Sweet & sour chicken recipe

Takeaway favourite recipes

42 Recipes

Put your feet up and get that Friday feeling.

Sweet & sour chicken


(58 ratings)

Try an authentic version of this classic Chinese takeaway dish, with natural sweetness and a warm chilli flavour to spice things up
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cardamom butter chicken


(34 ratings)

A homemade curry to rival your favourite Indian takeaway - a rich blend of spices mixed with creamy ghee
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Crispy Chinese duck with peaches


(2 ratings)

If you love restaurant Peking duck with plum sauce, try this version with sticky sesame and hoisin peaches
  • 4 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Pineapple, beef & ginger stir-fry


(12 ratings)

Crank up the flavour of healthy food with a Chinese steak stir-fry that combines contrasting fruit, ginger and soy notes
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Sicilian pizza (sfincione)


(0 ratings)

Deep pan pizzas came to America via Sicily - this thick flavoured bread is topped with sausages, breadcrumbs and ricotta
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Spatchcock piri-piri chicken


(16 ratings)

Butterfly a whole chicken by removing the backbone to keep it juicy during grilling, and flavour with a chilli pepper marinade
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Golden beer-battered fish with chips


(8 ratings)

Cooking cod, hake or haddock in a super-crispy batter made from sparkling water steams the fish so it's really moist
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Chinese braised beef with ginger


(59 ratings)

Slow cooking beef shin or brisket in Asian aromatic spices gives a melt-in-the-mouth main course that's delicious with steamed rice and crisp stir-fried vegetables
  • 3 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Chicken tikka masala


(146 ratings)

This takeaway favourite is freezer-friendly and quick to reheat, giving you the chance to get ahead and save money
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Naan bread pizza


(4 ratings)

When you're in too much of a hurry to make a pizza base, simply substitute with naan bread
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Spicy Indian rice


(25 ratings)

Sara Buenfeld’s delicious spicy rice is perfect served with your favourite curry
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Thai green chicken curry


(120 ratings)

Impress your friends and family with this fragrant and creamy Thai green chicken curry
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Salami & peppadew pizza


(3 ratings)

A homemade pizza is the perfect midweek TV supper- this version has a mild chilli kick
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Vegetable curry for a crowd


(63 ratings)

This vegetarian curry is great for feeding a group of mates on a budget, or make a batch to freeze
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken chow mein


(45 ratings)

As part of our 'Cooking with Auntie Sara' series, Sara Buenfeld shows the kids how to make the classic takeaway favourite
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Veggie Thai red curry


(21 ratings)

This fragrant Thai dish is sure to get your taste buds into action, and is ready in under an hour
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian