Boy, do I have the ultimate round-up of amazing recipes for you today! My husband and I used to really enjoy getting take-out on busy weeknights, at least until I started making better than take-out recipes at home! I’ve rounded up the best versions of Asian-inspired dishes for you. We’re talkin’ all of the favorites – orange chicken, sesame chicken, broccoli beef, chow mein – it’s all here! There’s no need to spend the money on takeout when you can make it better at home!
Not only are these recipes so delicious but they are easy to make! There are grilled options, oven-baked, skewers, wraps, and everything in between. Asian food is one of my all-time favorite foods and it’s because the taste cannot be beaten! There are so many on this round-up that you are going to have a hard time picking a favorite! Which one will you make first??
Tips for Cooking Asian Food
To make sure that your Asian food actually does turn out better than take-out recipes, I’ve compiled a list of quick tips!
Fresh vegetables: I know, I know. It’s tempting to use frozen vegetables or canned ingredients because they are readily available but trust me when I tell you that you must use fresh vegetables! This is key to having your dish turn out perfectly.
Gather up the ingredients first: Sometimes, recipes call for unique ingreients that you might not have on hand. Head to the store before you plan on cooking and pick up all of your ingredients beforehand. So many times people try and substitute for things and then wonder why they didn’t turn out. Don’t do this and make sure you plan ahead!
Know your rice: Rice is not all made equal. Make what the recipe calls for whether thats long grained rice, brown rice or jasmine rice. It makes a difference!
Grilled Asian Garlic Steak Skewers are marinated in a delicious asian sesame sauce and grilled to tender and juicy perfection!
Ingredients: top sirloin steak, soy sauce, garlic cloves, sesame oil, olive oil , sugar, grated ginger, sesame seeds, red onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, skewers, Sliced green onions
Asian Barbecue Burgers with Sweet Chili Lime Mayo are crazy and tender juicy burgers infused with asian spices. Topped with an asian slaw and a sweet chili lime mayo you will never go back to boring burgers again!
Ingredients: 85% lean ground beef, package McCormick Grill Mates Korean BBQ Marinade, coleslaw, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, mayonnaise, Sweet Chili Sauce, lime juice
Slow Cooker Sticky Asian Ribs with Sticky Sauce are the very best fall of the bone tender ribs you will ever make! Slow cooked to perfection in a sweet and tangy asian sauce. They get slathered right before serving in a finger licking good sticky sauce!
Ingredients: racks pork baby back ribs, light brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, pepper, kosher salt, ground ginger, ground pepper, onion powder, garlic, sweet chili sauce, reduced sodium soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, honey, cornstarch, water
This Asian chicken salad is packed with crispy greens, crunchy chicken, toasted almonds, and chow mein noodles. It's tossed with a light and delicious creamy vinaigrette and will be your new go-to salad!
Ingredients: Honey, Rice Wine Vinegar, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, sesame oil, chicken breasts*, oil, egg, milk, flour, cornflakes, romaine lettuce, red cabbage, Napa cabbage, carrots, roasted almonds, chow mein noodles, salt and pepper to taste
Summer salads are probably one of my all time favorite things, not that I don’t eat salads all year round because honestly, I do. All. the. time. And that’s one thing that’s so great about this Asian edamame ramen noodle salad, you can make it and serve it all year round.
Ingredients: large 16-ounce bag of tri-color cole slaw, Asian noodles, mandarin oranges, edamame, green onions, shaved almonds, avocado, Asian sesame dressing, optional: sesame seeds, vegetable oil, honey, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and black pepper
Thai Peanut Sesame Noodles is an asian favorite that combines creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic all mixed with linguine noodles tossed in this amazingly sweet and savory sauce.
Ingredients: Peanut Butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, chicken broth, minced garlic, ginger, Sriracha chili sauce, linguine noodles, sesame seeds for garnish, green onions for garnish
Garlic Mushroom Noodles is an easy side that goes well with grilled chicken, pork chops or asian mains. Silky smooth egg noodles are tossed in a quick sauce with sauteed mushrooms and lots of golden garlic!
This delicious and tangy orange chicken is made right in your slow cooker and is better than takeout. It's coated in an irresistible sauce that will keep your family asking for this at least once a week!
This Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken takes just five minutes to throw into the slow cooker and the flavor is out of this world! Tender and juicy slow cooked chicken in a lightened up Mongolian sauce that is sure to wow your family!
Ingredients: boneless, cornstarch, Olive Oil, mince Garlic, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Water, Brown Sugar, grated Carrots, green onions
Amazing chicken fried rice that is better than take out! This chicken fried rice has moist and tender chicken with flavorful peas and carrots and long rice cooked together. Make this unique and your own with this favorite Chinese rice!
Ingredients: vegetable oil , soy sauce , chicken, cooked rice *, sesame oil, white onion, frozen peas and carrots, soy sauce, eggs, chopped green onions
Egg Roll lovers, this Crispy Air Fryer Egg Roll Recipe is for you! Crispy, crunchy outside, tender filling inside, without the extra fat of frying or drying out from oven cooking. These are what you have been waiting for!
This delicious Chicken Chow Mein is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal that your entire family will love! It’s made with fresh veggies, noodles, and sautéed chicken, tossed in a simple chow mein sauce.
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, oil, shredded cabbage, carrots, ribs celery, green onions, garlic, refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles, For the sauce:, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, freshly grated ginger, light brown sugar, cornstarch
Would love to have recipe for Sizzling Rice Soup. Don’t see it at many restaurants and would like to be able to make it myself.
This is a great list!! I would LOVE to see your take on some homemade egg rolls added to the list 🙂
What an awesome list! Thank you!!