Moo Goo Gai Pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan is a popular dish that can be found in many Chinese restaurants. This mouthwatering dish consists of tender chicken, mushrooms, and vegetables, all cooked in a flavorful sauce. The name “Moo Goo Gai Pan” means “mushrooms and chicken slices” in Cantonese, but this dish also features ingredients like bok choy, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts. The combination of these fresh flavors and ingredients makes each and every bite of Moo Goo Gai Pan absolutely irresistible.


  • ltbs vegetable oil
  • 500gm chicken breast sliced
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cups of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of jasmine rice uncooked
  • 1 carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1 zucchini sliced (or broccoli florets)
  • OPTIONAL: bok choy, bamboo shoots & water chesnuts.

SAUCE – Mix together in a bowl

  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs hoisin sauce


Best cooked in a wok.

Arrange your ingredients next to the stove in the following order: oil, chicken, carrots and zucchini, garlic and ginger, mushrooms, and mixed sauce. This will help things go quickly once you’ve begun cooking.

Heat your pan on a med-high heat (a flick of water should evaporate on contact), carefully add the vegetable oil, quickly followed by the chicken. Stir fry the chicken, tossing occasionally with a wooden spoon.

Add the carrots and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring often. Make a well in the centre of the pot and add the garlic and ginger. Cook in the centre of the pan until fragrant, for about 30-40 seconds, and then mix them in with the rest of the ingredients.

Add the mushrooms and zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.

Make another well in the centre of the pan and add the sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken slightly.

Fold the stir fry ingredients into the sauce to coat completely. Bring the sauce up to a simmer, and then reduce the heat to low. Cook for a minute longer.

Cook rice as per instructions.

Note: We cannot use any nuts at Sesame Lane, but if your family can safely consume nuts, add a can of drained water chestnuts to this recipe for some crunchy texture.