PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps Copycat can be made at home in just 25 minutes. This is way quicker than takeout and you can never beat a delicious homemade meal. 

Chicken Lettuce wraps on a plate with sauce

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps are served as a bowl with the delicious chicken filling along with lettuce leaves to fill. They are one of the most popular menu items at PF Chang’s and for good reason! They’re slightly sweet, filled with great texture from the crunchy water chestnuts, and fun to serve and eat. 

Chicken Lettuce Wraps are often ordered by a group to be shared as an appetizer. They can also be ordered as a lower-carb main entrée or alongside a bowl of fried rice for a larger meal.

What is PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Made Of

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps are lettuce cups filled with an Asian-style filling. The filling is made with ground chicken and a slightly sweet stir-fry sauce. Water chestnuts are added for crunch and the filling is served with iceberg lettuce leaves and crispy rice noodles.

ingredients for PF Changs Chicken Lettuce wraps

How to Make PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

It is so easy to make these copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps! The chicken filling takes less than 20 minutes to make and it only uses one pan for easy clean up. See the simple recipe steps below:

  • Cook Chicken: Heat a large skillet with oil. Cook and crumble the ground chicken. Add the diced onions and cook until soft and translucent.
  • Make Sauce: Mix up the sauce ingredients (hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar) in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken and add the ginger. Cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Finish Filling and Serve: Stir in the water chestnuts and green onions to the chicken filling. Cook for 2 more minutes and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the chicken mixture into lettuce cups and enjoy.

FAQ

What lettuce do you use for wraps?

A head of butter lettuce is a great choice for lettuce wraps. It has large leaves which make it great to hold the filling. Heads of romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce are also popular options.

How do you crisp lettuce for lettuce wraps?

To crisp lettuce for lettuce wraps, buy a fresh head of lettuce that does not have many wilted leaves. Store the head of lettuce in the fridge until ready to serve, to help maintain its crispness. When washing the lettuce, use cold water to rinse to help keep it fresh and crunchy.

Can use use other ground meat for lettuce wraps?

Yes, you can use other ground meat for lettuce wraps. In addition to ground chicken, I also love using ground turkey or ground pork. For richer lettuce wraps, you can also substitute ground beef. I recommend using a lean ground meat or draining and discarding the excess fat.

Are lettuce wraps from PF Changs healthy?

The lettuce wraps from PF Chang’s are a healthier option compared to other menu items. Lettuce wraps are a lower carb dish but filled with protein.

Chicken Lettuce wraps on a plate with sauce

Making Lettuce Wraps in Advance

Lettuce wraps are a great option to make in advance for meal prep. You can make the filling in advance, store it in the fridge for up to 5 days, then reheat and assemble just before serving. 

Reheating tip: The chicken filling can be reheated in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove.

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Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.