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    Classic Chicken Chop Suey

    Classic Chicken Chop Suey. Photo by Kana Kahuna

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    20 mins

    5 mins

    Kana Kahuna's Note:

    This is the classical "Chop Suey" dish that did not originate in China, but in San Francisco.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 4 -6 ounces chicken meat, thinly shredded (115 - 175 grams)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 egg white
    • 1 tablespoon thick cornstarch paste (1 part cornflour with 1.25 parts cold water)
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon thinly shredded fresh gingerroot
    • 3 -4 spring onions, thinly shredded
    • 1 small green pepper, cored and seeded, thinly shredded
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar (superfine)
    • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
    • 1/2 tablespoon rice wine
    • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
    • 1 dash sesame oil
    • 1/2 pint seasoned oil (see below)
    • 1 pinch msg (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix the chicken shreds with a pinch of the salt, the egg white and about 1 teaspoon cornstarch paste.
    2. 2
      Blanch them in warm oil, stir to separate, then remove and drain chicken.
    3. 3
      Pour off the excess oil, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the wok, stir-fry all the vegetables for about 1 minute, add the remaining salt and sugar, blend well, then add the chicken with the soy sauce and wine, stir-fry for another minute, and add the stock and MSG (optional), finally thicken the gravy with the remaining cornflour paste, garnish with the sesame oil and serve hot.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Chicken Chop Suey

    Serving Size: 1 (135 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 550.7
     
    Calories from Fat 508
    92%
    Total Fat 56.4 g
    86%
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 20.0 mg
    6%
    Sodium 871.4 mg
    36%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.9 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.4 g
    5%
    Protein 7.3 g
    14%

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