Oct 27, 2016

Colorful Chicken Stir-Fry with Bamboo Shoots, Carrot, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Snow Peas

Something healthy, something colorful, and something that goes well with rice.

Colorful chicken stir-fry with bamboo shoots, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, and snow peas -


  • 1 lb chicken tender
  • 1 big bamboo shoots
  • 5 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 big handful snow peas
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Some sesame oil 


Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. There is no need to marinate the meat for this recipe. Peel and roughly chop the garlic cloves. Remove the shiitake stems, quarter or halve the cap. Grate the ginger. Peel and slice the carrot. Peel and cut the bamboo shoots into bite size pieces, it should yield about 3 loosely packed cups.

A little work for the snow peas. Grab the tip of the snow pea then pull it down to remove the fibrous string on the side. I do it for both the top and the bottom ends. Blanch the peas for brighter green color in the end, but not necessary. The pictures shown here did not go through the blanching step.

Drizzle just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Turn to medium high heat, but add in chopped garlic and salt before the oil gets hot. Cook till aromatic but not burning the garlic. 

Add in carrot, bamboo shoots, and shiitake mushrooms. Keep stir-frying them. The mixture might appear dry in the beginning but after a while the heat and the salt will drive the moisture out. You can tell when the shiitake mushrooms start to soften.

Add in the chicken and give it a quick stir. Add in grated ginger, oyster sauce, and Sriracha. Mix a little and keep stir-frying using medium to medium high heat for another 4 to 5 minutes.

Lastly, add in the snow peas, cook for about one minute. Drizzle a little bit of sesame oil to complete the dish.

Only Sriracha was used to add a spicy touch, but a couple fresh red chilies can be a great addition. 

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