How to make American Chopsuey -

The ever popular Chinese dish

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Noodles (नूडल्ज़ ), Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Noodles and Pastas

American Chopsuey

American Chopsuey Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet and Sour

Ingredients for American Chopsuey Recipe

  • Noodles 300 grams

  • Boneless Chicken cut into thin strips 100 grams

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Eggs 4

  • Garlic cloves 3-4 finely chopped

  • Ginger , grated 1 inch piece

  • Oil 6 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Onion thinly sliced 1 medium

  • Carrot , finely shredded 1/2 medium

  • French beans , cut diagonally 3-4

  • Cabbage , finely shredded 1/4 small

  • Tomato sauce 1/2 cup

  • Soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green capsicum , cut into thin strips 1/2 medium

  • Chicken stock 2 cups

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Bean sprouts 1/2 cup


Step 1

Boil noodles until almost cooked, drain and cool. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep-fry noodles till crisp and golden brown in colour. Drain on absorbent paper. Divide the fried noodles into four equal portions and keep warm in separate shallow plates or serving platter.

Step 2

Mix cornflour in half a cup of water. Heat half tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, break an egg, cook for half a minute on both sides.

Step 3

Repeat this to make four such double fried eggs. Heat four tablespoons of oil in a wok or a pan, add garlic and ginger and stir-fry for half a minute. Add chicken strips and cook for half a minute.

Step 4

Add onion, carrot, French beans and cabbage and continue to stir-fry for a minute. Add tomato sauce, soy sauce, white pepper powder, MSG, salt, capsicum and stir in the chicken stock.

Step 5

Cook for two minutes and stir in the cornflour mixture. Continue to cook for a minute or until the sauce thickens. Add vinegar and bean sprouts, stir well and pour over the fried noodles.

Step 6

Serve hot with each portion of American Chopsuey topped with a double fried egg.

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