I'm not a huge Asian food lover, but Mu Shu has always been one of my favorite Chinese restaurant picks. As with any restaurant favorite, I usually set my expectations waaaaaayyyyy low when trying out a similar recipe at home (it's just never as good as a restaurant, is it?). BUT, this one was a five star winner! And it's fast and easy for those in-a-pinch days! Not to mention: hubby loves it too! Win, win, win. I can't remember where I found the original recipe...maybe Cooking Light magazine?
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Mu Shu Chicken
1 T dry sherry (or Marsala)
1 T hoisin sauce
1 t rice vinegar
1 T dark sesame oil
1 T minced garlic
1 T fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 14oz pkg coleslaw (about 4 cups)
6 oz shredded rotisserie chicken
1/2 c sliced green onions
12 Bibb lettuce leaves
Combine first 4 ingredients (through rice vinegar) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; saute 30 seconds.
Add soy sauce mixture and coleslaw; cook one minute, stirring frequently. Add chicken and onions to pan; cook one minute or until coleslaw just begins to wilt.
Drizzle some plum sauce down the center of each leaf, and divide chicken mixture evenly among them. Roll up to eat. Enjoy!
For a printable recipe, CLICK HERE