6 Homemade Takeout Favorites

kung pao chicken

Toss your takeout menus and whip up one of these restaurant favorites. They’re cheaper, healthier, and tastier than the originals.

  1. kung pao chicken

    Kung Pao Chicken

    This Americanized version of kung pao chicken is easy to shop for AND easy to make. What's more, kids seem to love it, which makes it a perfect weeknight family dinner.

  2. Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice

    Chicken Tikka Masala

    Chicken tikka masala is a dish of marinated and broiled chunks of chicken in a creamy, spice-infused tomato sauce. Alongside basmati rice, peas, and naan, it makes a fabulous family feast.

  3. shrimp curry

    Easy Thai Shrimp Curry

    In this classic Thai dish, shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot green chilies and fresh herbs. You only need a few pantry staples and 25 minutes to whip up.

  4. cashew chicken

    Cashew Chicken

    One bite of this tender stir-fried chicken with roasted cashews and you’ll toss that greasy takeout menu away forever.

  5. roast chicken

    Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce

    This is my take on Pollo a la Brasa, the delicious spit-roasted chicken made popular by so many Peruvian restaurants. The accompanying green sauce is spicy, creamy, and downright addictive -- you can put it on virtually everything, and it even makes a fabulous dip or salad dressing.

  6. beef with broccoli

    Beef with Broccoli

    No wok needed for this for this easy “takeout” dish of tender steak and crisp broccoli florets in a rich ginger and garlic sauce. Serve it with steamed rice and a quick, family-friendly dinner is done.

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