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18 Copycat Chinese Restaurant Recipes + 13 New Takeout Picks



18 Copycat Chinese Restaurant Recipes is a collection of some classic carry out dishes. Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook Chinese food? Here's your chance. There's no need to dine in or wrap up your leftovers, now you can make these copycat restaurant meals in your kitchen and on your own time. This list contains a wide variety of entrees, sauces and sides. There are even healthy vegetarian options. With so many choices, it's easy to mix and match these delicious and easy Chinese food recipes. If you are looking to serve dinner to a large crowd, these copycat chinese restaurant recipes are sure to please the whole party You can put together a make-at-home Chinese buffet.  During any season, any time of year, you can enjoy these family friendly recipes. Why run to the restaurant when you can cook up this copycat collection at home? Whether you're looking for beef, sauces, shrimp and more, you'll find it in the list below. Impress your friends and family with your flair for Chinese restaurant-worthy cooking. You can even end your meal with a nice cup of rice wine and fortune cookies.

18 Copycat Chinese Restaurant Recipes

18 Copycat Chinese Restaurant Recipes + 13 New Takeout Picks Table of Contents

Copycat Chinese Restaurant Entrees
Copycat Chinese Restaurant Sauces
Copycat Chinese Restaurant Sides

If you enjoy Chinese food from Panda Express, then you will love these 8 Copycat Panda Express Recipes for Dinner!

Copycat Chinese Restaurant Entrees

What makes a copycat Chinese restaurant recipe stand out from the pack? It's the special blend of meat (or fish), rice and spices that defines the flavors of classic Chinese cooking. No wok? No problem, these recipes are easily modified for at-home cooking. If you're searching for beef, chicken, noodles or shrimp, take a look below and select your favorite. Pad Thai is even thrown into the mix. Copycat Pad Thai's delicate noodles mixed with lemon and herb spices are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Get ready for a take-out fake-out with this appetizing mix of entrees. You'll be cooking up easy Chinese food in no time.

Pei Wei Mongolian Beef

  1. Takeout Chicken Pad Thai
  2. Copycat General Tao's Chicken
  3. Copycat P.F. Chang's China Bistro Garlic Noodles
  4. Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein
  5. Copycat Spring Shrimp Stir Fry
  6. Homemade Chinese Takeout Bourbon Chicken and Rice
  7. Homemade Orange Chicken
  8. Noodles and Co. Thai Peanut Saute
  9. Pei Wei Mongolian Beef  (shown above)
  10. Panda Express Glazed Lemon Chicken
  11. Copycat Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken
  12. Cashew Chicken
  13. Copycat Sesame Chicken
  14. Takeout Firecracker Chicken
  15. Takeout Firecracker Shrimp
  16. Takeout Lo Mein

Looking for more great Chinese food recipes? Try these 26 Copycat Chinese Main Dish Recipes!

Copycat Chinese Restaurant Sauces

No copycat restaurant dinner is complete without a light and satisfying sauce. These sauces are both light and full of flavor, a winning combination.

Japanese Steakhouse Mayo Sauce

  1. Homemade Sriracha
  2. Applebee's Asian Chicken Salad Dressing
  3. Japanese Steakhouse Mayo Sauce  (shown above)
  4. Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce
  5. Yum-Yum Sauce


Copycat Chinese Restaurant Sides

The perfect addition to any meal at a chinese restaurant is a delicious side dish. If you've been to Benihana, you've witnessed their fun and inventive style of cooking. Why not step up your culinary game by trying out new tricks in the kitchen?  Let these copycat Chinese restaurant recipes spark your creativity.

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice


  1. Chinese Takeout Fried Rice
  2. Copycat Benihana Fried Rice
  3. Copycat Benihana Onion Soup
  4. Takeout Hot and Sour Soup

  5. P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps Recipe
  6. Cream Cheese Rangoons
  7. Copycat Chinese Restaurant Banana Wontons
  8. 20 Minute Takeout Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
  9. Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice (shown above)
  10. Pad Thai-Inspired Wraps
  11. Takeout Chinese Coleslaw

What's your favorite Chinese Restaurant Menu Item?

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Reviews More Reviews

Jan 6, 2015

Crab Rangoon. Though the Dragon and Phoenix roll my local eatery had a while back was great, too.


Jun 16, 2014

Peking Sesame Chicken.


20 Ratings

Dec 12, 2013

Szechuan Beef from T'Jins


Sep 30, 2013

looking for Chinese Special Soup and the other heavy duty soup (can't remember the name).


Sep 27, 2013

I'm looking for chinese BBQ chicken or spareribs.


Sep 2, 2013



Jul 28, 2013

I am looking for a good beef and broccoli recipe and a good sweet and sour pork recipe.


Jul 14, 2013

my favorite is chicken on a stick


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