When most people think of Lady and the Tramp, they think of the iconic scene with the spaghetti and meatballs. While I love spaghetti and meatballs, I don’t feel like it’s an interesting enough recipe to warrant its own blog post. So, in seeking to do a recipe based off of Lady and the Tramp, I went a little more obscure.
When Darling is pregnant, there’s a scene where she asks Jim Dear to go out and get her some foods she’s been craving in the middle of the night. One of those foods is chop suey. I love this detail, because it is so authentic to the time period. Chop suey was one of the first American Chinese food dishes, and it was immensely popular in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Chop suey is a simple dish, and it can be made with a variety of meats and vegetables, so feel free to switch up this recipe according to your tastes.
Chop Suey – A Disney Recipe
- 1 lb. chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
- olive oil
- 3 cups of chopped vegetables, such as:
- bell peppers
- baby corn
- 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 Tbsp. chicken broth
- Cook the chicken pieces in the olive oil on medium-high heat, turning until they are just cooked on each side.
- Add the vegetables to the pan with the chicken, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a small bowl mix together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and chicken broth.
- Add the sauce mixture to the chicken and veggies in the pan, stirring well.
- Coook for an additional 5 minutes.
Serve this yummy dish over rice or noodles. Enjoy!
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