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Chinese Chicken and Shrimp Stir-Fry (Happy Union)

Updated on November 12, 2012

Chinese Chicken and Shrimp Stir- Fry (Happy Union)

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Chicken and Shrimp Stir-Fry in Oyster Sauce (Happy Union)


In China, shrimp are symbolized by the "dragon" which represents manliness, wisdom, strength and kindness and chicken is symbolized by the "phoenix" which represents femininity, serenity, grace and beauty. Together they represent the happy union of men and women


Combine this happy union with broccoli, Chinese mushrooms, and scallions in a tasty oyster sauce and you have a delicious meal.


Boneless chicken breasts are thinly sliced and marinated in soy sauce and cornstarch and then blanched. Then the slices are stir-fried with shrimp, broccoli and Chinese mushrooms in chicken broth seasoned with oyster sauce and served over steamed rice.


Of course you could substitute asparagus or snow peas for the broccoli. You could also use crimini mushrooms, button mushrooms or a combination of several different mushrooms in place of the Chinese mushrooms.




Preparation Time:

30 Minutes

Cooking Time:

30 Minutes


Chicken Mixture:

1 Whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (slice 1/8 inch thick slices across the width while partially frozen)

1 Teaspoon Thin Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

1 Egg White

Mix in a bowl and marinate for 20 minutes.



6 Oz. Raw Shrimp cleaned and split in half lengthwise

8 Oz. Broccoli Crowns cut into bite-sized pieces

6 Chinese Mushrooms (soak in hot water, remove the stems and cut them in half)

1 Teaspoon Minced Ginger Root

2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic

3 Scallions cut into 1 ½ inch lengths including the green part

4 Tablespoons of Oil


Sauce Mixture:

½ Cup Chicken Broth

1 Tablespoon Oyster-flavored Sauce

1 Teaspoon Sesame Seed oil

2 Teaspoons Thin Soy Sauce

1 Teaspoon Dry white wine

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch mixed with 2 Tablespoons Water


Cooking Instructions: 

  1. Blanch the chicken mixture for 30 seconds in boiling water. Remove to a separate dish and then blanch the broccoli for 60 seconds in the same water. Drain the broccoli and add it to the chicken
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and stir-fry the shrimp, mushrooms, scallions, garlic and ginger for two minutes.
  3. Stir in the sauce mixture and heat until it begins to bubble.
  4. Return the chicken and broccoli to the pan and stir-fry for 60 seconds.
  5. Stir in the cornstarch water and continue cooking until the sauce thickens. Serve hot with rice.


Chicken and Shrimp Stir-fry


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    • ElizaDoole profile image

      Lisa McKnight 

      6 years ago from London

      Looks great I am going to try this.

    • iruvanti profile image


      6 years ago from U.S.A

      Love this recipe.

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      6 years ago

      Love cooking with ginger, thanks for sharing.


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