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Moo Shu Chicken

August 26, 2009

I have a soft spot for take-out, especially Chinese food.  One of my top choices at a Chinese restaurant is moo shu anything.  It’s a great veggie + meat stir fry dish with a thick sweet sauce and floury little pancakes.  I love it, and it makes the best leftovers the next day.  So naturally I tried to make my own version.  Even my roommate thought it came out pretty darn tasty!

Moo Shu Chicken

Moo Shu Chicken

You’ll need:

  • About 3/4 lb chicken breast, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pkg (12-16 oz) coleslaw mix (this is pre-chopped red and green cabbage plus shredded carrots, so you could do it yourself if you want)
  • About 1/3 of a cup of hoisin sauce
  • 3 T tamari soy sauce
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • Handful of bean sprouts (optional)
  • Tortillas

Here’s what you do…

  1. Heat the sesame and vegetables oils in a large skillet.  Add the garlic and chicken, and brown.  Season with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Add the cabbages/carrots and stir.  Let cook until just softening.
  3. In a small bowl, combine hoisin and soy sauces.
  4. Pour into skillet and stir well.  Add scallions and sprouts.
  5. Serve with warm tortilla!
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