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Moo Goo Gai Pan is an easy chicken and mushroom stir-fry with carrots and sugar peas.

Moo Goo Gai Pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan is a Chinese takeout classic loaded with chicken and mushrooms stir fried with a colorful assortment of vegetables. This recipe has some tricks to ensure your chicken stays tender and juicy and your vegetables crisp and colorful.
Course Entree
Cuisine Chinese-American
Keyword stir-fry
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Poultry
Diet Dairy-Free, Low-Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 174kcal


For chicken

  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 9 grams garlic (1 large clove finely minced)
  • 250 grams boneless skinless chicken breast (1 breast thinly sliced)

For Moo Goo Gai Pan Sauce

  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons potato starch

For stir-fry

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 70 grams carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 120 grams fresh shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
  • 70 grams snow pea (trimmed)


  • Add the potato starch for the chicken and the Shaoxing wine, salt and garlic into a bowl and stir to combine. Next, add the sliced chicken and mix everything together to ensure each piece is well coated with the marinade.
    1 tablespoon potato starch, 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 9 grams garlic, 250 grams boneless skinless chicken breast
    Velvet the chicken with Shaoxing wine, salt and potato starch.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, oyster sauce, and remaining potato starch.
    1/2 cup chicken stock, 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, 2 teaspoons potato starch
    Mix the chicken stock with oyster sauce, and potato starch.
  • Heat a large frying pan over high heat (I used a 12-inch pan). When the pan is hot, add the oil and chicken and spread it out into a single layer.
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    Brown the chicken on one side.
  • Add the sliced carrots between the chicken pieces and let these fry until the breast meat is almost cooked through.
    70 grams carrots
    Add the carrots around the chicken.
  • Add the mushrooms and toss the ingredients to stir fry them until the mushrooms are glossy and the chicken is cooked through.
    120 grams fresh shiitake mushrooms
    Add the shiitake mushrooms and stir-fry.
  • Add the snow peas and stir-fry until they're vibrant green in color.
    70 grams snow pea
    Add the snow peas and continue stir frying the Moo Goo Gai Pan
  • Give the sauce mixture a stir and add it to the pan. When the sauce has thickened and coated all of the ingredients, the Moo Goo Gai Pan is done.
    Finish the Moo Goo Gai Pan by adding the sauce and coating all of the ingredients.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4178IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg