Chicken Chop Suey
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American Chinese
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Serves: 4 - 6
 
This is a healthier alternative to Chinese take out. It's simple and loaded with fresh vegetables. The total cost of this recipe is $6.71 or about $1.68 per serving.
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce ($0.57)
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar ($0.04)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced ($1.99)
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced ($0.60)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced ($0.36)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil ($0.06)
  • 6 ribs celery (including leaves) cut into ½ inch pieces ($0.48)
  • ½ pound small fresh mushrooms, sliced ($1.00)
  • 1 large bell pepper or 6 smaller sweet peppers, cut into 1" pieces ($0.50)
  • 4½ teaspoons cornstarch ($0.05)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups bean sprouts ($1.00)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste ($0.04)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper ($0.02)
Instructions
  1. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar and mix well
  2. Add Chicken to Soy sauce and sugar mixture and let marinate while you prepare the vegetables.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet or wok.
  4. Fry onion and garlic in oil until tender.
  5. Remove from pan and reserve them in a large heat proof bowl.
  6. Add celery, mushroom, and green pepper to pan
  7. Stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until crips tender.
  8. Remove vegetables and add to bowl with onions and garlic.
  9. Add chicken and marinade to skillet.
  10. Stir Fry 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  11. Return vegetables to skillet with chicken.
  12. Combine cornstarch with water and add to skillet.
  13. Heat until mixture thickens. This will be approxmately 2 to 3 minutes.
  14. Add bean sprouts to pan and salt and pepper.
  15. Mix well and cook until heated through.
  16. Serve over rice or noodles.
  17. For extra crunch top with some crunchy chow mein noodles.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/cooking/chicken-chop-suey/