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Most Popular Chinese Chicken Dishes with Menu

Most Popular Chinese Chicken Dishes with Menu

Written by Candice SongUpdated Oct. 13, 2021
Chicken Dish

Chicken is tender, delicious, rich in nutritional value, and has nourishing effects on health. Chicken dishes are available all over China, and it is the most common white meat. Chinese people believe that nearly all parts of a chicken can be eaten, including the feet.

Popular Chicken Dishes

Chicken can be cooked in many different ways, including deep-frying, steaming, roasting, stewing, and boiling. Due to the regional differences of dietary culture and varied cooking techniques, the flavors of chicken dishes are different in different regions. Three regional favorites are these:

1. Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken Kung Pao chicken

Kung Pao chicken is a spicy stir-fry dish made with chicken, chili, Sichuan pepper, peanuts, and vegetables. It is a traditional Sichuan dish that can be found throughout China. The chicken tastes tender and smooth, and the flavor can be either spicy or mild depending on how much chili is added.

2. Xinjiang Large Tray Chicken

Xinjiang large tray chickenis a traditional Xinjiang dish made from chicken, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, chilies, garlic and ginger. It is usually served with noodles on a large tray.

3. Hangzhou Beggar's Chicken

Beggar's chicken is a famous Han dish with a very long history. The chicken is usually stuffed, wrapped in lotus leaves, and roasted in an oven or under a grill for about 2 hours. The chicken meat is crisp and tender with a delicious smell.

Chicken Dishes Menu

English Chinese Pronunciation Characters

Kung Pao chicken (spicy diced chicken with cashews/peanuts)

Gōng Băo jīdīng

gong baoww jee-ding


Xinjiang large tray chicken

Xīnjiāng dàpánjī

sshin-jyang daa-pan-jee


Hangzhou beggar's chicken

Hángzhōu jiàohuā jī

hung-joh jyaoww-hwaa jee


chicken in sweet and sour sauce

tángcù jīkuài

tung-tsoo jee-kweye


soft–fried chicken with lemon sauce

xī níng jiān ruăn jī

sshee ning jyen rwan jee


chicken wings in three cups sauce

sān bēi jī yì

san bay jee-ee


steamed chicken with salted sauce

xiāngfēi jī

sshyang-fay jee


honey chicken with ginger shoots

mìtángzĭ jiāng jī

mee-tung-zrr jyang jee


curry chicken with apple

píngguŏ gālí jī

ping-gwor gaa-lee jee


stuffed chicken wings with shrimp paste

băihuā fèngyì

beye-hwaa fnng-ee


chicken feet with pickled peppers

pàojiāo fèngzhuă

paoww-jyaoww fnng-jwaa


Guangdong hundred-slice chicken

Guăngdōng báiqiējī

gwung-dong beye-chyeah-jee


river snail and chicken hotpot

tiánluó jī

tyen-lwor jee


braised chicken in yellow sauce

huángmèn jī

hwung-mnn jee


Hunan spicy chicken

Húnán làzĭ jī

hoo-nan laa-zrr jee


Hainan Wenchang braised chicken

Hăinán Wénchāng jī

heye-nan wnn-chung jee


Sichuan strange-smelling chicken nuggets

Sìchuān guàiwèi jīkuài

srr-chwann gweye-way jee-kweye


spicy Coca Cola chicken wings

Kělè jīchì

ker-ler Jee-chrr


chicken baked in salt

yán jú jī

yen jyoo jee


chicken and steamed pork tripe

zhūdù jī

joo-doo jee


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