Create this popular Chinese Take Away dish of Chicken Chop Suey in your own home.
This week I have been using up ingredients we have, no big grocery shop this week, as next week, we have our first real proper family holiday and we are taking the kids to Disney. Eeeek!!
But shhhhhhh!! We haven't told the kids, we plan to surprise them on the morning we leave. I can't wait to see their faces of pure excitement.
For any of you reading this that also now live overseas, you will probably know how rare a real proper family holiday can be, as usually, any holiday we have is going back to the UK or similar to see family etc, it's still a holiday of course, but not in the sense of going away somewhere different.
So this year we said, we were taking the kids to Disney, as they have been wanting to go so much, how could we not?
However, we really didn't realize how stressful booking such a holiday would be. It's not just a case of booking park tickets and accommodation and you are done, you also have to really plan your days out in advance, book fast passes and special events, even certain restaurants if you want to eat there.
I think we have the most of it sorted now, so this week it is packing the cases etc, I will be doing that while the kids are at school, so I can hide them away from prying eyes.
I've also been doing an inventory of what I have in the fridge to get it all use up before we go. Lots of soup making and freezing containers, which will all be handy for when we get back. I am sure it will take me a good few days to get back into a routine once home, so those are going to be a lifesaver.
One item that needed using this week, was a bag of bean sprouts. I was originally going to make my Beef Chow Mein but then realized I also had some chicken thighs to use and well instead of making Chow Mein, I figured I'd give you a brand new recipe - Chicken Chop Suey.
Chop Suey was always one of my favourite dishes to order from the Chinese. I love bean sprouts and did you know they are also a vegetables? You don't need a better excuse to make this dish.
You could totally eat this Chicken Chop Suey as it is for a meal or add it to a whole heap of other dishes for a perfect Chinese Fakeaway.
I also have all these other amazing Chinese Fakeaway dishes to choose from:
- Chinese Chicken Curry
- Chinese Salt and Pepper Chicken
- Beef with Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce
- Chinese Lemon Chicken
- Sweet Chilli Beef
- Egg Fried Rice
- Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- Low Chicken Drumsticks in a Peanut Sauce
- Chinese Pork
- Chicken Fried Rice
- Chicken and Vegetable Baked Spring Rolls
- Ginger Beef and Broccoli
You could also serve it just as it is with a little rice or chips.
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Make this chicken chop suey dinner tonight, it's super quick to make too, so is great for those nights when you get home from work exhausted.
Don't fancy chicken? Swap it for prawns (shrimp) or beef. Any protein will be perfect!!!
What Kitchen Items do I need to make this Chicken Chop Suey
- Non Stick Frying Pan
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Jug
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
- Mixing Bowls
- 400g (14oz) of boneless skinless chicken thighs, sliced into bitesize chunks
- 455g (1lb) of raw beansprouts
- 100g (3.5oz) of carrots, sliced into thin strips
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 knob of fresh ginger, sliced thinly
- 5 spring onions, sliced diagonally into strips
- 2 tbs of soy sauce
- 1 tbs of honey
- 1 tbs of oyster sauce
- ⅓ cup (80ml) of water
- salt and black pepper
- spray oil
- Add the soy sauce and honey to a bowl and whisk together.
- Add the chicken into the mix and toss well to coat. Set aside.
- Add the bean sprouts to a bowl, cover with hot water and leave for a couple of minutes to blanch and then drain.
- Spray a frying pan or wok over a medium high heat with spray oil.
- Add the garlic and ginger and fry for about a minute just to infuse flavour.
- Add bean sprouts and carrots to the pan and stir-fry for a couple of minutes, remove and set aside.
- Spray with a little more spray oil.
- Add the chicken and marinade and fry until it just starts to caramelize, then pour in the water.
- Let it bubble on a high heat until sauce reduces down and thickens slightly and chicken is cooked through, add the oyster sauce and season with black pepper.
- Add back in the bean sprout mix and the spring onions, toss all together.
- Serve and enjoy!!!
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Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 239Total Fat 5.4gSaturated Fat 1.3gCholesterol 113mgSodium 851mgCarbohydrates 20.9gFiber 4.3gSugar 14g