P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe}

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P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe} — Skip the restaurant version and make lettuce wraps at home in 20 minutes!! EASY, healthier because you’re controlling the ingredients, and they TASTE WAY BETTER!!

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Copycat P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

This recipe for lettuce wraps from P.F. Chang’s was originally published in 2017 and since then has become a reader favorite. I’ve updated some photos and am resharing it because they are just THAT good! 

I don’t go to P.F. Chang’s that often, but when I do someone in my group or family will order their chicken lettuce wraps because they’re just so good. Now you can skip the restaurant version and make your own in 20 minutes. And I promise you this homemade version tastes better.

We inhaled these ground chicken lettuce wraps, and then my daughter asked if I could make a double-batch the next day. So I did.

These chicken lettuce wraps are super easy and healthier because you’re controlling all the ingredients.

There are so many layers of flavor from the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and green onions. The chili garlic sauce adds a perfect amount of heat that we enjoyed but if you’re sensitive to spices you can always reduce the amount.

In case you’re concerned, I found all the ingredients in the Asian section of my regular grocery store. They all play their own role to add authenticity to the recipe and I recommend using them all.

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What’s in P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps? 

To make these P.F. Chang’s copycat lettuce wraps, you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Ground chicken
  • Yellow onion
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Ground ginger
  • Green onions
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Water chestnuts
  • Lettuce 

How to Make P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

These chicken lettuce wraps are a cinch to make, and even easier to devour! Here’s a look at how the lettuce wraps are made:

  1. Add the ground chicken and oils to a skillet and continually crumble the meat while it cooks.
  2. Next, add in the onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili garlic sauce. Cook until the onion is soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and taste to see if you’d like to make any flavor adjustments. 
  4. Spoon the mixture into lettuce cups and enjoy! 
P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe} — Skip the restaurant version and make lettuce wraps at home in 20 minutes!! EASY, healthier because you're controlling the ingredients, and they TASTE WAY BETTER!!

What’s the Best Lettuce for Wraps? 

I prefer using butter lettuce leaves when making ground chicken lettuce wraps as they’re more flexible than iceberg lettuce or romaine and hold much more filling.

Can I Use Ground Turkey Instead of Ground Chicken? 

Yes, I’ve made this P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps recipe using both ground chicken and ground turkey and both were excellent. I have spinoff versions including Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps.

You can also use ground beef in case you want another option. Or try my P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef (Copycat Recipe).

P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe} — Skip the restaurant version and make lettuce wraps at home in 20 minutes!! EASY, healthier because you're controlling the ingredients, and they TASTE WAY BETTER!!

What to Serve with Lettuce Wraps 

These Asian lettuce wraps are practically a meal in themselves, but they also pair nicely with some fresh sides.

A few of my favorite things to serve with these chicken lettuce cups are: 

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Tips for Making P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Soy sauce: I prefer using low-sodium soy sauce in this copycat P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps recipe because I like to control the amount of salt that goes into my food. I’m sure you could also use a soy sauce alternative like tamari or coconut aminos, but I haven’t tried either myself so I can’t say for sure. 

Make ahead: If you have a busy week ahead of you, make a big batch of the chicken filling and freeze some for later. It reheats incredibly well! 

Garnish options: You’re welcome to garnish your homemade P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps however you see fit. Peanuts and chopped green onions would both be delicious. 

What Readers Are Saying

This recipe for lettuce wraps from P.F. Chang’s is one of the most popular on my site. Here are just a few 5-star reviews that readers have left on this recipe:

Last night I made the PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps recipe and the first comment out of my husband’s mouth when he took his first bite was, “This tastes just like PF Chang’s!” I agree. The recipe came out perfect! Can’t wait to try all the other copy cat recipes!!” — Diane Daniels

“I make this recipe frequently. It is so easy with great flavor and easy to make for a crowd. One of my very favorites.” — Denise

Best lettuce wraps I ever tasted and so easy. I now make a double batch since I can’t keep them in the house. A must try if you enjoy lettuce wraps.” — Debbie

Fabulous, we’re in Canada but tried this at PF Chang’s in the U.S. I was absolutely thrilled to find this recipe and tried it immediately, hubby and I were over the moon with the results.” — Patty

“OMG is this recipe great! I like to cook, so I’m not unfamiliar with making things, but this is one of those jump-up-and-down-because-I-can’t=believe-I-made-something-so-good recipes!” — Ira Goldstein 

P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe} — Skip the restaurant version and make lettuce wraps at home in 20 minutes!! EASY, healthier because you're controlling the ingredients, and they TASTE WAY BETTER!!

