19+ Better-Than-Take-Out Chinese Food Recipes

Skip the takeout and make these easy Chinese Food at Home recipes! From stir fry to crab rangoon and everything in between, you’re sure to find something you love! And save money at the same time.

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I don’t know about you, but we love a good Chinese takeout meal! There are so many options, you don’t need to worry about cooking, and the whole family loves it.

But I’ve got to be honest, eating out all the time can get expensive! And our local Chinese place doesn’t deliver; so that means bundling up and driving the 15-20 minutes to go pick it up.

With two little ones and a business to run, I just don’t always have time for that. So my solution? Making Chinese food at home! You can customize the dishes to your liking, and it’s so much cheaper!

These Chinese food at home recipes range from chicken to beef, can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove. Whatever tickles your fancy, you’re sure to find it here.

Authentic Homemade Dumplings (Potstickers) recipe! Learn how to make pork and shrimp dumplings using a real Chinese restaurant recipe! Plus a tutorial on how to fold a dumpling and dumplings dipping sauce.

Authentic Chinese Dumpling Recipe

4.34 from 15 votes
Authentic Chinese Dumplings is a recipe straight from a Chinese restaurant owner. Learn how to make perfect little folds and the fry and steam techinque of cooking. 
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Chinese Almond Chicken Recipe

4.68 from 68 votes
Chinese Almond Chicken, aka Detroit Almond Chicken, ABC Chicken or Almond Boneless Chicken, is a dish with fried chicken and mushroom gravy served over iceberg lettuce.
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Egg Drop Soup

4.75 from 12 votes
This Chinese Egg Drop Soup is the BEST! It's quick and easy to make, making it perfect for a quick lunch or starter for dinner. It's made in only 15 minutes!
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orange chicken with broccoli and rice

Easy Orange Chicken

4.84 from 6 votes
Skip the takeout and make the BEST Orange Chicken recipe at home! With a sticky sauce made with fresh orange flavor, it can’t be beat!
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PF Chang’s Spicy Green Beans

4.11 from 137 votes
PF Chang’s Spicy Green Beans are an easy and flavorful side dish recipe. Just 6 ingredients for the best green bean recipe! 
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This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe creates a healthier version of the Chinese delivery dish right at home in your slow cooker! #orangechickenrecipe #crockpotorangechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe

4.80 from 10 votes
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe- create a healthier version of the Chinese delivery dish in your slow cooker!
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Asian Steak Marinade

4.70 from 10 votes
Asian BBQ Steak marinade can be used on any cut of beef, combining traditional Asian flavors like soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame and garlic. 
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Honey Walnut Shrimp

4.84 from 12 votes
This quick & easy Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe makes the best weeknight dinner. The shrimp is crisp and coated in a sweet honey glaze sauce!
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Sweet and Sour Chicken

5 from 8 votes
This crispy sweet and sour chicken recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and uses brown sugar and pineapple to sweeten the sauce.
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Homemade Crab Rangoon Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes
Crispy wontons stuffed with a cream cheese, avocado and lump crab meat filling. Fry, air fry or bake and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Sesame Soba Noodle Recipe

4.50 from 2 votes
Sesame Soba Noodles are made from delicious buckwheat noodles tossed in a light Asian sauce, edamame, and carrots! This noodle salad is full of yummy flavors! 
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Beef Lo Mein Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Noodles, vegetables & tender beef are tossed in a slightly sweet and spicy sesame sauce to make this easy Beef Lo Mein! Ready in 30 minutes!
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Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry in a black bowl

Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry

5 from 6 votes
Skip the takeout and make this easy Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry in only 30 minutes! This Shrimp Stir Fry is an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
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Chinese Fried Rice (Restaurant Style)

4.29 from 114 votes
Easy Fried Rice is the best restaurant style fried rice you’ll ever make! Just 15 minutes and a great way to clean out the vegetable drawer.
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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Recipe

4.67 from 15 votes
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken is a favorite chicken crock pot recipe using lightly breaded chicken with a flavorful cashew sauce, celery, bean sprouts, onion and bell pepper! 
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Sesame Crusted Tuna with Wasabi Whipped Cream is an easy and healthy meal that comes together in 15 minutes. #tunarecipe #tunasteakrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Sesame Crusted Tuna Recipe with Wasabi Whipped Cream

4.17 from 37 votes
Sesame Crusted Tuna with Wasabi Whipped Cream is an easy and healthy meal that comes together in 15 minutes.
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Teriyaki Sauce can be made into an easy teriyaki marinade or glaze. Perfect for teriyaki chicken, easy stir fry recipe or even making homemade beef jerky. #teriyakisauce #chickenteriyaki www.savoryexperiments.com

Teriyaki Sauce

4.50 from 20 votes
Teriyaki Sauce can be made into an easy teriyaki marinade or glaze. Perfect for teriyaki chicken, an easy stir fry recipe or even making homemade beef jerky.
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Teriyaki Ahi Tuna on a white plate with leafy greens

Teriyaki Tuna Recipe

4.60 from 110 votes
This Teriyaki Tuna recipe brings a delicious meal to the table in just over 20 minutes! This ahi tuna recipe is a quick and easy meal!
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Chicken Stir Fry Rice Noodles

4.56 from 27 votes
With chicken, broccoli slaw and a sauce that is both sweet and spicy, this Chicken Stir Fry Rice Noodles recipe will be your new weeknight go to!
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Hibachi Shrimp

4.20 from 45 votes
If you love hibachi, now you can make it at home! This Hibachi Shrimp recipes is the BEST, and there is even a homemade yum yum sauce!
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Hibachi at Home Recipes

4.79 from 52 votes
Make your favorite hibachi dinner, complete with an onion volcano and shrimp toss, at home!
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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

5 from 2 votes
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli- better than take-out, beef and broccoli only takes 10 minutes from fridge to slow cooker.
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Korean Beef Barbecue

5 from 7 votes
This Korean Barbecue Beef recipe makes tender shredded beef in your Instant Pot. Cook the beef in a savory, sweet and slightly spicy sauce!
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Spicy Kung Pao Chicken

4.59 from 12 votes
This easy Kung Pao Chicken recipe is better than takeout and is on the table in 30 minutes, which makes it a perfect weeknight meal!
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Japanese Ginger Dressing Recipe

4.44 from 64 votes
Japanese Ginger Dressing is a copycat recipe of many Japanese steakhouses like Benihana and Kobe. Sweet ginger and sesame can be a salad dressing or marinade.
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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