60 Chinese Takeout Recipes at Home – Asian Takeout
Craving Asian takeout, but don’t feel Like waiting 40 minutes for your delivery to arrive? Well, then you have come to the right place. Today, we are sharing our 60 best copycat Chinese takeout recipes that you can make at home including the most popular takeout recipes (beef and broccoli, I am looking at you!), comforting noodles and rice, Asian seafood dishes, Chinese dim sum, soups and stews, and more! Plus, making takeaway fakeaway recipes at home is healthier, more delicious, and faster than ordering from a restaurant. That’s right, most of these dishes take under 30 minutes to make.
Best Popular Chinese Takeout Recipes
General Tso’s Chicken
Baked General Tso’s Chicken is a saucy, savoury, sweet, spicy Chinese-American takeout favourite made healthier with baked chicken, not fried.
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Beef and broccoli stir fry is a classic Chinese-American dish that is delicious, savory, hearty, and saucy. Better than takeout and ready in 25 minutes.
Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao chicken is a Chinese chicken dish that is stir-fried with crisp vegetables and tossed in a delicious Asian sauce packed with flavour.
Healthy Lemon Chicken
Better than takeout, healthy lemon chicken is a delicious, sticky chicken stir fry coated in a flavourful, sweet and tangy sauce. The best weeknight dinner.
Roasted Garlic Green Beans (Air Fryer or Oven)
Quick easy roasted garlic green beans are tangy, sour, savoury, and sweet, with a tender and crunchy texture. Make them in the oven or air fryer in minutes.
Lion’s Head Chinese Meatballs
Lion’s Head Chinese Meatballs are tender and juicy homemade pork meatballs packed with Asian seasonings and tossed in a sweet and sticky sauce.
Baked Sesame Chicken
Better than takeout, baked sesame chicken with vegetables is delicious, flavourful, sticky and saucy. This healthier Chinese dish is quick and easy to make.
Tofu and Mushroom Stir Fry
Quick, easy, and simple, vegan tofu and mushroom stir fry is a delicious meal that is ready in under 15 minutes. Serve it over a bowl of steamed rice.
Char Siu (Chinese BBQ) Chicken
Sweet sticky and savoury Char Siu (Chinese BBQ) chicken is a delicious dinner packed with classic Asian flavours with incredible flavour. One of my favourite Chinese New Year recipes.
Orange Chicken Skewers
Flame-kissed, sticky and saucy, grilled orange chicken skewers with a rich, citrus-based marinade are delicious, juicy and so tender. Best weeknight dinner.
Spring Vegetable Stir Fry
Quick and easy spring vegetable stir fry is made with delicious seasonal vegetables, packed with savoury and salty flavour, and takes 10 minutes to cook.
Asian Takeout Noodles and Rice
Vegetarian Fried Rice
Make flavourful, Chinese restaurant-style vegetarian fried rice at home in 10 minutes, with fully customizable ingredients, and say good-bye to take-out!
Vegetarian Chow Mein
Better than takeout, quick easy stir-fried vegetarian chow mein is packed with vegetables and coated in a delicious savoury sauce. Make it in 15 minutes.
15-Minute Lo Mein
Say goodbye to take-out and make easy 15-minute lo mein at home using fresh and healthy ingredients.
Shanghai Style Fried Noodles
Better than take-out, flavourful and authentic Shanghai fried noodles with chicken, mushrooms, and bok choy is made in just 10 minutes – the easiest dinner!
Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice
Instant pot chicken fried rice is easy to throw together, packed with flavor, and delicious. It’s perfect for a weeknight family dinner or meal prep.
Scallion Oil Noodles
Shanghai scallion oil noodles (葱油拌面) is a flavourful, simple noodle dish that is easy to make homemade with 6 ingredients in under 10 minutes.
Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles
Better than takeout, flavourful stir-fried spicy cumin lamb noodles is packed with marinated lamb, noodles, and crisp bean sprouts. Make it in 15 minutes.
Seafood Fried Rice
Quick and easy, one-pan, 10-minute seafood fried rice with tiger prawns is so much healthier, tastier and better than takeout. It’s the easiest weeknight meal.
Stir-fried Rice Noodle Rolls with Peanut Butter Sauce
Better than takeout, quick and easy one pan stir-fried rice noodle rolls with peanut butter sauce is the best weeknight stir fry, ready in under 10 minutes.
Spicy Dan Dan Noodles
Toss thin wheat noodles in a spicy chili oil sauce and top with seasoned ground beef to make numbing, spicy Sichuan Dan Dan noodles in under 15 minutes.
