Quick and Easy Asian Takeout Recipes is our delicious collection of recipes that are better than takeout! Many of them are done in under 30 minutes! They are also easy to prep ahead of time.
Why these recipes work?
When you are craving Asian food, skip takeout and make it in your own kitchen! It's easy and most recipes are done in 15 to 20 minutes. Talk about faster than driving to get takeout. Besides, cooking from scratch is healthy and a great skill to have.
Our collection of Asian recipes will guide you through different types of dishes and hopefully answer questions you may have about this cuisine.
It is my go-to list of quick and easy Asian dinner recipes that I can prep ahead of time or make on a busy weeknight. My family loves them and we never have any leftovers. You can make teriyaki chicken, cashew chicken, easy chicken stir fry, Asian slaw and others with these easy recipes!
Our Favorite Takeout Recipe
If there is one recipe that you make from this collection, let it be our Quick and Easy Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls . The reviews confirm. It's better than takeout while made with just a few ingredients! This Asian chicken dinner idea is on our weekly rotation!
Recipes with Chicken
Chicken seems to be the most popular meat used in Asian recipes. It's cheap and easy to cook which allows the dishes to be done in under 30 minutes!
Recipes with Beef
Beef adds a specific flavor when mixed with teriyaki or any soy sauce based sauce. It has deeper flavor than chicken and it's often prefered in takeout dishes.
Asian Recipes with Seafood
Seafood, and for us shrimp speficially, has it's own place in Asian dishes. It cooks super fast which reaches the goal of fast and easy takeout from scratch. Use shrimp when you need something fast and enjoy with steamed veggies, sauce and rice!
Fried Rice Recipes
Fried rice is one of those dishes that sounds good anytime. It reheats so well and actually tastes better the next day. You can use any veggies you have on hand and any Asian sauce and create a delicious fried rice meal in minutes!
The easiest way to add Asian flavors to a dish is with a sauce. They are so easy to make from scratch and always have a jar on hand. Give them a try!
Asian Recipes with Noodles
Who doesn't like noodles! If you are tired of rice dishes, go for Chinese lo mein, Japanese udon, Cantonese egg noodles, ramen, different rice noodles, but also spaghetti or angel hair. Add veggies, meat and sauce and you have a delicious meal in no time!
Takeout Recipes FAQs
Chicken breast is the most popular but if you want more flavorful and juicy bites of chicken, go for boneless skinless chicken thighs. Trim the excess fat and cut them into bite-size pieces.
Once you start cooking takeout dishes, your collection of ingredients will expand, as you will want to experiment with more flavors (like fish or oyster sauce).
However, I recommend starting simple: soy sauce (the low-sodium kind is better), sesame oil, cornstarch, toasted sesame seeds, brown sugar, ground of fresh ginger, garlic and rice or apple cider vinegar. This will let you create a basic teriyaki sauce for any dish!
If you want more spice, get gochujang or red chili paste.
Absolutely! Skip the chicken, beef or seafood and use mushrooms. They will add the earthy, umami flavor to the mix and you won't even miss the meat. Beans are another great source or protein that can be used in these recipes. Have fun and experiment to make your own versions!
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