Sweet and sour pork served on a plate

Chinese fakeaway recipes

Looking to recreate your favourite Chinese takeaway at home? See our recipes for classics such as sweet & sour, chow mein and salt & pepper chicken.

24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Don't call the takeaway – cook your own sweet & sour pork using a vibrant marinade and tinned pineapple. Swap the pork for chicken or prawns if you prefer

1 hr
More effort
104 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A classic Chinese dish of stir-fried egg noodles with shredded chicken breast. Experiment with different fish, meat or vegetables

30 mins
Easy
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261 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Ditch the takeaway and make our simple sweet and sour chicken recipe. This speedy Chinese-style rice dish is ready in under 30 minutes and packed with zingy flavours

25 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Peel and cut potatoes into chunky chips or wedges, then sprinkle over our salt & pepper seasoning for a flavour-packed side dish or snack

50 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this prawn and cauliflower stir fry in just 25 minutes. You can easily make it vegan if preferred – simply omit the prawns and double up on the veg

25 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy, spicy salt and pepper chicken dish at home instead of ordering a takeaway. It's cooked with Asian greens in honey and soy, with a hint of Chinese five-spice

25 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Cater for the whole family with our Singapore noodles. They're healthy and vegan, making an ideal accompaniment to a Chinese meal or just on their own

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
34 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This low-fat stir-fry recipe is packed with crunchy vegetables and tangy oyster sauce

25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Don't call the Chinese takeaway for crispy duck with pancakes – our recipe is so easy to make and it's healthier, too. Serve with a classic plum sauce

40 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Stir-fry shellfish with a spicy tomato, ginger and chilli bean sauce for a classic Chinese seafood dish

30 mins
Easy
15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy our sweet and sour tofu for one. With pineapple, red pepper, onion and Chinese flavourings, it’s vegan and healthy, delivering three of your 5-a-day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
39 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This speedy, kid-friendly supper is a great way of cramming a good variety of vegetables into one meal

20 mins
Easy
88 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try an authentic version of this classic Chinese takeaway dish, with natural sweetness and a warm chilli flavour to spice things up

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
77 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

As part of our 'Cooking with Auntie Sara' series, Sara Buenfeld shows the kids how to make the classic takeaway favourite

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Kung-pao cauliflower is a deliciously spiced vegan main that counts as three of your five-a-day. This plant-based dinner for two is super simple to make

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
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