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P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe}

By Averie Sunshine
Skip the restaurant version and make lettuce wraps at home in 20 minutes!! EASY, healthier because you're controlling the ingredients, and they TASTE WAY BETTER!!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken, I’ve also used ground turkey with good results
  • 1 medium/large sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, diced small
  • cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili garlic sauce, or to taste (sriracha may be substituted)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger or 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger, or to taste
  • one 8-ounce can water chestnut, drained and diced small
  • 2 to 3 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • butter lettuce leaves, for serving

Instructions 

  • To a large skillet, add the oils, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through; stir intermittently to crumbly while cooking.
  • Add the onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, chili garlic sauce, stir to combine, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until onion is soft and translucent and most of the liquid has been absorbed; stir intermittently.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, stir to combine, and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • Add the water chestnuts, green onions, salt and pepper to taste, and cook for about 2 minutes, or until tender. Taste filling and make any necessary flavor adjustments, i.e. more soy sauce, hoisin, pepper, etc.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture into the lettuce leaves to serve.

Notes

Storage: Recipe is best warm and fresh but filling will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Adapted from here, here, here, here.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 366kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 1044mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Originally published April 17, 2017 and republished January 9, 2021 with updated text and photos.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was sooooo gooood!!! My only addition was adding crispy rice noodles. I will definitely be making this again and again. It was better than going to the restaurant. Thank you!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This was sooooo gooood!!! My only addition was adding crispy rice noodles. I will definitely be making this again and again. It was better than going to the restaurant. Thank you!!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I love hearing that this was better than the restaurant’s version! Those little crispy rice noodles are so good, glad you remembered to add those!

  3. 5 stars
    OMGoodness, I made these little gems for a party that I was hosting and it turned out so good. This recipe is a keeper for sure.

  4. 5 stars
    OMGoodness, I made these little gems for a party that I was hosting and it turned out so good. This recipe is a keeper for sure.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad these turned out so well and that this is a keeper for you!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad it turned out way better than PF Changs and it’s your go to recipe!

  5. 1 star
    the recipe is simple but i could barely even find it on this cluttered, overstimulating, ad-filled blog. terrible experience trying to watch the 1 minute video as ads are redirecting me to additional tabs and apps as i’m trying to get through it. clean up your site.

  6. 5 stars
    This was so yummy and so easy! It tasted just like P.F. Chang’s! I will definitely be making this again. 

  7. 5 stars
    Howdy Averie from the Big Sky Country of Montana! These Chicken Lettuce Wraps are fabulously delicious…they’re better than P. F. Chang’s and they easily rival the Chicken Lettuce Wraps at Flo’s Asian in Scottsdale, AZ. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!

  8. 5 stars
    Howdy Averie from the Big Sky Country of Montana! These Chicken Lettuce Wraps are fabulously delicious…they’re better than P. F. Chang’s and they easily rival the Chicken Lettuce Wraps at Flo’s Asian in Scottsdale, AZ. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!

    1. I’m glad they are a big hit for you and are better than or rival the restaurants and their versions of them!

  9. 5 stars
    This is a fabulous P. F. Chang’s knock off. I’ve made it four or five times and it gets rave reviews every time.

  10. 5 stars
    This is a fabulous P. F. Chang’s knock off. I’ve made it four or five times and it gets rave reviews every time.

  11. 5 stars
    I made these today exactly by the recipe, and  they couldn’t have turned out better. I’ll definitely  be making these again!

  12. 5 stars
    I have made this with both chicken and turkey, I like it with chicken better. I added 2 tablespoons of ground almonds and 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms. Just to boost it a bit. I serve it with rice cooked in half water and half coconut milk. Hubby loves this, and so do I! Thanks Avery!

  13. 5 stars
    I have made this with both chicken and turkey, I like it with chicken better. I added 2 tablespoons of ground almonds and 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms. Just to boost it a bit. I serve it with rice cooked in half water and half coconut milk. Hubby loves this, and so do I! Thanks Avery!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that you love this!

      I too have made it with ground turkey and ground chicken. I use more oil if I am making it with turkey since turkey seems drier to me in general.

  14. 4 stars
    Having three adult children home for months has been a cooking challenge, and this dish is one the five of us vote “YES” to hands down. It’s easy, fresh, quick and DELICIOUS!

  15. 5 stars
    These were delicious. We ate them with the lettuce I grew in a pot in our backyard and they were incredible! Every morsel eaten and enjoyed!!

  16. 5 stars
    Last night I made the PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps recipe and the first comment out of my husband’s mouth when he took his first bite was, “This tastes just like PF Chang’s!”  I agree.  The recipe came out perfect!  Can’t wait to try all the other copy cat recipes!! 

