Chicken Chop Suey Chow Mein

Julia Ferguson


This is a recipe my mom used to make when I was a kid. I have always loved it and I love it even more with the addition of more spices. Grating the garlic and ginger adds an extra depth of flavor to the broth. Serve over hot cooked rice. I love to pile chow mein noodles on my serving.

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20 Min


1 Hr 55 Min


Stove Top


for stewing the chicken:
chicken breast halves
3 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
celery ribs
1 clove
garlic, grated
32 oz
chicken broth (i use low sodium) or use home made broth
for the chop suey:
1-2 tsp
grated fresh ginger (do not use powdered ginger)
1 c
onion, medium dice
2 c
celery, medium dice
2 - 28 oz
cans, stir fry vegetables, drained (i use la choy)
1 - 8 oz
can, sliced water chestnuts, drained
3 Tbsp
3/4 c
cold water
hot cooked rice
chow mein noodles
extra, soy sauce, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

For Stewing the Chicken:
In 6qt pan, place chicken, 1/2 of a peeled onion, 2-3 celery ribs, 1 grated garlic clove, soy sauce and *chicken broth. Bring to boil, put lid on, turn down and continue to stew chicken until tender.
*Add more chicken broth or water if needed to cover ingredients.
Remove chicken from broth, set aside until cool enough to handle. Strain broth and place back into pan. When cooled, seperate chicken from skin and bones, shred or dice chicken; on med-low heat, place chicken in pan with broth.
For the Chop Suey: This part comes together quickly so have the hot cooked rice ready to serve.
Add to the chicken and broth mixture, 1 cup diced onion, 2 c. diced celery, 1-2 tsp. grated fresh ginger. Cook over med heat until celery is just tender.
In measuring cup place cornstarch and add 3/4 c. cold water, stir to disolve.
Stir cornstarch mixture into hot broth, continue to stir to mix throughly. Add stir fry vegetables and water chestnuts. Continue to cook until vegetables are heated through. Serve over hot cooked rice. Pass the soy sauce and pile on the chow mein noodles. Enjoy!
Notes: extra garlic, ginger and soy sauce can be added if a more flavorful broth is desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Dairy Free, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #mein, #chow, #chop, #suey