Originally published on Oct 27, 2009. Updated with new photos.
As much as I love cooking, I don’t—and can’t—cook every day. If you are a home cook, I am sure you understand what I mean.
Some days, you wake up, open the refrigerator, look at the ingredients you have, and your mind just goes blank.
You either feel like you run out of cooking ideas, don’t know what to cook, don’t feel motivated to cook, or simply don’t want to cook.
It happens to me a lot and that’s when I go to the hot food section of Asian grocery stores and buy pre-cooked food.
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The offerings depend on the type of Asian grocery store you go to. I love Chinese food so I usually go to Chinese grocery store to get them.
Mushroom chicken is one of the dishes I usually get because I love both mushrooms and chicken. It’s nothing fancy, but it goes well with rice.
I also love zucchini, which adds texture and freshness to the dish. Here is my mushroom chicken recipe—a simple Chinese recipe that you can make at home.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 350 calories per serving.
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- 10 oz. (280 g) boneless and skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 5 slices peeled ginger
- 4 oz. (115 g) mushroom, cut into halves
- 8 oz. (226 g) zucchini, cut into pieces
- Marinate the chicken with the corn starch. Set aside for 10 minutes. Mix the Sauce ingredients and set aside.
- Heat up a wok and add the oil. Add the ginger and stir-fry until aromatic. Add the chicken into the wok and stir fry until the chicken turn white. Add the mushroom and zucchini into the wok and continue to stir-fry. Add the Sauce into the wok and do a few quick stirs until the sauce nicely coat the chicken, mushroom, and zucchini. Cook for 1 minute or until the chicken is cooked. Dish out and serve immediately.
Serving Size2 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 350Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 12gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 90mgSodium 926mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 34g