60 Chinese Takeout Recipes You Can Make at Home

As I’m writing this it has been about 2 months since the world shut down and things we took for granted like our favorite Chinese takeout were pushed out of our reach. Well, I don’t know about you, but I have been craving Chinese for weeks now. So, I finally decided that enough was enough and I started collecting recipes for takeout style foods. Now I want to share those collections with you. I decided to start with Chinese takeout recipes because, aside from fast food and pizza, Chinese is the most popular takeout in the world!


In the future, I’ll be adding more to my takeout recipes you can make at home series and I’ll list them for you here.

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Chinese Takeout Appetizers

I’m going to come out and admit it, I am a sucker for dumplings. I love all kinds of dumplings and honestly, to me, they are the best part of Chinese cuisine…possibly any cuisine! One of these days I’m going to do a dumpling roundup from around the world. But for now, they make up the bulk of the Chinese takeout appetizer recipes I’ve collected.


Chinese Takeout Recipes Egg Drop Soup


Homemade Egg Rolls by Six Time Mommy

Mongolian Buuz (Dumplings) by Adamant Kitchen

Sesame Prawn Toast by Kitchen Sanctuary

Egg Drop Soup by Dancing Through the Rain

Shrimp Egg Roll in a Bowl by The Dinner Mom

Chinese Potstickers by Food Meanderings


Chinese Takeout Fried Rice at Home

Fried rice is the basis for any good Chinese takeout meal, but what you like inside it depends entirely on what you’re accustomed to. That’s why you can’t have just one fried rice recipe. I also included a chow mein recipe at the end. The recipe is designed to allow you to put any meat in that you want, so it didn’t really fit into any of the categories that follow.



Easy Fried Rice by Cincy Shopper

Better Than Takeout Fried Rice by Spaceships and Laserbeams

Easy Pork Fried Rice by The Farm Girl Gabs

Leftover Chicken Fried Rice by Mashup Mom

Ham Fried Rice by The Little Kitchen

Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein by The Cozy Cook


Chinese Takeout Beef Recipes

Some of the best beef Chinese recipes that I’ve found are broccoli beef, I’m not entirely sure why that is. Maybe it’s a favorite? Or maybe because it’s just so easy to make. Either way, I am always on the hunt for more beef recipes.


Chinese Takeout Recipe Broccoli Beef


Beef and Broccoli by Instant Pot Cooking

Mongolian Beef by Amanda’s Cookin’

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef by Creative Cynchronicity

Copycat P.F Chang’s Pepper Steak by Everyday Shortcuts

Honey Soy Beef and Broccoli by Kylee Cooks




Chinese Fakeout Takeout Pork Recipes



Better Than Takeout Sweet and Sour Pork by House of Nash Eats

Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork by The Soccer Mom Blog

Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles by Urban Bliss Life

Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin by Simply Happy Foodie

Mongolian Pork Stir Fry by Avocado Pesto



Chinese Seafood Recipes Made at Home

I’m currently on the lookout for more Chinese seafood recipes to add to the list!

Sweet Chili Shrimp by Blackberry Babe

Honey Walnut Shrimp by House of Nash Eats


Chinese Takeout Chicken Recipes You Can Make at Home

I’ll admit, chicken happens to be my favorite of all meats, but especially in Chinese food. That’s why there are so many recipes for chicken dishes. Chinese flavors and chicken just go together so well!


Chinese Takeout Recipe Kung Pao Chicken


Kung Pao Chicken by The Forked Spoon

Sticky Chinese Chicken Thighs by Emma Eats & Explores

Chicken and Broccoli by Brooklyn Farm Girl

Chicken Balls by Six Time Mommy

Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken by The Inspiration Edit



Chicken Chow Mein by Masala Herb

One Pot Chicken Lo Mein by April Golightly

Moo Goo Gai Pan by The Forked Spoon

Copycat Panda Express Mushroom Chicken by Savory with Soul

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken by Carmy


Chinese Takeout Recipe Firecracker Chicken


Firecracker Chicken by The View from Great Island

Crispy Orange Chicken by Six Time Mommy

Copycat Panda Express Crispy Orange Chicken by The Soccer Mom Blog

Cashew Chicken by Tara Teaspoon

Instant Pot Cashew Chicken by Simply Happy Foodie

Crispy Duck by Kitchen Sanctuary


Chinese Takeout Tofu Recipes



Tofu Teriyaki Bowl by Sustain My Cooking Habit

Vegan Chop Suey by VeEatCookBake

Spicy Mapo Tofu by The Soccer Mom Blog

Orange Tofu by Rhian’s Recipes

Sweet and Sour Tofu by Rhian’s Recipes

Sesame Tofu by The Spice Train

General Tso Tofu by Instant Veg

Tofu and Green Bean Stir Fry by V Nutrition & Wellness



Chinese Veggie and Vegetarian Takeout Recipes


Chinese Takeout Recipe General Tso's Cauliflower


General Tso’s Cauliflower by Amanda’s Cookin’

Vegan Fried Rice by A Plantiful Path

Instant Pot Vegetable Lo Mein by Piping Pot Curry


Chinese Takeout Special Dietary Concerns Recipes

These recipes all have a unique focus like being Keto friendly or Whole 30 approved. Rather than mixing them in with the others, it seemed like a better idea to separate them for ease.

Whole 30 Beef and Broccoli by Cook at Home Mom

Whole 30 Orange Sesame Chicken by Cook at Home Mom

Keto Bang Bang Shrimp by Dr. Davinah’s Eats

Gluten Free Chicken Fried Rice by The Helpful GF

Keto Sesame Chicken by Peace, Love, and Low Carb


Chinese Takeout Recipe Bang Bang Cauliflower


Keto Sesame Chicken an Broccoli by How 2 Do Keto

Keto Kung Pao Chicken by Trina Krug

Keto Mongolian Beef by Peace, Love, and Low Carb

Keto Bang Bang Cauliflower by Everyday Shortcuts


If you have any favorite recipes I would love to give them a try! Leave them down in the comments below.