Chicken and Shitake in Hoisin Sauce

Chicken and Shitake in Hoisin Sauce

Now lets do some freestyle cooking for today, what I am thinking of is combination of chicken and shitake mushrooms which is a great combination as they complement each others flavour.  Now its just a matter of picking up a sauce that will be good for it and I guess hoisin sauce would do the trick, having that sweet, salty and aniseedy taste to it.

For this recipe we will cooking it in a high heat wok, so it will be really quick at max it will only take you 8 minutes, I iwll be also cooking the chicken seperately and by doing so I will not over cook the chicken and  the juices are retained.  Also in high heat vegetables cook quickly and retains that crisp.

So after 8 minutes of your time, enjoy this wonderful dish with freshly cooked rice.


400g chicken thighs, deboned and cubed
12 pcs squid balls, quartered
1 bunch garlic sprouts, julliened
2 medium carrots, julliened
1 1/2 cups dried shitake mushrooms, rehydrated and sliced
1 thumb sized ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red onion, sliced
4 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/4 cup chinese wine
1/3 cup chicken stock
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp fish sauce
freshly ground black pepper
peanut oil


  1. Place a wok in a high heat then add peanut oil, drop the chicken thighs then stir fry for a maximum of 2 minutes.  Remove from wok then set aside.
  2. Now saute garlic, onion and ginger.
  3. Still in high head add squidballs and shitake mushrooms.  Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add garlic sprouts and continue to stir fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add carrots then continue to stir fry for 1 minute.
  6. In a bowl dissolve cornstarch in chicken stock, then add chinese wine, fish sauce, hoisin sauce mix well then pour into the hot wok.
  7. Bring to a boil then add chicken back, give a good mix then turn heat off.

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  1. I love crisp clean tasty flavours like this. I did something similar last night except stir-fried cabbage, onion, portobello mushroom, broccoli and carrot as the vegetable portion. Yummy.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. This is one of my fave Chinese cuisine. 🙂 I love it when my Papa make this one for us Xiamen style 🙂

  3. Judy says:

    Is there a particular Chinese wine that you use? This looks great, I’m a new fan that will be stopping by more often 🙂

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