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Quick Chick Recipe
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Quick Chick

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"Chicken simmered with celery, onion, mushrooms and soy sauce. This is a quick meal my kids have always called 'popcorn' chicken. Serve with rice, if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Saute chicken until all sides are well browned, then stir in the celery, onions, mushrooms with liquid and soy sauce. Cover skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until celery is tender and chicken is cooked through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2004

I served this with white rice and the whole family loved it--it was quick and easy but SO tasty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 07, 2013

This recipe needs spice changes to meet our taste. Chicken, celery, onion and soy sauce are a good start, but we prefer to use sesame oil, water chestnuts not mushrooms, and some chicken broth not water, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and pinch of Chinese 5 spice then tighten the sauce up with a Tb. or less of cornstarch. Serve on cooked rice, pass the soy sauce, and top with crunchy Chinese noodles.


29 Ratings

Apr 08, 2011

This was good and simple enough. I used fresh mushrooms and a little bit of chicken broth to replace the mushroom liquid. The finished dish isn’t the prettiest to look at. It would benefit from some added color. If I make this again, I would probably add some red and green peppers.

Jul 19, 2008

Of the 3 adults (kid wouldn't try it) at the table, 2 gave it a 3 (not enough taste, not attractive) and 1 gave it a 5. It was too watery so if I make it next time, I will drain the mushrooms. I would also add a touch of cornstarch to the soy sauce to make more of a coating for the chicken and veggies. Garnishing with chopped green onions would help with the appearance.

Jun 07, 2006

This was a really quick and easy recipe. I served it over rice. My husband finished it all!

Apr 25, 2011

Used fresh mushrooms and replaced the 'mushroom' liquid I would've had from the can with 2 TBsps. 'Mama Sita's BBQ Marinade/Sauce'. This helped mellow out the soy/salty flavour. I also added fresh garlic, red belle peppers, green bell peppers and sliced carrots. Served over rice.

Jul 27, 2003

We loved this recipe!

Feb 14, 2011

Super yummy with red onions and white rice :) And healthy too!


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  • Calories
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 15.5 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 649 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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