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Chinese Chicken Mushroom Stir Fry

Chinese Chicken Mushroom Stir Fry

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This Chinese Chicken Mushroom is a simple stir fry recipe that makes a delicious entrée! It’s made with chicken, mushrooms of your choice, scallions and more. Sometimes I add some dried red chili peppers to add an extra kick too!

Types of Mushroom to use

There are plenty of different types of mushrooms out there to choose from, so I just wanted to give you some ideas:

White button mushrooms are most commonly used in the States because they’re so easy to find. Slice these up for this recipe if they are on the larger side. If they are small caps, you could actually just cook them without slicing. Or you can halve themt oo.

Cremino mushrooms (aka baby portobello mushrooms) are pretty interchangeable with white button mushrooms when it comes to cooking them, other than the brown color. They are actually Portobello mushrooms that were harvested prior to full maturity!

Shiitake mushrooms is a wonderful option for this dish too! If you are using fresh shiitake mushrooms (which you usually can find in your local Asian supermarket), then you will want to slice them in to thinner pieces.

Dark Meat vs. White Meat

For this recipe you can use chick breast instead of chicken thighs depending on your preference. Usually, you can use them interchangeably ad then for some recipes, depending on the thickness of the chicken you may need to adjust the timing.

Basically – just make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving!

If you’re curious about the differences between the two, here’s an article all about it.

Chicken with mushrooms calories

The number of calories in Chicken with mushrooms depends on the ingredients used. So if you were ordering at a Chinese restaurant, this could vary.

However, if you are using this recipe, this recipe makes 4 servings which calculates to 332 per serving. Of course if you want more servings the total calories will change.

How to make Chinese mushroom chicken?

First, gather your ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken thigh, cut in to bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, separated
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced to smaller pieces as needed
  • 2 scallions, cut in to 1 inch slices
  • Salt, to taste
  • (Optional) Dried red peppers

Cut the chicken in to bite sized pieces.  In a mixing bowl, combine chicken with the cornstarch and soy sauce, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and set aside. Let it marinade for at the very least 15 minutes. You can marinate up to overnight, but place in fridge if marinating over 30 mins.

When ready to cook, in a wok or cooking pan, heat up 1 tbsp vegetable oil and add garlic (and optionally, dried red peppers). Stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Then, add the chicken and stir-fry until the meat is slightly browned (about 2-3 mins). Remove from heat and set aside.

If the pan is not oily enough, you can add another tbsp of oil. Now, add the mushrooms and stir-fry for about 3 minutes.

Add the chicken back in to the pan, and add chopped scallions. Stir fry everything for about one more minute or until chicken is cooked thoroughly, mushrooms are tender. Salt to taste.

Remove from heat and serve!

Want to try another delicious Asian Chicken recipe?  Try my most popular one yet… the Coconut Curry Chicken!

Chicken with Mushroom (Chinese Recipe)

Chicken with Mushroom (Chinese Recipe)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken thigh, cut in to bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, separated
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced to smaller pieces as needed
  • 2 scallions, cut in to 1 inch slices
  • Salt, to taste
  • (optional) dried red peppers

Instructions

      1. Cut the chicken in to bite sized pieces. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken with the cornstarch and soy sauce, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and set aside. Let it marinade for at the very least 15 minutes. You can marinate up to overnight, but place in fridge if marinating over 30 mins
      2. When ready to cook, in a wok or cooking pan, heat up 1 tbsp vegetable oil and add garlic (and optionally dried red peppers). Stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Then, add the chicken and stir-fry until the meat is slightly browned (about 2-3 mins). Remove from heat and set aside.
      3. If the pan is not oily enough, you can add another tbsp of oil. Now, add the mushrooms and stir-fry for about 3 minutes.
      4. Add the chicken back in to the pan, and add chopped scallions. Stir fry everything for about one more minute or until chicken is cooked thoroughly, mushrooms are tender. Salt to taste.
      5. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 569mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 28g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving

Thursday 31st of August 2017

My husband would add extra chilies but take out the mushrooms, lol. Looks delicious!

Darryl

Monday 14th of August 2017

This is a great dish and delicious too!

Katja

Sunday 13th of August 2017

YUM!! I love mushrooms. Can't wait to try this.

ChihYu

Sunday 13th of August 2017

Totally delicious ! Love everything about this dish !

Cristina Curp

Sunday 13th of August 2017

Love all those mushrooms!

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