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Are you an ardent fan of Chinese cuisine? Yes? Then, chicken chop suey is something you cannot afford to miss. If you are running late for something yet super hungry, then you can easily make it at home in no time using your leftover veggies and chicken.

Get familiar with this popular dish:

Chicken chop suey is a popular version of the chop suey dish. It is undoubtedly healthy, delicious, and easy to make. You can complete the dish in 20 minutes only. You can pair it with white rice. But it will taste heaven if you top it with crispy noodles.

Recommended vegetables:

Canned bamboo shoots, baby corn, and/or water chestnuts are something that would make your chicken chop suey a more authentic dish. Not just do they taste yummy, but they even add a crunchy texture that takes your dish to the next level.

The canned vegetables last for a long time in the pantry. Hence, you can easily store them and use them whenever you get a craving for chicken chop suey.

Although you can use any vegetables that you want in your chicken chop suey and can use one or more ingredients for a vibrant, delicious chop suey. But keep in mind that you need to have at least one vegetable and an aromatic ingredient.

Time to explore the recipe:

Course: Main Course
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients and their proportions:

Sliced chicken breast pieces
Chopped cabbage 2 cups
Sliced cauliflower 1 ½ cups
Snap peas 12 pieces
Sliced carrot (crosswise) 1 piece
Sliced green bell pepper 1 piece
Sliced red bell pepper 1 piece
Sliced yellow onions 1 piece
Black pepper and salt to taste
Chicken broth ½ cup
Cornstarch 2 teaspoons
Cooking oil 3 tablespoons
Oyster sauce 3 tablespoons
Water 3 tablespoons

Instructions you need to follow:

Firstly, you need to heat oil in a pan. Now sauté chicken until it turns light brown. It’s time to add onion and oyster sauce. Stir-fry everything until the onions soften.

Now add bell peppers, carrot, snap peas, cabbage, and cauliflower. Stir-fry them for about 3-4 minutes.

Heat another pan and pour the chicken broth into it. Stir it and allow it to boil.

Mix cornstarch with water. Now pour it into the pan and stir it gently until the sauce gets thickened.

Now it’s time to season with black pepper and salt.

Serve hot and enjoy it with your loved ones.


At times, Chinese cooking may seem overwhelming and daunting too, like you have to chop several things even before you start preparing the actual dish. However, once you understand how to group all the ingredients and the basics as well, the cooking procedure would become straightforward. Moreover, it is always vital to understand how you can replace ingredients with what you have on stock. You would have a mouthwatering chicken chop suey on your table in no time while using stored ingredients even before they go straight into the dustbin.

Last Updated on September 6, 2021

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