19 Chinese Food Recipes That Are BETTER Than Takeout

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Chinese food is a crowd-pleaser — whether we're out with friends and family or cuddled up on the couch with a couple of takeout containers. But a delicious evening filled with Chinese food does not always have to be eat out or takeout!

Check out these fast and easy recipes for a budget-friendly Chinese feast in celebration of the upcoming New Year (on this Saturday January, 28). Whip up some, or all, of these tasty dishes and invite the whole gang over — BYOC (bring your own chopsticks).
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Long Life Noodles
These delectable noodles "symbolize longevity." So the more we eat, the longer we live — right?
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Sweet and Sour Chicken
This sweet and sour chicken recipe is simple, delicious, and can be made gluten-free!
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Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts
Try this veggie-version of the Chinese classic.
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Spicy Sesame-Chili Noodles with Chicken
These noodles are packed with soy, sriracha, and sesame flavor, but the key is the creamy tahini base.
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Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Sometimes simplicity rules — case in point, this healthy and delicious beef and broccoli recipe.
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Chicken & Sesame Noodle Salad
If you're going to have a salad, why not make it a noodle salad? The best thing about this dish is that you can enjoy it cold, straight out of the fridge!
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Chinese Hotdish
What is a hotdish, you may be wondering? It's just a trendy name for a casserole — and who wouldn't want to try this delicious, intriguing, Chinese food-inspired casserole?!
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Basic Stir-Fried Bok Choy
Don't let the simplicity fool you here — this recipe just lightened up your Chinese feast with a deliciously healthy, go-to green.
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Wonton Soup
This easy, savory wonton soup is just the Chinese comfort dish that we need in our lives — tonight!
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Sweet Sesame Crisps
Try baking a batch of these delicious and unusual little crisps — an authentic alternative to takeout's run-of-the-mill fortune cookies.
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Homemade Spring Rolls
You CAN recreate the magic of Chinese takeout spring rolls at home! Fry up a batch tonight for some seriously savory satisfaction.
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Easy Lo Mein
Easy, you say? 15-minute lo mein sounds like a lo mein we'd like to meet eat.
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Fried Wontons
Start your festive feast off right with these crispy, crunchy, little bites of wonton heaven!
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Crock Pot General Tso's Chicken
Set it and forget it with this low-stress, high-flavor dish! Perfect for some weeknight wow.
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Ginger-Glazed Tofu Meatballs
This dish can serve as an appetizer or main course and is vegan (for all you non-meat eaters out there). Not your typical Chinese-takeout staple, but these flavorful bites will add some unexpected spice to your table!
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Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
Looking to lighten up your Chinese menu for the evening? This cauliflower fried "rice" is right on the money — fast, fresh, and easy, without sacrificing any of those OG flavors!
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Sesame Chicken Potstickers
Surprisingly easy to make and stunning to look at, these potstickers are an appetizer must.
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Homemade Chinese Doughnuts
If you have never tasted a Chinese doughnut, NOW is the time. Whipping up a pile of these fluffy sugar bombs is worth it, we promise.
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Chinese Chicken Salad
This salad is a super-healthy and tasty alternative to that tired takeout box.