Make dinner in the Instant Pot or Crockpot instead of ordering takeout! These 23 Chinese/Asian food recipes are better than takeout and don’t take much effort.
Better than Takeout Instant Pot Recipes
Tender bites of chicken in a flavorful orange sauce. Perfect with rice and broccoli.
Chicken Lo Mein
Noodles, bites of chicken and lots of veggies are pulled together with a savory asian sauce.
This cashew chicken is just as good as your favorite Chinese restaurant. It’s super easy and flavorful and it’s all made in the comfort of your own kitchen. The instant pot speeds up the process and helps get dinner on the table in minutes.
Beef and Broccoli
Tender pieces of beef are served alongside broccoli and a savory and slightly sweet Asian sauce for a homemade version of your favorite Chinese takeout dish.
Chicken Broccoli Rice Bowl
Brown rice is topped with a savory asian-inspired sauce, tender pieces of chicken and bright green, barely cooked broccoli florets.
Saucy tender bites of beef with a savory and sweet sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds and scallions.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Tender bites of chicken, sweet pineapple chunks and colorful bell peppers served with a sweet and sour sauce. All made in one pot, your Instant Pot.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
An incredibly easy and delicious recipe for lettuce wraps. Hoisin sauce gives these ground chicken lettuce wraps lots of flavor and the rice and water chestnuts add texture. Get a whole head of lettuce ready because you’re not going to want to stop eating these chicken lettuce wraps!
Sesame Beef with Zucchini
Tender chunks of beef with bites of zucchini in an easy stir fry sauce.
Egg Roll Bowls
The tastiest garlic sesame sauce coats ground beef (or ground chicken or turkey) and is tossed together with cabbage and fried wontons. This recipe is inspired by chinese egg rolls but it’s given a fresher spin.
Sweet and spicy tender pieces of saucy chicken made quickly in your electric pressure cooker.
Beef Fried Rice
A fast and easy way to make fried rice. My version has a pound of browned ground beef.
Chopped Chinese Pork Salad
Pork loin is cooked until tender in your electric pressure cooker and then tossed with shredded cabbage, cilantro, green onions, cashews, quinoa and a homemade sesame dressing. This is a perfect summer recipe and it can be made ahead of time.
Korean Beef Tacos
Tender shredded seasoned beef is rolled up in a warm tortilla with crunchy cabbage, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, sriracha sour cream and a splash of rice vinegar. When you bite into this taco it’s like a party in your mouth. All the flavors and textures come together in a perfect union.
Cheater Korean Beef and Rice
A quick version of a classic recipe made in your electric pressure cooker. The best part is that the beef and rice cook at the same time in the same Instant Pot.
Chicken Veggie Korma
A rich and creamy mild curry-like dish with tender bites of chicken and vegetables.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Tender bites of chicken in a tomato sauce with creamy coconut milk. We like to serve this with rice or naan bread. The sauce is so good I could drink it.
This easy chicken teriyaki recipe uses a homemade sauce made with pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory. You can even use frozen chicken! Make it a meal by serving it with rice, pineapple chunks and shredded cabbage.
Teriyaki Salmon and Rice
Frozen salmon fillets are thrown into your electric pressure cooker with some rice and cooked until flaky. This is such an easy and fast way to make salmon. Serve your salmon and rice with veggies and you have a complete meal.
An easy 6-ingredient recipe for the tastiest chicken ever! A Filipino recipe of tender chicken thighs braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic.
Thai Chicken Noodles
A true one pot meal! The chicken, sauce and noodles are all cooked at the same time in minutes in your electric pressure cooker. The noodles are enveloped in a mild creamy peanut and lime sauce and the peanuts, cilantro and red bell pepper give texture and color. A delicious and easy recipe to make any night of the week.
Thai Coconut Soup
Sometimes this soup is called Tom Kha Gai or coconut galangal soup when you order it at a Thai restaurant. Don’t be scared off by the name. This is a super easy version that even a beginner cook can handle. It has the most amazing broth ever. Coconut milk, thai curry paste, lime juice and lemongrass all combine to make a soup that is surprisingly life changing.
Yellow Chicken Curry
A thai-style coconut curry with moist bites of chicken, tender bites of yellow potatoes, vibrant turmeric and curry powder all made quickly at home in your electric pressure cooker. Bonus: The jasmine rice is cooked at the same time and in the same pot!