Monday, February 27, 2012

Weeknight Mu Shu Chicken

For some reason I had it in my head that my mother loved Mu Shu Chicken. I had big plans of impressing her with this make-over. BIG PLANS.
All the ingredients were purchased when I told her about my incredibly awesome dinner plans. "What's Mu Shu Chicken?" was her response.
REALLY?!  After all these years you'd think I'd know her favorite Asian meal.
Fail Melissa.

Mega mega fail.

At least the dish didn't fail.

Weeknight Mu Shu Chicken

1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons hoisin
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 14 ounce bag coleslaw
3/4 cup chopped scallions
2 cups leftover chicken, shredded
10 small whole grain tortillas
Combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and hoisin in a small bowl. Whisk in cornstarch.  Set aside. In a large frying pan or wok stir-fry the ginger and garlic in the sesame oil for about a minute. BEWARE OF GARLIC MISSILES AND GINGER BOMBS. Add coleslaw mix scallions and stir-fry until wilted. Add chicken and soy sauce mixture. Cook until heated through. To serve spread this heated mixture over some small tortillas and drizzle with hoisin.

Nutritional Info Makes 10 Servings
Calories: 176.1, Total Fat: 4.6 g only .5 g Saturated Fat, Cholesterol: 21.1 m, Sodium: 316.3 mg, Total Carbs: 21.2 g, Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g, Protein: 11.5 g

Nothing beats super good, super nutritious and super fast. Nothing.
Oh hey, mom? If you're reading this can you please tell me your favorite dish so that I can redeem myself here? Pleeeeease?

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  1. Dear Hypo, This looks super delish. I would eat this. But why the burrito? I do enjoy a sweeter, not so hot sesame chicken. Love your devoted fan, Mom

  2. This looks fantastic! It is similar to my Asian chicken wraps that I posted the other day, but a bit different. I'm going to have to try this.

    Note to Mom: I would totally eat this on a tortilla. I eat TONS of stuff on tortillas! Also, along with the egg foo yung recipe that I just posted, I have a sweet and sour chicken that I posted a few weeks ago that is wonderful.


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