Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Mu Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This is one of the best new recipes that I have tried in recent months. Very healthy, very quick to throw together (thanks to a Rotisserie chicken) and extremely flavorful. Only 193 calories for 3 wraps! My eight year old son had three of them which means they were obviously a big hit considering how picky he is. Highly recommend this for a weeknight dinner. We served ours with sweet potatoes.
2 1/2 TBS low sodium soy sauce
1 TBS dry sherry
2 TBS hoisan sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 TBS dark sesame oil
1 TBS minced garlic
1 TBS minced ginger
1 package (14oz give or take) package coleslaw mix (we didn't use all of this but it depends on taste preference)
2 TBS Mrs. Dash Table Seasoning Blend - Salt Free
1 1/2 cups shredded skinless boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/2 cup sliced green onions, divided
12 Bibb or Iceberg lettuce leaves, washed & gently patted dry
1/2 cup chopped cashews (put in a ziplok baggie and crush with a crab mallet)
HOW TO MAKE:
Combine first 4 ingredients (through rice vinegar) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
After you shred the chicken, put in a bowl and add the Mrs. Dash seasoning. Mix well to evenly coat.
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. Stir well. Divide chicken mixture evenly among lettuce leaves; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup onions and cashews.
*recipe adapted from Cooking Light
*photo courtesy of Cooking Light