Velvet Chicken With Mushrooms (Maw Gwooh Chow Ghuy Pien)

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"The Complete Book of Oriental Cooking, Myra Waldo, 1964."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (301.5 g)
  • Calories 413.4
  • Total Fat - 8.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 192.8 mg
  • Sodium - 787.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 72.4 g
  • Calcium - 43.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cut the chicken into match stick like pieces.

Step 2

Toss with 2 teaspoons cornstarch, soy sauce and 1 tablespoon oil.

Step 3

Let stand 10 minutes.

Step 4

Mix remaining cornstarch with mushroom liquid.

Step 5

Add remaining oil; heat.

Step 6

Add chicken, garlic, and ginger.

Step 7

Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly; do not let the chicken brown.

Step 8

Add mushrooms.

Step 9

Add liquid.

Step 10

Cook for 5 minutes until thickened; do not overcook.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this as per recipe but with one little oops moment in that when we do stir fries more often than not we add chilli and or garlic and I had some there which was supposed to be for the side dish but I put it into the chicken (just cut up some more for the side) and served with rice and broccolini. My two chicken breasts came to 500 grams and I have about a third of the chicken left over for the freezer. Dh has already requested to have again. Thank you dienia b for a delicious and quick dinner, made for Alphabet Tag Game at FF&F.

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(27 Mar 2019)