This chop suey is the perfect flavorful Chinese-inspired dish that’s packed with veggies! It’s gluten-free and soy-free.

A bowl of chop suey sitting on a counter.

What is Chop Suey?

Chop suey is a Chinese American dish that’s made with protein, lots of vegetables, and a yummy sauce! It’s traditionally made in a wok with a myriad of veggies, one or two proteins, and a flavorful sauce, but it can also be adapted to be made in a regular pan for convenience!

This version is gluten-free and soy-free, but still veggie packed and flavorful.

Why you’ll love this recipe…

  • It’s flexible. You can use shrimp or pork or different vegetables! Many different combinations will taste great!
  • It tastes like takeout with wholesome ingredients. This dish gives serious takeout Chinese taste with no refined sugar, dairy, gluten, or weird oils!

The Ingredients for Gluten-Free Chop Suey

  • Chicken Breast. You can also use chicken thighs.
  • Choy Sum. This is a Chinese green veggie that you can easily find in an Asian market. If you can’t find it, you can also sub bok choy.
  • Bean Sprouts. You can omit this for AIP, but it adds a lot to the dish!
  • Snow Peas, Carrots, Green Onion, Onion, Ginger and Garlic. All of these ingredients add amazing flavor and nutrients!
  • Coconut Aminos, Broth and Fish Sauce. This recipe would more commonly use oyster sauce, but fish sauce works too!

All the ingredients for chop suey.

How to make Gluten-Free Chop Suey

  • Step One. Prepare the sauce.
  • Step Two. Prep the vegetables
  • Step Three. Coat the chicken with arrowroot powder and add to hot oiled pan with onion, garlic and ginger to saute.
  • Step Four. Add the carrots, choy sum stems, and snow peas and saute.
  • Step Five. Add the choy sum leaves, mung bean sprouts, and the sauce to simmer until sauce thickens.
  • Step Six. Serve with a side of rice or cauliflower rice if desired and top with green onion.

Step by step photos of cooking the chop suey.


Tips & Tricks

  • Switch up the veggies. This dish is super versatile in terms of what veggies you use! You can add mushrooms, bok choy, celery, or most anything you have on hand.
  • Swap out the protein. This recipe is also great with shrimp or pork.

Storage and reheating instructions

Store this dish in a glass container in the fridge for 3-4 days and reheat on the stove.

What do you serve with this recipe?

  • Steamed Rice
  • Cauliflower Rice

A bowl with rice and chop suey on a counter.

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Chop Suey {Gluten Free}

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar (sub apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch

For the stir fry

  • 1 head choy sum, divided between stems and leaves
  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • Salt and pepper (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb ginger, minced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 cup snow peas, chopped in half
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp green onion


  1. Prepare the sauce by whisking the ingredients together and setting aside.
  2. To chop the choy sum, slice it in thirds and separate the stems and the leaves. Set aside.
  3. Toss the chicken with arrowroot starch and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Using a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat and add the chicken, onion, garlic, and ginger. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the onions are soft.
  5. Add the carrots, choy sum stems, and snow peas. Satue for another 5 minutes to soften.
  6. Add the choy sum leaves, mung bean sprouts, and the sauce. Stir to combine and allow to simmer until the sauce thickens and the greens are softened. The chicken should be cooked through to 165 F.
  7. Serve with a side of rice or cauliflower rice if desired and top with green onion.


All nutrition facts are estimates and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 443
  • Fat: 10.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.1g
  • Fiber: 14.3g
  • Protein: 39.1g

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