PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps come together in just about 30 minutes.
- This recipe is a great copy cat version so you can enjoy the same great tastes at home.
- Made with simple and delicious ingredients.
- Makes for a great appetizer or quick lunch or dinner.
- Ground chicken is marinated in a savory but sweet marinade and eaten in a butter lettuce cup.
- Saves well for a healthy meal prep all week long.
- If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out my one pan chicken and peppers for another quick meal idea.
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
I like to use extra lean ground chicken for a healthier option, but if you want it to be more juicy and flavorful then you can opt for one that has more fat.
Sesame seed oil is going to add a lovely toasty flavor to the ground chicken and the sauce. This oil is strongly encouraged, however you can substitute for a any other oil if preferred, avocado or coconut is recommended.
Use a shallot or finely diced yellow onion which is sweeter than a red onion but still adds a nice flavor and crunch.
For the best flavor I recommend using freshly grated ginger, however, you can substitute for ground ginger if preferred.
Fresh garlic is also recommended, but can substitute for ground garlic if needed.
Grab a can of water chestnuts from the store, these are found in the asian section in a can.
Green onions will add both color and flavor to these chicken lettuce wraps.
Look for bright green and vibrant butter lettuce.
The sauce is made with hoisin sauce which is sweet but savory. This is also found in the Asian section at most grocery stores.
Honey will add a bit of sweetness and flavor. You can opt for agave, maple syrup or even hot honey for added heat.
Soy sauce is recommended but you can substitute for coconut aminos if desired. This will add more sweetness than soy sauce. Use Gluten Free Soy sauce to keep this recipe gluten free.
Rice wine vinegar will add the perfect touch of acidity. Alternatively, you can use red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar or even white distilled vinegar.
Add in sriracha for a touch of spice and flavor.
For a bit of crunch, add on crunchy chow mien before serving.
How To Make
ONE: Heat sesame seed oil in a medium skillet over medium to low heat. Add in the ground chicken and cook until no longer pink.
TWO: While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce in a small bowl. Add all the ingredients together and whisk.
THREE: Add yellow onion, drained water chestnuts and green onions to the cooked chicken. Then, add in sauce and mix once more until chicken is well coated.
FOUR: Remove chicken from heat and serve in butter lettuce. Top with crunchy chow mien and enjoy.
Tips And Tricks
If chicken produces a lot of oil or juice, drain or absorb with a paper towel and discard before adding in the sauce.
Prep all ingredients before making the chicken.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps in a washed and cleaned butter lettuce. Serve warm with the crunchy chow mien pieces on top.
Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge. Reheat ground chicken mixture either in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Taste And Texture
These PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps taste like the real deal. They are warm, and filled with asian zing flavor for the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and tangy.
The texture of these wraps are soft, chewy and crunchy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, but the flavoring will be different.
Pretty well! Save leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy warm with the butter lettuce or over rice.
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