Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe

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Jill Williamson Modified: March 22, 2022
Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe

How To Make Moo Goo Gai Pan

Moo goo gai pan is an Asian dish of sauteed chicken, mushrooms, and various vegetables in a savory sauce with chicken stock, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless, thinly sliced
  • 1large egg white
  • 2tbspcornstarch,+1 tsp, divided use
  • 1tbspvegetable oil,divided use
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tspginger,minced
  • 2cupsmushrooms,sliced
  • 1cupsnow peas
  • ½cupcarrots,thinly sliced
  • 8ozwater chestnuts,1 can
  • 8ozbamboo shoots,1 can, sliced and drained
  • ¾cupchicken stock
  • tspsugar
  • 1tbspsoy sauce
  • tspsesame oil
  • salt and pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the egg white and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Add the chicken slices and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then strain and discard any excess liquid.

  2. In a large saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and 1 tablespoon of water and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms are browned and tender.

  4. Add the snow peas and cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until tender. Stir in the water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. Season the vegetables to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Remove the vegetables from the pan and place on a plate. Cover the plate with foil to keep warm.

  6. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil over medium high heat.

  7. Add the chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds more.

  8. In a small bowl whisk together the chicken stock, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Whisk in 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.

  9. Add the vegetables back to the pan and heat through for approximately 1 minute. Pour in the sauce and turn the high to heat. Bring the sauce to a boil and boil for approximately 1 minute or until sauce has just started to thicken, stirring occasionally.

  10. Serve immediately, over rice if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 384.68kcal
  • Fat: 16.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.74g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.31g
  • Fiber: 4.75g
  • Sugar: 9.21g
  • Protein: 30.40g
  • Cholesterol: 73.92mg
  • Sodium: 866.41mg
  • Calcium: 53.89mg
  • Potassium: 1192.75mg
  • Iron: 2.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 169.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 21.42mg
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