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28 Takeout Dishes to Make at Home: Easy Chinese Recipes

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Chinese food takeout menus may be your go-to on busy evenings or late nights. But instead of throwing money away on takeout, you can easily make traditional Chinese food recipes at home! The Editors of have compiled our best Chinese recipes in 28 Takeout Dishes to Make at Home: Easy Chinese Recipes. Whether your weakness is Beef and Broccoli or Shrimp Fried Rice, these are traditional Chinese food recipes made simple with Mr. Food's quick and easy cooking philosophy!

Table of Contents:

Soups, Salads & Appetizers

Rice & Noodle Dishes

Beef & Duck Dishes

Chicken & Pork Dishes


Soups, Salads & Appetizers

Spring Rolls

Easy Wonton Soup - Never tried making wonton soup at home? It's not difficult, if that's what you thought. Actually, this version is simple as 1-2-3.

Hot and Sour Soup - At Chinese restaurants, most meals start with a steaming bowl of soup. Some people prefer wonton, while others prefer egg drop. Mr. Food's favorite is hot and sour soup, so we've created an easy homemade version.

Lo Mein Soup - Enjoy the filling taste of Lo Mein in a warm, comforting soup. Don't order out for Chinese food - make Lo Mein Soup!

Dynasty Noodle Soup - A taste of Asia in minutes...without leaving your own kitchen! Try using Chinese rice noodles (usually found in the ethnic section of the supermarket) for an even more authentic taste.

Egg Drop Soup - You won't believe how easy it is to make Egg Drop Soup, a famous -- and famously delectable -- Chinese takeout dish.

Asian Chicken Salad - For easy Chinese recipes that are also good for you, try this Asian Chicken Salad that is loaded with veggies like cabbage and snow peas.

Spring Rolls (pictured) - Spring rolls are similar to egg rolls, only they're usually a bit lighter and often packed with veggies only - no meat. Make your own version of this healthy Chinese takeout staple!

Sweet and Sour Wings - These Sweet and Sour Wings are unbelievably tangy, and sesame seeds add an authentic Asian crunch. Makes a great appetizer to munch on!


Rice & Noodle Dishes

Cold Sesame Noodles

Chopstick Veggie Fried Rice - This is one of our favorite vegetarian Chinese recipes! This Chopstick Veggie Fried Rice can go from your skillet to your table in minutes.

Shrimp Fried Rice - Now you can make Shrimp Fried Rice, a famous -- and famously delectable -- Chinese takeout dish, right at home. And when your friends and family try it, they'll think you ordered from the most authentic Chinese restaurant in town!

Cold Sesame Noodles (pictured) - Our delicious recipe for cold sesame noodles bathed in a peanutty sauce is extra special! Served chilled, this dish is one of the best Chinese noodle recipes out there!

Better Than Ever Lo Mein - They say we eat with our eyes first, then our mouths. If that's so, then this colorful Asian dish will sure fill you up...twice!


Beef & Duck Dishes

Orange Beef Teriyaki

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry - One of the most popular Chinese stirfry recipes, this fresh-tasting Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry will rival your favorite takeout place! Pick up a box of fortune cookies to make your Chinese dinner complete.

Kung Pao Beef - Get out your chopsticks and get ready to enjoy this easy recipe for Kung Pao Beef! To make this a complete restaurant-style meal, serve over steamed rice.

Orange Beef Teriyaki (pictured) - Pass out the chopsticks and enjoy our easy recipe for Orange Beef Teriyaki. Featuring tender stir-fry beef bathed in a tangy sauce of orange, honey and ginger, this is the perfect eat-in version of a classic Asian restaurant dish.

Asian Pepper Steak - So many people think it's hard to make authentic-tasting Asian dishes at home. Well, not with this easy recipe! This Asian Pepper Steak is gonna become the regular steak dinner at your house!

Chinese Spareribs - Most people enjoy this staple at Chinese-American restaurants but haven't tried to re-create them at home. Why not give it a try? You'll see that it's easier than you thought to make Chinese Spareribs.

Orange Duck - Don't feel intimidated by Chinese duck recipes - Mr. Food has an easy Orange Duck recipe that has a great citrus flavor...with a little kick. If the duck is frozen when purchased, ask the butcher to cut it in half for you.


Chicken & Pork Dishes

Pork Lo Mein

Sweet and Sour Chicken - "Most ordered" on many of the best Chinese takeout menus, sweet and sour chicken is so easy to make at home - and quicker than it can be delivered!

Sesame Chicken - Sesame seeds are part of so many of our favorite foods, from bagels and rolls to salads and candies, so why not team them with chicken? And on the grill, it's an unbeatable combination!

Peking Chicken - This easy version of a classic Chinese dish is short on work but long on taste. Pass out the chopsticks and enjoy homemade Peking Chicken!

Honey Chicken - Now you can make your own Honey Chicken that rivals what you'll get at your neighborhood takeout place...and in less time, too!

Pork Egg Foo Yung - Egg foo yung is a cousin to an omelet, frittata or crepe. This tasty pork version makes a super anytime change-of-pace main course.

Pork Lo Mein (pictured) - Why order takeout when you can create this Chinese restaurant classic pork lo mein with off-the-shelf ingredients that are probably already in your pantry?

Grilled Asian Pork Chops - With just 10 minutes of marinating, these boneless Grilled Asian Pork Chops are succulent and packed with flavor. They're a winner for a fast and easy dinner

Shanghai Pork Chops - When you're ready for a whole new pork chop experience, this is the recipe for you. With an Asian marinade that includes ginger and brown sugar, you couldn't ask for a more succulent recipe for pork chops.

Bonus Takeout Dishes!

Chicken Egg Rolls

Chicken Egg Rolls - You wouldn't believe how easy our Chicken Egg Rolls are to make. So easy in fact, you'll toss those take out menus right into the trash!

Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken - We're saluting Chinese New Year with our Test Kitchen's version of a Chinese restaurant take-out favorite, these scrumptious Bourbon Chicken Bites. Of course, don't wait for a holiday to enjoy this easy chicken recipe that suits anytime at all!

Asian Chicken Bowties

Asian Chicken Bowties - Our Asian Chicken Bowties is a unique twist on pasta that'll totally change up your ordinary pasta routine. Give it a shot -- we know you'll love it!

Asian Marinated Pork Chops

Asian Marinated Pork Chops - Store-bought marinades can be okay, but why not make your own in minutes for a fraction of the cost? These Asian Marinated Pork Chops will melt in your mouth, and each bite is packed with great taste!

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