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Best Chop Suey Recipe

The stir fry of your dreams.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: main
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: stir fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 449kcal



  • 1 lb chicken breast sliced, or meat of choice, see notes
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced

Chop Suey Sauce

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 cup chicken stock no sodium preferred
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine optional but highly recommended
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce very optional, for color
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper optional, if you can find

Suggested Vegetables

  • 1 cup broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts rinsed
  • 7 oz baby corn 1/2 can
  • 1 bell pepper cut into squares
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced


  • Combine all ingredients to marinate and velvet the meat (or tofu) and set aside.
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  • Combine all the ingredients of your sauce. Reduce in a large nonstick skillet until suitably thickened, about 2 minutes. Transfer to another container and set aside.
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  • Prepare your fluffy white rice or crispy chow mein if needed. Then, heat up 1 tbsp of oil in the same nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add your protein and quickly stir fry until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes, then remove.
  • Add all the vegetables except the beansprouts to the now empty skillet and give them a very quick toss, 1-2 minutes (or to your preference).
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  • Add the meats, bean sprouts, and sauce to the skillet and allow the sauce to come to a boil, 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately, with green onions and sesame seeds and chili flakes.
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You can use any protein you like, such as pork chops, chicken thighs, tofu, etc. If using tofu or ground meats, omit the corn starch.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 8.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 1462mg | Fiber: 8.9g | Sugar: 12.8g