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Chop Suey - Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Chop Suey - Chicken Stir Fry recipe
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Recipe video above. The essential ingredient for a great Chop Suey sauce is Chinese cooking wine. All Chinese restaurants use it! See notes for subs if you can't get your hands on it. Veggie loaded, light on the meat, this is healthy and adaptable to whatever you've got in your fridge!


180g (6oz ) chicken breast (, thinly sliced)
1/2 tsp baking soda / bi-carb ((optional, Note 1))
1 tbsp cornflour / corn starch
1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce (, or all purpose soy(Note 3))
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce ((Note 4))
1 tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine (OR Mirin (Note 5))
1/2 tsp sesame oil ((optional))
Dash of white pepper ((or black))
3/4 cup (185 ml) water
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil ((or other cooking oil))
2 garlic cloves (, finely chopped)
1/2 onion (, sliced (white, brown, yellow))
5 - 6 stems choy sum ((or other Asian greens))
1 medium carrot
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms ((shiitake is authentic, but any will do))
1 cup bean sprouts


Place chicken in a bowl, sprinkle over baking soda. Use your fingers to mix then set aside for 20 minutes, no longer than 30 minutes (can get too tender). Rinse well, pat excess water with paper towels, set aside (see video).
Sauce: Place cornflour and soy sauce in a bowl. Mix until lump free. Then add remaining Sauce ingredients and stir.
Chop choy sum: Trim end off choy sum. Then cut into 7cm (3") pieces. Separate stems from leaves.
Chop carrot - Peel then cut into 3cm (1.3") pieces. Then slice the pieces thinly.
Heat oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add garlic, stir quickly, then add onion, Cook for 1 minute, moving constantly, until onion is starting to wilt.
Add chicken, cook for 1 minute until the surface changes from pink to white.
Add choy sum stems, carrot and mushrooms. Stir fry for 1 minute.
Add choy sum leaves, bean sprouts and Sauce. Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes until the Sauce thickens to a thick syrup consistency. Vegetables should still be tender/crisp, not soggy and soft.
Serve immediately with rice (for low carb, low cal option, try Cauliflower Rice!)

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