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Most Popular Chinese Chicken Dishes with Menu

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 宫保鸡丁
Xinjiang large tray chicken Xīnjiāng dàpánjī sshin-jyang daa-pan-jee 新疆大盘鸡
Hangzhou beggar's chicken Hángzhōu jiàohuā jī hung-joh jyaoww-hwaa jee 杭州叫花鸡
chicken in sweet and sour sauce tángcù jīkuài tung-tsoo jee-kweye 糖醋鸡块
soft–fried chicken with lemon sauce xī níng jiān ruăn jī sshee ning jyen rwan jee 西柠煎软鸡
chicken wings in three cups sauce sān bēi jī yì san bay jee-ee 三杯鸡翼
steamed chicken with salted sauce xiāngfēi jī sshyang-fay jee 香妃鸡
honey chicken with ginger shoots mìtángzĭ jiāng jī mee-tung-zrr jyang jee 蜜糖子姜鸡
curry chicken with apple píngguŏ gālí jī ping-gwor gaa-lee jee 苹果咖喱鸡
stuffed chicken wings with shrimp paste băihuā fèngyì beye-hwaa fnng-ee 百花凤翼
chicken feet with pickled peppers pàojiāo fèngzhuă paoww-jyaoww fnng-jwaa 泡椒凤爪
Guangdong hundred-slice chicken Guăngdōng báiqiējī gwung-dong beye-chyeah-jee 广东白切鸡
river snail and chicken hotpot tiánluó jī tyen-lwor jee 田螺鸡
braised chicken in yellow sauce huángmèn jī hwung-mnn jee 黄焖鸡
Hunan spicy chicken Húnán làzĭ jī hoo-nan laa-zrr jee 湖南辣子鸡
Hainan Wenchang braised chicken Hăinán Wénchāng jī heye-nan wnn-chung jee 海南文昌鸡
Sichuan strange-smelling chicken nuggets Sìchuān guàiwèi jīkuài srr-chwann gweye-way jee-kweye 四川怪味鸡块
spicy Coca Cola chicken wings Kělè jīchì ker-ler Jee-chrr 可乐鸡翅
chicken baked in salt yán jú jī yen jyoo jee 盐焗鸡
chicken and steamed pork tripe zhūdù jī joo-doo jee 猪肚鸡

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