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Governor Woo

April 14, 2009

~ Mary ~

Oh where would we be without Governor Woo!?  I got this recipe from my boss when I was the Food Production manager at St Cloud State University.  He came to me with a little newspaper clipping that had seen better days and said “Mary this is my family’s favorite dish – do you suppose you could make it for the kids here?”  We served 5000 meals a day! It doesn’t matter –  it’s a favorite whether made for huge crowds or a dinner for two. It’s one of those fool proof recipes – no matter what you do it’ll always turn out GREAT!

gov. woo’s chicken


Mix together

1 ½ – 2# Diced Chicken Meat

1 Tbsp Corn Starch

Then add:

2 Beaten Eggs

In heavy skillet heat some oil until very hot.  Add chicken mixture – distribute evenly and let brown about 3-4 minutes on each side.  Be careful not to toss, turn and stir too much.


1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper

½ Cup Soy Sauce

3 Tbsp Sugar

½ Cup Hoisin Sauce

¼ Cup Sake or White Wine

2 Tbsp Corn Starch

½ Cup Water

cook over medium heat until moderately thick.


1 Cup Chopped Scallions

1 Cup Sliced Water Chestnuts

let cook another 3-4 minutes or until mix reaches 145°.


1 Cup Spanish Peanuts

serve over jasmine rice.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Pat permalink
    May 25, 2009 3:16 pm

    It’s become our family’s favorite as well! We all have copies of that dog-eared newspaper clipping in our recipe boxes! Who knew that tiny paper could produce such wonderful results!

  2. Frank permalink
    May 30, 2009 11:10 am

    This is the best! Mary used to make it for me when we were roommates many years ago. She taught me to make it one day. Everyone likes it and can never get enough.

  3. March 19, 2012 7:09 pm

    And here I am in Roatan these many years later. I found Hoisin Sauce at The Bulk Gourmet today. Woo-hoo! I’m making Gov Woo’s Chicken!!! Can’t wait!!

    • foododelmundo permalink
      March 21, 2012 2:15 pm


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