  17. 5 stars
    Last night I made the PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps recipe and the first comment out of my husband’s mouth when he took his first bite was, “This tastes just like PF Chang’s!”  I agree.  The recipe came out perfect!  Can’t wait to try all the other copy cat recipes!! 

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this tasted just like theirs and came out perfectly for you!

  18. 5 stars
    Made your  P. F. Chang copycat Lettuce Wraps today for lunch they were great. My wife said mmm, mmm, mmm,. The recipe is a keeper for my menu rotation. Thanks Averie!

  19. 5 stars
    Made your  P. F. Chang copycat Lettuce Wraps today for lunch they were great. My wife said mmm, mmm, mmm,. The recipe is a keeper for my menu rotation. Thanks Averie!

  20. 5 stars
    I make this recipe frequently. It is so easy with great flavor and easy to make for a crowd. One of my very favorites.

  21. 5 stars
    I make this recipe frequently. It is so easy with great flavor and easy to make for a crowd. One of my very favorites.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you make this frequently and that it’s one of your favorites!

  22. 5 stars
    Best lettuce wraps I ever tasted and so easy.  I now make a double batch since I can’t keep them in the house.   A must try if you enjoy lettuce wraps.  

  23. 5 stars
    Best lettuce wraps I ever tasted and so easy.  I now make a double batch since I can’t keep them in the house.   A must try if you enjoy lettuce wraps.  

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they’re the best lettuce wraps you’ve ever tasted! And easy!

  24. 5 stars
    My family loves this delicious recipe! I have taken it to several potluck events and have been asked for the recipe every single time! Sometimes I pre-fill the lettuce wraps, and sometimes I serve the filling beside a bowl of lettuce leaves and let people fill their own wraps.

  25. 5 stars
    My family loves this delicious recipe! I have taken it to several potluck events and have been asked for the recipe every single time! Sometimes I pre-fill the lettuce wraps, and sometimes I serve the filling beside a bowl of lettuce leaves and let people fill their own wraps.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this is a family favorite and that you have even made it for potlucks and get asked for the recipe!

  26. Just made this tonight! So yummy and flavorful! Thank you! Made a double batch.

    My only small beef is that prep time for me takes a lot longer as it takes me 5 minutes to peel the onions and garlic, then chop. I’m slow! Definitely worth the time and it all comes together quickly after that.

    Going back for seconds.

    1. I use pre-minced garlic in a jar. I cook so much that there is no way I would want to go back to the days of peeling and chopping garlic. Highly recommend that to save time!

      Glad the recipe was great and you’re going back for seconds!

  27. 5 stars
    Fabulous, we’re in Canada but tried this at PF Chang’s in the U.S. I was absolutely thrilled to find this recipe and tried it immediately, hubby and I were over the moon with the results. I can’t wait to make this for my family once the virus is over.

  28. 5 stars
    Fabulous, we’re in Canada but tried this at PF Chang’s in the U.S. I was absolutely thrilled to find this recipe and tried it immediately, hubby and I were over the moon with the results. I can’t wait to make this for my family once the Coronavirus is over.

  29. 5 stars
    Fabulous, we’re in Canada but tried this at PF Chang’s in the U.S. I was absolutely thrilled to find this recipe and tried it immediately, hubby and I were over the moon with the results. I can’t wait to make this for my family once the virus is over.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you were able to make it at home and are thrilled with the results!

    1. I would use salted or lightly salted dry roasted. Your garden variety Planter’s type of peanut would be just fine.

  30. 5 stars
    P. F. Chang chicken lettuce wraps – was perfectly wonderful. Wow – you are one of the best!!! Boy, did you make me look good at dinner. I went by the recipe 100%.

  31. 5 stars
    P. F. Chang chicken lettuce wraps – was perfectly wonderful. Wow – you are one of the best!!! Boy, did you make me look good at dinner. I went by the recipe 100%.

  32. 5 stars
    These are SO GOOD! Asian food is my favorite cuisine. My husband ate every last piece – no lettuce, just the filling. Ha! He told me, “Honey, this is a keeper.” No need to tweak this recipe at all. I’m so happy I subscribe! I used to hate cooking, but have been loving cooking your recipes and pass them along to my friends and family. Looking forward to making Mongolian Beef next. Better Crocker’s officially now in the house! Thank you so much Averie!

