Last Updated on February 21, 2021 by laurenpacek
These chicken lettuce wraps are easy and fast to whip up and taste just like the ones from PF Chang's!
You've had PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps, right? I mean, it's basically mandatory to order them as an appetizer when going to PF Chang's. Or at least it should be.
They're savory thanks to chicken, soy and hoisin sauces, and have a bit of a textural bite thanks to water chestnuts and tender-crisp lettuce.
Who doesn't love a good copycat recipe?
In my opinion, nothing is better than being able to eat delicious restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your own home. On the couch. In your sweat pants. While snuggling with your dog. Is that just me? Maybe?
But really, let's face it. The PF Chang's chicken lettuce wraps are dang addictive. As luck would have it: It turns out that you can make them at home very easily. They come together quickly, too!
PS - I have one other copycat recipe on my blog: Cilantro Lime Rice (a la Chipotle!)
What to expect from these lettuce wraps:
These chicken lettuce wraps are savory, with a bit of crunch. The quickness with which you can throw these together makes them perfect for a light weeknight dinner.
Plus, something about eating food out of a lettuce leaf makes me feel like I'm being healthy. Anyone else feel that way?
No? And I'm just lying to myself? Okay, yeah.
How do these lettuce wraps come together?
You'll start out by cooking some ground chicken, crumbling it up as you go.
Next, the onions, garlic, sauces and vinegars, and ginger make their way into the pan.
Next up, the water chestnuts and green onions make an appearance. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Spoon this delicious mixture into some crisp lettuce leaves and go to town!
What equipment will I need to make these lettuce wraps?
To be honest, not a whole lot! Here are some of my favorites:
This recipe comes from the blog Damn Delicious.
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbs freshly grated ginger
- 8 oz. water chestnuts, minced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 head butter lettuce
Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, crumbling as it cooks. Drain excess fat.
Add the garlic, onions, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and ginger. Cook until the onions are translucent.
Stir in the water chestnuts and green onions and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon a bit of the chicken mixture into each leaf of butter lettuce, using the lettuce like you would a soft taco shell.
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