Celiac Saturday: DIY Chinese Take Out

August 27, 2011

One of the worst moments of my young life was when I realized that having Celiac disease meant no more Chinese take out. No more hot and sour soup, almond chicken, egg rolls -- not take out, anyway. For years I have been searching for the best homemade versions of these restaurant favorites - and healthier of course! Here are 3 of my top picks for homemade Chinese stye cooking that's so much better (and safer!) than take out! 

For all of these recipes, be sure to use gluten free ingredients! Particularly gluten free soy sauce and hoisin sauce.

Sweet & Sour Chicken
A classic crispy chicken dish with a sweet and sour glaze - now baked not fried!

Szechwan Beef Stir Fry
A spicy-sweet dish that is packed with veggies! 

General Tso's Chicken
This quick and easy chicken recipe is spicy and delicious.

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Chinese Soup Pot's picture

There are actually many gluten free chinese recipes.

Here's a list of more gluten-free soup recipes:

Sheryll's picture

This looks so good that I'm shopping for the ingredients tomorrow.....
And I'll be making it for dinner ASAP!!!

Alaura's picture

Okay so, I'm really confused by your Szechwan recipe. Calls for Soy Sauce. Soy sauce has gluten in it... Tamari doesn't. The main reason you can't eat chinese out is because of the soy sauce... I make it at home, same recipes, substituting tamari, and it tastes the same? Plus no allergic reaction.

Nicol's picture

@Alaura, not all soy sauces have gluten. La Choy for example is gf as well as some others :)