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Chop Suey is a super popular Chinese American dish. In Chinese, it’s called Za Sui. It doesn’t have a specific recipe for it, because it’s a fridge clean-out dish. The good news is you can use anything that you have in your fridge right now.

Serve: 2
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

For the chicken and marinade:
1/2 pound chicken breast, sliced
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Pinch of white pepper
½ egg white
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil

For the vegetable:
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
1/2 cup carrot, sliced
1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 ½- inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
2 cups snow peas
3 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cup bean sprouts
3 garlic cloves, minced

For the sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
Pinch of white pepper
Dash of sesame oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water


To prepare for the chicken:
  1. Cut the chicken into slices.
  2. In a large bowl, transfer in the chicken, and the marinades: soy sauce, white pepper, egg white, cornstarch slurry (1 teaspoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water), and Mix until thoroughly combined. Marinate for 10 minutes.
To make the sauce:
  1. In a bowl, mix in all the seasonings, soy sauce, oyster sauce, Shaoxing wine, white pepper, sesame oil, and cornstarch slurry (1 teaspoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water).
To stir fry:
  1. In a wok over high heat, heat it up until smoking hot, add in the extra light olive oil. Transfer in the chicken, first let it sizzle for about 30 seconds. Then stir-fry until cooked, 3 minutes. Take it out and set it aside.
  2. In the same wok over high heat, add the extra light olive oil. Place in the carrot, asparagus, bell pepper, and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Then add in the snow peas, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until aromatic, 30 seconds. Return the chicken, also add in the bean sprouts and sauce. Stir fry until combined.
  3. Serve!

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