Craving Chinese takeout but your wallet’s begging for a break? You’re in luck! These 15 mouthwatering recipes bring your favorite Chinese dishes right to your kitchen – and they’re all ready in 30 minutes or less. Grab your apron and turn your home into the best takeout spot in town, minus the hefty delivery fees and long wait times.

Kung Pao Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Gochujang Chicken

Chinese gochujang chicken in a skillet on a table with black kitchen towel wrapped around the handle.
Gochujang Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Whip up this gochujang chicken in just 30 minutes and forget about waiting for delivery. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, and goes great over rice. Home cooking never tasted so good, and your wallet will thank you too!
Get the Recipe: Gochujang Chicken

Hot & Sour Egg Drop Soup

A bowl of soup with an egg on top.
Hot & Sour Egg Drop Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Can’t decide between hot and sour or egg drop soup? Now you don’t have to! This fusion soup is a total winner and comes together faster than your delivery guy could ever show up. Plus, it’s a fun way to save some cash and get a hearty, homemade meal.
Get the Recipe: Hot & Sour Egg Drop Soup

Spicy Udon Noodle Stir Fry

Spicy udon noodle stir fry in a bowl with chopsticks.
Spicy Udon Noodle Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Get your stir fry fix with this spicy udon noodle dish. It’s packed with flavor, takes less than 30 minutes, and beats takeout any day. Plus, it’s loaded with tasty ginger-garlic sriracha sauce, noodles, and beef – a surefire way to keep your taste buds and wallet happy!
Get the Recipe: Spicy Udon Noodle Stir Fry

Kung Pao Chickpeas

Kung pao chickpea dish in a bowl with rice and skillet off to the left.
Kung Pao Chickpeas. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Craving Chinese takeout but want something different? Try this vegan Kung Pao chickpeas recipe. It’s got all the bold flavors you love and makes a great meatless option. And guess what? You can whip it up faster than it takes to find a parking spot at your favorite restaurant.
Get the Recipe: Kung Pao Chickpeas

Kung Pao Shrimp

Kung Pao Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Why wait for delivery when you can make kung pao shrimp at home in minutes? It’s quick, packed with flavor, and you can serve it up with some white rice and your favorite veggies. Say hello to a delicious home-cooked meal that’s way faster than takeout.
Get the Recipe: Kung Pao Shrimp

General Tso Shrimp

Homemade general tso shrimp with broccoli and rice in a bowl with chopsticks.
General Tso Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

In just 10 minutes, you can have this amazing General Tso shrimp ready to eat. This one-skillet wonder is a takeout copycat that’ll make you forget about your phone’s food delivery app. Fast, flavorful, and a real money-saver – what’s not to love?
Get the Recipe: General Tso Shrimp

Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey garlic chicken in a bowl served over rice.
Honey Garlic Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Skip the takeout and let your slow cooker do the magic with this honey garlic chicken. It’s a healthier take on a takeout favorite, with sweet, sticky sauce and pineapple bits that make it irresistible. Plus, it’s super easy, giving you more time to relax at home.
Get the Recipe: Honey Garlic Chicken

Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai Red Curry Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Thai red curry noodle soup is all about big flavors and simplicity. Ready in 25 minutes, it’s a cozy and wallet-friendly alternative to takeout. Customize it with whatever you have on hand and enjoy a delicious, comforting soup that’s quicker than picking up the phone.
Get the Recipe: Thai Red Curry Soup

Sweet & Sour Tofu

Sweet and sour tofu in a bowl with rice and chopsticks on the side.
Sweet & Sour Tofu. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

In under 30 minutes, this sweet and sour tofu brings the classic takeout flavor to your kitchen. Crispy tofu with a sticky sauce makes this a vegetarian-friendly meal everyone will love. Plus, it’s a fun way to save some dough and enjoy a homemade meal.
Get the Recipe: Sweet & Sour Tofu

Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs

Homemade Chinese spare ribs with broccoli and rice on a white plate.
Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Master the art of Chinese boneless spare ribs right at home. They’re just like what you’d get from takeout – sticky, sweet, and with those irresistible crispy edges. Plus, it’s a great way to save on delivery fees and enjoy a favorite dish.
Get the Recipe: Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs

Shrimp Lo Mein

Shrimp lo mein in a skillet with chopped green onions in a white bowl on the side.
Shrimp Lo Mein. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Bring the flavors of your favorite Chinese restaurant home with this shrimp lo mein. It’s a 20-minute wonder with juicy shrimp, veggies, and noodles in a killer sauce. It’s faster than delivery and a great way to cut down on those extra fees.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Lo Mein

Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry

Pork ramen stir fry in a blue cast iron skillet with chop sticks.
Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This sweet and spicy pork ramen stir fry is your 20-minute ticket to a delicious dinner. Packed with veggies and tons of flavor, it’s a healthier and quicker alternative to takeout. Get your ramen fix at home and save both time and money!
Get the Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Pork Ramen Stir Fry

Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry

Ground pork and purple cabbage stir fry in a white pan.
Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Here’s a quick and easy stir fry that’s sure to please: pork and cabbage with mushrooms in a tasty sauce. It’s a straightforward, no-fuss meal that brings great flavor to the table faster than you can say “takeout.”
Get the Recipe: Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry

Orange Sesame Chicken

Honey orange chicken with sesame seeds and green beans in a white bowl.
Orange Sesame Chicken. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This honey orange sesame chicken is your new go-to for a quick, healthy meal. It’s sticky, sweet, and super easy to make. Why wait for delivery when you can enjoy this delicious dish in the comfort of your home?
Get the Recipe: Orange Sesame Chicken

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and broccoli stir fry served with white rice on a white plate.
Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

For a quick, scrumptious dinner, try this beef & broccoli stir fry. With thinly sliced beef and a crave-worthy sauce, it’s a meal that rivals any takeout. Plus, it’s so fast and easy, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with delivery!
Get the Recipe: Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

27 One Skillet Meals You Can Whip Up In 30 Minutes

A skillet full of vegetables and beef on a wooden table.
Ground Beef Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Busy weeknights don’t mean you have to compromise on a good meal. With these 27 one-skillet dinners, you’re set for a month of easy, quick and tasty meals, all ready in 30 minutes. These skillet recipes vary from spicy to savory and even sweet – a variety that will keep dinner exciting every night.

27 One Skillet Meals You Can Whip Up In 30 Minutes

Nail Every Dinner With These 27 Air Fryer Recipes

A plate with stuffed chicken.
Air Fryer Bruschetta Chicken. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These 27 air fryer dinner recipes are perfect for anyone new to the air fryer game. From juicy chicken breasts to savory steaks and even some vegetarian options, these recipes are all about making your dinner both easy and exciting. Ready to put your new air fryer to the test? Let’s get cooking and see how your air fryer can level up your everyday meals.

Nail Every Dinner With These 27 Air Fryer Recipes

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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