Easy chicken chop suey cooked in a delicate savory sauce. This simple recipe is great if you are busy but still want homemade Chinese! Ready in less than 20 minutes.
Chicken Chop Suey Recipe
I read somewhere that chicken chop suey is making a come back. The mild and gooey chicken stir fry, classic American-Chinese dish of my youth is once again becoming trendy. That’s good news for me since I used to make a beeline straight to the chop suey chafer dish every time we took a trip to Jade Garden – or whatever our local Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant was called (it was a long, long time ago).
The thing I remember most about chicken chop suey is how tender and extremely moist the meat was. Our restaurant version also came packed with bean sprouts, and coated in a clear, gooey sauce. The generous pinch of ground white pepper made quite a statement as it stood out from the otherwise, mild and delicate flavors of the dish.
I guess it’s safe to say that chicken chop suey is a pretty bland dish to have when put up against Szechuan flavors, or anything with brown sauce like beef and broccoli. But it’s something I’ve always tremendously enjoyed for the simple reason that the sauce let’s the flavors of each ingredient shine. It’s a chicken based dish that tastes like chicken – a naked stir fry of some sort. Plus, I’m a sucker for anything that comes with a sticky, gooey sauce!
Chicken chop suey makes a great take-to-work lunch as it won’t give you crazy breath (like a super garlicky hummus wrap I had on Friday, right before going to a fitting – needless to say I’ve learned my lesson). You’ll get your Chinese food fix and still be able to hang out with friends 😛
Other easy, delicious Chinese stir fries:
- Moo goo gai pan
- Easy chicken and broccoli stir fry
- Szechuan chicken
- Empress chicken
- Mongolian chicken
Did you like this Chicken Chop Suey Recipe? Are there changes you made that you would like to share? Share your tips and recommendations in the comments section below!
Serve this recipe with a side of Japanese rice. Watch our video on How To Make Japanese Rice the stove top or rice cooker method!