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Homemade Chinese Food Recipes: 20 Recipes that Beat Takeout

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor, RecipeLion.com
Homemade Chinese Food Recipes

Who doesn't love classic Chinese food recipes like General Tso's Chicken and Beef Chow Mein? With our collection, Homemade Chinese Food Recipes: 20 Recipes that Beat Takeout, you can enjoy Chinese chicken, beef, and appetizer recipes whenever you want. Who doesn't love a good crab rangoon? It's one of the first things you order when you're making your selections from the menu, right? Well now you can learn how to make crab rangoon in the comfort of your own kitchen, and you can enjoy them fresh the moment they're ready! Yum! Save money on delivery fees, and learn how to make your favorite easy Chinese food recipes at home by following these simple recipes.
 

Easy Chinese Appetizers

Best Crab Rangoon
  • Best Crab RangoonThis Best Crab Rangoon recipe is one of the easiest Asian-inspired recipes. The delicious filling is made with crab meat, cream cheese, garlic, green onion, sesame oil, and Worcestershire sauce. 
  • Baked Chinese Egg RollsThese delicious, puff pastry egg rolls are baked, not fried - plus they're filled with a tempting chicken and vegetable combination that's perfectly seasoned with a touch of prepared sesame-ginger salad dressing.
  • Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce WrapsMake this homemade version whenever you're in the mood for something light and Asian-inspired. You can have a tasty chicken appetizer (or light dinner) recipe on the table in just 20 minutes.
  • Fried Pork DumplingsIf dumplings are your favorite part of Chinese take-out, then you need to try making them yourself! Fried Pork Dumplings are delicious. 
  • Honey Sriracha Chicken Spring Rolls"I wanted to create something healthy and that’s how these Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken Spring Rolls were born."

Chinese Chicken Recipes

Sweet and Tangy Chinese Orange Chicken
  • Sweet and Tangy Chinese Orange ChickenFor a genuine Chinese orange chicken recipe, try this Sweet and Tangy Chinese Orange Chicken recipe.
  • Unforgettable Slow Cooker Chinese ChickenUnforgettable Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken is a recipe for General Tso's chicken that's made in the slow cooker, so the sauce thickens and adds flavor to the chicken. 
  • Asian Skillet Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry"Asian Skillet Stir Fry is brimming with delicious veggies ready in less than an hour! This dish is your answer to an easy weeknight meal and will satisfy that craving you have for takeout."
  • Sweet Fire Chicken Copycat RecipeIf you love Panda Express, then you've probably tried their sweet fire chicken. It's their version of sweet and sour chicken and it's delicious. 
  • Dump & Go General Tsaos ChickenIf you love the flavors of General Tsao's Chicken, you're going to go crazy for this version that allows you to effortlessly cook the dish in your slow cooker.
     
  • Better-Than-Takeout Honey Sesame ChickenWith this recipe for Better-Than-Takeout Honey Sesame Chicken, you can make Chinese food that is tastier than the restaurant version in the comfort of your own home. 
  • 20-Minute Chinese Chicken SaladFor an easy and delicious recipe that's cheaper to make at home than swinging by the deli counter after work, try this 20-Minute Chinese Chicken Salad. 
  • Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour ChickenLove the taste of sweet and sour chicken but hate how it always seems to be fried? Here's the solution you've been looking for.
  • Easy Chicken Chow Mein This Easy Chicken Chow Mein is for all you noodles lovers out there -- delicious!

Chinese Beef Recipes

PF Chang's Copycat Mongolian Beef
  • PF Chang's Copycat Mongolian BeefIf you love Chinese food but are sick of spending the money to eat out all the time, then this recipe for PF Chang's Copycat Mongolian Beef is definitely for you.
  • Slow Cooker Sichuan Beef and CarrotsThis Slow Cooker Sichuan Beef and Carrots recipe is an easy slow cooker recipe that will curb your craving for Chinese takeout without making a trip to your favorite restaurant. 
  • Beef Noodle Stir FryThis Beef Noodle Stir Fry is the easiest dinner recipe you'll make all week, and quite possibly the most delicious too! Since this beef stir fry recipe is completely customizable, it's a great recipe to use to get rid of leftovers.
  • Dump and Go Chinese Beef and BroccoliThe best thing about this Chinese food recipes is that you can dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning, and it will practically cook itself. 
  • Crunchy Beef and Broccoli CasseroleThis easy, one pot meal is inspired by those familiar Chinese beef and broccoli dishes from your beloved takeout restaurant. 

Bonus: Copycat Chinese Restaurant Donuts

Copycat Chinese Restaurant Donuts
  • Copycat Chinese Restaurant DonutsIf you've never had one of those tasty little donuts from your local Chinese restaurant, you're really missing out. These Copycat Chinese Restaurant Donuts are a homemade version that is almost as good as the real thing! These little munchkin-type donuts are rolled in fried in a pan and dusted with sugar to create a hot and crispy, bite-sized snack with a slightly sweet finish. You'll crave the restaurant version, but at least you can come close with this copycat Chinese donut recipe that you can make whenever the mood strikes.
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why are some of your best recipes not printable for easy kitchen use.

I am looking for a recipe to make Curry Puffs. I know you use the wonton skins, cream cheese, egg, lemon juice & curry........we had a Chinese restaurant in our area (has since gone out of business) called The China House......the owner made these as an appetizer & they were so creamy, melt in your mouth yum!! Whenever we ate there he would automatically bring them out to me. We have tried repeating the recipe but have yet to repeat the creamy taste. If anyone knows how to make these let me know.

Does anyone have a recipe for Lobster Sauce?

Do not toss those lobster shells. Make this delicious sauce from lobster shells and vegetables. The same method may be used with crab or shrimp shells. The sauce may be made up to 2 days in advance. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onions 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots 2 Tablespoons minced shallots 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 2 Tablespoons bleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup Cognac or other brandy Reserved shells from 1 to 1-1/2 pound lobsters 4 cups shrimp stock, chicken stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth 3 Tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1 cup heavy cream Preparation: Heat the oil and melt the butter in a medium heavy stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour and continue to stir until the mixture is a light blond color, about 2 minutes. Add the brandy and stir for 30 seconds, scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to release browned bits. Add the lobster shells, then stir in the shrimp stock. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the tomato paste, salt, paprika, and cayenne. Simmer uncovered, stirring often, until the sauce is lightly thickened, about 1 hour. Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium saucepan. Add the cream and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer briskly until reduced to about 3 cups, about 15 minutes. Use warm. (The sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.)

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