10 best Chinese fakeaways

Recreate your favourite Chinese takeaways at home with 10 of our favourite recipes. Not only do they pack all of the same rich and aromatic flavours, but they can they be cooked in less time than they would take to get to your door!

Gong bao chicken
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Gong bao chicken

This delicious Chinese chicken dish is flavoured with fresh ginger, garlic, chilli and peanuts, and drizzled in a soy-infused sauce. A classic Chinese recipe that can be made in just 20 minutes and a great dinner for two idea.

  1. For the sauce, put the stock, sugar, rice wine vinegar, soy and cornflour in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside until needed. Heat the oil in a large wok set over a high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same wok, stir-fry most of the spring onions, the ginger, garlic and chilli for 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the peanuts and continue cooking for 2 minutes, or until golden.
  3. Return the chicken to the wok and pour over the sauce. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, until the sauce is glossy and thickened and the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat showing. Divide the chicken between plates and scatter over the remaining spring onions and a little extra chilli. Serve with rice.

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  • Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 2.5cm (1in) pieces
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 5cm (2in) piece fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 dried red chilli, crumbled, plus extra to serve
  • handful roasted peanuts
  • steamed white rice, to serve
  • For the sauce
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflour