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3 Better-Than-Takeout Chinese Recipes


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

When you get a craving for Chinese food, it's easy to have it delivered straight to your door. But if you've ever over-indulged on the salty, greasy entrees and sides and felt terrible afterward, it's time to learn how to make your favorite Chinese dishes at home. They're much lighter but just as delicious—and you won't go into a food coma later. Here are three recipes to create your own Chinese feast at home.

Beef and Broccoli

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This Beef and Broccoli recipe from Damn Delicious couldn't be easier. Simply cut up the beef and broccoli, season the beef and throw the sheet pan in the oven. Make a quick pan sauce and drizzle it over the beef, broccoli and rice.

Chinese Dumplings

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Also known as potstickers, Chinese dumplings are a favorite appetizer. In this recipe from The Novice Chef, you'll need ground pork, cabbage, green onions, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger and bok choy to fill the wonton wrappers.

Lo Mein

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This lo mein recipe from Pinch of Yum is ready in 15 minutes. You likely already have the ingredients you need to make this easy and delicious dish.