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January 28, 2018

9 Copycat Recipes To Try At Home

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Copycat Recipes - Cheesy Chicken Pizza

We all love to eat out and indulge in our guilty pleasures. We usually have a list of selected restaurants that we go to and order our utmost favorite dishes. But wouldn’t it be better if you could make those exact dishes sitting at home? Here is a list of copycat recipes that you can cook at home and feel the deliciousness of a restaurant! If you are looking for some easy dinner recipes then look no further.

#9 Garlic and Parmesan Pasta

You can hardly find a soul who doesn’t like a nice cheesy pasta. It is indulgent and a comfort food. How amazing would it be if you get to make this seemingly difficult dish at home? You do not need to worry any further because the recipe is very easy and time saving. To make your life easier, this dish is a one-pot recipe which will create little mess and pack all the flavors together. This will become one of your favorite copycat recipes to make at home.


  • 250 grams of uncooked spaghetti/fettuccine
  • 4-5 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley


Heat olive oil in a wok or a deep fry pan. Add garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes over medium heat. Pour in chicken broth and milk, keep stirring. Add spaghetti/fettuccine and butter, season with salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil and then simmer it over low heat to cook the pasta thoroughly. Add the shredded Parmesan cheese, keep stirring, add more milk if consistency is too thick. Serve hot with chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

Copycat Recipes - Garlic Parmesan Pasta

#8 Pancake

Pancakes are food which will warm your heart. The soft and fluffiness of a pancake becomes a safety blanket for us. They are extremely easy to make and hardly take any time. You do not need to go to an eatery to have your favorite breakfast item anymore. This recipe is made in minutes and is an ideal breakfast item.


  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoon  of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Maple syrup/honey


In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Pour in milk, add vanilla essence and egg. Mix till it becomes a smooth batter. Rest for ten minutes. Heat a flat fry pan. Add butter over low to medium heat. Pour a scoop of the batter and cook on both sides till it is risen and fluffy. Serve hot with either maple syrup or honey.

Copycat Recipes - Pancake

#7 Mac n Cheese

Mac n Cheese is like love on a plate. It is cheesy and yum, and finds a place right at the bottom of your heart. Usually we order it in a restaurant but it is better to cook this recipe at home, this way you can have unlimited access to your personal stock of the dish. You do not need to share your batch of this cheesy goodness!


  • 500 grams of elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup of sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup of  grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2-3 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2  tablespoons of all-purpose flour


Boil the macaroni till almost cooked. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and milk till a they form a sauce. Add both cheeses and pepper, cook till the sauce comes to a boil. Take a casserole, grease with melted butter, add cooked macaroni, pour the sauce evenly, sprinkle paprika on top. Bake for 20 minutes over 175 C. Serve hot!

Copycat Recipes - Mac n Cheese

#6 Chicken Burger

Burgers are everyone’s favorite. They are easy to carry and very filling. There is no set time to have a burger throughout the day. A juicy chicken burger is sure to make your mouth water. No need to buy it any more, you can easily make this recipe at home and enjoy it sitting on your couch.


  • 2 burger buns
  • 250 grams of minced chicken
  • 1/2 cup minutely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic(chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs/panko
  • 2 slices of cheese sheet
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • 2-3 tablespoon of olive oil


In a bowl, mix the minced chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, egg and paprika. Mash it properly and shape them like burger patty. In a plate, mix flour and breadcrumbs/panko. Coat the patty in the flour mixture. Heat a fry pan, add olive oil and cook the patty over medium heat. Cut the burger bun into two halves, brush both insides with melted butter and toast them in the fry pan. Put the cooked patty on the bun, the cheese slice and tomatoes. You can grill it or serve as is with ketchup.

Copycat Recipes - Chicken Burger

#5 Fish n Chips

Although it’s origin is English, it is famous all over the world. Fish n Chips is one of the easiest recipes to make at home. Cooking it at home, rather than ordering it off the menu in a restaurant, will give you sense of being a high-end chef! Let’s see how this classic English favorite can be made at your home kitchen.


