Easy butter chicken

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59 Recipes

Ditch the Friday night takeaway and whip up your own version. From pizza and curries to pad Thai and chicken katsu, we've got plenty of fabulous fakeaway recipes for you to enjoy.

Easy butter chicken

3.992125

(127 ratings)

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinated the day before so you can get ahead on your prep
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Sweet & sour chicken

4.61446

(83 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

Katsu curry

4.226665

(75 ratings)

Make our easy katsu curry with options to adapt the recipe for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. You'll need chicken or tofu depending on your preference...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Next level sweet & sour chicken

5

(5 ratings)

Get the best version of sweet and sour chicken with our ultimate recipe. You'll be rewarded with crisp, battered chicken in a sharp, sweet and fruity sauce...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Chicken chow mein

4.347825

(69 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

Salt and pepper chicken

4.52381

(21 ratings)

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

Easy pad Thai

3.704545

(44 ratings)

Almost a national dish of Thailand, Mary Cadogan's simplified take makes it easy to shop for - and very authentic tasting...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Salt & pepper chips

4.833335

(12 ratings)

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
  • Vegetarian

Doner kebab

4.416665

(36 ratings)

Make your own version of this takeaway favourite, complete with chilli and garlic sauces. Serve your homemade doner kebab with pitta bread and shredded cabbage
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Cardamom butter chicken

4.613335

(75 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

4.333335

(3 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

4.541665

(24 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

Chicken jalfrezi

4.45136

(257 ratings)

Instead of calling the Indian takeaway, make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. This curry is also healthy with two of your 5-a-day and a dose of vitamin C
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Fish & chip traybake

4.5

(2 ratings)

Get that Friday feeling during the week with our healthier twist on takeaway favourite, fish and chips, made with sweet potatoes. Serve with mushy peas
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Spatchcock piri-piri chicken

4.894735

(19 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

Chip shop curry sauce

4.42857

(28 ratings)

A homemade chip shop curry sauce will rival that of any takeaway – and it's not just for chips. You could use it to make katsu curry...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Next level Margherita pizza

4.5

(6 ratings)

Forget takeaways – you can’t beat a homemade Margherita pizza topped with fresh tomato sauce and melted cheese. Here's how to master this everyday classic.....
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Golden beer-battered fish with chips

3.72414

(29 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

Prawn tikka masala

4.9

(20 ratings)

Forget a takeaway and tuck into a midweek meal that will please the whole family with our easy, low calorie prawn tikka masala. Serve with naan breads
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chinese braised beef with ginger

4.723405

(94 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

Thai green chicken curry

4.605635

(284 ratings)

Don't call the local takeaway – impress friends and family by cooking this fragrant and creamy Thai green chicken curry. It's easy and quick to make...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chicken tikka masala

4.524345

(267 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

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