chicken Thighs

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (7 Ratings)

    Chicken thighs get a spicy treatment with honey and Chinese Five Spice Powder. The rich color and flavor combined with the tender thighs is a perfect meal any night of the week.

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  • Orange Pork Chops and Baby Bok Choy

    Orange Pork Chops and Baby Bok Choy

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    Average rating of 4/5. (6 Ratings)

    Orange, soy and garlic combine in a delicious sauce that coats pork chops and baby bok choy perfectly.

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  • Easy Fried Rice

    Easy Fried Rice

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    This quick and easy recipe is a great way to repurpose leftover rice, with optionals and notes along the way to make it even more delicious.

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  • Chinese Takeout Vegetables

    Chinese Take-Out Vegetables

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (6 Ratings)

    Make your own Chinese take-out-style vegetables at home.

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  • Oriental Green Bean Casserole

    Oriental Green Bean Casserole

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    Average rating of 4/5. (1 Rating)

    This side dish combines Oriental flavors with those of a holiday classic, still resulting in an empty bowl by the end of the meal.

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