Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I don’t think I’ve met a single person who didn’t like PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps (vegetarians- YOU ARE MISSING OUT!). These are THE perfect  way to start a meal…or be a meal for that matter. Low carb (minus the rice, which I just had to add due to my obsession with sticky rice lately) and full of flava flavvv!

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Did I mention that they are EXTREMELY easy to make? Like made in less than 15 minutes, easy. 

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2nd time in history I used mushrooms in a recipe. Ya’ll they are growing on me, okay. 

And why do I keep saying ya’ll? Spell check keeps telling me it’s not a word….up here in Minnesota, it for sure isn’t a word.

We do say weird things like “Com-mear once” translated into “Come here for a second.” OR “Alls you gotta do” translated into “All you have to do.” AND some people even say “Can you borrow me that?” translated into “Can you lend me that?”

Man oh man the Minnesota accent.

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Sheeze Louise, I get side tracked easily.

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Back to these wraps.

I found these cute little mini lettuce heads from Super Target. Feel free to use a normal size head of lettuce. I just love these because they are mini….and I like all things mini.

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I thought I’d photograph the exact sauces I use…foreshadowing questions on brands. I usually get my Asian sauces/spices form Target or Whole Foods. These one’s in particular are all gluten free.

Kikkoman– you should hire me to create recipes for you…I think I own every single one of your products 😉

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For this particular recipe I was going to use chicken breast and finely dice it, but I thought ground chicken would be much easier.


It was SO easy.

All you do is pour on your sauce/marinade, mix, and sauté with your shrooms. Then- add a bit more sauce to thicken it up.

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Copycat PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps #GlutenFree via

Copycat PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps #GlutenFree via

Stuff in a lettuce wrap and add some sticky rice and you’ve got yourself a pocket of love.

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Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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288 calories | 14g fat | 16g carbs | 23g protein | 1g fiber
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon + 2 Tablespoons hoisen sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon + 2 Tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • ½ teaspoon + ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon gluten free soy sauce/tamari
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • *Serve with mini or large pieces of lettuce and white or brown rice
  1. Heat about 2t sesame oil in a large sauce pan on medium/high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground chicken, mushrooms, and basil leaves. Set aside.
  3. Prepare initial marinade sauce by mixing together 1 tablespoon hoisen sauce, 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce, 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce, 2teaspoons garlic, and ½ teaspoon powdered ginger. Pour marinade on top of ground chicken and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
  4. Once oil is heated, pour chicken mixture onto pan and sauté for about 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is almost cooked. Make sure to stir continuously.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, prepare sauce round two. Mix together 2 tablespoons hoisen sauce, 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce, ½ teaspoon ginger, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch.
  6. Pour sauce over chicken mixture and let simmer for a few more minutes.
  7. Arrange lettuce wraps by placing chicken mixture on top of white rice. Enjoy!

This stuff is so yummy, you might even want to ditch the lettuce all together and serve a big scoop over a bed of rice.

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Now, that’s what I call a meal.

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Check out some of my other yummy and healthy Asian-inspired recipes!

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry


Crock-Pot Asian Chicken


Super Tasty Asian Salmon


 Have you ever had PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps?

What are your favorite Asian sauce/spices brands?

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  1. says

    1. I thought Kikkomans was an Australian thing. Way to steal the thunder.
    2. How am I supposed to make a comparison to PF Changs when I haven’t eaten there? Australia…take note.
    3. why are your kikkomans bottles nicer than ours?

    • says

      1. I just realized I spelt Kikkomans wrong
      2. NO PF CHANG’S, come on Australia, get with it
      3. My broseff is studying abroad in Australia next year…I’m planning a trip to see him next Spring!!

  2. says

    I’ve never actually been to PF Changs but one time my stepmom and I made copycat lettuce wraps… they were amazing!! They were super duper similar to your recipe here except we had water chestnuts and used ground turkey. Yum!!

