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Mushu Chicken
with carrots and shiitakes

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
You'll see that this classic Chinese restaurant dish isn't really hard to make at home. While this is typically served with a hoisin sauce (a sweet Asian condiment), you can easily skip it for something I enjoy more - Sriracha.
Smarts: No need to find authentic 'mushu' wrappers. Flour tortillas work just fine!


Mushu Chicken:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , minced
  • Green onions - 3 stalks , chopped, white and green parts separated
  • Green cabbage - 1/2 head , sliced
  • Carrots - 1/2 lb , grated / shredded
  • Shiitake mushrooms - 1/4 lb , sliced
  • Chicken breasts - 1 lb , sliced
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Mirin - 1 Tbsp ((This is a Japanese rice wine. If you can't find it, try a splash of white wine))
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Corn starch - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Flour tortillas - 8
  • Hoisin or Sriracha sauce (opt) - for serving ((Hoisin sauce is commonly used for mushu, but if you don't think you'll use it often, no need to purchase))


  1. Garlic / Green onions / Cabbage / Carrots / Mushrooms - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Chicken - Slice into thin strips. Season and tenderize with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Make stir-fry sauce - Mix together soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, water, and corn starch.

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  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add in cooking oil and then carrots and cabbage to heated oil. Saute for ~5 minutes and then add in white parts of green onions, garlic, and mushrooms.
  2. Push all the vegetables to the side forming a hole in the middle (like a donut). Place chicken in the donut hole. Give your sauce a stir, and then pour it over the chicken.
  3. Once sauce starts to bubble and darken, toss to mix. Continue to stir-fry until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Warm tortillas. Let everyone assemble their own mushu wraps using hoisin or Sriracha sauce, filling, and green parts of green onion.



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