22 Mouthwatering Asian Chicken Dishes to Comfort You This Winter

Easy-to-make Asian chicken dishes you must try. They’re full of flavors and simply moreish. You won’t regret.

Chicken karahi.

These Asian chicken dishes are delicious. They guarantee to be an instant hit around the table as they have it all: aromatic spices, juicy protein, and a tempting array of textures and colors. 

With a recipe selection of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Mongolian, Pakistani, and Thai cuisines, you’ll have a culinary travel experience from the comfort of your kitchen. Here are all the makings of excellent cuisines in 22 unique recipes.

22. The Best Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken – Ayam Kecap

Ayam Kecap.
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Ayam Kecap Manis is a famous Indonesian dish comprising succulent chicken and kecap manis, known as sweet soy sauce. The dish uses onions, garlic, ginger, and chili to enhance flavor. This dish will tingle your taste buds with its aromatic combination of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. Get the recipe.

21. Indonesian Chicken Satay Recipe – Sate Ayam

Chicken Satay.
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Indonesian Chicken Satay or Sate Ayam is a national treasure because of its fantastic taste and ease of cooking. This dish combines soy sauce and peanut sauce for a glossy, succulent glaze. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this recipe; the result will have all around you impressed by its gorgeous texture and taste. Get the recipe.

20. Filipino Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon.
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Pancit Bihon is a Filipino comfort food that is light in texture but packs a big punch of healthy flavor. This dish tastes like healthy comfort food in a bowl, and it is so easy to make that you want to keep cooking it. Get the recipe.

19. Chicken Tikka Recipe

Chicken tikka.
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Serve these skewers of deliciously marinated chicken at your next barbeque. With a mix of yogurt and savory spices and grilled to perfection, your loved ones will snap up these juicy pieces of goodness in a shot! Get the recipe.

18. Chicken mince kebab recipe

Ground chicken kebab.
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Chicken kebabs are too notch when it comes to their versatility, juicy taste, and zingy flavors. Serve with chutney as a punchy little snack, with naan, or even in burger buns for extra pizazz. Get the recipe.

17. Chicken Pakora

Chicken pakora.
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Chicken Pakora is deep-fried battered chicken- Asian style, of course! Made with a gram flour crispy outer shell and juicy marinated chicken and served with a dip of choice, these make a luscious teatime treat or side. Get the recipe.

16. Indonesian Fried Chicken – Ayam Goreng Bumbu

Ayam Goreng Bumbu.
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Indonesian fried chicken has a unique spin on it. This recipe is actually from the Sudanese region of West Java. It is cooked in spices before the frying takes place, resulting in a flavorful, succulent, and juicy fried chicken. You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious fried chicken. You can serve it with several side dishes such as rice, vegetable stir fry, or soups. It makes a beautiful dish, whatever the occasion. Get the recipe.

15. Ayam Penyet: Indonesian Smashed Chicken In Chilli Sambal

Ayam Penyet.
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This dish is chicken with a twist—a wonder straight from Indonesia to grace your dinner table. You will love this explosive taste of crispy fried chicken drenched in a zingy chili sambal sauce. This Ayam Penyet is one smashing dish with a flattened texture and bursting with flavor! Get the recipe.

14. Ayam Rica Rica: Indonesian Manadonese Spicy Chicken

Ayam Rica Rica.
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If you want to bring the heat this winter, this Madonese recipe is for you. A perfect dish of succulent chicken topped with a sizzling chili mix. It can be enjoyed as the main event or paired with fluffy white rice for a balance of flavor. To make a complete meal out of it, you can also serve some stir-fry veggies if you choose. Whatever you decide, this chicken will be a hit! Get the recipe.

13. Cashew Chicken Honey

Cashew chicken honey.
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This quick and easy cashew chicken consists of chicken crunchy cashews in a velvety homemade stir fry sauce. It’s surprisingly easy to make and guarantees the deliciousness of your comfort meal. Get the recipe.

12. Salt and Pepper Chicken

Salt and Pepper Chicken.
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Salt and pepper chicken is a popular menu at Chinese restaurants and takeouts. This dish is delicious, wonderfully comforting, and easy to make at home. Get the recipe.

11. Better than Restaurant Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Murgh makhani the Indian butter chicken.
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Exactly what it says: this Butter Chicken is rich, aromatic, and delicious. This dish is a must for special occasions, with the essential ingredients being butter, cream, and a lush tomato base. Serve with naan bread for the ultimate experience. Get the recipe

10. Chicken Shorba – The Classic Pakistani Chicken Curry

Chicken Shorba.
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Chicken Shorba is an indulgent curry that has a soupy consistency. Rich in flavorful spices with a gorgeous brown color, this dish goes great with fluffy white rice or bread. Get the recipe.

9. Chicken Seekh Kabab: Easy Pakistani Recipe

Chicken seekh kabab.
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Deliciously minced skewered chicken packed with flavorful, aromatic spices and perfectly grilled. Savor with mint yogurt or spicy tomato chutney on any occasion. Get the recipe.

8. Instant Pot Mongolian Chicken 

Instant Pot Mongolian chicken.
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This recipe is a copycat of P.F. Chang’s Mongolian chicken. It is a quick and easy Instant Pot recipe with a sweet and savory sauce best served over rice or cauliflower rice. The finished dish can be as spicy or as mild as you wish. The best thing is that it is suitable for paleo, keto, gluten-free, and low-carb diets so that everyone can enjoy it. Get the recipe.

7. Chicken Pilau Recipe

Chicken pilau rice.
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A comforting dish that works well on its own or as part of a more extensive spread, chicken pilau is a rice dish cooked in well-seasoned chicken and its broth. A favorite amongst children and adults, this is a dish you don’t want to miss! Get the recipe.

6. Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe

Chicken tikka biryani.
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Bring color and flavor to your dining with chicken tikka biryani, a beautifully seasoned marinated chicken layered with fluffy white rice. Traditionally served at special events, it is now a staple in Asian households. Get the recipe.

5. Chicken Keema Curry: Ground Chicken Curry

Ground chicken curry.
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Quick and easy doesn’t mean lacking in taste. Chicken Keema curry is perfect for those busy days and nights as it is ready in no time and tastes amazing. Get the recipe.

4. Achari Chicken (Chicken Curry With Pickling Spices)

Achari chicken.
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Achari-or pickled- chicken curry will get your taste buds tingling with its tangy, spicy aroma and the creaminess of yogurt. This Achari Chicken is one bold, flavored-packed dish you want to experience! Get the recipe.

3. Chicken Karahi 

Chicken karahi.
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Chicken Karahi is a Pakistani dish worth trying, a delectably thick curry with plenty of exotic flavors. With juicy chicken and an array of gorgeous spices, you can taste Asia with little effort. Get the recipe.

2. Chicken and pepper curry

Chicken and pepper curry.
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 A perfect combination of savory and sweet, Chick and Pepper curry has it all. Pairing the beautiful aroma of Asian spices with the sweetness of capsicum makes this a delightful dish for everyone. Get the recipe.

1. Thai Green Curry 

Thai green curry.
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Thai Green Curry marries a complex blend of spicy heat, salty, subtly sweet, and bright flavors that combine beautifully in a coconut milk-based sauce. You can serve it with jasmine rice, which makes it a satisfying meal. Get the recipe.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.


Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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