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Moo Goo Gai Pan


  • 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water or chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (minced)
  • 1 cup Napa Chinese cabbage, bite size
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, bite size
  • 6-8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, bite size
  • 1/4 cup each of celery, carrot, bamboo shoot, water chestnut, baby corn, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 white pepper
  • Cornstarch water mixture (1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes



Moo Goo Gai Pan is a classic Chinese dish. The seasonings and vegetables may vary, but chicken and mushrooms are essential ingredients in the recipe. The original Cantonese name is Mah Gu Gai Pin, and Moo Goo Gai Pan has been adapted for American tastes. Anything from Chinese cabbage to hoisin sauce to broccoli to snow peas will work.

Why Try? You've ordered it in Chinese restaurants, now treat yourself to this classic dish at home.

Foodie Byte: You can substitute or add almost any vegetables to this dish.


  1. Combine sliced chicken breast with next 4 ingredients, mix well. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the mix, combine and set aside for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Heat wok at medium heat and add 2 tablespoon oil. When the wok is hot, add chicken and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add carrot, celery, green pepper and cabbage.
  4. Continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add rest of vegetables. Stir fry at high heat. Add chicken broth, salt and white pepper.
  6. Pour in cornstarch mix. When liquid thickens, add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and quick stir.
  7. Remove from heat. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories 157, Carbohydrates 9g, Cholesterol 19mg, Fat 10g, Fat Calories 90, Fiber 2g, Protein 8g, Saturated Fat 0.96g, Sodium 614mg. Daily Values: Calcium 17.65mg 2%, Phos 104.52mg 10%, Copper 0.14mg 7%, Zinc 0.48mg 3%, Panto 0.91mg 9%, Biotin 4.03mcg 1343%, Iodine 0.83mcg 1%, Magnesium 17.15mg 4%, Iron 0.51mg 3%, Vitamin B6 18%, Vitamin C 35%, Vitamin B12 1%, Vitamin D 1%, Vit E-a-Toco 3%, Vitamin A 21%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.