15 Asian-Inspired Recipes So Good You Won't Miss Takeout

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Dive into the rich and oh-so-flavorful world of Asian-inspired cuisine in your very own kitchen! Prepare for a journey across the world full of exotic flavors, fragrant spices, and tantalizing textures. You might just throw away that drawer full of takeout menus (come on, we all have one) when you begin to explore these 15 Asian-Inspired Recipes So Good You Won't Miss Takeout.

1. Chinese Lemon Chicken

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Put a (citrus) twist on traditional orange chicken! Chinese Lemon Chicken has the same sweetness, tang, and savory flavor as its more well-known counterpart, but with a sharper, zestier, and slightly sweeter sauce that will get your tastebuds dancing! Chinese Lemon Chicken can be ladled over rice, which is perfect for making sure you catch every drop of this fantastic sauce. This is the new gold standard for home-cooked Asian cuisine that's actually golden in color!

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2. Asian Fusion Casserole

Asian Fusion Casserole

This Asian Fusion Casserole draws from quite a few traditions, but the ultimate result? So scrumptious! A bed of tender eggplant supports savory, homemade pork meatballs in a thick, sticky, umami-packed teriyaki sauce, topped with scallions and crunchy peanuts... so, so good! It's like the freshest, most delicious takeout without the need to unpack any of those white boxes! Asian Fusion Casserole is a sensational flavor performance your taste buds will love!

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3. Thai'd-Up Chicken Breasts

Thai'd Up Chicken Breasts

These might just leave you tongue-tied when you try to describe how they taste! Thai'd-Up Chicken Breasts come off the grill hot, juicy, and distinctly golden with Southeast Asian-inspired flavors! They're spicy and vibrant and succulent, ready to be eaten on their own or with whatever dipping sauce you love! Ready in less than half an hour, Thai'd-Up Chicken Breasts also don't tie up your schedule! Just another great way they make your life better!

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4. Szechwan Shrimp

Szechwan Shrimp

Szechwan Shrimp is succulent, scintillating, and splendid! Oh, and speedy! Don't forget speedy! In just 15 minutes or less, you'll have sweet and savory shrimp coated in a fiery orange, sweet, and spicy sauce with notes of classic pan-Asian flavors! It certainly brings the heat to dinnertime! Szechwan Shrimp is bound to impress from the first bite to the last!

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5. Copycat Hibachi

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You may not have the fancy cooking moves, but you can enjoy some of your favorite Asian fare right at home. Copycat Hibachi is a "wok" above the rest when it comes to great takeout-style food at home. Delicious fried rice, a mixture of vegetables — like zucchini, mushrooms, and white onion — along with expertly seasoned chicken bites, and an impeccable mustard dipping sauce, come together to become everything you crave. Heat up your dinner with Copycat Hibachi! Like the kids say, it's fire!

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6. Crispy Pork Stir Fry

Crispy Pork Stir Fry

Fresh is always best. Why fret about delivery times or bother worrying that your Asian-inspired favorites will arrive cold, when you can have this Crispy Pork Stir Fry flying hot out of your kitchen in no time? Kick those little white boxes to the curb with freshly made white rice, crispy, succulent pork, and a tender and sweet snow pea veggie mixture that is superbly seasoned just how you want it. Crispy Pork Stir Fry saves you time and stress... after all, no need to wait around wondering when your food is going to arrive with this meal in the queue!

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7. Slow Tso's Chicken

Slow Tso's Chicken

After a long, hectic day, nothing is better than letting someone else do the cooking. Sure, the easy way out is to place an order somewhere, but then you risk it being wrong, not to mention you have to drive somewhere to get it. You'll be way too hungry to deal with all of that! Instead, let your slow cooker do the work and make Slow Tso's Chicken! This take on traditional takeout is sure to please. Just drop all those tangy familiar flavors in your beloved slow cooker, and you'll have an Asian-inspired chicken and noodle dinner waiting for you as soon as your big day is complete. Honestly, Slow Tso's Chicken is even easier (definitely tastier, too) than calling in. The future you will thank you for your delicious forward thinking!

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8. Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Here's a fresh take on something familiar you will just love! Vietnamese Chicken Salad is a wonderful way to jazz up your lunchtime, since it's packed with all the savory, bright, and sweet Asian-inspired flavors you adore. Vietnamese Chicken Salad is bursting with an array of textures and tastes that are a feast for the eyes and the tummy. Give yourself a new salad adventure!

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9. Moo Shu Chicken

Moo Shu Chicken

If you're craving some Asian-inspired cuisine, but you want to switch it up a bit, we highly recommend this Moo Shu Chicken! As fun to say as it is to eat, this sweet and savory chicken dish comes loaded with veggies and all the good things you want in a takeout-at-home kind of dish. We like to serve Moo Shu Chicken in some warm tortilla shells, but we encourage you to get creative! However, you eat it, we know you're gonna love that you tried something new!

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10. Korean Fried Chicken

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Korean Fried Chicken practically bursts with flavor! Its juicy chicken is coated in Asian spices and slathered in a tangy, sweet, and sour sauce that will leave lips smacking and fingers licked. With just a hint of spicy heat, Korean Fried Chicken will have you coming back for seconds! In fact, be warned, though — this chicken is so delicious, you may want it for dinner every day.

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11. Slow Cooker Sticky Asian Ribs

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The best kind of meals are the ones that you can prepare in less than 10 minutes and forget about for the rest of the day. Slow Cooker Sticky Asian Ribs are exactly that! Coated in a sticky, sweet, and savory sauce, these ribs are slow-cooked so they basically fall off the bone in their tenderness. Slow Cooker Sticky Asian Ribs welcome you home after a long day with a juicy, savory, and delightfully messy dish that will have you licking your fingers afterward! This will become a weekly meal in an instant!

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12. Galbi Jjim

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Galbi Jjim refers to a delicious braised short rib from Korea, usually reserved for special occasions. It certainly tastes like a special occasion! You can cut Galbi Jjim with a fork, it’s just that tender. Braised in soy sauce, garlic, and Asian pear, this dish has notes of fruity sweetness, savory tang, and mellow earthiness. Cooked alongside hearty potatoes and mushrooms, this is a full meal in one dish, one that you’ll make over and over again.

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13. Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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You don’t need to go to your favorite Asian restaurant for some delicious lettuce wraps! These Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps are full of robust flavors and served on a crunchy lettuce leaf. The chicken mixture derives its savoriness from soy sauce, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and rice vinegar. Each bite has a variety of textures from the chicken, the chopped veggies, and the fresh lettuce. Make Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps for a yummy appetizer, or even as a main course!

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14. Hunan Beef

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A classic of Chinese take-out, Hunan Beef is known for its smoky, tangy flavor and spice. This recipe for Hunan Beef reins in the spiciness to a pleasant heat so you can fully enjoy the sweet, sour, and umami sauce with tender slices of steak and fresh vegetables. In the same amount of time that it would take to pick a restaurant, order, and have food delivered, you can have a hot, freshly-made dish on the table, ready to enjoy. You can satisfy your craving for Asian cuisine without needing to pick up a phone.

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15. Slow Cooker Asian Beef Broccoli

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Instead of ordering takeout, why not let your slow cooker take care of dinner tonight? Slow Cooker Asian Beef Broccoli has that tangy sweet, and savory flavor of beef and broccoli but even fresher and more tender than ever tasted before! With just a touch of spicy heat and plenty of crunchy broccoli, Slow Cooker Asian Beef Broccoli is refreshing and hearty all at once.

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