Chicken Kow


Preparation info
  • It serves


    as a main course with rice.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

Bright and pretty, this dish takes no time at all to whip up if you velvet the chicken in water hours or even a day in advance.


  • 1 pound cubed chicken, velveted in water
  • 2 tablespoons dried mo-er mushrooms (presoaked)



Velvet the chicken and set it on your working platter. Cover the mo-er mushrooms with hot water and soak for 30 minutes; rinse well, shake dry, and discard any hard “eyes.” Rinse the bamboo shoots and blot dry on paper towels. Rinse the celery stalks, string, and then cut them diagonally into slices about 2