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Chicken Chop Suey – A Health Nut Style

I love vegetable dishes and meals that can be considered ‘one pot’ in nature. One of my favourites is chicken chop suey. While this is not the hardcore chop suey, as might be seen in Restaurants, it follows most of the general guidelines in preparation, with, of course, my twist, especially based on the vegetables I have at hand.  I have prepared this dish a few times well and every time, I thoroughly enjoy it and I am sure you will too.  Here is my adaptation of the Chicken Chop Suey, which requires some amount of work in preparation, but the outcome will be worth the effort. Try it nuh!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast.
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper (more if you prefer as you cook).
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder.
  • 1 tsp. Paprika Powder.
  • 1 tbsp. Oyster Sauce.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Vegetables/ Additional seasonings:
    • Sweet Pepper.
    • Carrots.
    • Onions.
    • Bok Choy (a few stalks, chopped).
    • Broccoli.
    • Stir Fry vegetables (if you have, to add more vegetables).

DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse and cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  • Add salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Prepare your vegetables.
  • In a pot with a small amount of cooking oil, add seasoned chicken.
  • Add oyster sauce.
  • Cook chicken until tender.
  • Add vegetables while stirring.
  • Add a little water to help with the cooking of the vegetables.
  • Let cook for a few minutes, checking occasionally.
  • Ensure vegetables are tender (not too soft).
Notes:

Ensure that your vegetables are tender or cooked to your liking before turning off the heat.  Also, the chicken must be cooked. You can add different vegetables as you have on hand. For me, I had a bag of stir fry vegetables, so I chose a few of the different vegetables of my liking (green peas, corn, red sweet peppers, etc). Remember, work with what you have and make the dish yours. Do enjoy!

Ingredient Spotlight!

~ Bok Choy~

Bok Choy, Pak choi, or Chinese cabbage is part of the cruciferous vegetable family which includes the likes of Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and Broccoli, etc.  Bok choy is said to be originated in China where it has been eaten as a staple for years. 

 Bok Choy is relatively easy to prepare and contains a host of nutrients. Some of the nutrients include vitamin C, E, beta carotene, folate, selenium, pyridoxine (B6), magnesium, and calcium.  Research suggests that Bok choy, due to its many nutrients and antioxidants, may help to fight inflammation and other common illnesses.  It may also be able to help to ward off heart disease due in large to its folate and vitamin B6 profile.

 This is certainly a healthy vegetable to have as part of your healthy foods staples.

To good health!
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