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PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

Copycat PF Chang’s lettuce wraps taste like the restaurant version but made at home in 20 minutes. It’s an easy weeknight meal that’s easy and tasty!

If you love these chicken lettuce wraps, other Asian inspired recipes include PF Chang’s orange chicken and PF Chang’s Mongolian beef.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Instead of ordering Chinese food out when I get a craving, I’ve learned to make a few favorites at home. These PF Chang’s lettuce wraps were an instant winner, as well as my General Tso’s chicken, sweet and sour chicken and honey sesame chicken.

Whenever we go to PF Chang’s, I always order the chicken lettuce wraps and edamame for an appetizer. This is an easy take out copycat recipe you can make at home in less than 20 minutes. It comes together super quick in just one pan!

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps Ingredients

With a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to make these at home, plus since you control the ingredients they are a bit healthier as well!

  • Oil: You will need both olive oil (or canola oil) and sesame oil for sauteing and flavor.
  • Onion and garlic: Adds savory taste.
  • Ground chicken: I prefer lean ground chicken but diced cooked chicken would work well, too.
  • Hoisin sauce: Adds distinct flavor and taste, don’t skimp on this! It can easily be found in the Asian section of grocery stores.
  • Soy sauce: I like to use low-sodium soy sauce to control the sodium amount.
  • Rice vinegar and ginger: Fresh ginger adds incredible taste and rice vinegar a small tangy flavor.
  • Lettuce leaves: For serving the wraps.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Protein: You could use ground turkey or ground pork if preferred.
  • Water chestnuts: Chopped water chestnuts or carrots can be added for a crunch.
  • Mushrooms: Although not authentic to the dish, shiitake mushrooms are a wonderful addition to the meat mixture.
  • Fried rice noodles: These would add a crunchy texture to the copycat PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps!
  • Heat: You can add a dash of sriracha or chili garlic sauce if you like heat.

How to Make Copycat PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

Showing how to make pf changs lettuce wraps in a 4 step collage.
  • Cook onions and chicken. Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat. Cook onions for 2 to 3 minutes, add ground chicken then cook and crumble until lightly brown.
  • Add sauce ingredients. Mix in the garlic, hoison sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve. Spoon the chicken mixture into lettuce cups.
  • Garnish. Add sliced green onions on top if desired. Enjoy!
Pf Changs chicken lettuce wrap filling in a pan.


What type of lettuce is best for lettuce wraps?

I love to use butter lettuce to wrap these PF Chang’s ground chicken lettuce wraps but you can also use bib lettuce, romaine or iceberg as well.

Can I substitute the ground chicken?

While I find ground chicken easier, you can use finely diced cooked chicken thighs or chicken breasts if preferred. Ground turkey, ground beef or ground pork would also work.

Are these copycat PF Chang’s lettuce wraps healthy?

Since you control the ingredients, yes they are healthy, plus low carb, dairy free and gluten-free if using a gluten-free soy sauce or tamari. That being said, calorie count will change depending on garnishes or additional ingredients you may add.

How to store leftover wraps?

The filling for these wraps can be made ahead up to 2-3 days and assembled right before serving. I recommended to store the filling the lettuce separately for storage. Stored in the refrigerator the filling will stay good for up to 5 days.

Leftover filling can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Pf Changs Lettuce Wraps on a white plate.

What to Serve with Lettuce Wraps

While these Asian lettuce wraps could be a meal themselves, I love to serve them with a few sides for a complete meal.

I also like make a little extra sauce and serve it in a small bowl on the side for dipping the chicken lettuce wraps.

Pf Changs Lettuce Wraps on a plate.

More quick and easy dinner recipes we love include this Thai lettuce wraps recipe, chicken caesar wrap or Asian chicken salad!

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Pf Changs Lettuce Wraps on a white plate.

Pf Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Copycat PF Chang's lettuce wraps taste like the restaurant version but made at home in 20 minutes. It's an easy weeknight meal that's easy and tasty!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2-3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce , to taste
  • 1-2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar , to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons sesame oil , to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger , to taste
  • S & P , to taste

For serving: Butter or Bib Lettuce, sliced green onions


    • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the ground chicken and cook until lightly brown. Drain excess fat.
    • Then add in minced garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and ginger. Stir and heat for 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
    • Serve in lettuce cups. Add green onions on top if desired.


    Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Chinese

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