Moo Shu Chicken Skillet Recipe

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The delicious savory-sweet flavors of Moo Shu Chicken, but much healthier!

Moo Shu Chicken Skillet Recipe

Although Moo Shu Pork is one of my go-to favorites at Asian restaurants, I seldom make it at home. The primary reason for this is because it involves a lot of steps. Luckily, I figured out a way to simplify things significantly with this Moo Shu Chicken Skillet Recipe, all while making it healthier, too!

Moo Shu Chicken Skillet: Inspired by the Original

First of all, if you haven’t tried Moo Shu, you totally should. Traditional Moo Shu Pork is made up of tender shredded pork, sauteed mushrooms, cabbage and scallions. Best of all, it’s wrapped in savory, delicate pancakes, and topped with a sweet-and-savory plum sauce. While this is quite delicious, it’s also not the healthiest item you could order.

How do you transform the original dish into something healthier without sacrificing flavor? Easy! First, saute the mushrooms and shredded cabbage before tossing in tender, shredded chicken. Finish it off with scallions and you have a flavorful start to the dish. Then, scramble a couple of eggs in with the chicken and veggies. Finally, drizzle it all with a sweet, savory, hoisin sauce spiked with a hint of sriracha. Get ready to enjoy!

Magic Made Faster

This scrumptious Asian skillet is the perfect candidate for using pre-cooked chicken. You could purchase a rotisserie chicken from the store, but we have a better idea. It’s healthier and just as fast if you prepare our Slow Cooker Everything Chicken.

While using pre-cooked chicken can save you time, it can also cut down on food waste if you already have leftovers on hand. The end results? You end up with a beautiful cooked, perfectly balanced, restaurant-quality dish. Best of all, you don’t have to make reservations!

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Moo Shu Chicken Skillet Recipe

Try out the healthy version of this classic Asian dish with mushrooms and cabbage added to flavorful sauces.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup green onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3 cups shredded pre-cooked chicken, such as our Slow Cooker Everything Chicken
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos optional tamari
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha chili sauce

Instructions

  • Heat skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  • Toss in mushrooms and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes, until browned and liquid from mushrooms has evaporated.
  • Add cabbage and scallions, and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in shredded chicken and cook an additional 3-5 minutes, until chicken is heated through.
  • Add beaten eggs and scramble until cooked through. Browned pieces of egg are okay.
  • Stir in hoisin sauce, coconut aminos, and sriracha sauce.
  • Reduce heat and allow sauce to heat through.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 1067mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 465mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb

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Chef Sallie is a personal chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor. She specializes in providing healthy meals for athletes, designed to prevent injury, promote healing and provide fuel for peak athletic performance. Her recipes are designed to use seasonal, whole ingredients. Her in-home cooking classes show her clients which ingredients can be used to help treat specific health issues and improve their quality of life. She is dedicated to the idea that delicious, healthy meals can be easily prepared and accessible regardless of budget.

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6 Comments

  1. The coconut aminos was not part of the ingredient list but it’s notated in the instructions. Is this a mistake?

    1. Hi Felicia, coconut amino is listed in the ingredients. It’s listed as 2 tablespoons, just above sriracha and below hoisin sauce.

    1. Awesome! We’re happy to hear that the whole family loved it, Catie! Thanks for the feedback 🙂 Oh, and enjoy your leftovers! 😉

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