I give this recipe 4 stars with the following changes: Used ground chicken and freshly chopped cabbage (not as much as the recipe says). I doubled the sauce and added chopped water chestnuts. I also added about 3 TBS of Sriracha and a healthy shake of crushed red pepper while cooking.
Mu Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps
FlyStayEat Posted: 03/04/14
annettephx Posted: 01/19/14
I was excited to try a new and easy lettuce wrap recipe however this one was not great. It was easy but bland. I followed the recipe exactly but it had a strange taste. My husband ate them but I will definitely not make again.
Summer0f66 Posted: 01/20/14
I made this pretty much as directed except I took the one review's advice and used broccoli slaw but I added to the cabbage slaw mixed 50/50. I thought it had a strong ginger and nutty flavor. Make sure you use fresh ginger and sesame oil. If you try a substitution those ingredients, it will definitely leave it bland as they are the prominent flavors. This was a quick, low calorie, flavorful meal. I will be making it again!
Swarley Posted: 01/08/14
These were excellent. Just to be fair on the rating, I actually used broccoli slaw instead of cole slaw and did think it needed a touch of chile garlic sauce at the end. (I know, I know. I'm not rating the actual recipe...)
ehgn23 Posted: 01/01/14
Was so excited to make this for New Year's Eve with the family, but fell a bit flat. I doubled the recipe and followed to a T (except used pre-cooked, grilled chicken) but seemed to be missing something. Flavor improved after we sprinkled a bit of dumpling sauce on top. Everybody ate them but no one raved and that's what I was looking for! Maybe less coleslaw and more meat next time-ground chicken might be better bet?
jmom62 Posted: 01/04/14
Made this tonight for dinner for my family of 6 and one teenaged guest. I think it came together in less than 15 minutes. Fantastic. We used jarred ground ginger and minced garlic. I doubled the recipe and made one batch with chicken and one with tofu and mushrooms for my vegetarian son. Both were gobbled up quickly. My husband also suggested that plum sauce would be good on top, but the rest of us thought it was great the way it was.
Shelli1542 Posted: 01/11/14
This recipe ok but I didn't love it.
jazzwood Posted: 01/07/14
Comes together very quickly. Followed recipe exactly. Will definitely make again and will try adding some of the suggested additions from other reviewers.
nikkilee Posted: 03/01/14
contrary to the other reviews, I really liked this recipe, however to be fair I made very slight adjustments. I used slightly more of all of the ingredients for the sauce in response to the other reviewers saying they found the flavor bland. Additionally, I only used about half the package of cole slaw (maybe 2.5 cups) that I had; it seemed to me using the entire package would yield too much slaw and not enough of the meat. I also poured some of the juice from the rotisserie chicken over the meat and incorporated it into the meal for more flavor. I found this delicious, and used leftovers over rice. Also--in my opinion--the recipe name is very misleading. This does not taste like any mu shu or lettuce wraps (a la PF Chang's and the like) I've ever had before, so you can't make this and expect that same dish. If you do, I think you'll be disappointed.
lrose17 Posted: 01/06/14
Very easy to make--great weeknight meal. I did not feel it was bland, but I imagine others might who are expecting a spicy flavor. I think adding a little chili garlic sauce would be a nice addition.
DinelleC Posted: 03/06/14
I really enjoyed this recipe. I make a whole chicken every week in the crock pot, so that I can use it for quick recipes just like this. It was delicious and really simple. Super quick as well! I didn't have any sherry, so I just omitted it from the recipe. I think that I probably added more chicken than it called for, but that just made it even better in my opinion. I'll definitely be making this again. It's a fun meal for kids too.