We made this shortly after returning from Singapore! Was craving for something healthy especially after all the feasting in Singapore. This dish is called Mu Shu Chicken. I have never seen or heard about it in my life. So it was a little odd to make this asian dish without knowing how the original taste. But it all turned out pretty well. The taste is light and healthy and I think its perfect for a party as you can make everything in advance!
After doing some research on the original chinese recipe, I realise there is usually wood ear (mu er, 木耳) in this dish and it is served as a dish, eaten with pancake. Since the Husband does not like wood ear and we wanted to be healthier, we decided to stick to this fusion recipe.
To be honest, I was a little hesitant about this recipe because of the average rating of this recipe and the fact that I am clueless about how it will turn out. We followed the recipe exactly and it turned out really tasty! So tasty that it has gotten into our (imaginary) party food list!
If you are not a big fan of lettuce for some bizarre reason, eating this Alone taste just as good or I imagine it will also taste pretty well with rice too.
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 (14-ounce) package coleslaw (about 4 cups)
200g ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup sliced green onions, divided
1/4 cup chopped cashews
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; swirl to coat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add soy sauce mixture and coleslaw; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Add chicken and 1/4 cup onions to pan; cook 1 minute or until coleslaw just begins to wilt.
Divide chicken mixture evenly among lettuce leaves; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup onions and cashews.