  33. 5 stars
    Easily five stars to be sure! I’ve made these numerous times. I do use less Sesame Oil, as I find that a little goes a long way. I’ve also the Hoisin, Rice Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil (no olive oil), ginger and garlic as a marinade for stir fry. Thank you Averie for such a lovely blend of flavors! Makes awesome beef and broccoli, chicken and bell pepper, etc… by allowing the marinade to become the sauce. :-)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that this flavor base combo has worked great for you with stir fries, too!

  34. 5 stars
    OMG is this recipe great! I like to cook, so I’m not unfamiliar with making things, but this is one of those jump-up-and-down-because-I-can’t=believe-I-made-something-so-good recipes!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that this is making you jump up and down, even though you can cook! I know the feeling :) That’s how I felt the first time I made this….like whoa, watchout PF Chang’s. LOL

  35. 5 stars
    I used ground pork and drained excess grease and it was excellent. I have tried other recipes that were good but this was by far the best one. I used Romaine lettuce because it is what I had on hand. This is a very forgiving recipe. I have put it in my favorites file for future use.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and glad mine is your favorite recipe you’ve tried! And yes, it’s also very forgiving.

  36. 5 stars
    My husband and I loved this and you were right it is just as good if not better than PF Chang’s! My husband’s only complaint to me was the lettuce wasn’t as crisp as PF Chang’s. I had rinsed the leaves but dried them completely. Any suggestions for crisp lettuce? LOL! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it was as good or better than PF Chang’s!

      As for the lettuce, I would just experiment with a few different types of lettuce and maybe from a different store. Produce varies so much that it’s really hard to say.

  37. At Pf changs they use iceberg lettuce instead of butter lettuce. I would recommend using the iceberg lettuce because it gives it the perfect crunch and texture.

  38. 5 stars
    This was excellent! I doubled the recipe and used one can of water chestnuts and for the other I substituted the same equivalent of matchstick carrots.

  39. 5 stars
    Averie – these were delicious!!! My boyfriend and I loved them. Next time I will be making a double batch. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Yes but remember that shrimp cook in a fraction of the time chicken does so adjust your cooking times accordingly.

  40. 5 stars
    This is exactly the same recipe I used to make but switch out the rice wine vinegar for sesame oil 2-3 tbsp. Very tasty and so easy. I also make a huge batch and freeze for quick weeknight dinners.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you make a huge batch for easy and quick weeknight dinners!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad it was delicious! I love water chestnuts too!

  41. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe several times and it is excellent. I wouldn’t change a thing unless of course garnishing. It is foolproof.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad you wouldn’t change a thing and have made it several times!

  42. 5 stars
    This tasted better than P.F. Chang’s. It’s so rare to find such delicious recipes online. I put cayenne pepper instead of the spicy garlic sauce and Siracha. I also didn’t put the chestnuts and it was still delicious.

  43. 5 stars
    This recipe is fabulous! I’ve made it many times and could eat it every night for a week. However, I usually freeze a portion for later use. I love the low carb aspect of it. I often serve it with mint leaves, cilantro, sweet Thai chili sauce, and chopped peanuts so that everyone can personalize their wraps. It makes a fun dinner party dish. Great complexity of flavor!

  44. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I always use turkey burger, heap the chili garlic sauce, and always, always make a triple batch – because we all love it! Thank you!!

  45. Just a quick question from a terrible cook I’ve been told if I cook my hamburger ground chicken or turkey over medium-high heat that’s what’s causing it to be tough and rubbery. Would you recommend I cook it at a lower heat or is cooking it at the medium-high heat your preference for this recipe?

    1. Med-high is fine, but just don’t overcook it. It’s the duration (too long) more so than the heat level I surmise that is causing it to be tough and rubbery.

  46. 5 stars
    Excellent, Excellent! This has become a regular in our rotation. I normally double the recipe so we have left overs. No need to make any alterations! So good… especially if you like Asian flavors. Will be making this again and again!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad this is in your regular rotation and that you double it so you have leftovers!

  47. 5 stars
    This was BETTER than P.F. Chang’s!!!!!!! I made it EXACTLY as it was written and used Costco’s Artisan Romain.

  48. 5 stars
    I had two large left over chicken thighs (HEB FAJITA SEASONED) that I had grilled last night for dinner. I chopped these up finely, and modified the amount of seasoning by about 1/2. I made my own Hoisin sauce, and did not add any more soy sauce since the meat was already salty. I used Sirracha sauce, and also add a small amount of curry paste and water, which added a different depth of flavor. Anyway, it was really delicious, and a great way to use up my leftover chicken.
    Five stars!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad you were able to repurpose your leftover chicken and that it turned out delicious!

  49. ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR! I’ve made this three times within a month and typically I spread my recipes out over two or more months (love to cook). This is so darn good, we eat the filling straight out of the fridge…cold. Who needs lettuce!!

