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Moo Shu Chicken Wraps

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)

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A variation on Moo shu pork using chicken breasts instead of pork, coleslaw mix instead of Chinese vegetables, and flour tortillas. Leftovers taste great reheated for lunch the next day.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. chicken breast - cut into 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil for stir-frying (optional if using non-stick fry pan instead of Wok)
  • 1 package coleslaw mix - with green and purple cabbage and carrots if you can find it
  • 2/3 cup green onions
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (use more if you'd like)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inch diameter), warmed
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce - reduced sodium is fine
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil - Olive oil works fine too
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Preparation:

Slice chicken into thin strips. In a medium bowl combine marinade ingredients and add chicken, tossing to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 10 - 15 minutes.

Remove chicken from marinade, discard marinade. Heat wok and add peanut oil, or just heat large non-stick frying pan. Add chicken and stir-fry until it turns white...about 3 - 5 minutes.

Add coleslaw mix, green onions, ginger, and cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly.

To assemble...spread one side of each tortilla with 2 teaspoons of Hoisin sauce, spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture in center of each tortilla. Fold bottom edge up over filling. Fold right and left sides to center, overlapping edges. Makes 8 wraps.

(Note: This recipe is reprinted courtesy of Lynn Nelson)

Reader Review:
Reader Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: This recipe was very easy to prepare. It was a hit with my family. I plan to make it often.
One thing I did change was the use of tortillas. I found Spring Roll Pastry sheets (8 in. square) in our supermarket and warmed them in the microwave. They reminded us of the ones you get in the Chinese restaurants.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious and simple!, Member whitneydeann

This recipe was simple, pretty fast and turned out great! Like another reviewer said, a little different then our favorite restaurant, but still delicious! I used ground ginger I had on hand instead of the fresh grated ginger and it still turned out just fine. My husband loved it and I know i'll definitely be making it again!

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