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Family-friendly Chinese Recipes for Easy Midweek Dinners

Thanks to their mild flavour, hint of sweetness and simple preparations, these family-friendly Chinese recipes are a great way to introduce children to Asian dishes and ingredients – and sneak in a few vegetables!

Pineapple chicken rice

Kickstart your family’s love affair with Asian cooking with this easy recipe for pineapple chicken rice, which has a pleasing sweetness courtesy of the pineapple pieces, plus a colourful jumble of vegetables.

Pineapple and Chicken Rice

Sweet & sour beef

Sweet & sour beef was one of the first Chinese recipes Australians fell in love with… and we think your family will too, thanks to its fruity sauce, chunks of pineapple and vibrant appearance.

Sweet and Sour Beef

San choy bow

It’s no secret that kids like to eat with their hands, so let them get stuck into these tasty san choy bow lettuce cups – chances are they won’t even notice that they’re loaded with healthy veggies!

san choy bow

Sticky beef patties

A surefire hit with the kids, these beef and water chestnut patties are slathered in sweet and sour sauce. Make a double batch to send for school lunches.

Beef and Water Chestnut Patties in Sweet & Sour Sauce Recipe

Chicken and snow pea stir-fry

Stir-fries are a great way to introduce kids to Chinese ingredients. Try this mild-tasting chicken and snow pea recipe for a wholesome dinner the whole family will love.

Chicken and snow pea with oyster sauce

Cantonese soy garlic pork with mushrooms and egg noodles

If your children are fans of pasta, then ease them into Chinese cuisine with this simple pork noodle stir-fry in a gentle soy-garlic sauce.

Cantonese Soy Garlic Pork Fillet recipe

Chinese honey-roasted chicken

And one for the weekend! Add a Chinese accent to your Sunday roast with this sticky and delicious honey-roasted chicken. Serve with steamed greens and jasmine rice, or stick to the Sunday classics of roast potatoes and pumpkins.

Chinese Honey Roasted Chicken Recipe

For more winter inspiration for every night of the week, take a look at our 30-minute dinners.

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