Turkey Fried Rice
Leftover turkey fried rice with turkey, fluffy rice, scrambled eggs, vegetables, and classic Asian seasonings is a one skillet meal made in just 10 minutes.
Biang Biang Spicy Noodles
Quick and easy biang biang spicy noodles is a simple, flavourful and vegan noodle dish made with a few ingredients and in under 10 minutes.
Stir-Fried Rice Cakes with Shrimp
Better than takeout, stir-fried rice cakes with shrimp, bok choy, and bean sprouts in a delicious peanut butter sauce is a quick 10-minute one pan meal.
Cold Noodles with Peanut Butter Sauce
Easy vegan Shanghai style cold noodles tossed in peanut butter sauce with fresh vegetables and Asian seasonings, are flavourful and ready in 10 minutes.
Curry Chicken Fried Rice
Flavourful curry chicken fried rice with chicken, mushrooms, peas, rice, and curry flavours is so easy to make in less than 10 minutes on busy weeknights.
Hand-pulled noodles (la mian 拉面) are springy, chewy and delicious traditional homemade noodles that are rolled and stretched into long strips.
Chinese Seafood Recipes
Tigers Prawns in Garlic Ginger Soy Sauce
10-minute tiger prawns in garlic ginger soy sauce is juicy, tender and immersed in incredible Asian flavours. It’s the perfect weeknight meal.
Miso Black Cod (Sablefish)
Flaky, oily, and tender, miso black cod (or sablefish) packed with delicious Asian flavours is an indulgent meal that’s as healthy as it is delicious.
Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon
Sticky and sweet, easy honey garlic glazed salmon is one of the best salmon recipes to add to your weeknight dinner rotation. Ready in under 25 minutes.
Air Fryer Jumbo Shrimp
10-minute air fryer jumbo shrimp is juicy and tender on the inside, and crispy on the outside. It’s so flavourful and garlicky with Asian seasonings.
Pan-fried Garlic Prawns with Soy Sauce
Quick and easy, pan-fried garlic prawns with soy sauce, garlic, and green onions is a simple but flavourful Chinese stir-fry made in under 15 minutes.
Black Cod with Black Bean Sauce
Flaky, oily, and tender air fryer cod with black bean sauce is bursting with flavour and takes less than 20 minutes to make. The perfect Chinese New Year dinner.
Chinese Dim Sum at Home
Crispy Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Better than takeout, light and crispy fried vegetarian spring rolls are packed with a tender mushroom and cabbage vegetarian filling in a crunchy skin.
Beef Potstickers (Dumplings)
Homemade Chinese beef potstickers (dumplings) are crispy on the outside and tender and juicy inside packed with a delicious beef filling.
Crispy Bottom Shanghai Pan-Fried Pork Buns
Crispy bottom Shanghai pan-fried pork buns are crunchy on the bottom and fluffy and airy inside with a juicy and flavourful pork and spring onions filling. They are one of the most popular dim sum recipes in Shanghai.
Shrimp Egg Rolls
Better than takeout, shrimp egg rolls are a delicious, flavourful and easy appetizer to make. They can be deep fried, baked or air fried.
Shanghai Style Vegetarian Steamed Buns
Homemade Shanghai style vegetarian steamed buns is spongy with a juicy, flavourful bok choy and mushroom filling inside bursting with Asian flavours.
Chicken and Cilantro Wontons
Learn how to make homemade chicken and cilantro wontons to celebrate Chinese new year with this easy to follow recipe and instructions on how to fold wontons.
Pan-Fried Pork and Shrimp Wontons
Better than takeout pan-fried pork and shrimp wontons are so crispy outside and tender and juicy inside with a savoury pork, shrimp and vegetable filling.
Zongzi Sticky Rice Dumplings
Zongzi Chinese tamales (粽子) or sticky rice dumplings are stuffed with sticky rice, pork belly, and shiitake mushrooms, wrapped inside reed or bamboo leaves.
Crispy Bottom Pan-Fried Vegetable Buns (No Yeast)
Crispy bottom pan-fried fried vegetable buns (no yeast) are crunchy outside yet tender inside with a mushroom, carrot and vermicelli vegetarian filling.
Spicy Chili Oil Wontons
Easy spicy chili oil wontons, a signature Sichuan dish ready in just 10 minutes, hits every sense of your palate — sour, spicy, sweet and nutty.