  • 2 large potatoes sliced thinly
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 400 grams of fish fillet(basa/bhetki/codfish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


Put the thinly sliced potatoes in a bowl filled with cold water. In a separate bowl, make a batter by mixing flour, egg, baking powder, milk, salt and pepper. In a deep frying pan, pour the oil and heat it till it is ready for deep frying. Fry the potato and keep it aside, draining them in paper towels. Dip one fish fillet at a time in the batter and deep fry it in the oil til crispy and golden brown. Re-fry the potato before serving to crisp them more. Serve hot with mustard sauce or ketchup.

Copycat Recipes - Fried Chicken

#4 Dry Chilli Chicken

It is one of the loved dishes all over the world. Dry chilli chicken is another restaurant favorite and is a bestseller all over. It is easy to make and extremely yummy. It can be had as an appetizer or a main course dish with gravy noodles. The best part about this copycat recipe is that you can customize it according to your palate.


For marination :

  • 250-300 grams of boneless chicken,cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoons of cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg

For stir fry :

  • 1 onion thinly sliced or cubed
  • 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 sliced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chopped spring onion
  • 2-3 sliced green chillies
  • Oil for frying


In a bowl, make the marinade using chicken, flour, cornflour, salt, pepper, soy sauce and chilli sauce. Keep aside for 10 minutes and deep fry in a hot frying pan. In another wok, add little oil. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper and chillies. Add the fried chicken pieces and some soy sauce. Add the chopped spring onions and serve hot!

Copycat Recipes - Chilli Chicken


#3 Cheesy Chicken Pizza

Pizza is eaten world-wide and is loved equally. Who says you need to go to a proper pizza place to have it? It is easily made at home as long as you have an oven. It can customized according to your wishes. You can make this recipe as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Cheesy chicken pizza is a hot-seller overall, let’s see how it’s made.


  • 2-3 medium sized pizza sheets
  • 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 200 grams of boneless shredded chicken(boiled)
  • 3 tablespoons of pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup olives (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic chopped


On a pizza sheet, add one tablespoon of pizza sauce and spread it evenly. Add mozzarella cheese overall and spread the boiled shredded chicken. Add mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, olives and grated Parmesan cheese. Bake it in a hot oven for 7-10 minutes over 150 C. Slice the pizza and serve hot!

Copycat Recipes - Cheesy Chicken Pizza

#2 Fried Chicken

One of the easiest copycat recipes to make at home, fried chicken is consumed in large quantities everywhere. No one has said no to a perfectly fried piece of juicy fried chicken. Thinking about the tender pieces makes you salivate and crave for it. Now you don’t need to go out and order it, or buy it online, in which case it becomes soggy. To avoid the sogginess and keep it crisp, you can easily make this copycat recipe at home!


  • 400 grams of chicken (with bone)
  • 100 grams of buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of crushed corn flakes/breadcrumbs
  • Oil for deep frying


In a large bowl, add the chicken, buttermilk, salt, pepper, paprika, egg and ginger-garlic paste. Mix them well and keep aside for 1/2 hour. In a deep frying pan, add the oil and heat it up for deep frying. In a plate, add the flour and cornflakes/breadcrumbs. Coat one piece of chicken at a time in the flour mixture and deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot with ketchup!

Copycat Recipes - Fried Chicken

#1 Chicken Steamed Momo

Momos are the new favorite of every other person. One plate of steamy goodness on a winter evening can set your world right. Because they seem too difficult and time-consuming to make at home, you go out and eat it. You will be glad to know that it is not at all that difficult to make. Let’s see how to prepare this dish sitting at home.


For dough :

  • 150 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of luke warm salt water

For filling :

  • 250 grams of minced chicken
  • 1/2 cup of minutely chopped onions
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves (optional)


In a bowl, make a dough out of the flower using the luke warm salted water and baking powder. The dough should be soft, cover it with a wet cloth and keep aside. In another bowl, add minced chicken, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and coriander leaves. Roll out thin, small sheets out of the dough, add the filling generously and fold the sides carefully. You can shape them any way you want. Put a steamer on the stove and heat it. Put the pieces of momos on with some gap between each piece. Steam for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot with chilli sauce!

Copycat Recipes - Chicken Momos


We hope you try these copycat recipes and share your experience! They are easy to make and are not time-consuming.

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