Almost PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

I think PF Chang’s is pretty good food for a Chain restaurant. I love the lettuce wraps there and thought it might be fun to try to copy them. After consulting the Googles and adding my own take this is what I have so far. It is a work in progress.


Boston or butter lettuce leaves, cleaned and drained [Do this first or it is torture to wait after everything else is cooked.]
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Asian chili pepper sauce (or 1/8 tsp cayenne)
1 can (8 ounce size) sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
3 teaspoons sesame oil, divided


Cook Onion and Garlic in a large skillet with 1 tsp of the sesame oil until onion is translucent. Remove to a plate or bowl.

Cook chicken in same pan over medium heat, stirring often to break up the meat. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar and chili sauce. Cook until the meat is crumbled and brown. Add water chestnuts and green onions. Cook until onions begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.

Stir in sesame oil. Arrange lettuce leaves on the outer edge of a platter. Spoon meat mixture in center. Spoon the filling into a lettuce leaf as you eat them.


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