Top Ten Fakeaway Recipes

You don't have to miss your favourite meals!
Top Ten Fakeaway Recipes

Having withdrawals from your favourite takeaway? Worry not! We've got you! Keep reading to discover our clever imitations of our favourite takeaway foods. If you'd normally have a takeaway at the weekend, then get in the ingredients for our Top Ten Fakeaway Recipes...

Fakeaway Recipes

1. Fish and Chips

fish, chips and peas on a plate


  • 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cut into chips
  • 4 Haddock fillets (skinned)
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 Large eggs
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Optional: lemon wedges


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C.
  • Parboil the chipped potatoes in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain well and let them cool - use a fork to roughen them up.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and layout your scored chips. Make sure none are overlapping.
  • Spray with the cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  • I put mine in the air fryer* and they come out wonderful, so if you have one then I highly recommend using it for the chips only.
  • Grab another baking tray, line it with more baking paper and place the fish on it.
  • Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.
  • Whisk the egg whites until they form peaks.
  • Whisk the yolks separately and fold into the stiffened egg whites.
  • Once mixture is mixed gently, smear it over the haddock.
  • Place in the oven and allow to cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Don't forget to add some mushy peas on the side!

2. Chinese Chicken Curry

Chinese Curry with Rice


  • 4 Skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 brown onions (sliced)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 1 Red chilli (finely chopped, seeds removed)
  • 2 Carrots (peeled and chopped as fine as you can)
  • Handful of mangetout
  • 8 Spring onion (chopped finely)
  • 500ml Chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoons Cornflour, mixed with 2 teaspoons of water
  • Spice mix of ½ teaspoon turmeric, 2 teaspoons of star anise and 2 teaspoon mild curry powder


  • Spray a large wok* with the cooking spray and heat on high.
  • Brown the chicken and onions.
  • Then add in the garlic, ginger, chilli, carrots, mangetout and spring onions. Let them fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Now, add in the stock, the cornflour paste, and that spice mix.
  • Bring to the boil then leave to simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.

3. Chicken Korma

Chicken korma curry garnished with coriander


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 5 tablespoons Fat free natural fromage frais
  • Cinnamon stick
  • 200g can of Chopped tomatoes
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • Spice mix of 2 teaspoons each of ground coriander, ground cumin, cumin seeds and mild curry powder
  • 1 Brown onion (finely chopped)
  • 1kg Skinless chicken breast (cubed)
  • 200ml Chicken stock
  • 3cm piece of Ginger (grated)
  • Clove of garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom seeds (crushed)
  • ¼ teaspoon Cloves (crushed)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dessicated coconut or flaked almonds


  • Spray frying pan cooking spray and heat on high.
  • Brown the chicken, then remove for now.
  • Fry the bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamom seeds, cloves and onion for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the spice mix, ginger, garlic and tomatoes and fry for a further 3 minutes.
  • Place chicken into the pan and pour in the stock.
  • Bring to the boil and season.
  • Let simmer for 25 minutes on low.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and fold in the fromage frais.
  • Dish up and serve with a sprinkling of dessicated coconut or flaked almonds.

4. Donner Kebab

Homemade Doner Kebab and salad


  • 500g Lamb mince
  • Half a clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried mixed herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper


  • Mix all the ingredients together and knead it until you get it as smooth as possible. You can even blend it if need be.
  • Shape into a rectangle loaf type shape and wrap in foil.
  • Pop into a slow cooker* for 5 and a half hours on the lowest setting.
  • Slice thinly and serve with Pitta Bread and Salad.

5. KFC Chicken

breaded chicken chips and beans on a plate


  • 2 Chicken breasts (diced)
  • 4 Weetabix
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • a Chicken stock cube pref OXO
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Mild chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200ºc/Fan 180°C
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
  • Coat the chicken with the beaten egg.
  • Add the egg-coated chicken to the Weetabix/spice mixture and coat evenly.
  • Put Chicken into the oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes.

6. Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken and noodles


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 3 Skinless chicken breasts
  • 200g Dried medium egg noodles
  • A Red pepper (sliced finely)
  • 8 Spring onions (chopped)
  • Tablespoon of Sweet chilli sauce
  • 2cm Fresh ginger (grated)
  • 4 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons of White wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of Dark soy sauce and 4 of the light soy sauce too
  • Tablespoon of Chinese five spice powder,
  • Handful of mangetout
  • 225g can Water chestnuts (drained)
  • 225g can Beansprouts (drained)


  • Mix the light soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and the five spice powder.
  • Add in the chicken and coat well.
  • Let it marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Boil the noodles for 8-10 minutes then drain.
  • Spray a large wok with the cooking spray.
  • Stir fry the chicken for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in the veg and fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Toss in the noodles, sweet chilli sauce and dark soy sauce and cook until piping hot.

7. Big Mac

double burger on a plate


  • 200g of Beef steak mince
  • A Brown onion (chopped finely)
  • Sliced pickled gherkins (add to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons of Thousand island dressing
  • Shredded iceburg lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
  • 2 LIGHT cheese slices (sliced)


  • Fry the onions and mince using low calorie cooking spray until cooked through.
  • Layer a bowl with the lettuce, gherkins and tomato slices.
  • Spoon the mince/onion mixture on top.
  • Finish by sprinking the cheese on top and dollops of that thousand island dressing.

8. Pizza




  • Make up the wholemeal bread mix as the packet instructions say.
  • Split into 30g balls.
  • Flatten balls into a pizza base shape.
  • Top and bake until golden brown.

9. Nandos Chicken

Nando style cooked chicken with coleslaw on a plate


  • 2 Chicken breasts (sliced)
  • 2 Red chillis
  • Peri Peri sauce
  • A Red pepper
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Lime juice
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1cm Fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Chilli powder
  • 4 tablespoons Malt vinegar
  • 1/2 tin of Chopped tomatoes


  • Blend all of the ingredients into a paste (except the chicken)
  • Smear the paste all over the chicken and leave overnight in the Fridge.
  • Grill the chicken until slightly charred.
  • Serve with a light coleslaw

10. Chicken Tikka Kebab

Grilled chicken and peppers on skewers


  • 2 Chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 1/2 pot of greek yogurt
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of tandoori/tikka powder
  • A Red pepper (sliced)
  • A Green pepper (sliced)
  • 1 Brown onion (sliced)


  • Mix the tandoori powder with the yogurt and taste. Add more powder if you feel the flavour isn't intense enough.
  • Skewer the meat and veg, alternating so that no two pieces of meat are touching.
  • Grill until thoroughly cooked and slightly charred.
  • Serve with pitta bread and salad.

Sign up for our newsletter

Never miss a deal from Playpennies with our daily newsletter

By clicking "sign up", you confirm that you agree to our privacy policy & consent to receiving marketing emails.


Reply to
  • PlayPennies

    Pin it for later>>>

    • Emma K.

      & we need this !! We could have this while we r finalising wedding planning

      • Alan A.

        Oh I like this saved :-)

        • Kelly A.

          Big Mac is making me dribble

          • Alan A.

            hahaha it looks awesome

            • Emma K.


            • Sarah L.

              please please can we try the kebab one x