Chopsuey (Chop Suey) is a mixture of vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. The choice of vegetables is optional depending on their availability and your preferences. The recipe is originally Chinese and has become popular in many cultures and restaurants. Chopsuey literally means assorted pieces. It can be made with meat such as chicken, pork, and beef. It is important not to over cook the vegetables as they will become soggy. Another variation of this dish is to include quail eggs, young corn, and button mushrooms. This dish is commonly served at fiestas and social gatherings but makes an excellent family dinner or lunch, as well.
- 4 medium chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
- 1/4 kilo chicken liver ( optional)
- 1/4 kilo small shrimp
- 1/2 head cabbage cut in strips
- 1 green and red bell pepper, cut in cubes
- 1/2 cup snow peas or sitsaro
- 1 small carrot, thinly sliced or Florette
- 1 small cauliflower, shredded
- 1 small broccoli (optional) shredded
- 3 stalks stalks celery diced
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 tbsp corn starch dissolve in 3 tbsp. of water
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2-3 tbsp oyster sauce or soy sauce
- pepper to taste
- Servings: 5
- Time: 45 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino, Chinese
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- Boil water in a pot and place in chicken. Simmer until chicken is tender. Keep the stock; shred the chicken meat into strips and set aside.
- Heat cooking oil in a pan. Saute garlic and onion until soft and fragrant. Add shredded chicken, shrimp, and chicken liver, saute for a few minutes.
- Pour in chicken stock. Season with oyster sauce and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil.
- After a boil, place in carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, snow peas. Stir for few minutes until cabbage starts to sweat.
- Lastly add in bell pepper, green peas etc. Add water if needed. Simmer for few minutes until half cooked.
- Pour in dissolved cornstarch and stir until sauce thickens. Turn off heat.
- Serve steamed rice.
- Do not overcook the vegetables. Quail eggs, young corn, or Baguio beans may also be added.
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