Easy butter chicken

Takeaway 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.

140 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
85 ratings 4.6 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
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86 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
More effort
71 ratings 4.4 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
25 ratings 4.5 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
45 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
15 ratings 3.9 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
40 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
More effort
456 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Even a novice cook can master the art of pizza with our simple step-by-step guide. Bellissimo!

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
81 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A homemade curry to rival your favourite Indian takeaway - a rich blend of spices mixed with creamy ghee

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you love restaurant Peking duck with plum sauce, try this version with sticky sesame and hoisin peaches

4 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
280 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 2.3 out of 5 star rating

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
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
More effort
32 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Cooking cod, hake or haddock in a super-crispy batter made from sparkling water steams the fish so it's really moist

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
97 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
80 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook these American-style pork ribs so they're really tender then coat in an irresistibly sweet, sticky sauce

4 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
299 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
43 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A fusion dish that merges Spanish paella with Asian egg fried rice - a great way to get kids to eat vegetables

28 mins
Easy
Healthy
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