Easy and Low Carb: Moo Shu Chicken


One of my favorite dishes at Asian restaurants is Moo Shu Chicken so I decided to try my hand at creating a recipe that would be easy, flavorful and low-fat. This recipe came out great and even my kids loved it! I topped mine with peanuts and ate it without rice or tortillas to cut down on the carbs at night. It’s very filling and delicious.

Moo Shu Chicken

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Prep Times:

10 minutes


4 servings


1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon honey
2 pounds chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (16-ounce) package shredded cabbage with carrots coleslaw mix
1/3 cup lightly salted peanuts
Rice and/or flour tortillas (optional)


1. Whisk together hoisin sauce and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Cook chicken in hot vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry chicken for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken turns pink. Stir in sauce, cooking and stirring until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 more minutes. Add cabbage mixture, stirring until coated well. Top with peanuts and serve over rice or in warmed tortillas, if desired.

1 thought on “Easy and Low Carb: Moo Shu Chicken”

  1. We made this one night last week and it was SO yummy! What a great and easy lower fat, lower sodium, less expensive alternative to ordering Chinese delivery!

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