  50. 5 stars
    LOVED IT but we used ground turkey,General Cho’s sauce instead of hoisin. Tried it both ways and like this better. Also used 2 T. Coconut aminos and 1T lite soy. Added 1 more tsp. Chili sauce…. PERFECTION!!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad you found a way to customize it to your tastes!

  51. 5 stars
    These are SO GOOD. I have been looking for a good version of this PF Chang Lettuce Wrap recipe FOREVER, and she really nailed it. I made these New Years Eve and I am making them again tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad you love these and made them for NYE and will make them again!

  52. 5 stars
    Made these last night….they were money! Great dish and very easy. Great way to stay somewhat low carb. We will do these again!

    1. You mean with a ‘fake’ meat product (there are tons of them out there now) or with like tofu? I think without the meat or a substitute you are essentially eating onions and sauces.

  53. 5 stars
    Wow! Even my picky 13 year old loved it! I couldn’t find butter lettuce, romaine was a great substitute, like an actual taco instead of a cup.

  54. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious! My daughter just made this tonight following the recipe exactly. The only thing she did differently was to go lighter on the sriracha sauce. I highly recommend this recipe. Thanks Averie

  55. I’m curious if you have a gluten free substitution suggestion for the hoisin sauce. This recipe sounds so delicious!

    1. I’m really not sure, maybe a gluten-free product exists and you could Google it or try to find something on Amazon, we’re trying to make it yourself, I just never have.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that the ground beef worked well and it was delicious!

  56. 4 stars
    (Speaking as a former Chang’s Employee) this recipe is Good except you forgot the mushrooms and rice sticks. Both are very important.

      1. Shiitake mushrooms. I used to work there as well! hehe Excited to try these! The rice sticks are little white hard sticks. Then you put them in a pot of oil and they blossom! It’s a really fun thing to do with kids! So don’t look for the already puffy rice sticks. Look for them uncooked!

  57. This was very good!! My husband enjoyed it (he exclaimed I’m the best cook ever lol) and my 1.5 year old scarfed it down! I would do a little less hoisin next time just to accommodate her.

  58. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy! I even made the chicken mixture the night before and then reheated it to serve it to friends the next day. My friends loved it and asked for the recipe!

  59. 5 stars
    Followed recipe exactly. It was a winner! Next time I will reduce Hoison sauce, as it was a little overpowering. Will definitely make it again.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and glad you will definitely make it again! Some hoisin sauces are stronger than others and do vary from brand to brand. So yes just reduce yours a bit, to taste.

  60. 5 stars
    I’ve made these several times with turkey and chicken and we love them. I do prefer the chicken, but use the turkey if I cannot find ground chicken breast because I am on Weight Watchers and the ground turkey and chicken breasts are 0 points, so it makes it about a 2 point, but delicious meal!

  61. 5 stars
    These were amazing! I added some red pepper with the onions and some crushed peanuts and cilantro at the end. We could eat these easily once a week! Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad to hear that you’ll be putting this into your rotation!

      1. Hi Averie, I can’t find rice wine vinegar anywhere. Is wine vinegar the same. I can’t even find it online. Your expertise and opinion is appreciated! Thank you so much!! Debbie G. NJ.

      2. Rice vinegar is the same as rice wine vinegar. They sell rice vinegar as Trader Joe’s and just about everywhere. It’s all one in the same, but slightly different names.

  62. These are delicious! I am planning for an RV trip and wondering if the filling would freeze well. Have you ever frozen the chicken filling and warmed up later?

  63. 5 stars
    Averie, I’ve made plenty of your recipes and these lettuce wraps are one of go to recipes now! I love the flavor in this quick & easy to put together recipe, I have used cubed chicken thighs and subbed cashews for the peanuts as well and it came out great!

    1. I think it’s a hoisin-based sauce, but I haven’t been there in awhile and make these. Honestly the meat is so juicy and flavorful I don’t think you need a sauce. It’s so juicy you will have ‘runoff’ on your plate :)

  64. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I made this for the first time today, following the directions completely, and I was very pleased. Thank you for sharing the recipe, as I am going to keep this a staple.

  65. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! I left out the water chestnuts and s&p but otherwise followed the recipe as written. It is perfect and so delicious! It has the perfect amount of spice! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  66. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! My husband and I became do addicted to Pf Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps to the point that we go there 2-3x a week just for their wraps! Now that I’ve tried youe recipe, we are so happy! I am 8 mos pregnant and was craving for these tonight. Unfortunately PF Changs is already closed so I headed to the nearest Fry’s to buy the ingredients you mentioned. I did not regret following every step in your recipe! Thank you sooooo much! It is so delicious!! Definitely a copycat recipe of PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps! Lol

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these hit the spot! I am glad that you feel they are definitely a copycat of PF Chang’s!

