Copycat P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Who watched the Oscars last night? I have to admit that they usually bore me. I didn’t really tune in until it was towards the end. Here are some of my thoughts:

– Anne Hathaway, I adore you, but please grow you hair back out. Your mouth is entirely too big for short hair. Also, that dress was no good.
– Kristen Stewart, how many drugs were you on last night?
– Jennifer Lawrence, you tripped walking up the stairs and it made me love you even more.
– Daniel Day Lewis, you are the man. The lipstick stain on your cheek from your wife while you were giving your speech was adorbs.

Who were your favorites last night?

Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ok, ok, enough Oscar talk. Let’s get to the food. Copycat P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Let’s do this.

These lettuce wraps are probably one of the most popular dishes at P.F. Chang’s and it is certainly my favorite. I’ve been wanting to re-create them at home for some time and finally got around to it. I love the flavor of the chicken mixture and eating it with lettuce instead of rice is much healthier! The water chestnuts add a nice crunch. These wraps are just refreshing to me.

I had this dish ready to go in about 20 minutes. P.F. Chang’s serves these as an appetizer, but they are definitely filling enough for lunch or even dinner!

Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Just like the popular appetizer from P.F. Chang’s!


  • 1 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp. sriracha (can adjust if you don’t like spicy)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • Iceberg, Bibb or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and drained
  • cilantro (for garnish, optional)
  • soy sauce, hoisin, spicy mustard sauce (for dipping, if desired)


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, breaking it into small pieces as it cooks.
  2. Pour in the onion, garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and the sriracha. Toss the mixture to coat all of the chicken. Continue cooking until the chicken is thoroughly cooked (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Stir in the water chestnuts and the green onions. Pour in the sesame oil, and add salt to taste.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a bowl or a large plate. Scoop the chicken mixture onto the lettuce leaves. Garnish with cilantro if desired and serve!

Slightly adapted from this recipe

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Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps



  1. I LOVED Jennifer Lawrence’s moment I am soooo happy for her :)
    Brilliant actress! Just as brilliant as this dish :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Oh, how I love these!!! I can enjoy lettuce wraps and not feel guilty one bit. :) I have not watched the Oscars in years, but for some reason I was drawn to them last night. I agree with all your comments…. Jennifer Lawrence was amazing for the biggest fear most women have.. falling down. I have to give Hugh Jackmen a shout out too because he was such a gentleman trying to help her… but she’s a strong woman and got up on her own. Well done. :)

  3. I didn’t watch the Oscars, they are on way past my bedtime, but I’ll checkout what they wore on Yahoo news. Your lettuce wraps have me all excited! I am soooooooooo making these! I love PF Changs but the calories kill me, but yours are nice and healthy!! LOVE IT!!!

  4. Yum these sound so good! I got to watch some of the oscars last night ( I was on a cruise and we were too busy having fun) but the parts that I did catch I loved!

  5. I have never been to P.F.Changs though I’ve wanted to. Their online menu looks yummy and I’ve heard good things. Now though, thanks to you, I don’t need to go there hehe. I can try one of their most famous items right here… in my warm cozy house.

  6. I love a good lettuce wrap. You totally nailed this recipe!

  7. I need to try these asap! I love lettuce wraps but haven’t found a version that I really like. These sound delicious!

  8. You are too funny! I wasn’t thrilled about Anne Hathaway’s dress either. And Jennifer Lawrence is just too cute! Love her personality. And how in the world did I miss Daniel Day Lewis’ lipstick stain?!!!

    Anyway, I need these lettuce wraps in my life! Not sure if I’ve had the PF Chang’s version but I’m sure this is 100000x better!

  9. I haven’t watched the Oscar yet… I’m going to check the recording after writing this. I know the result but still look forward to seeing the fabulous dresses and celebrities! :D I haven’t gone to PF Changs for a long time. I always love lettuce wraps. Less carb is what I need right now as I’ve been craving and eating pasta and rice… This looks so good!

  10. The Lettuce Wraps are my favorite too. I am pinning this recipe. Can’t wait to try it out!

  11. I don’t usually watch Oscars, but had a little recap reading the press the day after, and couldn’t agree more. Lettuce wraps are one those things I see frequently, admire intensely, but never get around to making myself, but feeling really inspired to try it now!

  12. This looks fantastic, a perfect copy cat of PF Changs. And I haven’t stayed up to watch the Oscar’s in years!

  13. Stephanie – these lettuce wraps are the only reason I ever go to PF Changs!! They are famous! My absolute favorite. I’ve tried over and over again to make them at home to be identical, but have never succeeded. I can’t even begin to thank you for posting this! My dream come true girl!

  14. I hate Anne Hathaway. I do. SO, yea. she sucks. But this recipe does not!!

  15. Even though Anne Hathaway looks way better with long hair, I totally love that she actually shaved it for Les Mis, SUCH dedication.
    And I love a good lettuce wrap, beautiful job!

  16. I loved the Oscars this year, probably because of Seth MacFarlane – he was hilarious! I love PF Chang’s lettuce wraps. Great recipe!

  17. I love these wraps. So delicious and super easy to make. I must try them.

    I did not watch the Oscars. I think there’s just too many award shows for Hollywood. Soon enough they’ll be giving awards for who can the best award speech or best awards dress. It drives me bonkers. No one needs that many pats on the back when they make millions per film already.

    I would have loved to see Daniel Day Lewis being a cutie patootie though. Loved him in Last of the Mohicans. I can recite it word for word on a dime. It’s a little sad actually.

    • There are so many award shows these days, but the Oscars is the true big one. But, really, there is so much fluff in the show now. The giving of the awards would really only take like 30 minutes if they cut out all of the other crap! ;P

  18. If you ask me, “enough” and “Oscar talk” don’t even belong in the same sentence. I could go on for days. I pretty much agree with every statement you made. I also felt like the best picture speech was reallllll awkward. We get it. Ben Affleck should have at least been nominated, but get on with the speech already! Anyway, these lettuce wraps look deliiiiicious!

  19. Oh my! I adore these lettuce cups! One of my favorite dinners ever!

  20. This is the dish I always order at PF Changs. I really hate the white things it comes on though. This is the perfect solution. Make at home leave out the white things :)

  21. I’ve never tried chicken lettuce wraps, but looks like I definitely need to try yours! So easy, quick and I’m sure – delicious!

  22. Works great using Ground Pork.

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  26. What do you mean by “ground chicken breast”? Isn’t it more chopped? I think of ground as in ground beef etc.

    • Hi Chris, they actually do make ground chicken that looks the same as ground beef. I can usually find it near the poultry in my grocery store. It is typically right next to the ground turkey.

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  29. I just wanted to stop by and let you know I made these last night. Really good recipe. Thanks. And so easy. What a great little snack/meal for a Friday night busy week dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  39. I love this recipe! Do you think it would freeze well?

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  48. I came by this recipe while looking for dinner recipe ideas on Pinterest. I love PF Chang’s lettuce wraps, so of course I was excited to try this recipe. Not only was this super easy to make, it was absolutely delicious. I am now anxious to try some of your other recipes. Thank you! You have a fan in me!

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