I've been meaning to spend a little more time in the kitchen, so tonight, that's what I did. I kind of created this recipe a few years ago because I just LOVE lettuce wraps. We make Chinese type dishes at my house all the time, so I figured I could do it, and to be honest, it was pretty easy.
Use it as an appetizer or a meal, serve it with rice. Feel free to substitute any item, it will still turn out, I promise. We do a lot of stir fry dishes at our house, so we have things like oyster sauce, and sesame seed oil on hand, it's not necessary, just adds more character. You can find them at any grocery store.
2 chicken breasts (thawed)
2 T. minced garlic (2 large cloves)
1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. chopped zucchini
1 can of sliced water chestnuts, chopped
olive oil for cooking
3 T. soy sauce
drizzle of sesame seed oil
about 2 T. oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
sriracha if you like it spicy
1 head of butter lettuce
Slice chicken into 1/4 inch strips and then chop into tiny pieces. In a medium saute pan, on a medium heat, saute garlic and chicken with a bit of olive oil. Cook for about 5 minutes, and add the carrots. Continue to stir on medium heat, after a few minutes and the carrots have gained some color, add the zucchini and water chestnuts. Cook for about 5 more minutes. Now add the soy sauce, sesame seed oil and oyster sauce. Continue to stir over heat for another minute or so. Add salt and pepper to test. Let cool for a few minutes; and spoon into individual lettuce leaves.