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15 Chinese Restaurant Recipes That Are Better and Faster Than Takeout

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Got a craving for Chinese takeout? Instead of ordering in, why not make your Chinese restaurant favorites at home? Here is a collection of 15 Chinese restaurant recipes from some of my favorite bloggers that are better and faster than takeout. Your wallet will thank you too!

Beef and Broccoli

Make this Chinese classic Beef and Broccoli by Wok & Skillet tonight in less time than ordering from your favorite restaurant! It will surprise you how quick and easy this dish is to prepare, yet it will taste just like takeout!

Chinese restaurant recipes - Beef and Broccoli

Mongolian Beef

This Mongolian Beef by Host the Toast is healthier than the kind you’d order for takeout, but it still has plenty of stick, savory sauce, and juicy steak to make it a definite dinnertime hit!

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Sweet and Sour Pork

Whenever I think of Chinese takeout, the first thing that comes to my mind is Sweet and Sour Pork. This recipe by Closet Cooking takes almost no time at all and tastes so much better than takeout!

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Sesame Chicken

Who doesn’t love Sesame Chicken?? Deep-fried crispy chicken coated in a sweet, savory sauce, and speckled with sesame seeds. Check out this recipe from Rasa Malaysia!

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Easy Homemade Fried Rice

Fried rice is the perfect complement to any Chinese takeout dish. Try this super easy Homemade Fried Rice by Mom Foodie! Simple, budget-friendly, allergy-friendly, DELICIOUS!

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Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken is crispy on the outside; juicy on the inside, coated with a sweet and tangy sauce. Now you can make it at home! Try this recipe by The Stay at Home Chef.

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Kung Pao Shrimp

This spin on the American-Chinese classic features delectable shrimp, bell pepper, and crunchy roasted peanuts covered in a savory and slightly (or very!) spicy sauce. This Kung Pao Shrimp by Wok & Skillet is so easy to prepare and ready in only 15 minutes!

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Chicken Lo Mein

Dark soy sauce is the key ingredient that makes this Chicken Lo Mein from The Woks of Life so spectacular. Don’t put up with soggy or greasy noodles any longer – you have to try this recipe!

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Homemade Egg Rolls

Chinese Egg Rolls are a perfect snack or appetizer that pairs with any Asian meal. These egg rolls by Dinner at the Zoo can be assembled up to a day in advance and fried just before serving!

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Honey Walnut Shrimp

Skip the heavy, greasy takeout and make this healthier and lighter (and more delicious) Honey Walnut Shrimp by House of Nash Eats at home!

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Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup is my soup of choice when dining in American-Chinese restaurants. It’s filling enough to be a light dinner! This fantastic recipe is by Omnivore’s Cookbook.

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Classic Chinese Chow Mein

Try this Classic Chinese Chow Mein recipe by Dinner Then Dessert. Chow Mein is such a versatile dish – add your favorite proteins and vegetables, and you get a complete meal in just minutes.

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Chinese Cashew Chicken

Ever notice how chicken served in some Chinese restaurants is so tender? Nagi from Recipe Tin Eats shares some Chinese restaurant secrets on how to tenderize chicken in her awesome Cashew Chicken recipe.

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Lighter General Tso’s Chicken

This General Tso’s Chicken recipe by Damn Delicious is much lighter and healthier than what you’d find in restaurants. The chicken is baked instead of deep-fried, but none of the flavor is lost! In fact, you will likely prefer this version to takeout!

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Moo Goo Gai Pan

This Moo Goo Gai Pan recipe by Pickled Plum comes together in just 20 minutes! Chicken and vegetables tossed in a golden, sour and savory sauce so tasty you’ll want to drizzle it all over your rice!

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