Copycat P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Are you hungry? Cuz I made you dinner tonight.

A 5-star  recipe for P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Why go out to eat when you can get the best of P.F. Chang's at home.

I know. I’m cool like that. But I’m sorry you can’t be here to share it with me…ummmm, because it may already be eaten! :)

I’m sure you’re thinking that lettuce wraps are really an appetizer. But I beg to differ because if you couple these with chicken fried rice, then you’re in for an amazing meal.

Why go out to eat when you can get the best of P.F. Chang’s at home? These chicken lettuce wraps come pretty darn close to P. F. Chang’s minus the mung bean noodles. P.F. Chang’s version has mung noodles, but because I didn’t have those on hand, I didn’t use them. But if you truly want the authentic version, add the noodles.

A 5-star  recipe for P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Why go out to eat when you can get the best of P.F. Chang's at home.

Instead of using vegetable oil or olive oil, use sesame oil. Vegetable oil, canola oil or the like just don’t compare when cooking Asian food. And if you haven’t tried hoisin or sriracha sauce? Don’t skimp. Skimp on the noodles, but not the sauces. They truly make these lettuce wraps authentic. Not sure what hoisin or sriracha sauce is? You can find them in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores or you can purchase hoisin or sriracha through my store.

4.4 from 7 reviews
Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 6-8 lettuce wraps
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • Iceberg, Bibb or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and drained
  • Soy sauce, hoisin, spicy mustard sauce for dipped (optional)
  • Roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • Fried mung bean noodles (optional)
  1. In a medium skillet on medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Add the ground chicken and cook until it is cooked through. With a spatula, break it up into small chunks as it cooks (it will resemble ground beef). Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the onion, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, rice wine vinegar, and sriracha sauce until completely coated.
  3. Fold in water chestnuts, green onion, sesame oil, and peanuts, if desired. Salt to taste.
  4. Serve on a bed of fried mung bean noodles, if desired, in a lettuce leaf and top with hoisin, soy sauce, or spicy mustard.

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  1. Some people can be so cruel ? I thought it was delish !!

  2. I recently made this recipe for someone who orders the chicken lettuce wraps every time they go to P.F. Chang’s. It was a hit! I will definitely be adding it to my list of go-to recipes.

  3. Rachel Vaccarella says:

    This recipe is wonderful! The closest thing to P.F. Changs’ ! I’ve used it more than once and its a household favorite! Thanks for sharing!

    • That’s great news Rachel! Thank you for the feedback. I’m sure the readers appreciate it (and so do I!).

  4. Love this, would love to know the calorie count

  5. I made this tonight and I was so impressed! This was sooooooooo delicious! However, I used only 1TB of ginger and left out the sriracha sauce and water chesnuts. This will definitely be a staple in our household! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  6. This is horrible! Way too much Hoisin sauce is what kills this. I don’t mind the heat, that’s probably the only thing that saves this. But the man, that Hoisin sauce is ALL you can taste. And yeah sorry, nothing like PF Changs. If you aren’t looking for a PF Changs replica then this is just spicy Hoisin lettuce wraps, however, if you are – stay far far away. Sorry truth hurts but this isn’t the correct recipe for the PF Changs lettuce wraps. And the title should be adjusted as so, it’s not cool to title a recipe incorrectly like this.

    • mamato5 says:

      totally could have said that different, with lines like “this is horrible! and truth hurts” sound like someone having a bad day and trying to pick on someone..rate it a one and be done already..

  7. Oh my goodness..seriously so good!! got 51/2stars out of 6 from my family of 6. Why the half? Because my son thought it was a bit too spicy for him. I did reduce the srarachi to 2tsp and just put a little of the ginger but other than good. Thanks so much…p.s. I had to keep from licking my plate…TMI. sorry.

  8. Loved it! Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you

    • So glad to hear you had a good experience with the recipe. Thanks for letting the readers know! Have a great day Dana.

  9. Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I hope you don’t mind that I shared it on my blog. It is my to go favorite lettuce wrap recipe and it was perfectly close to the appetizer from the restaurant. Thank you again!

  10. Well Jen, I made your recipe for the lettuce wraps today. I was a bit nervous about how they would turn son and daughter in law were here for dinner, and were both very impressed. My wife I thought they tasted just like P.F. Chang’s. Thank you for the recipe. We will be having them again soon.

  11. Too hot!! Less srrhancha sauce.

    • I agree , a little too hot . But definitely tastes just like PF Changs
      Totally not too much hoisin sauce. Geez that other reply was ridiculous !

  12. Not even close! Way too hot to the taste! I don’t know what P.F. Chang’s YOU ate at to attempt to copy this, but I just got done following your recipe and it is awful!
    My mouth was burning—I’ll be dumping it down the disposal! Yuck!
    Try again!

    • Wow Sally, could you have been any more of a witch?! Go get an attitude adjustment

      • be humble be kind says:

        wow you are pretty darn rude! if you didnt like then a simple “i didnt like it” would do, no need to be so dramatic and over do it! maybe you should try again with your attitude towards to people who are at least posting recipes for others to try. perhaps it was your bad attitude that left a sour taste in your mouth which made you not like the recipe…just saying

    • What the?? says:

      Sally nobody cares for your rude remarks, your cooking skills are what is probably missing!

  13. I made these tonight and they are amazing to say the least. I love the wraps at Chang’s and these were a great knock off!! Thanks!!!

  14. Kari Lipscomb says:

    Hello there! Love your posts. :) What brand Hoisin sauce do you use? I’m not sure why, but when I made this tonight, it had a licorice flavor. Did I do something wrong?? Is there any way to lessen that flavor?

  15. I am definitely sure that P.F. Changs uses Black bean sauce coupled with hoisin sauce..Also you can use the wraps like used for mu shu.

  16. Chrsitine says:

    I’m pretty sure PF Changs uses mushrooms in their filling.

  17. I made this tonight and it was yummy. The family loved it. I used egg noodles for the kids and the hubby and I had it with butter lettuce. I will definitely make this again.

  18. What are mung bean noodles?

  19. One of my favorites, can’t visit a PF Chang’s and not have lettuce wraps. Thanks for sharing especially since the closest one is a 4 hour drive!

  20. What is sriracha sauce and where do you get it?

    • Helloooo my friend! Sriracha sauce is a hot sauce. You can get sriracha sauce in the Asian aisle of the grocery store. I provided a link to a picture in the post so you can see what it looks like. I hope that helps!

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