  67. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner the other night. It has to be one of the best recipes I’ve ever come across. It is a definite favorite of mine.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it’s one of the best recipes you’ve ever come across!

  68. 5 stars
    I made this for the third time tonight and it is one of my very favorite meals. I followed the recipe exactly except I also added two stalks of finely chopped celery with the chopped onion. I think it would also be good with diced carrots as a variation. I shared this link with my FB friends and suggested that they have all of the ingredients prepped in advance. Thanks for this delicious recipe!

  69. 5 stars
    Made these for a baby shower. Easy to make and everyone loved em. Will definitely make them again!

    1. I’m sure you can add whatever you’d like to customize it to your tastes based on the products you have available in your area or online.

    2. I was wondering the same thing about the little crunchy white noodles that is served with these at PF’s and Pei Wei it really adds to the wraps ;) I’ve inquired about these in several different ways with still not answer. Thank you for your response if you can help out :)

      1. I really don’t know where to obtain those. Maybe you could go to an Asian market and ask them if they have those or you could check on Amazon. I don’t know what they’re called. I do know what you’re talking about but I don’t know the proper name.

  70. 5 stars
    I made the lettuce chicken wraps last night and they are delicious! Just as good, if not better, than P.F.Changs. I served them with a simple Chinese noodle dish. I can’t wait to have leftovers tonight?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you think they are just as good, if not better, than P.F.Changs!

  71. 5 stars
    I made the Chicken Lettuce Wraps last night and man they were soooooo good! I served sliced jalapenos and cilantro to top them. We really enjoyed it and my husband said these are better than PF Changs.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you think it’s better than PF Changs! Love the sliced jalapenos and cilantro! My kind of food FOR SURE!

  72. 5 stars
    Made these for dinner tonight, I’ve had the recipe saved for awhile. My husband has been trying to watch his diet so I knew this would be something good for him. He loved it! I even convinced my picky 14 year old to try it as well but he’s got a much bigger appetite (he’s a swimmer) so I put it over some rice so it filled him up a bit more. This will be one of our favorite “go to” meals!😉

  73. 5 stars
    I made these for the first time tonight, I have ate these in other restaurants before but my wife has never really cared for them. She was a lil hesitant tonight but agreed to try them, she is already wanting these in our recipe box so we don’t accidentally lose the recipe! They were AMAZING!!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this won over your wife compared to what she’s had in restaurants before!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you think they tasted better than P.F. Chang’s!

  74. 5 stars
    I made this today for my hubs and he loved them!! Said they tasted just like/if not better than the restaurant🤤😃🤤 he LovEs me haha but even my 3 picky boys enjOyed them.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad the whole family was satisfied and tasted just as good/if not better than the restaurant!

  75. These were AMAZING! I cut the hoisin sauce in half, and they were still very sweet and delicious.

  76. 5 stars
    I made these identically to the recipe EXCEPT I cut the hoisin sauce in half and they were nice and sweet and tender. This was an amazing recipe!

  77. 5 stars
    Usually when I find a recipe online, I make it once, we agree that it was good but it doesn’t ever make it into my rotation because it wasn’t really stand out good, too complicated/time consuming etc. This was awesome and I’m already planning it for next week!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this is good enough to make its way into your rotation and get re-made! I feel that way about it too :)

  78. 5 stars
    Tried this last night and it went down really well. Would sugest minced Pork or chopped Peking Duck would also go well with this. I used homemade Sriracha sauce and Turkey mince (being an Australian we don’t cook much with Turkey in general) so it was a pleasant change and I rated it! Also added baby corn and fried noodles. Will put mushrooms and serve with crushed peanuts next time. Will also add some Palm Sugar to the base sauce mix for a bit of sweetness on top of the Hoi Sin.
    Very similar to San Choy Bow.

  79. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it! It’s going in my recipe vault FOREVER 😁

  80. 4 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight, following the recipe exactly, except that I used Sambal Oelek ground fresh chili paste in place of the chili garlic sauce. Simple, quick, and delicious!

  81. 5 stars
    This recipe is not only very fast to make but also incredibly good. It is not comparable to PF Changs but possibly even better. I am an Italian chef who loves chinese food. This is a keeper….. I will make more of your Chinese entrees since this was such success. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you think my version is even better than the restaurant!

  82. 4 stars
    I thought I had hoisin sauce but when I got home realized it was teriyaki sauce. This was the first time I made it so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but it sure was good. I also threw in some unsalted peanuts that I chopped up a little while it was all cooking. It was yummy.

