Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps are Quick to Prepare

Reflections from a Recipe Collector

My daughter loves to go to P F Chang’s and order their lettuce wraps. I have been keeping a look out for something similar and what I found was great! This is such an easy, quick meal to assemble because there is almost no cooking if you use a store bought cooked chicken.

Mu Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe from Cooking Light/January 2014

Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon 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)
  • 6 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 1 ½ cups)
  • ½ cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews

Preparation:

1. Combine first 4 ingredients (through rice vinegar) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

2. 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.

Cook’s Notes:

This is a very satisfying, light meal! It is surprisingly filling, but low in calories, which is a great combination! A side of rice would be very good with the wraps, but not necessary. So grab a chicken,  head of lettuce and bag of coleslaw on the way home from work and you will have dinner in a snap! I won’t say this is equal to a meal at P F Chang’s, but it might just be easier than going out to eat!

Sharlee

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