PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

11 Jul

For a girl who HATES when her food touches I am impressed that I absolutely adore the lettuce wraps from PF Changs. Never in a million years would I think that would happen. I found a copycat recipe on Pinterest but wasn’t thrilled with some of the ingredients so I decided to scour the internet to find another one. I am so happy I came across this one, it is easy and INSANELY yummy! My hubby has never had the PF Changs version (?!?!?!) so he couldn’t compare the two but in my opinion this one is darn close. Try it out and let me know what you think 🙂

PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

Adapted from: Group Recipes


16 Boston, bibb or butter lettuce leaves
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup pine nuts, chopped (optional-I do not use)
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp Asian chili pepper sauce (see Note)
1 can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts–drained, finely chopped
1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp Asian sesame oil


Rinse lettuce leaves, keeping them whole. Set aside to drain.
Cook chicken in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often to break up the meat. Add onion, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar, and chili sauce. Cook until the meat is crumbled and brown. Add water chestnuts, pine nuts (if using), and green onions. Cook until onions begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in sesame oil.
Arrange lettuce leaves on the outer edge of a platter/plate. Spoon meat mixture in center and eat like a taco.
Note: Asian chili pepper sauce can be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets. Some brands contain garlic, which is fine. You can use 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or 1/2 tsp dried red chili flakes instead.

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