  83. 5 stars
    I just made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was amazing! Very authentic taste. My kids really loved it, and they don’t eat lettuce, unless it’s coated with ranch :) My husband said that the wraps were better than the restaurant.

    Thank you – BIG

      1. I agree, mix hoison and soy. Add spicy yellow mustard for a bit of a kick. Back in the day at PF Chang’s, you mixed your own secret sauce and one of the ingredients was spicy mustard. :)

  84. 5 stars
    SO SO SO DELICIOUS! Had for dinner and then leftovers for lunch. Fabulous recipe! i substituted sesame chili oil for the sesame oil for extra kick!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and the sesame chili oil for an extra kick sounds right up my alley!

  85. 4 stars
    Made these tonight for my family of 7. Turned out amazing and can’t wait to have it again! Kids loved it! Thank you for sharing. Haven’t had PF Chang’s in forever and these hit the spot!

  86. My friend made these for me and they were delicious! Only problem is my mouth is very sensitive to spicy food. I see you said you could lower chili sauce but is it possible to eliminate it or substitute it for something else?

    1. If you’re very sensitive to spices I would eliminate the Asian chili garlic sauce and also cut the ginger down or eliminate all together. There is nothing to really replace those items with. It’s an all or nothing. You can always make it and try it and if at the end you think it is too mild, you can add a tiny bit of the Asian chili garlic sauce, to taste and/or some ginger.

  87. What is a good side to accompany these? We are trying not to eat rice or bread or other carbs.. any susuggestions??

  88. These were very good. I’m not sure why people have to comment in a negative manner. If it’s not your thing pass on it and move on.

  89. Made these the other night. They were absolutely delicious!! I usually make my lettuce wraps with beef, but the chicken is a cleaner taste. And less fat as well!

  90. This was awesome. We just switched to GF, soy free and with a few substitutes this got rave reviews. We swapped out the water chestnuts, forgot them, with celery, and the hioson and soy with coconut amino. So good!

  91. I just want to let you know, we eat this WEEKLY! We LOVE it!!! Such a GREAT copycat recipe & we are hooked! Thank you for doing this!! ❤️

  92. Substituted very finely chopped celery for the water chestnuts to lower the carb intake. Worked out pretty good. Definitely a good sub if you are on a low carb diet.

  93. What a great tasting easy to make dinner. I will keep this on my tool bar for quick easy access. I would hate to lose the recipe! I made a double batch and didn’t have a crumb left over. Thanks for sharing.

  94. These wraps are an awesome dish which I can’t wait to try, Averie. Can I use fresh ginger for this recipe?

  95. My grocery store didn’t have the brand of hoisin sauce that you linked, they only had the “Soy Vay” version that is “Hoisin Garlic”. Do you think it would make much of a difference? Also, they only had “rice vinegar… is this different than rice wine vinegar?

    1. I think that you should go with whatever brand of hoisin sauce you can get your hands on given the availability in your area. And rice vinegar and rice wine vinegar are one in the same.

  96. Thank you so much for this recipe!!! Made it tonight and followed directions exactly. I will make it again and again and again. Unbelievably delicious!! Even my picky 12 year old loved it!

  97. Made this tonight to rave reviews. Made mine exactly per your recipe but on half of the meat left out some of the sauces and water chestnuts for the hubby who is doing low-carb. He still raved.

    1. Anything you want! Another favorite side dish, a salad, or nothing at all. Whatever sounds good to you.

    2. Thanks! I feed a lot of big men in my family and they would definitely want something more! I just couldn’t think of something Asian to go with.

  98. My niece wants to have a “lettuce wraps” bar for her HS grad party. Your recipe looks like a winner. I’m doing the cooking and I’m not looking elsewhere! Since the idea of a “Bar” is to build your dish, could you suggest toppings to go along with lettuce butter cups and meat? And how many 1/4 cup servings does 1 recipe make? Thank you

    1. I would make the recipe once on your own so you can get a feel for how many people you think it will serve since everyone has a different sized appetite.

      I would prep your other favorite party sides. Enjoy!

  99. Wow, This is a hit.  A bit sweet (hoisin) and a bit spicy (chili sauce) and delicious.  Made without changes and no changes are needed.  Thank you for sharing, a quick weekday recipe.

  100. hello! any alternative for the water chestnut ingredient? really want to try this recipe, it looks yummy..

    1. You can omit if you’re not a fan but in this application, you really cannot taste them. They blend in with the onions and ground chicken and just add a bit of crunch and light texture.

