Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hoisin Chicken Salad

With local temperatures in the 90's this week, I thought it would be nice to share a recipe that doesn't require the stove or oven.

Try this when you have some leftover grilled chicken or buy pre-cooked chicken for convenience (and to avoid the stove or oven).

Find the Hoisin sauce in the Asian section of any grocery store. For those who haven't had Hoisin before, I wish I could describe the taste. It's a little like sweet, thick, sticky soy sauce??!! It's tasty!


1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1 cup packaged coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 tablespoons bottled Hoisin sauce
few dashes of hot sauce or dash of crushed red pepper (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. (How easy is that?)

In the original recipe, the salad was to be served cold. I like to microwave the mixture for 2 or 3 minutes and fill large flour tortillas for Hoisin Chicken Wraps (reminds me of Moo Shu chicken, also known as Chinese burritos). Spread a little extra Hoisin sauce on the tortillas first. This amount of chicken salad can fill 2 - 4 tortillas depending how you stuff them. The one in the picture was one of four lunch-size wraps.


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