This recipe is similar to the Americanized concept of Chop Suey; its name based on a province in China where it originated. The dish is simply whatever you have on hand or leftovers assembled in one dish. What I had in the kitchen were white and sweet potatoes and 1 ½ cups of cooked chopped chicken. And so, Chicken Chop Soupy was borne, or made (but not in China). Continue reading
You can make this dish with leftover chopped or shredded chicken, or chicken sausage (I used Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage with Sundried Tomatoes). I used the latter because I didn’t have time to cook chicken and I had no leftovers.
After you’ve chopped about 3 cups of cooked chicken or 16 oz. of chicken sausage, peel, crush, and chop four cloves of garlic and set aside. Next, skin or peel, chop, and set aside the following: 1 onion, five carrots, a carton of white button mushrooms, and a bunch of fresh broccoli florets (or use a 10 oz. bag of frozen broccoli). Fill a pot with water to boil your pasta (I used a 16 oz. bag of whole wheat penne pasta). Follow the instructions that come with the pasta. Continue reading