Easy Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe

3.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4 people
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Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian American, Chinese
Keyword Moo Goo Gai Pan, Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pound chicken thighs or breasts cubed
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 large carrots sliced
  • 8 ounce mushrooms sliced
  • 8 ounce water chestnuts
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


  1. In a large skillet add the olive oil and turn to medium high heat. Salt and pepper the chicken and cook in the wok until cooked throughout and no longer pink. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and carrots and sauté until almost tender 1-2 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add in the water chestnuts and snowpeas and sauté for a minute more.
  3. To make the sauce, whisk in a small bowl the chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, hoisin, and sesame oil. Combine the cornstarch and water in another small bowl and whisk into the sauce.
  4. Add the chicken back to the wok and pour the sauce on top and let summer until it starts to thicken.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 750mg31%
Potassium 706mg20%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 7998IU160%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.