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Quick & Easy Date Night Recipes: Chinese Night to Remember 0

Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Chinese Night to Remember

by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates

Treat your taste buds with this date night menu! Skip the expensive takeout, and recreate a classic dish at home with your partner. If you’d like to add a special romantic element to your date, you can order pre-made romantic fortune cookies online!

easy to make pan fried wontons with a nice glass of beer

Appetizer: Pan-Fried Cream Cheese Wontons
Entrée: Orange Chicken with Asparagus & Almonds, and Steamed Rice
Dessert: Fresh Fruit Trifle


Pan-Fried Cream Cheese Wontons

Creamy on the inside, crisp on the outside... delicious!


8 Wonton Wrappers
½ cup cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 green onion, diced
Oil, for frying


-In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, soy sauce, ginger and green onion.
-Place wonton wrappers on a flat surface. Using a small spoon, carefully spoon cream cheese mixture into the middle of each wrapper.
-Moisten edges of wonton wrappers with water, and fold each wrapper in half diagonally, making a triangle.
-Press around edges to seal.
-Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. When oil reaches 350 degrees (or bubbles when a wonton is put it), carefully place four wontons at a time in the skillet, careful not to overcrowd.
-Fry wontons for one to two minutes on each side, or until each side is light brown.
-Carefully remove from oil and let drain on paper towels. Repeat with second batch of wontons.
-Serve warm.


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Easy Date Night Entree

Orange Chicken with Asparagus & Almonds, and Steamed Rice

This classic stir fry dish is full of flavor and will tease your taste buds.


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons frozen orange concentrate
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed
Slivered almonds, to garnish


-Cut the chicken into strips, about 2 inches long, and dust with the cornstarch
-Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and sauté the onion and garlic for one minute.
-Add the chicken strips, and stir. Season with the ground ginger
-Cut asparagus into ½ inch long pieces.
-Add chicken stock, orange concentrate, soy sauce, and asparagus. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until asparagus is tender. Turn off heat.
-Season to taste, if needed, with salt and pepper.

Steamed Rice

Basic steamed rice, but with chicken stock for added flavor. 


1 cup of long grain white rice
2 cups of chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter


-In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium to medium-high heat
-Add in rice, and toast in butter for 2-3 minutes, being careful not to burn the rice.
-Add in chicken stock & stir.
-Bring to a boil; stir, cover with a lid, and turn heat down to low.
-Cook for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.
-Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.


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Easy Date Night Dessert

Fresh Fruit Trifle

Dessert couldn’t be easier! Fresh Fruit Trifle is the perfect light ending to your meal, and hopefully just the beginning to your romantic night in.


1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup mixed berries
1 tablespoon orange zest
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon candied ginger, chopped


-In a small bowl, mix yogurt with orange zest & vanilla extract.
-Layer yogurt mixture with fresh mixed berries in trifle cups or dessert dishes.
-Sprinkle candied ginger over each trifle, and serve.



Easy Date Night Recipes