Family Fakeaway Recipe Ideas to Try at Home

September 18, 2020
by Hattie Family Favourites

    When you are craving your favourite fast food spot, whip up these 5 recipes instead. They are healthier, easier on your wallet, and guaranteed to be just as tasty. Trust us, the kids won’t know the difference.


    Sweet and Sour Style Chicken 

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    Sweet and sour chicken is a Chinese takeaway favourite. Deliciously crispy chicken, sweet and tangy sauce and crunchy peppers, it’s just comfort in a bowl. We’ve skipped the deep-frying in this recipe and teamed the chicken with bulgar wheat instead of rice for a lighter (yet undeniably delicious) take on this takeaway classic. 

    Sweet and Sour Style Vegetables

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    Who said carnivores should have all the fun?! We’ve swapped out the chicken in this recipe and replaced it with added veggies, including mushrooms for that rich, umami flavour that complements Asian flavours so well. Topped with peanuts and spring onion for added crunch, we love this veggie alternative just as much.

    HFC: HelloFresh Fried Chicken

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    What could be better than a cheat’s fried chicken? It takes half the time (15 minutes to be exact) and avoids a deep fryer. Simply mix together flour, cajun spice and season, then coat the chicken in the mixture. Pan fry until it’s golden, crispy and downright delicious. This recipe also comes with BBQ fried beans, potato wedges, slaw and gravy so you’ve got the entire spread. Take-out, who?  

    Souvlaki Style Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate and Mint Yoghurt 

    If Middle Eastern is your cuisine of choice, you’re going to love this recipe! We’ve teamed the lamb koftas with delicious fresh ingredients such as chopped tomatoes, pomegranate and cucumber with a good helping of mint yoghurt. Cheat night approved. 

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    Chipotle Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Tomato Salad

    As quick-fix recipes go, it’s hard to beat these showstopping 35-minute Chipotle Steak Tacos. Taco Tuesday is going to be something else with these in the mix. 

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