Recipe: Low FODMAP chicken chop suey

Everyone appreciates good Chinese food.

However those requiring a low-FODMAP diet often find it difficult to consume and enjoy this type of cuisine. FODMAP is an acronym for a collection of complex molecules found in foods and poorly absorbed by the small intestine.

Fortunately, this is a delicious recipe for chicken chop suey that is perfect for sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Chicken chop suey not only makes a great meal, but this recipe in particular is very easy to make. Fire up the hob, and get ready to cook this amazing dish.

Recipe: Low FODMAP chicken chop suey


4 teaspoons oil
2 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless), cut into half inch pieces
1 clove of garlic, smashed (still kept whole)
3 small carrots, cut the short way
3 whole pieces of celery, thinly cut against the grain
350ml low-FODMAP chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free)
2 tablespoons corn-starch
1 tin of sliced water chestnuts
2 green onions (green part only), sliced
1 tablespoon dry sherry (this is optional, but it helps add to the flavour)


1) Heat half the oil in a large pan (or if you have a wok, use that) over medium-high heat.

2) Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Be careful not to overdo the salt and pepper, but be sure each piece is evenly seasoned.

3) Stir fry the chicken for 5-7 minutes, or until chicken is cooked throughout. Take chicken out of the pan and set it aside.

4) Add the remaining half of oil to the pan (medium-high heat) and fry the celery, carrots, and garlic until they are slightly tender (approximately 3-4 minutes). Remove and dispose of garlic clove.

5) After reducing the heat to low, mix in the low-FODMAP chicken broth. Mix together the soy sauce, sherry (if you decided to use it) and corn-starch in a small bowl. Slowly add this mixture to the pan as you constantly stir.

6) Add chicken back into the pan and stir in the water chestnuts (be sure to drain the can first). Simmer until it turns somewhat thick and vegetables are tender. This dish is best served over rice (and be sure to sprinkle green onions on top).

If you think you may have a food intolerance or allergy be sure to check out YorkTest, food intolerance test experts.

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