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Chicken Egg Foo Young

Better than Take Out

Serves: 4


1 cup (250 mL) mung bean sprouts
8 eggs
2 Tbsp (30mL) mirin
or 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sake
or 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water
3/4 cups (185 mL) green onion(s), sliced
3/4 cups (185 mL) red pepper(s), diced
1/2 cup (125 mL) mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
1 cup (250 mL) chicken, cooked, diced

Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup (250 mL) low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp (15 mL) hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
0.25 tsp (1.25 mL) white pepper
0.5 (2.5 mL) tsp sesame oil, smoked
4 tsp (20 mL) cornstarch
3 Tbsp (45 mL) water


1. Rinse the mung bean sprouts and drain thoroughly. Set aside.

2. Beat the eggs with the mirin (or water). Stir in ½ cup (125 mL) of the green onions, ½ cup (125 mL) of the sweet red pepper, sliced mushrooms and bean sprouts. Save ¼ cup (60 mL) of the red pepper and green onion to garnish when serving.

3. Heat a teaspoon (5 mL) of oil over medium-high heat in an 8 inch (20 cm) non-stick pan. When the pan is hot, pour in one third of the egg mixture – about a cup and a bit (300 mL). Sprinkle with ¼ cup (60 mL) diced cooked chicken. As the mixture sets at the edges, lift with spatula to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. Cook until the bottom is set and golden. The top will be almost set at this point. Slide onto a plate. Invert and add back to pan and cook another minute. Slide onto warm plate. Repeat procedure using more oil to make three more omelettes, stacking them on plate as you go.

4. To serve, cut into four wedges and serve with the warm egg foo young sauce. Garnish with the rest of the red pepper and green onion.

1. To make the sauce bring the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, white pepper and sesame oil to a boil.

2. Mix the cornstarch with cold water and whisk into broth, stirring quickly until it thickens.

3. Keep warm on low heat while making the egg foo young. Serve with omelette below.

Recipe Courtesy of: Chicken Farmers of Canada