Stir-Fry Chicken and Mushrooms

We all love chicken and mushrooms. This dish however is particulary tender and tasty! We enjoyed it over a recent family gathering and couldn’t get enough of it.

1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts (about 2 half breasts)
½ pound medium size fresh white mushrooms (about 14 to 15 pieces)
2 cloves garlic
1-½ tablespoons canola or vegetable oil (for cooking in a non-stick wok or a fry pan)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil

3 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar

Slice the 2 half chicken breasts lengthwise in half then crosswise cut into ¼ inch thin pieces. In a bowl, combine chicken pieces with the marinade ingredients. Mix together thoroughly and set aside. Wash the mushrooms and trim the stems (not necessary to remove the stems). Slice the mushrooms into ¼ inch thin pieces. Crush, peel and finely chop the garlic.

To Cook:
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick wok or a large fry pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the marinated chicken into wok. Cook and stir for approximately 3 minutes until the chicken almost cooked through. Transfer chicken to a bowl. Add ½ tablespoon oil into wok. Brown the garlic for a few seconds. Add sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper to wok. Cook and stir the mushrooms for about 1 to 2 minutes until the mushrooms are soft. Add the cooked chicken back into the wok. Mix well with mushrooms. Add sesame oil, stir-fry for a few seconds longer. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes

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16 Responses to “Stir-Fry Chicken and Mushrooms”

  1. angela Says:

    as someone who rarely cooked until this month, i’ve loved going thru these recipes and trying them out. so easy and so tasty!!

  2. Kim Says:

    Stumbled across this recipe and decided to try it. It’s terrific and easy.. Thanks for sharing it

  3. Lucy McHale Says:

    Happy you found this recipe and thank you for trying it. We love this dish and it is requested often by our daughter’s family when they come for a visit. Hope you will try some other recipes on the website.
    Thank again,

  4. Veronica Says:

    Hi Lucy,
    Just made this tonight, but improvised using Pre cut veggies from the store. Turned out great & one of your youngest fans enjoyed watching! He would say “more hot” as I put the items in the hot oil 🙂

  5. Lucy Says:

    That’s so sweet. Love to Nolan!

  6. Ugo Says:


    Suddenly took an unusal interest in chinese food…Maybe connecting with a past life..lol.. Thank goodness I came across your site.. Really sumptious dishes..Just made stir-fry chicken and mushrooms.. and it was pure heaven..am about to try my hands on combination chow mein….lol…Thanks a gazillion..


  7. Lucy Says:

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed the recipe. The Combination Chow mein is in a slightly darker sauce but very tasty. Hope you will give it a try. have fun cooking Chinese!

  8. Katelyn S. Says:

    Wow this recipe was awesome! It got rave reviews from the family and there were no leftovers.

  9. Lucy Says:

    Thank you and your family for your nice comment! Appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Hope you will try some other recipes. Happy cooking!

  10. Gina Says:

    We wanted something different and full of flavor and we got it! It was a simple recipe with room to add any additional veggies. it was a hit with the family. Thank you.

  11. Lucy Says:

    You are welcome! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. Have fun cooking!

  12. Katelyn S. Says:

    I make this recipe almost once a week, and my family loves it! We’re talking about super picky eaters here too. No matter the amount I make, they always annihilate and eat every last bit of this dish. Thank you for posting such a simple and awesome recipe.

  13. Lucy Says:

    It’s so nice of you to write again to let me know. Thank you and enjoy!

  14. Sarah Says:

    I added green beans and sesame seeds. awesome.

  15. Katharine Thorpe Says:

    This was so great! I made it one night with mixed veg instead of mushrooms (I was out of them), and tonight with tofu instead of chicken. One of my favorite stir-fry methods ever.

  16. Rita Says:

    Melisa….Thank you so much,I use your Moms cook book a lot and like it very much.

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