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morels and chicken

Morels Cooked with Chicken

Mayumi Fujio
Morels in an Asian-inspired sauce with tender chicken thighs will become your next favorite comfort food. You might want to double this recipe for leftovers!
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people


  • 1/2 oz dried morels
  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp sake, divided
  • 1 Tbsp +1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp potato starch
  • 1 Tbsp neutral oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 servings Your choice rice or pasta


  • Hydrate morels by cooking in a separate pan with soaking liquid for 10 to 15 minutes until liquid is gone.
  • Cut the chicken thighs into bite-size pieces and marinate in 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Remove after 10 minutes, put in a plastic bag, and add potato starch to coat.
  • In a wok, heat oil and then fry chicken on medium heat, add garlic and ginger and continue to stir-fry. If the chicken is not cooked to an internal temperature of 160F, add a little water to cook thoroughly.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add the morels.
  • Add remaining sake, oyster sauce, and soy sauce. Sauté until everything is coated. Spoon over rice or pasta.
Keyword chicken, morels