Monday, May 2, 2011

Quick Dinner Ideas: Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 I'm in a rush, five million things to do before, during, and after work, walk the dog, clean the house, lover boy's asking me what's for dinner.....Dinner? Oh my goodness! What is for dinner?

Ever been there before? Sure ya have!

I find myself in this situation quite a bit. I usually run to the computer and google "quick, easy, dinner ideas," because at that point in the day I can no longer think. I try to quickly browse through the results and find something I can make with what I have on hand. 

With nights like those in mind, I'd like to start adding some quick, easy dinner ideas to the blog. Not only is it helpful for me to be able to go back and see what I made last time I was in a bind, but I hope it also helps when you're caught up in life's fast lane.

 Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This recipe is great if you have leftover chicken breasts hanging around the kitchen.

All you need:
3 Chicken Breasts
1 Can of Diced Water Chestnuts
12 Green Leaf Lettuce Leaves
2 Carrots
Sesame Seeds
Peanut Sauce

This recipe takes about 20 minutes with prep time if the chicken is already cooked!
The fantastic thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. You don't have to use green leaf lettuce. You can use any type of lettuce you prefer. You can even switch up the chicken with beef or shrimp. Also, try using different vegetables like peppers or mushrooms if you have them around.

You can find my own personal recipe here at Foodista....