Forget that dirty takeaway and cook up one of these tastier 'fakeaways' instead. Trust us, there'll be no looking back

Image: Healthy bucket chicken

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We've all got a favourite curry house, naughty-but-nice Chinese, or a proper chippy we call on when we're in need of some takeaway TLC. But instead of getting greasy fingers and dealing with that inevitable post-pig-out guilt, how's about taking a DIY approach?


Here are our top takeaway recipes to try at home…


1. Easy chicken curry

On the table in 40 minutes, this juicy curry can only be described as a godsend. It uses chicken thigh meat, which takes on the flavours of the spices better than chicken breast, and you don't even have to cheat with a curry paste. Perfect if you've got spices loitering in the back of the cupboard that need using up.

Chicken curry (in a hurry)

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Charlie Richards


2. Chicken chow mein

A handful of ingredients (most of which you'll already have) and 10 minutes of your stir-fry skills will result in this Chinese classic that's less effort than rummaging around for a takeaway menu in the first place.

Chicken chow mein

Via: Sainsbury's Magazine/Photo: Richard Jung 


3. Salmon fish fingers with sweet potato chips

Much more interesting than your regular fish and chips. Dip the salmon in Dijon mustard before coating in breadcrumbs for a little extra heat.

Salmon fish fingers with cherry tomato salad and sweet potato chips

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4. Crispy five-spice duck with noodles

Crispy duck skin, fresh plum sauce and sesame oil noodles: easy, scrumptious and flavoursome.


5. Chicken and lemon kebabs

Got 20 minutes? Then these will be yours. And you don't even have to be on a drunken bar crawl to enjoy them.


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6. Fun pitta pizzas

Thin and crisp pittas make surprisingly good pizza bases. Turn it into a cheese-fest by using creamy camembert or taleggio instead of mozzarella, and pecorino instead of parmesan. Yum.

Fun pitta pizzas

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7. Deluxe turkey burger

Topped off with salsa and houmous, these burgers beat that greasy one from down the road. Shape your turkey mince around small chunks of brie for a naughty cheesy twist.

Deluxe turkey burger

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8. Healthier bucket chicken

Marinated in buttermilk and coated in cornflakes, chicken doesn't get tastier than this. Colonel, you can keep your secret recipe – we don't need it.

Healthy bucket chicken

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