Chicken and Mushroom Stir-Fry (Moo Goo Gai Pan)

Chicken and Mushroom Stir-Fry (Moo Goo Gai Pan)

“Moo Goo Gai Pan” translated from Cantonese means mushrooms and sliced chicken. With the option of using snow pea leaves – one of my favourite Asian greens- this is a modern take on the home-style dish. 

Traditionally, this would be served family style with another main protein dish and rice. You could have those pre-made waiting to join this stir-fry. 

Recipe from The Double Happiness Cookbook: 88 Feel-Good Recipes and Food Stories by Trevor Lui Copyright ©2021 Trevor Lui. Published by Figure 1 Publishing. Food Photography: Suech + Beck  Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

4 people
  • Ingredients

    1 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing)

    1 tsp of cornstarch

    1/2 tsp soy sauce or tamari

    1 ½ chicken breasts, sliced into bite-sized pieces

    2 Tbsp canola oil

    1 clove garlic, finely chopped

    1 cup sliced king oyster mushrooms

    1/2 cup of sliced shiitake mushrooms

    2 cups snow peas, or snow pea leaves

    1/3 tsp salt

    1/3 tsp black pepper

    Steam rice, to serve

  • Directions

    In a bowl, combine wine, cornstarch, soy sauce (or tamari) and 1 tablespoon water. Add chicken to the marinade, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 20-45 minutes.

    Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add chicken and sauté for 6-7 minutes, until evenly cooked. If pan is slightly dry, add a tablespoon of water.

    Stir in both mushrooms and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add snow peas (or snow pea leaves) and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, until bright green. Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat, then cover and let stand for 1 minute. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with rice.

    Make it Gluten-free: This dish can be made gluten-free by using tamari instead of soy sauce.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1/4 of recipe without rice
Total Fat
9.5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
58 mg
298 mg
5.7 g
1.5 g
2 g
24.5 g
352 mg