Lettuce Wraps

04.18.2018

Lettuce Wraps! Who doesn’t love the fresh and tasty handheld wraps from Asian restaurants? This homemade version tastes like PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps (and Pei Wei’s) as in hello flavor, they are so easy to make, and they can be ready in 20 minutes!

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My Go-To Lettuce Wraps Recipe

There’s just something so satisfying about hand held finger food, as in no forks or chopsticks required. Just pick it up and dive in! None of that dicing it up and eating it slowly like a lady/gentlemen, just shove it in your face because we are hungry, right?

These make a delicious main dish for busy weeknights or make them as an appetizer for a Chinese take-out style dinner party on the weekend.

I love the rich, slightly salty, slightly sweet, slightly sour blend of flavors here.

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And I’ll never get enough of that crunch. I love the crisp lettuce and water chestnuts (which if you are looking for even more protein here you could swap those water chestnuts out with chopped walnuts).

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PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe Copycat

Why spend $10 plus tip, plus travel time, plus all the wait time when you can make enough to feed a family for the same price, in a fraction of the time, and you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own home? Copycat recipes at home are the best!

How to Make Lettuce Wraps

  • Cook ground turkey.
  • Whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame oil and honey.
  • Move the cooked turkey to one side of the pan, then saute veggies.
  • Add water chestnuts along with that hoisin mixture then warm through.
  • Serve in lettuce leaves.

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Works Great with Ground Chicken or Turkey

I’ve made this recipe using both ground chicken and ground turkey and either work great. I usually use ground turkey because that’s what I have on hand but just use what you like or what’s on sale.

This is most definitely one of those super easy super satisfying recipes you’ll want to use time and time again.

They’re healthy lettuce wraps that will leave you thinking you don’t really need noodles, rice or a wrap.

pf chang's lettuce wraps

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Lettuce Wraps

4.75 from 8 votes

Super easy, super flavorful, super fast asian lettuce wraps that everyone will love! Perfect main dish for busy weeknights or make them as an appetizer for a Chinese take-out style dinner party on the weekend.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: lettuce wraps
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 4 - 5 Tbsp hoisin sauce, to taste (I used Lee Kum Kee)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce, (low-sodium or regular)
  • 2 tsp sriracha (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
  • 1 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2/3 cup sliced green onions, white and light green portion, plus more green portion for serving
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1 (8 oz) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped small
  • 1 large head Bibb lettuce or iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add turkey or chicken in large crumbles then let cook until slightly browned on bottom, about 3 minutes, then break up and continue to cook until it's fully cooked through, about 3 minutes longer.

  3. Meanwhile while turkey is cooking in a mixing bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame oil and honey, set aside.

  4. Drain of excess liquid from turkey (if there is any) then push to one far side of pan and pull that side of pan off heat.

  5. Heat remaining 1 1/2 tsp oil in now empty side of skillet.

  6. Add green onions and carrots and saute 1 1/2 minutes. Add in garlic and ginger and saute 30 seconds longer.

  7. Pour in sauce and water chestnuts then cook and toss 30 seconds longer.

  8. Serve warm in lettuce leaves garnished with sliced green onions.

  9. Recipe source: inspired by Allrecipes

Nutrition Facts
Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 606mg 25%
Potassium 387mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 7.5%
Vitamin C 7.6%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

25 comments

  • Havini: I made these lettuce wraps and they are divine, and so easy to make. I will add recipe to my dinner rotation, and try other recipes on the blog. Thanks for sharing! December 5, 2018 at 4:51pm Reply

  • Myrna: My husband love this lettuce wrap recipe he said it is the best lettuce wrap he has eaten. I Used 3 lbs chicken breast and chopped it, I forgot to put sesame oil. But still taste great. I put them on two medium bowl and add 1 tbsp peanut butter on one. Waiting for my children to try it. I’m sure they will ask for this recipe again. Thanks for sharing it. 😊 October 23, 2018 at 5:07pm Reply

  • Julian: Super easy and very flavorful. I went a little light on hoisin and a little heavy on the sriracha. I also use peanut oil instead of olive oil. Served with rice for an easy weekday meal. October 16, 2018 at 3:30pm Reply

  • Robyn: We made these tonight for dinner and they were delicious. October 3, 2018 at 6:20pm Reply

  • tyson warrren: Tripled the recipe. Fed 12 guest as an appetizer. Awesome recipe. Cut back on the sriracha and vinegar. So good. Thank you will make this a regular. August 19, 2018 at 5:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear you liked them thanks for your feedback Tyson! August 19, 2018 at 7:17pm Reply

  • Amy B -: delicious! I omitted the honey and didn’t miss it – a great light dinner! August 11, 2018 at 12:11pm Reply

  • Ruth Anne: These were fabulous! I did add 1/2 a chopped onion and sauteed that after I drained the ground chicken. Even my 4 year old liked this! Thanks so much for the recipe! Oh and I had no siracha so I added a 1/2 tsp of gochujang instead and worked great! July 25, 2018 at 8:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback! July 28, 2018 at 12:00pm Reply

  • Michelle: Just made these and they are phenomenal! So much flavor! June 14, 2018 at 6:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the 5 star feedback! June 18, 2018 at 2:43pm Reply

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