Simple Moo Shu Chicken


I live in a very rural area. I was reminded how rural this area is when I went to the grocery store and saw these two sauntering across the parking lot. I am used to seeing wild turkeys outside the school and near the church where I play handbells but not in front of the grocery store. The cars were going by and these two did not care. I took a picture because it was just so funny to me. Even after almost 5 years moving from a city to a rural area is still taking getting used to.

Many of us are getting ready for Spring Break or just coming back from Spring Breaks. I know I need dinners to be super easy right now. I don’t want to be fussing over meals while trying to get laundry done, the house picked up, and the car cleaned out. Simple, simple, simple, is my chant right now.

In its Americanized 1960 version Moo Shu was typically meat, scallions, tiger lily buds, wood ears, scrambled eggs, and seasonings rolled into a thin pancake. This recipe from the 1960s has been updated to now include other kinds of mushrooms and/or thinly sliced cabbage. The pancakes have been changed to tortillas to make them even easier to make.

Verdict:

The entire family said several times how good this was. They all couldn’t believe how long it has been since we have had Moo Shu and they all said they don’t want it to be so long before we have it again. It had a ton of flavor, a nice bite with the cabbage, and all held together with a warmed tortilla. It really was very simple too.

Simple Moo Shu Chicken

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 5 minutes prep. 20 minutes cooking time
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Sauce: (this is a saucy dish – If you don’t like so much sauce 1/2 the sauce)

  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • black pepper

Dish:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips or small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (14 oz) large bag coleslaw mix
  • 8 oz thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 8-10 flour tortillas, for serving

Directions:

  1. At least 20 minutes prior to making the dish mix the sauce together in a large bowl. Remove 1/2 to save for cooking. Cover and place in fridge. Add chicken to the bowl and stir well to coat. Cover and place chicken in fridge.
  2. When ready to cook, remove chicken from refrigerator. Using a slotted spoon add the chicken to a large skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon of the oil, draining off the extra sauce before placing the chicken in the skillet. Throw away the leftover marinade after you removed the chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken to plate.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to pan. Whisk eggs together and scramble eggs in pan. Once eggs are cooked remove to plate with chicken.
  4. Add oil to pan with coleslaw mix and mushrooms. Cook 2-3 minutes to slightly soften mixture. Add remaining sauce from refrigerator. Cook 3-5 minutes until mushrooms and coleslaw is soft. Add chicken and eggs back to pan. Stir well and cook until all is warmed through.
  5. Heat tortillas in microwave 20-30 seconds until warm and pliable.
  6. Serve chicken mixture over tortillas.

 

 

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Marci-those two turkeys are hilarious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yeah, it was a strange reminder of where I now live. πŸ™‚

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  2. I love that you used bagged cole slaw, quick and easy! Gobble Gobble!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol. It would have been funny if it was turkey Moo Shu!

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  3. tabbycoat says:

    Subbing tortillas for those gossamer, where-does-anyone-buy-these-anyway? pancakes? Pro move. I’ll be trying this.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Tgank you! I have not found those pancakes nor did I have the time to make them.

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  4. Reblogged this on The Yankee Frugalist and commented:
    Wow doesn’t this look delicious! It’d go great with my Chinese Stir Fried Rice. I think I am going to have to make this one!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  5. I had to share this one with my readers. I’ve been on a “chinese food” kick lately and it’ll fit right into that menu!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much for sharing! Hope you like it!

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      1. You are welcome of course! I loved this dish in the restaurant so I am sure I’ll like it even more at home.

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  6. Like the wild turkey pic! We have so many of them here in the Northeast and actually had one chase me down the street one day! πŸ˜€

    This Moo She Chicken recipe looks frugally delicious! Will have to try this one out. – Mrs. FE

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! We lived in a city in the Northeast and saw lots of deer but no turkeys. All I could think is this is what me life has come to. Lol! Hope you like the dish if you try it.

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  7. renxkyoko says:

    I have a recipe for mooshu pork. Anyhow, I’m archiving this. Yum.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love Moo Shu Pork too.

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  8. parkerozgood says:

    This sounds awesome! I saucy dishes! Can’t wait to try it!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  9. Archana says:

    Love all the ingredients. Dish looks delicious and those Turkeys are hilarious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! My life is full of turkeys. Lol!

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  10. Oh yum! This sounds good with some plain white rice! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like it!

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  11. Lacey says:

    Shut up! That first picture is hilarious.

    So I have never used oyster sauce. Is it expensive? I’d be scared to buy it and the rest of the bottle go unused.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      You can usually find small jars for about $5 or $6. It is a general staple to have on hand with soy sauce (or tamarind), rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, fish sauce, and hoisin sauce of you do quite a bit of Asian cooking. You can make a substitution (I don’t remember the recipe off hand) but I am sure Google has a good suggestion.

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      1. Lacey says:

        I can do $5 to try it out. I’ll look for a small jar. Thanks!

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  12. So cute seeing them walk across the road! A lovely dish!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  13. looks and sounds tasty!!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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