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Moo Goo Gai Pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stir frying
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Better than takeout moo goo gai pan recipe that’s savory and a little sour. Ready in less than 25 minutes!


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Moo Goo Gai Pan Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into thin bite size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup button mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup canned bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • ground white pepper


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Marinate the chicken. Put all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl, add the chicken and mix well. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook the chicken. In a wok or deep skillet over medium high heat, add the oil and when the oil is hot, add the chicken. Saute for about 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken on a plate and set aside.
  3. Add vegetables. In the same wok or deep skillet, add the garlic, mushrooms and snow peas and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken and more vegetables. Add the bamboo shoots, chestnuts, and chicken, and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the sauce. Add the ingredients for the sauce and stir. Add the cornstarch slurry and stir until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve. Turn the heat off, season with ground white pepper and serve immediately with a side of rice.


Store the leftover moo goo gai pan in a storage container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Using a wok with a handle for stir fries makes the process of tossing the ingredients easier and helps to evenly coat and spread the sauce.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 6.5yg
  • Sodium: 610mg
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 32.1g
  • Cholesterol: 84.5mg
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