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chicken lettuce wraps

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Experience the classic flavors of Pf Chang’s famous chicken lettuce wraps right in your own kitchen. This easy copycat recipe is a perfect mix of savory and sweet, packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken lettuce wraps

  • 1/4 c
    hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated fresh ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 tsp
    chili sauce or sambal oelek
  • 2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 lb
    ground chicken
  • 1/2
    yellow onion, minced
  • 1
    red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can
    water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped (8 oz)
  • 1
    head butter lettuce (bibb lettuce), leaves removed, washed and dried
  • 2
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c
    dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

How To Make chicken lettuce wraps

  • 1
    To make the sauce, whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • 2
    To make the wraps, heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and break it up as it browns. When the chicken is about halfway browned, add the onion and red pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions and pepper soften.
  • 3
    Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic and water chestnuts, cooking for 1 minute while stirring constantly.
  • 4
    Whisk the sauce that you set aside and then add it to the skillet with the chicken and veggies. Stir to coat and simmer for 1-2 minutes to heat everything through.
  • 5
    Spoon several tablespoons of the mixture into the lettuce leaves. Top with the sliced green onions and chopped peanuts. For best results, enjoy promptly.