Chicken Chop Suey

Serves 2 – 3

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  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugarSANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lb. boned chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  1. Mix the soy sauce with the sugar and salt and add the chicken pieces.  Allow to marinate for 5 minutes.  Drain the chicken and set the marinade aside.
  2. Heat a wok and add the oil.  Fry the chicken for 2 – 3 minutes.  Remove the chicken.
  3. Fry the onions for 2 – 3 minutes and add the bean sprouts.  Stir-fry for 4 – 5 minutes.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan and add the sesame oil.
  5. Dissolve the monosodium glutamate and the cornstarch in the stock and pour over the chicken mixture.  Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring, until the sauce thickens.

Garnish with Chinese noodles and serve with white rice.

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One comment on “Chicken Chop Suey
  1. Cathleen Leippi says:

    What do you do with the reserved marinade ? And really best not to use it once raw chicken has been in it. I would forgo marinating the chicken and add the soy sauce and brown sugar to the chicken broth.

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