This Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe is a copycat of a restaurant favorite. It’s fresh and filling and takes just 20 minutes to make!!
We love appetizers with our Asian meals! Wontons, Rangoons, and Egg Rolls are among our favorites, but when I’m in the mood for something a little lighter, I make these Chicken Lettuce Wraps!
Just like PF Changs!
If you love Asian food like I do, then you know that there are SO many tasty appetizers to enjoy. These Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a copycat version of a restaurant favorite (P.F. Chang’s).
If you’ve ever been to P.F. Chang’s, you know that these Lettuce Wraps are light, yet surprisingly filling. They make a great side dish to pair with Asian Dinner Recipes or a flavorful meal on their own.
The best part is that PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps come together in just 20 minutes! The chicken filling is so flavorful and savory with the perfect touch of sweetness.
You could easily eat this chicken filling over a bowl of rice, but wrapping it in a piece of cold crispy lettuce is what makes it taste so light and refreshing. Once you try these, you’ll be hooked!!
How to Make Lettuce Wraps
The ingredients list might look a little bit long and intimidating, but I assure you, a majority of the ingredients are simple sauces and seasonings!
The steps are even more simple, and as I mentioned before, takes a grand total of 20 minutes from start to finish.
PREP. Dice the onions, chestnuts, garlic, and mushrooms very small so that every bite is full of flavor.
VEGGIES. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and cook the onion. Add the mushrooms and saute for another 3 minutes, then the garlic and cook until fragrant.
CHICKEN. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, then drain any excess fat.
SEASON. Season with pepper, ginger, and all the sauces. Stir until combined, add the chestnuts and green onions, cooking for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
WRAP. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf. Roll into a little wrap, and enjoy! Serve it with shredded carrots, crispy rice noodles, or chopped toasted nuts.
Lettuce. We use butter lettuce, but any lettuce with large, sturdy leaves will work: bib, boston, romaine, or iceberg lettuce.
Prepare the lettuce. Cut off the base of the lettuce. Gently remove each layer of lettuce. Discard any old and wilted pieces. Rinse in water and dry.
Chicken alternative. Ground pork, ground turkey, or ground beef work as a great swap for ground chicken.
Tofu can be used as a vegetarian option. One reader suggested freezing the tofu to make it easy to crumble and then proceeding with the recipe as usual.
Mushrooms. Portobello, cremini, and button mushrooms are all versions of each other. The difference is age. Button mushrooms are the youngest. Portobello mushrooms have been allowed to grow the longest. Leaving cremini mushrooms somewhere in the middle. Any one of these would work just fine.
Gluten-free and Dairy-free. Just be sure to double-check the ingredient labels.
For more wrap recipes:
STORE the leftover chicken mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Warm it up in a skillet. Add olive oil or chicken broth if the mixture looks dry.
FREEZE. Put the chicken mixture in an airtight freezer-safe container. Label and store for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge and heat in a skillet.
Serve Lettuce Wraps with:
- Homemade Fried Rice
- Beef Lo Mein
- Garlic Noodles
- Crock Pot White Rice
- Teriyaki Chicken
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
For more Asian recipes, check out:
- Asian Noodle Salad
- Edamame Chicken Stir Fry
- Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken
- General Tso’s Chicken
- Beef Lo Mein
- Moo Goo Gai Pan
Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 2 cremini mushrooms minced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 lb ground chicken
- pinch ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 teaspoon sriracha or sambal oelek optional
- 1/4 cup diced water chestnuts
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 head butter lettuce
- In a large skillet set over medium heat, add olive oil. When the oil is hot, add onion and cook for 3 minutes, then add mushrooms and continue cooking for 3 more minutes. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant.
- Add ground chicken and cook until browned, using a wooden spoon or thick spatula, crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain any excess fat.
- Season with pepper, hoisin, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and Sriracha/sambal oelek. Stir until combined, then add the chestnuts and green onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes then remove from the heat.
- Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf. Serve with carrots, crispy rice noodles, or chopped toasted nuts.
Adapted from Damn Delicious
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Just made This for Dinner. It was so good!!! My husband said: “dang i did’nt think i was gonna like this dish. Its so good. Can you make it agAin??” Lol. Thank you for this!
LOL! I am so glad he liked it that much 🙂 Thank you!
I think the call for 1/4 of cup of hoison sauce made the dish a bit too salty. Other than that it was ok.
Thank you for trying it 🙂 That amount can definitely change.
thank you so much for this recipe! it is very helpful!
I love these lettuce wraps!! The chicken mixture tastes so good!
In my opinion, these are much better than the PF Chang ones! These taste much more fresh and the flavor is perfect! I will be adding these into our dinner rotation more often!
Good recipe but way too salty! Even with lots of lettuce for the wrap. Maybe half the sauce ingredients or double the chicken???
Thanks for giving it a try! You could definitely adjust the amount of sauce or chicken to your liking.
These are delicious! I use regular mushrooms and the entire can of water chestnuts, they are diced already! Butter lettuce is the perfect vehicle for this.
Surprisingly filling, I have made these many times.
Yes, the butter lettuce is perfect for these wraps. Thanks so much for sharing! Glad you enjoy the recipe.
How many wraps in a serving?
I believe one wrap per person…
It probably depends on how large you stuff your lettuce wrap, but I’d say about 1 wrap per serving. There are 4 servings for this recipe.
Love this recipe!! So easy and delicious
Yay!! So glad to hear you enjoyed it!!
This recipe is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing! I love it!
You’re welcome!! I’m so glad to hear it was a hit!
Amazing!! My son has loved these ever since I made them, and we hardly ever have leftovers. Pair this with a recipe I found for Chinese fried rice and perfect dinner.
Yay!! So glad to hear these are a hit. Fried rice is a perfect side too!
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This Chicken Lettuce wrap is so good! I used Kikkoman Traditionally Brewed Organic Soy Sauce that I bought from Karman Foods for an added twist of flavor. It’s delicious!
I’m curious about the mushrooms. The recipe says “two” mushrooms. Is that correct?
Yes, it calls for cremini mushrooms. So I just choose two large ones and mince them up.
Loved these chicken wraps! So delicious!! Tasted just like the ones I get from take out!
My daughters made this for lunch today and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it so we will definitely be making it again soon!
Love these lettuce wraps! I’m so glad I can make them from home, and it’s so easy too! Thank you for this copycat recipe!
This is great. So easy after work to make this.
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