What is in moo goo gai pan?

Moo goo gai pan is an English transliteration of the Cantonese dish, “moh gu gai pin,” which literally means plate of chicken and mushrooms. It’s a chicken stir-fry that’s thickened with cornstarch, and then paired with a bed of crunchy vegetables.

What is the sauce made of in moo goo gai pan?

Moo Goo Gai Pan Sauce The sauce is a light, clear sauce usually called Chinese white sauce. It’s made from clear vegetable or chicken broth, flavored with garlic and ginger, and thickened with cornstarch.

Is Moo Gai Pan healthy?

Moo Goo Gai Pan is an easy recipe for your late-night Chinese food cravings! This chicken and mushroom stir-fry is healthy, savory, and better than takeout.

What is the difference between moo goo gai pan and chicken with Chinese vegetables?

Moo Goo Gai Pan is one of our favorite Chinese chicken dishes, but restaurant or take-out versions often turn out too oily and salty, making me feeling completely weighed down. So this version uses less oil and salt, with more vegetables including white button mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and more.

Is there oyster sauce in moo goo gai pan?

Oyster sauce – Dark brown, thick, and not exactly delicious on its own, oyster sauce is one of those condiments that really helps tie a dish together. With a strong umami flavor, oyster sauce gives moo goo gai pan an extra layer of flavor.

What is the Chinese version of moo goo gai pan?


Moo goo gai pan
Traditional Chinese 蘑菇雞片
Simplified Chinese 蘑菇鸡片
Literal meaning “Mushroom chicken slices”
Transcriptions Standard Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin mógū jīpiàn Yue: Cantonese Yale Romanization mòh-gū gāi-pin

Is moo goo gai pan salty?

The sauce for Chinese dishes are typically very high in sodium. This is a low sodium alternative for one of our favorite Chinese dishes.

What does moo goo gai pan mean in Chinese?

fresh mushrooms with sliced chicken
Moo Goo Gai Pan or 蘑菇鸡板is a popular American-Chinese chicken stir fry dish made with chicken and mushrooms in a savory, delicate, subtle white sauce. In fact, Moo Goo Gai Pan, or “mo gu ji pian”, means “fresh mushrooms with sliced chicken” in Cantonese.

What is moo goo in English?

moo goo (蘑菇; mòhgū): button mushrooms. gai (雞; gāi): chicken.

How do you make a moo gai pan?

How to Make Moo Goo Gai Pan

  1. Marinate the chicken. Slice your chicken against the grain into pieces approximately 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Make your Sauce. In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients for the sauce.
  3. Sear the chicken.
  4. Cook the aromatics and vegetables.
  5. Add the sauce and return the chicken.