10 Better Than Takeout Chinese Recipes

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October 28, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Don’t wait for delivery when you could make one of these 10 copycat takeout Chinese recipes at home!

10 "Better Than Takeout" Chinese Recipes #dinner

Do you have many food delivery options where you live? As a kid in Mississippi, pizza was the only choice. I remember watching TV shows, especially set in big cities like New York, where people would get Chinese delivery. That seemed like such a luxury! The only Chinese food I knew growing up was from all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants that were probably a little less than authentic.

Now we live in San Francisco and can order pizza, Japanese, Thai, Indian, BBQ, and of course Chinese food to be delivered right to our door. While delivery is a handy treat sometimes, it’s usually cheaper and healthier to make dinner at home. With this roundup of scrumptious Chinese recipes, you might think again before picking up that takeout menu next time! This list has slow cooker, vegetarian, and spicy dishes and everything in between, so you are sure to find a few new favorites in this lineup. Grab some chopsticks and dig in!

Mom’s Spring Rolls – Baked or Fried | Life Made Sweeter

Mom’s Spring Rolls – Baked or Fried | Life Made Sweeter

Fried Rice | Cooking with Curls

Fried Rice | Cooking with Curls

Salmon and Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce | The Weary Chef

Salmon and Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce | The Weary Chef

Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa | Julie's Eats and Treats

Zesty Sriracha Shrimp & Quinoa | Julie’s Eats and Treats

General Tso’s Chicken | Cherry on My Sundae

Easy Sesame Chicken | Yummy Healthy Easy

Easy Sesame Chicken | Yummy Healthy Easy

Slow cooker Chicken Lo Mein Noodles | Life Made Sweeter

Slow cooker Chicken Lo Mein Noodles | Life Made Sweeter

Asian Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice | The Weary Chef

Asian Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice | The Weary Chef

Slow Cooker Orange Ginger Chicken | Nibbles and Noshes

Slow Cooker Orange Ginger Chicken | Nibbles and Noshes

Salt and Pepper Tofu | Confessions of a Chocoholic

Salt and Pepper Tofu | Confessions of a Chocoholic

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

18 comments

Tracy Hele
8 years ago

I just want to say thanks for your wonderful meal plans, I look forward to them arriving in my inbox and love to try the many recipes.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Oh thank you so much, Tracy!!

Paddy mcGuire
9 years ago

I am a lover of Tex mex recipes, also Christmas cookies.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Those are two of my favorites too, Paddy :) Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
10 years ago

Hi Andi, thanks for including my tofu! :)

Andi
10 years ago

It was my pleasure, Bianca! It looks delicious!

Kelly
10 years ago

Wow, these look incredible Andi! Thanks so much for including me in this awesome round up too:) Pinning to try some of these mouthwatering dishes :)

Andi
10 years ago

I’m glad you like it, Kelly, and it was my pleasure to include your wonderful recipes :)

Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
10 years ago

Oh my word. These all look so good!!! I am definitely going to put a few of these on my menu for next week! Thanks for including me, Andi! xo!

Andi
10 years ago

You ladies are talented, so this roundup is amazing! Love that sesame chicken, Jen!

Christine
10 years ago

Thanks for the feature! Such a great idea :)

Andi
10 years ago

You are welcome, Christine! You love Chinese recipes like I do, so it was hard to choose which one to feature from your site :)

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
10 years ago

I could live on Chinese Food! Now I have more recipes to try…yeah! Thanks so much for including my fried rice in your awesome collection Andi. :)

Andi
10 years ago

You are welcome, Lisa! It looks perfect, way better than the takeout versions I’ve had :)

Arthur in the Garden!
10 years ago

Yummy!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Arthur!

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
10 years ago

I’m such a sucker for Chinese! This is awesome!

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Julie! Thanks for sharing this today :)

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