Chicken Lettuce wraps like P.F. Changs – lettuce wraps are delicious and a unique appetizer that many people enjoy.

Lettuce wraps are delicious and a unique appetizer that many people enjoy. This is a re-creation of this appetizer from P.F. Chang’s. The P.F. Chang’s version contains mushrooms and sits on a bed of fried mung bean noodles, but if you don’t have all of those ingredients at home, you can try this one.

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P.F. Changs Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Don’t miss out on this recipe recreation from a fellow viewer. These are easy to make, and taste much like the Chicken Lettuce Wraps at P.F. Chang’s.

P. F. Changs Lettuce Wraps

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, Chicken Recipes, CopyKat Recipes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
P. F. Changs Lettuce Wraps

Make lettuce wraps that taste just like the famous ones from P.F. Changs with this copy cat recipe.


  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large jalapeño chile, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Asian garlic-chili sauce or hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Boston lettuce leaves
  • Optional garnishes:
  • Chopped scallions (green onions)
  • Chopped roasted peanuts


Combine the chicken, basil, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, chile, and garlic-chili sauce in a bowl and stir to blend well. Heat both oils in a heavy medium skillet until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter and arrange lettuce leaves around edges. Serve, passing the chopped green onions and/or chopped roasted peanuts if you are using these.

Thanks to rgboomer for sharing this recipe.

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  • Lyss

    Definitely water chestnuts and mushrooms in the pf changs version. These were ok but some flavor was lacking

  • Nanci

    These are so good, I think I am addicted! I crave them! LOL! Thank you so much for this yummy recipe!

    • stephaniemanley

      I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Elena Lee

    I love lettuce wraps – they are healthy and absolutely delicious. I usually order them at PF Chang’s but have never made them at home. Thanks for your recipe!
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  • Envymetoo

    Geesh people chill out! This is a delicious recipe and all you people can say is it calls for peanuts vs water chestnuts? How about bring grateful and just saying thank you!

    • stephaniemanley

      We never do that 😉 You can drop by anytime !

  • Elizabeth Mindemann

    Well I don’t know or care if they are exactly like PF Changs – they are dang good! All three of my kids (ages 5, 4, and 2) love these! Making them again tonight :)

    • stephaniemanley

      I am so glad you enjoyed them.

  • Courtney

    PF changs also uses water chestnuts =]

  • Katie Pauls

    I just made these tonight. Now, I’ve only had P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps once and it was a while ago, so I can’t really speak to how closely they resembled them. However, I thought they were absolutely delicious and I will definitely be making them again!

    • stephaniemanley

      I am so happy enjoy enjoyed them.

  • colleen

    i had this today for the first time,it was good,but are you sure there isnt hamburger in it also?it taste like it and also looked like it

  • Jennifer

    I dont think the restaurant recipe jalapenos in it. It also seems to have Shitake mushrooms.

  • Stephanie

    Hey darlin, I have a recipe for the same thing:

    Funny how they can be so different. Next time we’re in town together, we should have a lettuce-wrap-off. 😉

  • Brianna

    You should put how many people it serves.

  • Samantha

    P.F. Chang’s recipe does not use peanuts due to people being allergic. If you want that crunchy taste that you get use water chestnuts.

  • Rusty

    I had these yesterday and P.F. Chang’s recipe has water chestnuts in it, not peanuts.