    1. Not sure since the flavor is really key in this recipe. In the grand scheme of life, and for the number of servings this meal feeds from just 1/3 cup, I would use the hoisin sauce.

  101. Made it tonight. Yummy.
    I made a sauce to pour on top of –
    1/3 cup soy sauce
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    1 tsp dijon mustard
    2-3 tablespoons garlic chili sauce or sriracha sauce

    1. Mmmm love your topping sauce! I am a sauce girl. The more the merrier! And I love vinegar/dijon/chiligarlic! All winners!

  102. This recipe looks awesome! I am going to try it tonight. Do you by chance have a recipe for the sauce that is served with the lettuce wraps to pour on top? Or even just a suggestion for what to pour on top for added flavor? Thank you!

  103. Made! Loved! Never been to a pj changs so I can’t vouch for the copycat part. Doubled the sauce because I knew I was going to reheat tomorrow.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad you loved it! And now you don’t even have to go to the restaurant because you can make the at home version ?

  104. I always look forward to making one (or sometimes 2) of your recipes over the weekend. They are always so good and this one is no exception. I used turkey because I already had a package in the freezer. The hoisin sauce, ginger, water chestnuts, green onions—yum!! I’ll be making it again (with chicken next time). 

    1. I know that you make more of my recipes and just about anyone and I’m so glad you tried this one this weekend! Glad you loved it and were able to take advantage of some turkey that you already had on hand. I’ve made this numerous times in the past month or so since I was trialing the recipe, with both chicken and turkey, and they both come out great!

  105. hey girl- this looks so yummy! I have been to PF Chang’s in Northwest Arkansas (where I’m from) a few times! It is so good!

  106. I absolutely LOVE these wraps at PF Change. Making them at home is so much better too.

  107. Just was at Chang’s and had the vegetarian lettuce wraps.  My husband is a veg.  I don’t cook with tofu….what would I do with tofu to incorporate into the balance of this recipe.  Thanks so much.

    1. If you’re not familiar with cooking with tofu at all then you should probably read up on it on the internet before starting, but I would use a well-pressed firm tofu in this recipe if I was to take a guess at what type to use and then dice or crumble it.

      You’ll have to play it by ear for cooking duration, etc. and use your best judgment. Good luck!

  108. Weird – your video is right over where the actual recipe is & there is no way to see the top part of it & no way to print it.
    Thought that you might want to know.
    I’m running a mac with Sierra OS & Safari.

    1. For me it’s right on top of the recipe on my Mac laptop at the moment running Chrome but just in case you still can’t see it, here’s the recipe. I will have a member of my team look into this. Thanks for your patience.

      1 tablespoon olive oil
      1 tablespoon sesame oil
      1 pound ground chicken (I’ve also used ground turkey with good results)
      1 medium/large sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, diced small
      1/3 cup hoisin sauce
      2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
      1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
      1 tablespoon Asian chili garlic sauce, or to taste (sriracha may be substituted)
      3 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
      1 teaspoon ground ginger or 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger, or to taste
      one 8-ounce can water chestnut, drained and diced small
      2 to 3 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
      1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
      1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
      butter lettuce leaves, for serving

      DIRECTIONS:

      To a large skillet, add the oils, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through; stir intermittently to crumbly while cooking.
      Add the onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, chili garlic sauce, stir to combine, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until onion is soft and translucent and most of the liquid has been absorbed; stir intermittently.
      Add the garlic, ginger, stir to combine, and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
      Add the water chestnuts, green onions, salt and pepper to taste, and cook for about 2 minutes, or until tender. Taste filling and make any necessary flavor adjustments, i.e. more soy sauce, hoisin, pepper, etc.
      Spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture into the lettuce leaves to serve. Recipe is best warm and fresh but filling will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

  109. Hi, do you have any nutrition stats for your recipes? Calories, carbs,sodium, fat, protein,sugar, ETC?
    The recipes all sound delicious.
    Thank you for your time.

    1. For the growing number of us who rely on nutrition information to best ensure we’re eating healthy, I fully understand your desire for these stats, Sue.

  110. Ah, yes! I used to love these at P.F. Changs so I’m so glad you’re sharing this recipe! Yum!

  111. We don’t have a PF Changs near us–I eat at one maybe once a year and haven’t tried this, but it sure sounds good. I’m not sure my family would be down with the lettuce wrap idea but maybe if I add a side of rice (starch lovers live here …).

  112. Those lettuce wraps are a favorite of ours! I’d love to try this because the closest PF Chang is 2 hours away and we don’t get there very often.

    1. Seriously we loved the homemade version even more and it has been on repeat ever since I tested this recipe out about a month ago in our house!