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9 Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

We do love takeout around our house, but with wallets thinning and waistlines expanding, we decided to try and eat out less this year. We weren’t quite ready to give up on some of our favorite takeout meals, though – pad thai, orange chicken, Mongolian beef, and not to mention egg rolls and hot sour soup! It was time to get creative in the kitchen, and we’re so happy to report that these recipes are amazing! We hardly miss takeout anymore (except maybe for the easy clean up). Check out our list of takeout-inspired favorites!

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

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Thinking takeout was the only way we could get our tasty favorite, we were floored when we heard we could make something even better in the slow cooker and completely blown away when we tried it and found out that it tasted amazing! Get the super simple recipe here!

Flavorful Fried Rice

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Fried rice just might be our favorite part of Chinese takeout, and we definitely hit the jackpot with this copycat recipe! This dish is not only tasty but comes together super fast, making it perfect for weeknight dinners. So next time you’re craving takeout, try this recipe instead, you’ll be glad you did! See what the secret ingredient is in this recipe!

General Tso’s Chicken

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Who doesn’t love this fried chicken dish that’s swimming in a sweet and slightly spicy sauce? The best part is how easy it is to make – after pan-frying the chicken, we toss everything into the slow cooker and let it do the work for us. Get the full recipe here!

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