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Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Updated On: Apr 29, 2024

Easy Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Just like PF Changs but you can make them easily at home with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

pf changs dupe of chinese chicken lettuce wraps

We recently went out to dinner to a very popular large Chinese food chain.  They are famous for their Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  Figured it out yet?  Ok, good.  Anyway, my kids had never had them before and they went BONKERS.  They loved them.  So I figured, like the Orange Chicken , I had better figure out how to make it at home.  The end result was given 5 stars by all, although I might change up the lettuce next time to a butter lettuce that has a little more oomph and can hold up to the juicy chicken mixture.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Ground chicken
  • Green onions
  • Water chestnuts
  • Cilantro
  • White mushrooms 
  • Hoisin sauce 
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Canola oil
  • Iceberg Lettuce leaves

I also made unfried “green bean fries”.  As you can see in the picture above, I just parboiled them so that they were crisp tender and made a quick aioli from light mayo and sriracha sauce.  My green bean hater LOVED them.  I think she had a second helping, actually.  Kids!

How to make this recipe

grinding your own chicken using a Kitchenaid grinder attachment

I used the meat grinder for this recipe, but you could get the same results by chopping the chicken breasts into small dice.  I had just gotten the grinder in the mail earlier this day, so I had to play with the new “toy”. This is 3 chicken breasts ground with the meat grinder.

ingredients you need to make homemade PF Changs chinese chicken lettuce wraps

You need to chop up 2 bunches of green onions, 2 cans of water chestnuts and one bunch of cilantro (leaves only).

white mushrooms for chinese chicken lettuce wrap recipe

Dice up 8 large white mushrooms.  I remove the stems because I’m weird like that, but feel free to chop stems if that’s how you roll!

how to make chicken lettuce wraps from scratch

In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken, green onions, water chestnuts, cilantro and mushrooms. Preheat a large skillet to high and add 2 tablespoons of canola oil.  Add your chicken mixture and cook it as quickly as possible to retain the chickens juiciness.

using ground chicken for lettuce wraps

Add 1/2 cup of Hoisin sauce, a tablespoon of Sriracha and 4 tablespoons of soy sauce and give it a stir. The mixture got a bit juicy so we used a slotted spoon to serve.  The reserved juice was poured over the white rice.

pf changs dupe of chinese chicken lettuce wraps

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A simple recipe for Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Use pre-ground chicken or grind your own chicken breasts. Either way, just make this recipe, you won't be disappointed.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 chicken breasts boneless skinless, ground or small dice (or 1 lb ground chicken)
  • 2 bunches green onions chopped small
  • 2 cans water chestnuts chopped small
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped (leaves only)
  • 8 large white mushrooms chopped small
  • ½ cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • Iceberg Lettuce or other lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Mix chicken, green onions, water chestnuts, cilantro and mushrooms in a large bowl.
  • Heat a large frying pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoons of canola oil.  Add the chicken mixture and fry until the chicken is just cooked through.  Add the hoisin, sriracha and soy sauce and stir to combine.  Fry for another 2 minutes and remove from the heat.
  • Serve the chicken mixture in lettuce cups with a side of steamed white rice
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Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Great idea with the beans. I think I will have to try that with my little ones.

  3. Connor(: says:

    These are so good.Its better than PFC’s.everyone should try this.Its sooo simple.

  4. I’ve GOT to make these! Never been to PFC’s-they don’t have any in NH. In Boston a lot, but still, never been. Love your take on their popular dish!

  5. A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says:

    My kids are CRAZY about lettuce wraps. Great recipe!

  6. LOVE that you have demystified BF Wang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Thank you! My son has been asking me to, right after I conquered NYPD Buffalo Wings.

  7. Farmgirl Gourmet says:

    @Shawn – So glad you liked them! I have been craving them lately and should make them again soon! Thanks for your sweet comments.

    @Teresa – thanks girl! I love ya and miss you! We need to have lunch soon!

  8. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry says:

    Hi there! Me again! Just wanted to let you know that I made these last night for dinner and they were a huge hit! I posted them on my blog as well!

    http://iwashyoudry.blogspot.com/2011/05/chinese-chicken-lettuce-wraps.html

    Thanks so much for the great recipe!! 🙂

  9. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry says:

    Um, yes please!! Those lettuce wraps look to die for!! I am bookmarking this one! Thanks!

  10. teresagrice says:

    Num Num YUMMY! I just made this for dinner—quick and easy! Love it. Love you for the introduction…I had already decided it was chicken breast for our meal tonight and checked out your site today and Wha La! I walked to the store for some mushrooms, Hoisin sauce, water chestnuts and chili sauce. Thanks for the help, Farmgirl Gourmet

  11. Wow! That looks amazing! I am a new follower and I can’t wait to print this recipe out and give them a try 🙂

  12. Marnely Rodriguez says:

    Do I regularly wrap in lettuce? No…Bacon? Of course…but I’d be willing to try these cause the filling looks soo good!

  13. meant lettuce:)

  14. Love these lrttuce wraps and even more so that you grind your own meat.I should but an attachment as well.:)

  15. Yummo! Can’t wait to try it! Your recipes are always a hit around here!

  16. I’m jealous, too! 😉 Looks like I’ve found what to add to my birthday list. 🙂

  17. I am SO jealous of your meat grinder. It’s one of those things that I’ve never pulled the trigger on getting, but it would be so nice to have. Particularly when making things like these lettuce wraps. I have to admit that I am also a fan of said Chinese chain restaurant’s lettuce wraps, but making them at home is more up my alley.

  18. Denton Den says:

    You had me until I saw the mushrooms! Yuck! Mine will be minus the shrooms, but I’m sure it will still be tasty!

    Thanks for sharing! Your posts always make me want to cook!

  19. megan @ whatmegansmaking says:

    I love those lettuce wraps! Great idea learning to make them at home! And that meat grinder looks like a great tool – I’m jealous! 🙂

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