Moo Goo Gai Pan (mah Gu Gai Pin)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the western version of Mah Gu Gai Pin)It means "fresh mushrooms cooked with sliced chicken." I got this recipe from a good friend of mine who is an accomplished "Chinese Cook" in San Francisco.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips.
  2. Add seasonings in the order given and marinate chicken for about 15 minutes.
  3. While chicken is marinating, prepare vegetables.
  4. Rinse and slice bamboo shoots and water chestnuts.
  5. Slice and chop ginger, and peel and mince garlic clove.
  6. Prepare sauce ingredients and set aside.
  7. Heat wok and add oil.
  8. Add garlic and ginger.
  9. Add chicken and stir-fry until it changes color.
  10. Remove and set aside.
  11. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
  12. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry for several seconds, then add bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts.
  13. Stir-fry briefly.
  14. Give the sauce a quick re-stir, then make a well in the middle of the wok and add sauce.
  15. Cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened.
  16. Return chicken to wok.
  17. Mix together and serve hot.
  18. NOTE:.
  19. *Youcan also use chicken broth.
  20. Just bring it to a boil, add a bit of rice wine for flavor, and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  21. Another variation is to boil the mushrooms in the chicken broth before stir-frying.

Reviews

(8)
Most Helpful

Outstanding recipe, Johnney! Tastes every bit as good any Chinese restaurant. 5 stars, hands down!

rothiii March 09, 2013

WOW! The chicken is so tender and the flavor was wonderful I only used 1 T. of oyster sauce this time but will try with two next time. Loved it with egg rolls.

adopt a greyhound October 05, 2011

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