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Simple Slow Cooker Chop Suey Recipe
Looking for a tasty slow cooker recipe with an international flair? Have a freezer full of chicken breasts and want to do something interesting with them? If you're tired of the same old baked chicken recipe and you want to put your slow cooker to good use, this easy recipe for Slow Cooker Chop Suey might be the perfect recipe for you to try. Great tasting, easy to prepare, and sure to bring compliments, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your household!
Slow Cooker Chop Suey Recipe
What You'll Need:
- 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 stalks of celery (individual stalks, not the whole heads)
- 1 medium sized onion (red, yellow, or white -- your preference)
- 1 can of bean sprouts (16 ounces)
- 1 can of water chestnuts (8 ounces)
- 1 can of bamboo shoots (8 ounces)
- 1 package of frozen pea pods (6 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cups of water or chicken broth
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
Step by Step Instructions:
- Place the olive oil and garlic in a large skillet and allow to get hot over medium heat
- Cut the chicken breasts in to small chunks (about 2 inches square)
- Brown the chicken in the garlic and olive oil mixture
Moving on to the Slow Cooker:
- Place the browned chicken in the slow cooker
- Slice the celery stalks and add them to the slow cooker
- Cut the onion into chunks and place in the slow cooker with the chicken and celery
- Drain the canned vegetables and add them to the mixture
- Place the frozen pea pods in the slow cooker
- Pour the chicken broth and soy sauce in to the slow cooker
Simmer mixture on low in the slow cooker for six to eight hours.
This delicious entrée should be served over steamed white rice or fried rice. Top it off with crispy chow mien noodles for a tasty finishing touch. The perfect side dishes for this slow cooker meal are Fried Wontons, your favorite variety of Egg Rolls, or crispy Crab Rangoon treats.
You can easily alter this recipe by adding in different types of veggies or nuts. Try adding baby corn and peanuts to the mixture immediately before serving for a way of adding a little crunch to the dish. You can also add broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, or sliced fresh mushrooms before cooking for an interesting change of pace.