Egg and Chive Vegetarian Dumplings
Fragrant chives with fluffy scrambled eggs, and a dash of flavour come together to create the perfect appetizer — egg and chive vegetarian dumplings.
Savoury Chive Pancakes with Sourdough Starter
Don’t let your sourdough starter go to waste, use your discard to make this easy one bowl recipe for crispy, light and fluffy, savoury chive pancakes.
Pork and Sardine Dumplings (Potstickers)
Wrinkly crispy pork and sardine dumplings (potstickers) with vinegar dipping sauce, are filled with pork, canned sardines, green onions and Asian seasoning.
Chinese Beef Dumplings with Celery
Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Like these steamed, boiled or pan-fried!
Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings
Easy to make chicken and shrimp dumplings can be steamed, boiled or fried and served with a side of soy sauce for dipping.
Asian Soups and Stews
Chinese Hot Pot at Home
Chinese hot pot at home is a warm, comforting social meal to Enjoy with family or a small group of friends for Chinese New Year. It’s delicious, easy to prepare, and customizable.
Healthy Miso Ramen with Chicken
It doesn’t get any more cozier than a healthy miso ramen soup with chicken from the comfort of your own home. The vegan miso broth is what this ramen is all about. Seriously, weeknight dinners have never been tastier!
10-Minute Wonton Soup
Easy 10-Minute Wonton Soup: Learn how to make easy 10-minute wonton soup, using just a handful of delicious ingredients.
Coconut Lamb Curry
Hearty coconut lamb curry is an easy one pot meal that is packed with flavour. Make it on the stovetop or in the slow cooker and freeze leftovers for later.
Quick and Easy Vegetarian Ramen
Put down that cup of instant noodles and make fresh, quick and easy vegetarian ramen in 15 minutes with fresh vegetables, noodles and authentic flavours.
Slow Cooker Asian Beef Noodle Soup
An easy weeknight dinner option, this hearty and oily slow cooker Asian beef noodle soup is packed with beef chunks, vegetables, noodles, and Asian spices and flavours.
Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup
This gluten-free, one pot Thai red curry noodle soup is so flavourful and packed with shrimp, vermicelli rice noodles, fresh herbs, lime juice, and fish sauce.
Vegetarian Peanut Miso Ramen
Vegetarian peanut miso ramen with a creamy vegan soup base, is topped with noodles, vegetables, and a perfect soft-boiled egg. Make it in just 20 minutes.
Shanghai Style Wonton Soup
This easy, better than takeout, 10-minute Shanghai style wonton soup is the perfect soup to make for one person and is packed with classic Asian flavours.
Coconut Curry Beef Stew
Warm and cozy, easy one pot coconut curry beef stew is hearty yet creamy, packed with tender beef chunks, potatoes and carrots, and creamy coconut milk.
Tips for Making the Chinese Takeout at Home
- Prep the ingredients before you Start. This collection of Asian takeout recipes include a lot of stir fries from noodles to rice to veggies. Stir fry recipes are typically very quick to make, so having all your ingredients prepped, ready, and within hands reach before you Start will make the entire cooking process go smoothly.
- How to customize. A lot of these dishes can be customized by adding in different vegetables or switching up the protein with tofu. Refer to each recipe for
- How to store: Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator or possible even in the freezer. Check the individual recipe for Finish storing instructions and to see if the recipe is freezer-friendly.
- How to reheat: Most of the leftovers can be reheated on the stovetop over medium to low heat for about 5-10 minutes until warmed through, or in the microwave in 20-second increments until warmed through. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
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Browse 60 best most popular copycat Chinese takeout recipes to make at home including all the classics, noodles and rice, Asian seafood, dim sum, and more!
Refer to each recipe post for full ingredient lists.
before you Begin. This collection of Asian takeout recipes include a lot of stir fries from noodles to rice to veggies. Stir fry recipes are typically very quick to make, so having all your ingredients prepped, ready, and within hands reach before you begin will make the entire cooking process go smoothly.
How to customize. A lot of these dishes can be customized by adding in different vegetables or switching up the protein with tofu. Refer to each recipe for
How to store: Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator or possible even in the freezer. Check the individual recipe for complete storing instructions and to see if the recipe is freezer-friendly.
How to reheat: Most of the leftovers can be reheated on the stovetop over medium to low heat for about 5-10 minutes until warmed through, or in the microwave in 20-second increments until warmed through. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
- Calories: 320
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60 Chinese Takeout Recipes at Home – Asian Takeout