The Best Chop Suey Recipe

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

The Best Chop Suey Recipe

 

As a busy mom, I am always looking for quick and easy recipes that I can whip up in no time at all, especially on weekdays. I mean let’s be honest I don’t have a lot of time to cook between picking the kids up from school and running them all over the place to their activities.

If you haven’t heard of Chop Suey before it is basically a quick Chinese- American Stir Fry that is full of vegetables and packed with flavor! This chop suey recipe can be made with pork tenderloin or boneless skinless chicken breast.

 

Classic Chop Suey Recipe

 

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

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Serves: 4-5 people

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

 

Meat Ingredients for Classic Chop Suey:

1 pound pork tenderloin -OR- boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon baking soda

 

Sauce Ingredients for Chop Suey:

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoon soy sauce I use the low sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

2 tablespoons Chinese Cooking Wine

1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)

Dash of pepper

1 ½ cups water

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

Stir Fry Ingredients for Chop Suey:

3 tablespoons vegetable or other cooking oil

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 white or yellow onion, sliced

8-10 stalks bok choy, cut into 1-inch pieces, leaves included or (other Asian greens)

¾ cup carrots, cut into thin slices

1 can sliced water chestnuts (8 ounces), drained

1 cup sliced mushrooms (shitake is authentic, but any will do)

1 ½ – 2 cups bean sprouts

 

Instructions for The Best Chop Suey Recipe:

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

When it comes to making Chop Suey, you will want to do all the tenderizing, the cutting and the preparing of the sauce before you actually start cooking! This is because this recipe cooks very quickly!

So with that being said, the first thing you will want to do is to tenderize the meat.

You will do this by placing your pork or chicken in a bowl and sprinkle with baking soda. Go ahead and mix around the baking soda in the bowl then set it aside for 15 minutes.

Don’t exceed 20 or the meat will be too tender.

Once the meat is tender you will want to grab a colander and rinse the meat very well and then pat dry with a paper towel. After this go ahead and set the meat aside.

When it comes to preparing the Chop Suey sauce, don’t be intimidated! I know that some people do, but it is really quite simple.

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

Go ahead and place the cornstarch and soy sauce in a bowl and mix together until it is lump-free. If you struggle with lumps this is by far one of my favorite whisks to help with them! Not only for this recipe, but for all my recipes. Seriously check it out!

 

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

After the corn starch and soy sauce is lump free then add the oyster sauce, Chinese cooking wine, sesame oil, pepper, and water and set that to the side.

This takes care of all the prep work that goes into it now it is time to throw your Chop Suey together for a super simple weeknight meal! Because trust me! It will cook so fast!

You will want to grab your skillet and heat the oil over high heat.

Once hot, add your garlic and onion, stirring until the onions start to wilt. This will take about 1-2 minutes before you notice the change.

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

Next, add your meat to the hot skillet and cook it for 1-2 minutes with the onions. Cook the meat until you see the color change from pink to white.

You will want to add the ingredients in the order below because if you don’t you will end up with some that aren’t cooked long enough or undercooked

Now add bok choy stems, carrots, water chestnuts, and mushrooms. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

 

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

Next add your bok choy leaves, bean sprouts, and sauce.

 

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

Stir fry for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens to a thicker consistency like syrup.

You want your vegetables to be tender and crisp, not soggy or soft.

Remove your skillet from heat and serve immediately.

 

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

Best paired with rice or noodles. My family’s favorite way to eat this is definitely over rice!

 

How does your family eat Chop Suey over rice or with noodles? Share in the comments!

 

Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

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Classic Chop Suey is a super simple healthy recipe (that you and your kids will love) that is so easy and delicious than is ready in less than 20 minutes!

 

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The Best Chop Suey

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken

Ingredients

Meat

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin or boneless chicken
  • 1 Tbs Baking Soda

Sauce Ingredients

Stir Fry Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Finely Chopped
  • 1 White or yellow onion Sliced
  • 8-10 Stalks Bok Choy, cut into 1 inch pieces, leaves included or (other Asian greens
  • 3/4 Cup Carrots, cut into thin slices
  • 1 Can Sliced Water Chestnuts (8 ounce), drained
  • 1 Cup Sliced mushrooms (shitake is authentic, but any will do)
  • 1 1/2-2 Cups Bean Sprouts

Instructions

  • When it comes to making Chop Suey, you will want to do all the tenderizing, the cutting and the preparing of the sauce before you actually start cooking! This is because this recipe cooks very quickly! 
  • So with that being said, the first thing you will want to do is to tenderize the meat. 
  •  You will do this by placing your pork or chicken in a bowl and sprinkle with baking soda. Go ahead and mix around the baking soda in the bowl then set it aside for 15 minute. 
  • Don’t exceed 20 or the meat will be too tender. 
  • Once the meat is tender you will want to grab a colander and rinse the meat very well and then pat dry with a paper towel. After this go ahead and sit the meat aside. 
  • When it comes to preparing the Chop Suey sauce, don’t be intimidated! I know that some people do, but it is really quite simple. 
  • Go ahead and place the cornstarch and soy sauce in a bowl and mix together until it is lump free. If you struggle with lumps this is by far one of my favorite whisks to help with them! Not only for this recipe, but for all my recipes. Seriously check it out! 
  • After the cornstarch and soy sauce is lump free then add the oyster sauce, chinese cooking wine, sesame oil, pepper and water and set that to the side. 
  • You will want to grab your skillet and heat the oil over high heat.
  • Once hot, add your garlic and onion, stirring until the onions start to wilt. This will take about 1-2 minutes before you notice the change. 
  • Next add your meat to the hot skillet and cook it for 1-2 minutes with the onions.  Cook the meat until you see the color change from pink to white. 
  •  You will want to add the ingredients in the order below because if you don’t you will end up with some that aren’t cooked long enough or under cooked
  • Now add bok choy stems, carrots, water chestnuts and mushrooms. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Next add your bok choy leaves, bean sprouts and sauce.
  •  Stir fry for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens to a thicker consistency like syrup. 
  • You want your vegetables to be tender and crisp, not soggy or soft. 
  • Remove your skillet from heat and serve immediately with rice or noodles if desired.

 

 

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