Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A Chinese Restaurant favorite of mine, Moo Goo Gai Pan, which takes its name from a province in northern China. Moo Goo means Mongolia. Gai and Pan refer to rice and chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with ginger, garlic and 1 tablespoon corn starch; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch, chicken broth, soy sauce and sesame oil, set aside.
  3. In a saute pan, saute almonds in butter, set aside.
  4. In a wok or large skillet heat oil over med-high heat.
  5. Add chicken and cook stirring quickly and frequently (stir fry) 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  6. Add sherry, mushrooms, snow peas, red pepper, green onions, water chestnuts, salt and pepper and stir fry 4-5 minutes or until red bell pepper is tender-crisp.
  7. Stir soy mixture until blended then pour into wok, stirring constantly.
  8. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute.
  9. Add almonds. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

I added extra bamboo shoots, a tsp of hoison sauce and use canned oriental vegetables. I also found the sauce a little bland thats why the hoison sauce. I also use wok oil not vegetable oil. This dish takes at least 30 minutes to prepare as it is time consuming to slice and dice but well worth it.

judi.spence October 21, 2013

I know that Moo Goo Guy Pan is a mild dish even in restaurants, but this recipe was too bland for our taste and it took me 2 hours from start to table. So nothing really wrong with it, but not worth the prep time. Maybe I am just not a big fan of Moo Goo Guy Pan.

Donna Matthews February 12, 2008

I shouldn't even rate this recipe because 1) I don't even know what Moo Goo Gai Pan should taste like, and 2) I didn't have all the ingredients.....can't wait to make it when I have everything in the pantry/fridge. I was missing snow peas and water chestnuts. The snow peas would have added so much more colour, and the water chestnuts a crunch. Having said that, we loved it! It might have been a tad salty, but that might be because I didn't have all the veggies. Thanks John Messmore!

mabers November 24, 2004

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