Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a quick and healthy dinner option. These Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps are so delicious and filled with ground chicken, fragrant onions, bell peppers and water chestnuts, topped with sesame seeds and spring onions, all nestled inside a crisp lettuce leaf.
Better than takeout or waiting at a restaurant, you can make this PF Chang’s Copycat recipe at home and know exactly what ingredients are going into your lettuce wraps. You can customize them to include all your favorite ingredients and omit ones you’d rather not have.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These simple lettuce wraps are incredibly easy to make and have a flavorful sauce. Get dinner on the table in about 30 minutes and know that you’re serving a healthy dinner recipe for your family.
Make a double batch of these lettuce wraps and have enough chicken filling to make more wraps later in the week on fresh lettuce leaves. Chicken Taco Lettuce wraps are a wonderful low carb option, meaning you can eat more without feeling any of the guilt.
Which Meat is Good in Chicken Lettuce Wraps?
- Ground chicken is what this recipe is made with typically. You can even grind your own by pulsing raw chicken meat (white or dark meat) in a food processor.
- You can use finely chopped chicken breast instead of ground chicken, if you prefer it more chunky.
- Swap out the chicken for ground beef, ground pork or ground turkey for other protein options.
- If you want a meatless option, use the crumbles that are meatless.
What kind of Lettuce is Best for Lettuce Wraps?
- Whatever larger lettuce leaves you have on hand will work well for your Chinese Lettuce Wraps.
- Some lettuce options to try are butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, or green leaf lettuce to wrap your meal up in. PF Chang’s uses large Iceberg Lettuce leaves for their wraps and this would be a good option for your homemade Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps as well.
- If lettuce isn’t your thing, but you love the wrap filing, feel free to swap the lettuce for tortilla shells, either crunchy or soft.
How to Make Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onion and sauté until onion softens and becomes translucent.
Add ground chicken and cook until browned, around 6-7 minutes.
Add the bell peppers and water chestnuts and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the peppers soften a little.
In a medium bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients together.
Pour the sauce into the chicken mixture and let it simmer on low heat until the chicken and veggies are well coated with sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, spoon 2-3 Tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of the lettuce leaf and top it with some chopped spring onions and sesame seeds.
Recipe Tips and Variations
● Go ahead and add in any of your other favorite veggies. You can even add chopped nuts on top and some fresh pineapple chunks to enhance the flavors of this recipe.
● Feel free to replace the peanut butter with any nut butter if you have a peanut allergy or prefer other nut butters.
● Make sure to cut your vegetables up into small, bite-sized pieces.
● Like more heat? Add more sriracha to your homemade sauce.
● You can make the chicken filling ahead of time and wait to add to your lettuce leaves until you’re ready to serve them.
What Goes Well With Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps?
- Lettuce wraps can be served by themselves and be just enough to keep you full, but if you want to serve these wraps with other dishes, I have a few suggestions to try.
- Enjoy some dumplings or Fried Rice with your Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
- Grab a plateful of Instant Pot Garlic Noodles (these are from Simply Happy Foodie) to go well with your Chinese Lettuce Wraps.
- You might like Egg Rolls with your homemade Chinese takeout, or make Egg Roll in a Bowl to go with your Asian Chicken Wraps.
How To Store Leftover Chinese Lettuce Wraps
- Any leftover chicken filling should be stored in an airtight container. You can store your leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- You should store your lettuce in a separate container than the filling in the refrigerator. If you store prepared wraps with lettuce and filling, the leaves will start to wilt in the fridge.
- You can freeze your leftovers in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight the night before you want to serve them and then reheat in the microwave as
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a quick and easy dinner recipe that’s full of Asian flavor with a nice crunch from the crisp lettuce and sesame seeds. Grab all your ingredients to make these easy Chinese Lettuce Wraps
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
For the Chicken
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 medium Onion Chopped
- 1 lb Ground Chicken
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
- 8 oz Whole Canned Water Chestnuts, drained and diced
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
For the Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 3 Tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Minced Ginger
- 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional, but recommended
- Lettuce Leaves
- Chopped Spring Onions
- Sesame Seeds
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onion and sauté until the onion softens and becomes translucent.
- Add the ground chicken and cook, stirring occasionally to break up the meat, until browned. About 6-7 minutes.
- Add the bell peppers and water chestnuts and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the peppers soften a little.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients: soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, peanut butter, and sriracha.
- Pour the sauce into the chicken mixture and let it simmer on low heat until the chicken and veggies are well coated with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- To serve, spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of the lettuce leaf and top it with some chopped spring onions and sesame seeds.
- You can store the chicken filling in an airtight container for 3 days in the refrigerator or about 3 months in the freezer.
- Use finely chopped chicken breast in place of ground chicken.
- Substitute peanut butter with any other nut butter.
- You can use butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, or green leaf lettuce to make these wraps. Just choose a variety with large leaves.