Monday, November 23, 2015

Kid-Friendly Moo Shu Chicken

Moo Shu Chicken
Another successful kid-friendly dinner made its way to the dinner table the other day, when GrandBoy #1 spent the evening with us. 

The Chicken
I used a chicken filling similar to the one I use in Lettuce Wraps.

The Ingredients
The wraps are usually made with minced chicken stir-fried with hoisin and oyster sauce, but since I was catering to a child, the seasonings were toned down somewhat. In place of hoisin sauce (which I didn't have) I used duck sauce and replaced the oyster sauce with plain soya sauce. Not sure if the GrandBoy liked mushrooms so I decided to use frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn and beans) instead.

Needless to say, these moo shu rolls were a big hit with big and small alike!

1 (16 oz.) pkg. of ground chicken
1/2 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables 
4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large onion, minced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (6 oz.) can water chestnuts, minced
2 Tbsp. soya sauce
2 Tbsp. duck/plum sauce
1 tsp. dark sesame oil
1 cup simmering chicken broth
2 stalks green onions
6 flour tortillas
1 head Romaine lettuce, chiffonaded
handful unsalted, roasted peanuts for garnishing
1/4 cup duck/plum sauce for dipping

  1. Stir-fry minced chicken & onions in hot vegetable oil until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Add garlic, soya and duck sauces, water chestnuts and vegetables, and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add simmering broth, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked and broth is absorbed.
  4. Stir in sesame oil and sprinkle green onions over the chicken.
  5. Remove from heat and bring to room temperature.
  6. Line a microwave-safe plate with a dampened paper towel.
  7. Lay tortillas on paper towel and fold ends over and place another dampened paper towel over the tortillas, tucking ends under tortillas.
  8. Microwave for 45 seconds and set aside.
  9. Layer each tortilla with duck sauce, lettuce, chicken and top with unsalted roasted peanuts.
  10. Fold tortilla and eat like a soft taco with more duck sauce as needed.

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