PF Chang’s Copycat Lettuce Wraps

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Get ready for some super refreshing and light lettuce wraps, inspired by PF Chang’s! These wraps are bursting with savory flavors with a hint of sweetness, and guess what? Even though they’re traditionally served in lettuce, they taste amazing over rice too. Squeeze some lime juice over them and dip them in sweet chili sauce for that perfect side dish or main course experience.

PF Chang’s Copycat Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil or any oil you prefer
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2/3 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or chili garlic paste optional
  • 2 whole green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Rice noodles
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Romaine lettuce or butter lettuce
  • Lime wedges


  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil and the ground chicken. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper. If the chicken releases excess water, drain it and continue cooking until golden. Transfer the cooked chicken to a bowl.
  • In the same pan, add another tablespoon of peanut oil along with the mushrooms and water chestnuts. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes until golden.
  • Add the minced ginger and garlic, and saute for another minute.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the pan. Then add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha. Mix everything together.
  • Toss in the cilantro and green onions, and mix again. Taste and adjust the seasoning as per your preference. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool slightly.
  • Optional: Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Break the rice noodles into smaller sections. Test if the oil is hot enough by adding one rice noodle – it should puff up quickly. Once hot, fry the rest until crispy and golden. Remove and set aside.
  • Take your romaine or butter lettuce leaves, fill them with the chicken mixture, and top with crispy noodles. Enjoy!


  • Water chestnuts are readily available at Asian markets, supermarkets, or online.
  • You can swap water chestnuts for zucchini or leave them out if you prefer.
  • For a vegetarian option, use finely chopped mushrooms or tofu, and add chopped zucchini.
  • Remember, soy sauce and hoisin sauce are salty, so adjust the salt according to your taste.

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