15 Lip-Smacking Asian Chicken Recipes Better Than the Takeouts

From stir-fries to skewers, these Asian chicken recipes are your ticket to flavor-packed feasts. These dishes are your ticket to flavor-packed adventures.

Skewers of Chicken Tikka on an oval dish with some salad.

Let’s take a culinary journey across Asia with our collection of 15 mouthwatering chicken recipes. 

From the bold spices of India to the savory delights of China and the aromatic blends of Indonesia to the zesty creations of Thailand, each dish promises a burst of authentic flavors. 

This collection brings you the best Asian chicken dishes you can easily make at home. No more takeouts are needed.

15. Better Than Restaurant Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Murgh makhani the Indian butter chicken.
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Try this authentic Butter Chicken recipe. Juicy tender chicken in a flavorful, creamy tomato-based sauce! You can also make this delicious chicken curry in an instant pot. Serve it with naan or roti to mope up its rich and delicious sauce!

Get the recipe: Butter Chicken.

14. Chicken Wonton (Indonesian Pangsit Ayam)

A bowl of chicken wontons with chopsticks on next to it.
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Pangsit Ayam are the Indonesian version of chicken wontons. They are versatile snacks you can enjoy with soup or have them deep-fried. This recipe is the one you enjoy with soup. It’s a perfect choice to warm up in cold weather.

Get the recipe: Chicken Wonton

13. Mie Goreng: Indonesian Stir-fry Noodles

A bowl of of Mie Goreng with a fork.
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Mie Goreng means stir-fried noodles in Indonesian. It’s one of Indonesian cuisine’s most popular dishes and sin-food menus. Cuisine Goreng’s recipe offers flavourful and comfortable stir-fried noodles with authentic taste.

Get the recipe: Mie Goreng.

12. Mie Ayam: Indonesian Egg Noodles With Chicken

Mie Ayam the Indonesian noodles with chicken.
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Treat your taste buds to Mie Ayam, one of the most well-sought Indonesian street foods featuring yellow wheat noodles (bakmi) served alongside flavorful braised chicken and mushrooms with steamed vegetables.

Get the recipe: Mie Ayam.

11. Bubur Ayam Recipe: Indonesian Rice Porridge With Chicken

Bubur Ayam the Indonesian rice porridge with chicken and some other toppings.
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Bubur Ayam is one of the most sought-after street foods and a comforting breakfast food. The soft rice congee with delicate herb fragrance marries well with flavorsome spiced yellow sauce, soy sauce, and chili sauce.

Get the recipe: Bubur Ayam

10. Chicken Tikka Recipe

Skewers of Chicken Tikka on an oval dish with some salad.
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This chicken tikka kebab uses aromatic spices and yogurt for marination and then grilled to perfection to get a flavorful and succulent chicken on the skewer. Perfect for a light lunch or barbecue menu.

Get the recipe: Chicken Tikka Recipe

9. Chicken Tikka Masala

Plates of chicken tikka masala with rice and naan bread.
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Chicken tikka masala is an ever-popular Indian dish you should try making at home. It’s a versatile dish as you can enjoy it as appetizer or a meal with some flatbreads. With this super easy recipe, you can make a tasty, succulent grilled chicken dish in a creamy, spicy tomato sauce without a restaurant bill.

Get the recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala.

8. Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe

Chicken tikka biryani on a round deep plate.
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Chicken tikka biryani combines aromatic basmati rice with succulent pieces of marinated chicken. It’s hearty and delicious. You get to eat the nutritious protein and the carbs in one plate.

Get the recipe: Chicken Tikka Biryani.

7. Tandoori Chicken Air Fryer

Air fried chicken tandoori.
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Try this tandoori chicken air fryer to make a flavorful chicken tandoor quickly that tastes exactly like the original. Spicy, juicy, tender chicken with a slightly charred exterior!

Get the recipe: Tandoori Chicken.

6. Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and sour chicken.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken is crispy fried chicken covered in a pineapple sweet and sour sauce. The ultimate Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe is way better than takeout. Get the recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken.

5. 20 Minute Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken.
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Crispy, pan-fried chicken tossed with a sticky, glossy sauce makes this 20-minute honey sesame recipe a surefire favorite the whole family will love.

Get the recipe: Honey Sesame Chicken.

4. Panda Express Mushroom Chicken

Mushroom chicken.
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Panda Express Mushroom Chicken is a popular copycat recipe with tender chicken, veggies, and a thick, flavorful ginger garlic sauce.

Get the recipe: Panda Express Mushroom Chicken.

3. Larb Gai (Spicy Thai Minced Chicken Salad)

Thai minced chicken salad.
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Tasty, healthy, and done in just 15 minutes – this authentic Larb Gai is made with everyday ingredients and loaded with Thai flavors from fish sauce, lime, chili flakes, and fresh mint & cilantro. It is low in carbs as well as gluten- and dairy-free!

Get the recipe: Larb Gai, the Spicy Thai Minced Chicken Salad.

2. General Tso Chicken Recipe

General Tso chicken garnished with red chilies.
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With this easy General Tso Chicken Recipe, you can make this Chinese food favorite anytime. Quick and easy, this is the best General Tso chicken you can make that you won’t need a takeout.

Get the recipe: General Tso Chicken.

1. Salt and Pepper Chicken

Salt and pepper chicken.
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Salt and pepper chicken is a simple yet delicious recipe that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The name hints at the seasoning that gives this dish its unique taste and texture.

Get the recipe: Salt and Pepper Chicken.

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Teriyaki Salmon Sushi Rice Bowl.
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Impress Family and Friends with These Incredible Rice Dishes

Nasi Kebuli.
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Elevate your rice game and dive into a world of mouthwatering rice dish recipes, from easy weeknight wonders to exotic flavors. It’s time to make your meals unforgettable by cooking the humble rice. Get cooking and elevate your rice game today!

Impress Family and Friends with These Incredible Rice Dishes

22 Mouthwatering Asian Chicken Dishes to Comfort You this Winter

Murgh makhani the Indian butter chicken.
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Whisk your taste buds away and sizzle up Asian chicken delights! These are easy recipes that pack a tasty punch – from pan to plate, get ready for an epic flavor journey. Dive into savory satisfaction now

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Author: Devy Dar

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

Bio:

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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