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

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 and then my daughter asked if I could make a double-batch the next day. So I did.

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

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

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.

MY OTHER RECIPES

I’ve made the recipe using both ground chicken and ground turkey and both were excellent. 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}

You can skip the restaurant version and make your own in 20 minutes and I promise you this homemade version tastes better. They’re super easy and healthier with so many layers of flavor from the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce (reduce if you’re sensitive to heat), rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and green onions. I found all the ingredients in the Asian section of my regular grocery store. I’ve made the recipe using both ground chicken and ground turkey and both were excellent.

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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
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, stir to combine, and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Adapted from hereherehere, here

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156 comments on “P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe}”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!! ❤️

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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?

    • 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.

  8. Great recipe! I didn’t need any salt. Forgot it and didn’t notice.

    Rating: 5
  9. 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!

    Rating: 4
  10. 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!

    Rating: 5
  11. PFChangs also had a dipping sauce for these. Do you have any idea how to make that ?

  12. Awesome, made it tonight

    Rating: 4
  13. 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

    Rating: 5
  14. 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.

    Rating: 4
  15. 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.

    Rating: 5
  16. 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!

    Rating: 4
  17. Fabulous!!!

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

    Rating: 5
  19. 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.

    Rating: 5
  20. I couldn’t find a pinterest button on the recipe, would love to pin it

  21. 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!

    Rating: 5
  22. 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!

    Rating: 5
  23. These were AMAZING! I cut the hoisin sauce in half, and they were still very sweet and delicious.

  24. 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.

    Rating: 5
  25. Tasted even better than P.F. Chang’s!

    Rating: 5

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