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Top 10 Stir Fry Recipes


Certain dishes just never seem to go out of style. From Chicken Chow Mein to Beef with Broccoli, these are the ten most popular stir fry recipes on the Chinese Cuisine site. Before getting started, check out Twenty Tips for Stir Frying. And for more recipes, see "Related Guide Picks" in the box directly below the top 10 list for my complete index of stir fry recipes.

1. Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein With Noodles
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This recipe shows you how to stir fry the chicken, vegetables and noodles separately, and then combine them at the end of cooking. You can substitute shrimp or pork for the chicken.

2. Beef with Broccoli Stir-fry

This stir fry combines beef and vegetables in a flavorful sauce made with oyster sauce and two types of soy sauce.

3. Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken and cooked rice are combined with vegetables and seasonings in this quick and easy stir fry recipe.

4. Easy Orange Chicken Stir-fry

Made with orange juice and chile paste, this is a quick and easy stir fry recipe for busy weeknights.

5. Lettuce Wraps

These were a big hit when they first began showing up in Asian restaurants in the 1990's, and their popularity has never faded. They make a great party appetizer or main meal.

6. Pork or Beef Chop Suey

The classic comfort dish - meat and vegetables cooked in a savory sauce.

7. Moo Goo Gai Pan

A stir fry with chicken, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts.

8. Shrimp Fried Rice

It's hard to go wrong with this simple but tasty dish made with shrimp, cooked ham, rice, and vegetables, seasoned with savory oyster sauce.

9. Kung Pao Chicken Stir fry

In this healthier version of the traditional recipe, the chicken is stir-fried instead of deep-fried, reducing the fat content.

10. Shrimp with Lobster Sauce Stir fry

This is the western restaurant version, served with a white sauce. For the traditional Cantonese recipe, made with fermented black beans, see the "Suggested Reading" box below the recipes.

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