Moo Shu Chicken


Moo Shu Chicken

My interpretation of moo shu chicken uses shredded, pre-cooked chicken. The flavor combination is amazing and I’m glad about my last-minute decision to add red pepper flakes. I made this dish for lunch today because I had some leftover chicken and pre-shredded coleslaw mix that I wanted to use up. As with most stir-fry recipes, the cooking itself is very quick – it’s the prep that takes most of the time.

Moo Shu Chicken
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Recipe type: Entree, Low-Carb
Cuisine: Asian
Yield: 4 servings
New quantity:
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 14oz packaged coleslaw
  • 2 cups (10 oz) cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • ½ cup (1 oz) sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, vinegar and red pepper flakes.
  2. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the coconut oil and swirl to coat. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
  3. Add the soy sauce mixture and the coleslaw. Cook 1 minute, until just wilted, stirring constantly to coat all the coleslaw with the soy sauce mixture. Add the chicken and ¼ cup green onions. Cook 1 more minute, stirring. Off heat, stir in the sesame oil.
  4. Serve, garnished with the remaining green onions and sesame seeds, over cooked brown rice, on top of shredded lettuce, or in lettuce/cabbage cups, as shown.
  5. To create lettuce or cabbage cups, rinse a head of green cabbage or iceberg lettuce; dry well. Discard damaged outer leaves. Cut in half through the core, remove the core with a sharp knife, then carefully separate into cups, using 2-3 leaves for each cup.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 177; Total Fat: 6g; Carbohydrates: 11g; Sugars: 4g; Sodium: 345mg; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 18g
Moo Shu Chicken

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