American Chopsuey


  • 6 cups boiled noodles
  • 400 gm boneless chicken, cut into strips
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium capsicum, cubed
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced in roundels
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1tsp + 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp + 1 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp + 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp cornflour
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • 4 + 1 eggs

Method –

  1. Sprinkle 3 tbsp cornflour on the boiled noodles and mix well
  2. Put the chicken in a large bowl
  3. Add 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp chilli sauce, salt and 2 tbsp cornflour and mix well.
  4. Add 1 egg and again mix well. Leave to marinade for 30 minutes.
  5. In a bowl, take pineapple juice, add 1 tsp soy sauce, chilli flakes and brown sugar and mix well.
  6. Make a slurry of 1 tbsp cornflour with 1/4 cup of chicken stock.
  7. Heat oil in a wok to deep fry.
  8. Drop approximately 1.5 cups of noodles into the hot oil
  9. Fry on high heat, flipping it a couple of times till the noodles become light brown in colour. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve for later use. Repeat with the balance noodles.
  10. In the same oil, fry the marinated chicken shaking off the excess marinade on medium heat till golden brown.
  11. Remove onto an absorbent paper and set aside
  12. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a new wok.
  13. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds
  14. Add onion, and sauté for 2 minutes
  15. Add tomato ketchup and sauté for another minute
  16. Add the blended pineapple juice along with 3/4 cup of chicken stock and mix well
  17. Sauté till the liquid reaches boiling point.
  18. Add the cornflour slurry and mix well. Let it boil for 30 seconds.
  19. Add chicken and capsicum and cook for 2 minutes
  20. Add vinegar, mix well and remove from heat
  21. Heat a pan and make 4 fried eggs

For Assembling –

  • Take 4 plates, place one portion of crispy noodles in the base
  • Top up with sauce covering half the area
  • Garnish with a fried egg on the side without the sauce
  • Serve extra sauce in a separate bowl.
  • Serve immediately

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