  3. says

    It is a good thing that P.F. Changs also has vegetarian lettuce wraps made with tofu, now isn’t it? They are deeelicious. But yes, I will agree that the chicken version is awesome (I’ve only been a vegetarian for 2 years). I think I am going to try to make these with tempeh in place of the chicken.

    • says

      o0o! GREAT IDEA! I honestly didn’t even know that they had a vegetarian version. I’ve never experimented with tempeh or tofu…but I feel like I should start. I like how they both taste…I’m just…not an expert 😀

  4. says

    We love lettuce wraps of all types – can’t wait to give these a try!!!
    And mushrooms are awesome – I use them in everything.
    I think my spell check has finally given up on trying to correct y’all – even though I live in Kansas, I’m from Texas and have always said y’all!

    • says

      Y’ALLLLLL. I think mushrooms are a Kansas thing. Do you go “mushroom hunting,” as Blake calls it? I think it sounds like the weirdest thing, if you ask me. The BF is from just outside of Topeka in a small town 😀

      • says

        Funny – I’ve never heard of mushroom hunting!!
        We actually live in Topeka and my husband is from a small town 30 miles north (Holton).

        • says

          Weird! Maybe it is a Brosa thing then 😀 Lots of Blake’s cousins live in Holton…that’s where his mom is from! He grew up in Valley Falls! Such a small world!

  5. says

    Oohhh. I think I might actually have all of those ingredients at home. Except lettuce, which is probably kind of important in this one.
    They look great Lee- And I also thought that Kikkomans was only in Australia too. I guess you do learn something everyday :-)

  6. says

    Have I told you lately that I love you Lee!!!! hehe I love chicken lettuce wraps! I’ve never been to PF Changs but I used to work at Pei Wei (owned by PF) and their lettuce wraps are AMAZING!!!!! I love how easy and delicious lettuce wraps are! And so healthy!!

    PS my calves are killing me!!!!! loved sculpt! Hopefully I’m home in time to go on monday :) I’ll let you know!

    • says

      OMG GO TO PF CHANG’S. It’s such a good date night place! And they have brown rice 😀 I love that they have been shifting to more of a health focused menu! Yes- do let me know if you are coming Monday!

  7. eddiethewhiteasian says

    I have never eaten at PF Changs but I did marrie into a asian family. My wife’s family is from SE Asia, I love to cook and this gave me a great way to get close to my mother-in-law. She has taught me some very good family dishes, but she is kinda old school and cooks by sight and taste (no recpies lol) but your recpie is very close to how she taught me to make lettuce wraps. The only thing I do differently is add chopped bamboo shoots and crushed peanuts, other than that this is always a favorite any time I make it, great copycat Ms.Harsh thank you.

    P.S. I do love messing with people that dont know I cook quite a bit of asian foods, no one expects the 6’3″ white guy to be the cook in a large Asian family lol

    • says

      LOVE IT! When I started reading this comment I was like oh gosh he is going to tear my recipe apart! Chopped bamboo would be an excellent addition. Also- you can’t go wrong with peanuts. After all- peanut butter is my all time favorite food!

  8. says

    In the Minnesota vernacular you forgot the one that doubles up my Arkansas friends into fits of laughter. It’s “Jeet,” as in, “Jeet yet?” Translation: Did you eat yet?

  9. Tamara says

    These sound delish! Looking at your pic I noticed a jar of Penzeys spices. Had never heard of this place before this last weekend when I found one in Richmond, VA and fell in love! Ended up walking out with a whole bag full of stuff because it all smelled so good! So definitely making these now! Thanks

  10. Hailey says

    Just made these last night……. BEST recipe I have made from online ever!!!!

    So easy and delicious!

    Will be making this a weekly thing.

    I used real ginger instead of powdered, everything else by the recipe.

  11. Elizabeth says

    I’m so excited to try these tonight. I’m actually going to whip up a batch to take to a friend of mine who just had a baby…and, of course, a batch for my family. What do you do with the basil? Put it in whole? Or do you chop it?


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