Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Quick Mongolian Chicken

Once-in-awhile, my dear hubby and I order take-out from Pei Wei.  I ALWAYS order the same thing-- Mongolian Chicken with brown rice, because I LOVE it (seriously!) that much.   Well today I had two leftover chicken breasts, already cooked, and I thought...hmmmm, I think I'll look for a recipe for my favorite take-out meal.  Sure enough, I found one on the web from Copycat Restaurant Recipes.  I adapted this recipe to suit my tastes.  I'm telling's quicker than hopping in the car and picking up take-out!  Another plus is that I can have extra mushrooms (Pei Wei is stingy on them).  Here's how I did it.

1 T. vegetable oil or toasted sesame oil
1/2 t. freshly grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 c. soy sauce
1 cup water
1 T. rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T. cornstarch

2 chicken breasts, cooked and sliced (I used leftover from a rotisserie chicken)
4 oz. button mushroom, quartered
2-3 scallions, sliced

Heat the oil in a large skillet.  Add the ginger and the garlic and saute' for about 1 minute. 

Mix the soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar and cornstarch together in a bowl.  Add to the skillet and cook until it is thick and bubbly.

Add the sliced, cooked chicken and the mushrooms and heat through for about 5-10 minutes.  Serve over brown rice. 

NOTE:  If you have uncooked chicken breasts, just slice them and then add some extra oil in the skillet and saute' them until they are no longer pink.  Proceed with the rest of the recipe.

I am sharing this with:

Make It Pretty Monday
Mix It Up Monday
On the Menu Monday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
Cowgirl Up
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Home Sweet Home
Potpourri Friday
Weekend Potluck
Seasonal Sundays


  1. Hmm.. that easy huh?? I will have to try this. We also luv Mongolian Chicken.
    Thanks for sharing..
    Cheers, Gee

  2. This really sounds good! Question: Do you use the rice vinegar a lot? Can white/cider/red be subbed? I haven't tried it because I can't imagine yet another bottle of vinegar in the closet. It does come up in different recipes and I'm wondering if it's worth picking up a bottle? Thanks:@)

  3. I love Chinese food...sadly I'm allergic to it...ended up in the hospital the last four times that I tried to eat it. I finally gave up. Thanks for stopping by. I visited the Biltmore Estate a number of years ago. It's so magnificent. They let you take pics at the Hearst Castle, but they don't let you use flash. I thought that they turned out fairly well considering they were taken without flash. Thanks for the recipe and for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

  4. WOW Kitty - that sounds easy enough to do at home! How nice when we can fix it at home and not have to wait to go out huh? So glad you shared.

  5. Mmmm, looks delicious, Kitty! I am sure it tastes better than the take outs...Christine

  6. Hi Kitty, We love to do this too. This dish looks great!. HPS and have a safe and happy Labor Day…….

    The French Hutch

  7. Have a great week-end filled with joy and peace...
    God Bless you....
    Oh.. and dont forget to check out the Blue Moon
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  8. Hi Kitty,

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the pics of Hendersonville. I can't believe you ate at Hannah Flanagan's!! That's where we always eat. I've never had their soups; what kind did you get? I wish we could have been up there to meet you in person -- maybe someday.

    Your Mongolian Chicken looks delish. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  9. This looks yummy, easy and relatively healthy. I think I'll have to try this next time I get the urge to try something new.

  10. Hi Kitty,
    Your Mongolian Chicken looks delicious, we would just love this dish. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  11. This looks delish. I'm pinning it for sure. I adore rotisserie chicken. I buy one every time I go to the grocery!

  12. Oh Kitty this looks and sounds SO good. I want a plate right now. I too happen to have some chicken on hand and now I know exactly what I'm going to do with it. YUMMY!!

  13. I'll have to try this. Looks easy. I came over from Stonegable link up and I'm excited to see what else you have coming up! I am always in need of new recipes

  14. Looks like this is packed with a lot of flavor. Great to have you with me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. This looks really delicious I hope you are sharing it today on foodie friday.

  16. Hi Kitty,
    We would just love this Chicken Dish. Your recipe is awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Oh yum - I was in the mood for Chinese last night. Wish I would have had all the ingredients needed at the time. Will have to save this one - another keeper from Kitty!!

  18. We love Chineese food because of its tasty flavors. Funny, but I seldom make it at home, but you have just provided the incentive to do so.

  19. Oooh, I may just have to try this one!! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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