Mah Gu Gai Pin (moo Goo Gai Pan)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Johnney

This is the authentic Chinese version of Moo Goo Gai Pan. It means "fresh mushrooms cooked with sliced chicken." The difference being the ingredients and sauce. I find both versions delish!

Top Review by sjkrogers

Wow! I made this according to directions, and it was fabulous. My family literally devoured it and asked for more!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the marinade ingredients.
  2. Add the chicken and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Reserve.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and reserve.
  5. Heat a wok over high heat for 30 seconds.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of the peanut oil and coat the wok with it using a spatula.
  7. When a wisp of white smoke appears, add the ginger and salt and stir for 10 seconds.
  8. Add the mushrooms and stir for 10 seconds.
  9. Add the snow peas, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  10. Turn off the heat, transfer the mixture to a bowl, and reserve.
  11. Wipe off the wok and spatula with paper towels.
  12. Heat the wok over high heat for 20 seconds.
  13. Add the remaining peanut oil and coat the wok with it using the spatula.
  14. When a wisp of white smoke appears, add the garlic.
  15. When it begins to brown, add the chicken and marinade.
  16. Spread in a thin layer and cook for 2 minutes.
  17. Turn the chicken over and cook for 1 more minute.
  18. Drizzle the wine down the sides of the wok, stir into the chicken, and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 1 more minute.
  19. Add the reserved vegetables and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  20. Make a well in the mixture, stir the sauce mixture, and pour inches Stir well and cook until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 30 seconds.
  21. Turn off the heat, transfer to a heated platter, and serve.

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