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Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps are restaurant-inspired, ready in under 20 minutes, and so easy to make! Ground chicken is cooked and seasoned with Asian flavors before being piled into crisp, fresh lettuce cups.

These chicken lettuce wraps are one of PF Chang’s restaurant’s signature recipes. This Bang Bang Shrimp and Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets are some other great copycat recipes!

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How To Make Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Asian chicken lettuce wraps are not only the best thing you can eat at PF Chang’s, they are a great option for a filling, healthy appetizer that you can make at home.

They are low-carb, loaded with lean protein, and sure to be a delicious crowd-pleaser. They make a great easy dinner, too!

Making restaurant-inspired Asian lettuce wraps is surprisingly easy! They’re ready from start to finish in just 20 minutes.

Prep lettuce – Carefully pull the lettuce leaves off the head of lettuce and wash/dry the leaves with paper towels. Set aside or keep chilled while you cook the chicken.

Cooked ground chicken in a cast iron skillet.

Brown chicken – Cook the ground chicken in a large skillet with some olive oil over medium-high heat. Crumble and break up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks.

Cooked ground chicken with sauces, garlic, ginger and on ion.
Cooked ground chicken filling for lettuce wraps.

Add other ingredients – Add minced garlic, fresh ginger (grated), diced onion, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar to the cooked chicken. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Stir in the water chestnuts and sliced green onions and cook for another minute or two. Season with pepper to taste. You can add salt if you think it’s needed, but the soy sauce should provide enough seasoning.

If you want to try adding more vegetables to the mix, add some grated carrot or minced mushrooms and cook them along with the onions and garlic.

Chicken lettuce wrap on a white plate.

Serve – To eat the lettuce wraps, spoon some of the chicken mixture into the lettuce cups and fold up the sides to eat. If you like, you can garnish with sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, or even a nice, tangy Asian slaw.

Frequently Asked Questions

What lettuce is best for lettuce wraps?

PF Chang’s lettuce wraps are served with iceberg lettuce, which is cool, crunchy and sturdy. I prefer butter lettuce because it doesn’t tear as easily, but either would be a great choice. Also Romain lettuce is nice and offers a different shape. The key is to pick a lettuce that has large, sturdy leaves for filling.

Can you use other types of ground meat?

Yes, you can swap in ground turkey or ground pork for the chicken in this recipe. The flavor will be slightly different from the PF Chang’s version but they will still taste amazing. The recipe steps will be the same. Ground beef is also an option, but you’ll want to make sure to drain the grease really well.

Is the chicken spicy?

As written, this recipe is not spicy. But if you or your family/friends like heat, you can serve the lettuce wraps with a bottle of sriracha or red pepper flakes to add some heat.

Can you prepare this appetizer in ahead of time?

Yes! You can cook the meat and prepare the lettuce cups a day in advance. Then just reheat when you’re ready to assemble and serve.

How many people will this recipe serve?

This recipe will serve 6-8 people as an appetizer. Plan on 2-3 wraps per person with about ¼ cup of filling per wrap. As an entree, it will serve about 4 people either as lettuce wraps or as rice bowls.

chicken lettuce wraps on white plates

Serving Suggestions

Serve the lettuce wraps right after making them while the filling is still warm. I like to serve the filling and empty lettuce cups separately so everyone can fill their own. Not only is this easier, but it’s more fun to fill your own and you can take as much or as little as you like. The filling can also be served as an entree over steamed rice or lo mein noodles.

For a complete meal, you can serve other takeout-inspired recipes such as dumplings, potstickers, egg fried rice, or a noodle dish.

Storage Tips

Storage and Reheating

Storage: Store the chicken filling separately from the lettuce cups. Keep the chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. If the lettuce cups have been washed, wrap them in paper towels, place in a resealable plastic bag, and store them in the refrigerator.

Reheating: For best results, reheat the chicken in a pan on the stove over medium heat. Add a splash of water or soy sauce to moisten as needed.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Copycat PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a 20 minute, restaurant-inspired appetizer made with ground chicken and Asian flavors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 pound Ground chicken
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Freshly grated ginger
  • 8 ounces Canned whole water chestnuts drained and diced
  • 2 Green onions thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste *Salt should not be needed but can be added if desired.
  • 1 head Butter lettuce or iceberg, romaine, anything sturdy
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  • Gently pull lettuce leaves off of the head of lettuce. Wash and pat them dry with paper towels. Set aside or chill until ready to serve.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks; 3-5 minutes. There should not be much, but drain any excess grease or liquid.
  • Stir in minced garlic, diced onion, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and grated ginger and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft and translucent; 2-3 minutes. Stir in water chestnuts and green onions and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Season with freshly ground black pepper as desired to taste. Salt should not be needed but can be added if desired.
  • To serve, spoon some of the ground chicken mixture into the lettuce cups, garnish with sliced green onions, fold up the sides, and enjoy.


Serving size: ¼ cup filling. The recipe allows for 2-3 wraps per person, serving 6-8.


Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 15gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 574mgPotassium: 602mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 941IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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