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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

In-a-Pinch Moo Shu Chicken

This is a recipe for Moo Shu Chicken. It's not too difficult, although it will require some time.

Aimee and I decided to start with this recipe because we both really like it and we both love to cook it.

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This recipe is actually pretty simple. The only tricky part is the first paragraph. You'll be just fine after that part of it.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 eggs
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast or chicken tenderloins
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
4 cups packaged cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
flour tortillas



Directions

Take the frozen chicken (it actually will be easier if the chicken is frozen) and put it in your blender. Yes, I realize that's a disgusting concept, but trust me on this one. Anyway, puree the poultry. The more frightening the consistency, the better off you are. (NOTE: make sure to give yourself plenty of time for this. It's not an easy task. It is, however, well worth it.)

If you have finished this step, take a small break and do a little victory dance. The worst is over.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic, and ginger; cook roughly 3 minutes, stirring to crumble.

Stir in coleslaw, onions, salt, and pepper; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in hoisin.

Open a whole in the mixture about the size of your fist in the center of the pan. Crack the two eggs and cook them in the middle of that Moo Shu goodness. After they've been thoroughly cooked, be sure to stir the egg into the rest of the food.

Warm tortillas according to package directions. Load the chicken into the center of the tortilla. Roll up. Eat lots.

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:: posted by Joe Fuel, 8:27 PM

6 Comments:

As world-renowned eater, I must say this recipe produces some delicious eatin'.
Blogger r.fuel, at 8:06 AM  
I've never pureed a frozen chicken before, but I have some issues, and I think I might find it theraputic.
Anonymous anne arkham, at 10:11 AM  
aimee's tips:
1 puree in batches, it's easier
2 if you have a food processor it works better than a blender
Blogger aimee, at 1:37 PM  
So it looks like baby food when it comes out?
Anonymous anne arkham, at 3:28 PM  
it looks frightening when it comes out, almost like a raw chicken paste
Blogger aimee, at 3:53 PM  
I boiled the chicken and shredded it by hand
Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:43 PM  

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