Both Taste of Home and Food Network have chop suey recipes that are simple. Both recipes have ratings of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars, and take less than 40 minutes to prepare.
To make chop suey, combine 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, add 1 pound of chicken breast and marinate for 30 minutes. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil in a large wok, and stir-fry 3 sliced onions and 2 minced cloves of garlic. Remove them, and then add 6 chopped stalks of celery, 1/2 pound of small mushrooms and 1 large green pepper cut into pieces. Stir-fry for four minutes, remove from the skillet and then add the chicken and marinade.
Cook for about seven minutes, add the vegetables, and then add 4 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, cook for about two minutes, and then add 2 cans of bean sprouts, salt and pepper before serving.
Another version is to bake wontons in the oven, and then chop and stir-fry 2 scallions, 3 garlic cloves, 4 cups of cabbage, 3/4 cup of celery, 1 can of bamboo shoots and 2 cups of mushrooms. When tender, add 3/4 teaspoon of sugar, 3/4 cup of chicken broth, 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Cook for three minutes, and then add 1 12 teaspoons of cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of cooking sherry. Add 2 cups of chopped chicken, cook and serve over rice. Top with crumbled wontons.