Cooking Chinese Food at Home ~ 101 Delicious Recipes from Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook

We love Chinese food in our house. The problem is we live on a limited budget and thus don’t eat out very often. For many months (maybe even years now) we have been saying we need to learn to make some of the Chinese dishes at home. Cooking Chinese food at home would allow us to have the food we love, on a more affordable budget!

Cooking Chinese Food at Home ~ 101 Delicious Recipes from Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook from Starts At Eight

Here’s the thing, cooking Chinese food seems hard! Especially for this girl who doesn’t exactly love to cook! The good news is that I have stumbled upon a cookbook that is making it easier for all of us to cook Chinese food at home!

In walks, Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen.

{Disclosure: I was given a copy of Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook for review.  While I received this book free of charge in exchange for my review, my opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way. Your experience may vary. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Cooking Chinese Food at Home

Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook

Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook has it all! It really does. Check out what is contained in the Table of Contents:

  • Sauces
  • Starters and Dim Sum
  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Poultry
  • Beef, Pork, and Lamb
  • Seafood
  • Vegetables and Tofu
  • Noodles and Rice
  • Drinks and Desserts

Orange Chicken

For our first go around we decided to try Orange Chicken. As you can see from the sample page below this cookbook contains very clear instructions with pictures to help you along the way.

Katie Chin's Orange Chicken

I love that many of the sauces used Katie gives you instruction on making your own or tells you to buy one. It makes it ok to buy some things instead of doing everything from scratch!

While the Orange Chicken took a bit of time to prepare, the steps were easy to follow.

And the end result? The Orange Chicken was killer! All 3 of my children loved it! (Which never happens!)

Orange Chicken

We doubled the recipe to make enough for the 5 of us and have some left over. (By the way, it was just as awesome leftover!) To round out the meal we added stir fry veggies and white rice.

For our next meal we are going to try a Stir Fry Beef!