Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms and Snow Peas



Everyday Chinese Cooking

Published by Clarkson Potter

This image courtesy of Bruce Nimmer

This recipe is very healthy and easy to prepare. In a Chinese home, it is often accompanied by steamed or pan fried fish and will serve 4 to 6, with white rice. If the preparation is done ahead, actual cooking time is about 10 minutes.


Cooking Methodsauteeing



Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionBuffet, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free



Taste and Texturecrisp, meaty, salty, savory, spiced, sweet, umami


  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 ounces snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 (2-inch) piece green onion, shredded


  1. Cut the chicken into 2 × ¼-inch slices. In a bowl, mix the salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Stir in the chicken.

  2. Cut off and discard the stems from the mushrooms. Rinse the mushroom caps in cold water, pat dry, and cut into ½-inch strips.

  3. Remove the strings from the snow peas. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, place the snow peas in the boiling water, and return to boiling. Immediately remove from the heat; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water; drain. In a small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons water, the remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch, the oyster sauce, and sugar.

  4. Heat a wok or nonstick pan over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and chicken and cook and stir until the chicken turns white, about 2 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic, and mushrooms and stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, cover, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cornstarch mixture; cook and stir until thickened. Add the snow peas; stir and cook for 30 seconds. Remove to a heated platter and garnish with the shredded green onion.

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I used broccoli instead of snow peas with good results. I also increased the amount of white pepper. All and all, a quick, easy, tasty recipe.

The recipe would feed 4-6 as a side dish, but to serve it as a main dish you would need to double it.

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