Eating out can be expensive, but when you cook at home, you can make much larger portions which end up saving you money! Here are 19 delicious Chinese takeout recipes that you can easily prepare in the comfort of your own home while wearing your comfiest PJs. Not only will they taste more delicious because it's fresh, but you'll also have plenty of leftovers!
Sweet and Sour Pork
A classic Chinese takeout dish made by deep frying juicy pieces of pork shoulder pieces coated in corn or potato starch to give it that extra crispy coating and then tossed in a perfectly balanced Chinese sweet and sour sauce right before serving to maintain the crispiness of the batter without making it soggy!
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This Chinese lemon chicken recipe has an incredibly flavorful crispy batter and is tossed with a perfectly balanced sweet and tangy, sticky lemon sauce. A classic Asian takeout dish you can easily make at home!
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Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)
Chinese BBQ pork is used in many rice and noodle dishes, but it's actually not that intimidating or difficult to make at home as well! It's actually quite easy to make at home both in the oven and over the grill, the key is to get the char at the very end which thickens the sauce makes it super sweet and sticky.
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This easy sesame chicken recipe is made with extra crispy and flavorful bite-sized chicken pieces tossed in a delicious sweet and savory honey sesame sauce and tossed with toasted sesame seeds. If you're looking for a Chinese takeout dish for your takeout night, then this will be it! Try it today, and you may never want to order out again!
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Sweet and Sticky Crispy Beef
This popular Hakka crispy beef takeout dish is made with thin strips of steak, marinated with garlic and ginger and deep fried to give it a super crispy crunch. It's then tossed in a very stickyb sweet and savory sauce and garnished with toasted sesame seeds. Definitely a favorite, and still tastes great the next day as cold takeout.
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Beef Chow Fun
Another classic and delicious Chinese takeout favorite with tender thinly sliced marinated beef, stir-fried with thick and chewy rice noodles. Traditionally, it's made with fresh ho fun (rice noodles) but I will show you how to use both fresh or dried rice noodles and what to look for when you are shopping for fresh ones!
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Chinese Beef and Onion Stir Fry
Beef and onion stir fry features incredibly tender strips of beef stir fried with onions in a delicious savory sauce that takes everything to the next level! It’s incredibly quick and easy, and my go-to recipe for busy weeknights!
Looking for a dish that's high on flavor, easy to prepare, and perfect for any day of the week? This Mongolian beef recipe ticks all the boxes! It has tender slices of beef, stir-fried with a medley of vegetables like red peppers and onions, all tossed in a delicious sweet and savory sauce. This homemade version is better than takeout!
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Yeung Chow Fried Rice
This Yeung Chow Fried Rice recipe brings the authentic flavors of a classic Chinese restaurant right into your kitchen. It's the perfect way to use up leftovers, transforming them into a delicious, family-friendly meal that's quick and easy to prepare.
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Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce
If you're looking to just re-create the flavors of sweet and sour sauce for drizzling on noodles or for dipping, here is a classic Chinese sweet and sour sauce made without ketchup or pineapple juice. It has a well rounded umami flavor with a great balance of sweet and sour.
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This is a Hakka Chinese takeout favorite, made by deep frying aromatic chicken pieces that have been marinated in ginger, garlic and onions and tossed in a spicy chili sauce. If you're looking for something with a bit more spice and flavor, then this would be it.
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Crispy Cantonese Beef Chow Mein
This Chinese takeout dish is all about the texture. The combination of the crispy egg noodles with a savory sauce on top make this soft and crispy noodle dish an classic favorite. This can be made with thin slices of chicken or beef which is cooked in a thick gravy with peppers and onions. This dish is a lot easier to make than you think, so definitely give this a try!
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Chicken Fried Rice
This chicken fried rice recipe is a game-changer, combining tender chicken, peas and carrots, and leftover rice into a Chinese takeout dish that's bursting with flavor. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this Chinese classic is a recipe you'll come back to time and again.
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Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
This shrimp and broccoli stir fry recipe is a quick, healthy, and delicious alternative to your usual Chinese takeout. With its perfect blend of tender shrimp, crisp broccoli, and a savory sauce, it's a meal that's guaranteed to impress in under 30 minutes!
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This delicious, quick and easy, restaurant-quality Hakka noodle recipe taste just like takeout! This simple and easy to make, flavorful Indo-Chinese dish is the perfect addition to any meal!
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Wonton Noodle Soup
Making wonton dumplings can be a labor of love, but they are easier to make than you think and you can make a big batch and freeze them so you can make them easily anytime you need a quick wonton noodle soup! Alternatively, you can also buy pre-made wonton dumplings to keep things simpler, and I can show you how to put together this warm and cozy wonton soup in minutes for a delicious meal.
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Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
Traditionally, Chinese eggplant is always deep fried before its cooked in a garlicky sauce whenever it is made at a restaurant, because it keeps the eggplant a beautiful purple and softens the eggplant to its sweet buttery texture. I will show you how to re-create the same eggplant texture and color without deep frying it, which is then cooked in a delicious sweet and savory garlic sauce with minced pork.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken
If you're a fan of sweet and sour pork, then you should definitely try sweet and sour chicken. If you're wondering what the difference is, the batter is lighter with less aromatics so it is a lighter version which brings out the flavor of the sweet and sour sauce more.
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Easy Corn Egg Drop Soup
Egg drop soup is a classic favorite Chinese takeout soup, this version also has sweet bits of corn in it as well! Super easy to make, and very satisfying to slurp.
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Crispy Fried Wonton Chips
You can't have Chinese takeout without these delicious crispy fried wonton chips. I show you the difference between using dumpling and wonton wrappers, as well as egg roll and spring roll wrappers (all are delicious), and how to easily fold them to get the maximum crispy surface area! These delicious wonton chips pairs wonderfully with Chinese sweet and sour sauce. Make extra to snack on later!
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This simple, iconic stir-fried Chinese noodle dish is made by stir-frying thin vermicelli rice noodles, with shrimp, Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork), veggies and tossed with a delicious, savory curry sauce. An easy one pot meal that's great for any day of the week!
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Saucy Beef Chow Fun with Gravy
Similar to the classic beef chow fun which is dry fried noodle dish, this saucy beef ho fun noodle dish is made with slices of beef, and vegetables which are cooked in a delicious savory thick sauce that is poured on top of stir-fried chewy ho fun noodles.
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Another delicious Hakka takeout favorite, this chicken Manchurian dish is similar to chilli chicken and is made with crispy boneless fried chicken tossed in a spicy, savory, and sweet sticky sauce.
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