Moo Shu Chicken


Make classic moo shu chicken at home instead of eating at a restaurant or getting takeout. This dish is simple and bursting with flavor. Serve over rice or Chinese mandarin pancakes if desired.

square white plate of moo shu chicken with chopsticks
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 6 tablespoons cold water, divided

  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil, divided

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins, cut into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix

  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced shiitake mushrooms, drained

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon sherry

  • 3 green onions, chopped


  1. Whisk 2 tablespoons water, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, and cornstarch together in a large bowl. Add chicken, toss to coat, and set aside.

  2. Combine remaining 4 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a separate bowl. Whisk in hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, and soy sauce until well combined; set sauce aside.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add eggs and cook for 3 minutes; flip and cook until firm and set, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into thin strips.

  4. Add marinated chicken to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 6 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown on the outside and the juices run clear, about 6 minutes more; transfer to a plate.

  5. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, and sherry; cook until cabbage starts to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, sliced egg, and reserved sauce to the skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes. Toss in green onions and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
14g Fat
17g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 585mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 453mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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