Moo Goo Gai Pan (Mah Gu Gai Pan) Recipe

Moo Goo Gai Pan (Mah Gu Gai Pan) Recipe

A delicious, easy-to-make dish of sliced chicken breast, mushrooms, vegetables, and spices. Friends and family will enjoy this Moo Goo Gai Pan recipe.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl combine 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, rice vinegar, and a few grinds of black pepper. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Step 3

    Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or up to overnight.
  4. Step 4

    In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup chicken broth, the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and the remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Set aside.
  5. Step 5

    Heat a wok or heavy-bottomed large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of the peanut oil. When the oil shimmers, add the chicken, leaving any liquid from the marinade behind (discard the marinade). Stir continuously until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  6. Step 6

    Add another tablespoon of peanut oil to the wok. When the oil shimmers, add the mushrooms and cook, stirring continuously, until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Add the remaining 1/4 cup of chicken broth and continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes more. 
  8. Step 8

    Push the mushrooms to the sides of the pan to create a well in the center. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut oil to the well in the pan.
  9. Step 9

    When the oil shimmers, add the minced ginger and water chestnuts to the well and stir continuously until warmed through, about 1 minute.
  10. Step 10

    Create another well in the center of the pan. Add the chicken broth-soy sauce mixture. Stir the sauce quickly until thickened and beginning to bubble.
  11. Step 11

    Return the chicken to the pan with the shredded carrots, if using. Toss the mixture until well combined.
  12. Step 12

    Continue cooking until the chicken is warmed through and the carrots are crisp-tender, about 1 more minute.
  13. Step 13

    Serve over steamed rice .