I had a few requests for the mushroom chicken from the Chinese buffet. Unfortunately they don’t have mushroom chicken at any of the buffets where I live so I hope this is similar to what you’re looking for. I thought this recipe turned out great. I mean with mushrooms, zucchini and chicken – you can’t go wrong! This recipe takes a little time to prepare but in the end it’s well worth it. The sauce is really easy to make and is basically a combination of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and balsamic vinegar. There was just enough sauce to cover the chicken, zucchini and mushrooms. So if you are serving with noodles or rice I would recommend doubling the sauce. As far as the chicken goes you can either use boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, whichever you prefer. I feel frying the chicken in a mixture of vegetable and sesame oil gives it great flavor. I have many more great recipes from the buffet to come in the near future. Enjoy.
1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
cornstarch (for dusting)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 package fresh button mushrooms
4 small zucchini
Step 1: Cut chicken and zucchini into 1” chunks. Lightly dust chicken with a little bit of corn starch until lightly coated.
Step 2: Add vegetable and sesame oil to the wok and fry chicken pieces until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Step 3: Add zucchini and mushrooms to the wok and stir fry for a few minutes. Add soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, minced fresh garlic, and ground ginger to the wok stirring to coat and stir fry until mushrooms and zucchini are fully cooked.
Step 4: Return chicken pieces to the wok and coat with sauce, heat thoroughly and serve.
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