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Chinese Stir-fried Chicken and Shrimp with Abalone Mushrooms

Updated on November 26, 2012

Chicken, Shrimp and Abalone Mushrooms

Shrimp Stir-fry
Shrimp Stir-fry
Abalone Mushrooms
Abalone Mushrooms
Snow Peas
Snow Peas
Straw Mushrooms
Straw Mushrooms
Water Chestnuts
Water Chestnuts
Ginger Root
Ginger Root

Chinese Cooking

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Chicken, Shrimp and Abalone Mushroom Stir-Fry


Abalone mushrooms are relatively new to Chinese cooking but just like they quickly incorporated tomatoes and baby corn into their dishes, the Chinese have assimilated abalone mushrooms too.


Abalone mushrooms are a member of the oyster mushroom family and some people seem to think that their appearance and flavor reminds them of abalone. You can judge for yourself. They are available canned at Chinese grocery stores and they may even be sold fresh in some supermarkets.


This recipe calls for chicken breasts, shrimp, snow peas and straw mushrooms in addition to the abalone mushrooms, but you could make it without either the chicken or the shrimp.


If you want to make this recipe completely vegetarian, substitute Chinese dried mushrooms for the chicken and shrimp and add some baby corn for color and crunch. You can even replace the oyster sauce with ground bean sauce.




Preparation Time:

40 Minutes

Cooking Time:

30 Minutes


Chicken Mixture:

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

1 Teaspoon Dry white Wine

2 Teaspoons of Cornstarch

½ Egg White

Combine in a bowl and refrigerate before using.


Shrimp Mixture:

8 Oz. Small, Fresh, Cleaned Shrimp (Rinse in cold running water and pat dry on paper towels)

1 Teaspoon Dry White Wine

¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda

½ Egg White

2 Teaspoons Cornstarch

Combine in a bowl and refrigerate before using.



1-10 Oz. Can of Abalone Mushrooms drained

Half of a 15 Oz. Can of Straw Mushrooms drained

½ Cup of Water Chestnuts cut in half

¼ Lb. of Snow Peas (break off both tips)

1 Teaspoon Minced Ginger Root

1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

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

½ Cup of Oil


Sauce Mixture:

1 Tablespoon Oyster-flavored Sauce

1 Tablespoon Thin Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon Black Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon Dry White wine

½ Teaspoon Sugar


1 Teaspoon Cornstarch mixed with 2 Tablespoons of Water

1 Teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a wok or a large frying pan and quickly cook the chicken mixture while separating the slices. Remove them to another dish with a slotted spoon as soon as they turn white.
  2. Do the same thing with the shrimp mixture.
  3. Remove all but two tablespoons of oil from the pan.
  4. Add the Scallions, ginger and garlic and stir-fry them for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the mushrooms, snow peas and water chestnuts and stir-fry for 30 seconds more.
  6. Stir in the sauce mixture and when it begins to bubble, add the chicken and shrimp back into the pan. Stir-fry for an additional 30 seconds.
  7. Finally, stir in the cornstarch water and the sesame seed oil and continue cooking until the sauce thickens. Serve hot with steamed rice.


Abalone Mushroom Stir-fry

Chinese Stir-fry

How to Cook Rice (Be sure to rinse it in cold water first)


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      Caren White 5 years ago from Franklin Park, NJ

      Mouth watering recipe. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the info on the mushrooms.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      This dish looks delicious. Don't know these mushrooms, but will look for them.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yummy!! I love shrimp recipes so much! I wanna try this new one! thanks

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      This sounds delicious. I happen to love shrimp and mushrooms too. Am pinning, sharing and voting too.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      This is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. Excellent hub! Voted up and socially shared.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Now this is a great dish to try out. Thanks for the photos and wonderful instructions! Voted up!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Just the photos alone are enough to get the mouth watering. It is whats for dinner tonite. Anyway sounds like a creative and delicious combination of ingredients.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This dish sounds delicious! I like the information about abalone mushrooms and how you've divided up the different sections of the recipe to make it easier to follow. Voted up!