15 Asian Food Recipes You Might Think Are Takeout (They’re That Good!)

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Can’t make it out to an Asian food restaurant with the kids? Give your chopsticks a workout anyways, by making a Chinese food-inspired meal at home. These yummy dishes may not arrive in those cute little boxes, but they’ll be gobbled up as fast as your go-to takeout (We promise!). From beef and broccoli, noodles and dim sum to a classic stir fry, here are 15 kid-pleasing Chinese food recipes.

Beef and Broccoli in a Bowl

Beef and broccoli is a family favorite take-out option for its flavor and nutrient-packed ingredients. While searing the meat might take a little extra time, this is a 30-minute meal perfect for busy weeknights. Grab the recipe from Pinch of Yum

Easy Congyoubing

This popular Chinese street food is easy to recreate at home, plus, it's an easy appetizer, snack or light dinner with the right dipping sauces. With only four ingredients, the hardest part of this recipe is how to roll the dough. Head to View from Great Island for the details

Asian Chicken Thighs

Nothing says comfort food like Chinese food. This soy sauce chicken is the perfect family dish, especially when the hardest part is just waiting for the chicken to cook! Serve this with a side of veggie fried rice (or white rice and steamed veggies) to ensure a balanced meal. Click here for the simple recipe

15-Minute Lo Mein

What’s Chinese takeout without lo-mein? Lucky for you, Chungah of Damn Delicious has perfected a fantastic homemade version that only takes 15 minutes. Throw in whatever veggies you have in the fridge, chose to add a protein or keep it meat-free. The kids will love every slippery bite. 

Healthy Asian Lettuce Wraps

The kids love the tangy flavoring; you love the way the lettuce creates a healthier dinner option. As long as you are comfortable with the term “browning meat” and know how to chop veggies, this recipe from the food blog Our Family Eats is a breeze to make. Consider cutting out the Poblano pepper if you’re serving this dish to little ones.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

The next time the takeout urge strikes, whip up a batch of this honey sesame chicken we scooped over at Foodie with Family. It's a budget-friendly, crowd-pleasing recipe that only requires a few steps (chop, whisk, throw in slow-cooker).

Mu Shu Chicken

Move beyond noodles to widen their petite palates even further. Mu Shu, the Chinese version of a burrito, is a treat for Chinese food fans. The kids will get a kick out of stuffing their tortillas (an easy substitute for Mu Shu pancakes) with hoisin-flavored chicken, and you'll love that this recipe is a breeze to prep. Find out how to make this for dinner tonight over at Weelicious.

Honey Ginger Chicken

This Asian-inspired dish from The Skinny Fork incorporates tastes that kids love, from savory soy sauce to sweet honey. The juicy chicken pairs perfectly with broccoli and steamed rice.

Hoisin Glazed Salmon

Found in the Asian ingredient aisle at most supermarkets or any Asian market, hoisin is a staple of Chinese cooking. This sauce combines soybeans, garlic and chili peppers, and in this recipe, it’s mixed with orange juice and honey to create an irresistible glaze. Click here for the recipe. 

Easy Dumplings

Dumplings are simplified in this recipe. Food blogger Simran suggests getting the kids involved by having them help beat the egg, brushing the egg wash to help seal the dumplings and for the older kids, folding the dumplings into little triangles. Hop on over to the recipe by clicking here.

Honey Garlic & Broccoli Stir Fry

Inspired by her husband’s love of chicken wings, food blogger Kari of GI 365 created this stir-fry recipe that features the same sweet and savory flavors of her hubby’s fave dish. Coming together in 30 minutes, you’ll want to make Kari’s stir fry dish year-round. 

Egg Rolls

Chinese take-out without the guilt? Just look to food blogger Bonnie of Thirsty for Tea for an egg roll recipe that is baked, not fried. Bonnie also has some great tips on perfecting the egg roll!

Fortune Prawns

Bring prosperity and fortune to your Chinese New Year dinner with these fortune prawns. Courtesy of Kuali, the prawns are coated with a flavorful mix of garlic, ginger and dried chilies. Are your taste buds curious?

Healthy Fried Rice

Leah Singer of Leah’s Thoughts came up with a simple fried rice recipe that brings a restaurant-quality dish onto your dinner table in just five easy steps. Add whatever veggies you happen to have on hand in your fridge–carrots, celery, scallions and mushrooms work well. 

Chinese Baked BBQ Pork Buns

Chinese baked BBQ pork buns (or char siu bao), are a kid favorite for their soft fluffy outside and sweet pork inside. While this might not be the easiest Chinese food recipe in our collection, we promise that it's worth the effort. Get the recipe from The Woks of Life


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