We love Moo goo gai pan, but can not always get the Chinese vegetables, so we used what was available at the market, That why we called it Yankee Moo Goo Gai Pan. This is a very healthy and tasty dish. One big pot and will do just tine instead of a wok. .
Note: read through the whole recipe first as you can do some things at the same time such as cooking the rice while the chicken is baking, Chopsticks are optional.
Step 1: Ingredients.
4 - boneless, skinless chicken breast halves/
1/4 - cup. dry white wine (we are substituting grape juice)
1/4 cup Gingerale
1/2 - teaspoon. salt
1 - bunch of scallions, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 - cup. celery, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 - red bell pepper.
1 - tablespoon. vegetable oil
1 - container of snow pea pods, strings removed (we are substituting green peas and carrots.)
1/2- lb. sliced mushrooms (or caanned if fresh not available.)
1 - can water chestnuts, sliced (we are substuting ground peanuts.)
1/2 - cup. chicken broth (we just use home made from the spare chicken parts or plain water is ok also)
1 - tbsp. cornstarch, mixed with 2 tbsp. cold water
1/2 - teaspoon. salt
1 - tablespoon Soy sauce.
Step 2: Precook Chicken.
Precook the chicken so that you are sure the chicken gets cooked and adds more flavor to the dish.
Bake chicken parts for 45 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let cool in the icebox, so you can cut it up later,
Step 3: Chicken Preparation.
Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes
Combine chicken with wine (grape juice), gingerale, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Step 4: Rice Preparation.
Mix two+ cups of water with 1 cup rice
Brint to a good boil.
Cover and Cook:
When water is boing turn off heat. Do not take of the lid. from then on. If you take off the lid while the rice is cooking — this lets the steam out and affects the cooking time.
After fifteen of so minutes the rice should be fluffy.
Step 5: Bell Pepper Preparation.
Red bell pepper adds tontrast to dish.
Clean and cut a red bell pepper into 1/2 inch sizes
Boil one bell pepper till soft.
Step 6: Scallions Preparation.
Stir fry scallions and celery in oil for 1 minute.
Step 7: Peas Preparation.
(Stir) Fry pea pods (peas and carrots) 2 minutes
Step 8: Mushroom and Peanuts Preparation.
(Stir) Fry mushrooms and water chestnuts (peanuts) 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 9: Put It All Together.
(Stir) Fry the chicken and wine 2 to 3 minutes or until done.
Combine chicken and vegetables in a wok.
Add the soy sauce
Stir together the broth, cornstarch mixture and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Slowly add to chicken and vegetables in the (wok) pan and heat until thick and clear.
Step 10: Serve It.
You can serve the meat and vegetables over tice I perfer to put them side by side in a bowl. Ran out of chopsticks for the picture, you can useyankee utensils if you like. Such a healthy dish that you can not beat. Enjoy!!!
At one time in the past, I made a variatoin on this call tunagooeygaipan.