Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Create your very own PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps with my easy copycat recipe! Made with perfectly sautéed ground chicken, water chestnuts, and an extremely flavorful sauce, these PF Changs chicken lettuce wraps are a wonderful option for a quick lunch or dinner!

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PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

As much as we love our carbs around here — I mean, it wouldn’t be the Slow Roasted Italian without a bunch of pasta dishes — even I can appreciate the beauty of a good lettuce wrap! 

One of my favorites has got to be PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

They feature a super tasty chicken filling made with veggies and an incredibly flavorful sauce that is simply delectable!

It’s my go-to at the restaurant, and I’ve been meaning to make it myself for a while now.

I’m happy to report that my PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wrap recipe is incredibly easy to make. All you need to do is cook up the filling and assemble.

The whole thing is prepped, cooked, and ready to eat in 30 minutes!

And for even more Asian-inspired dishes, don’t miss my summer chicken Asian salad, Asian honey grilled chicken, and these teriyaki meatballs!

ingredients for pf chang's chicken lettuce wraps recipe

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Ground Chicken – PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps are always made with ground chicken, which is why I’m using it too!

    Alternatively, you could use ground turkey. Or tofu for a vegetarian option!
  • Onion & Garlic – These flavor starters are a must for cooking the ground chicken!

    Make sure to finely chop the onion and mince the garlic before adding them to the skillet.
  • Fresh Ginger – You’ll also sauté some fresh, grated ginger with the onion and garlic.

    It really packs a punch and adds so much flavor to your PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps recipe.
  • Water Chestnuts – I love the crunch that water chestnuts add! They’re usually in the canned foods aisle at the supermarket. 

If you can’t find them, you can substitute them with diced cucumber or radish for a similar texture.

  • Sauces & Oils – I’m using hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil — all key ingredients that give your PF Changs chicken lettuce wrap recipe its distinct Asian flavor.

    They’re worth investing in if you don’t have them on hand, as they can be used in a variety of other Asian-inspired recipes!

And, don’t forget about vegetable oil for cooking the ground chicken.

  • For Serving – I like using large leafy lettuce like butter or iceberg lettuce for the wraps. Sometimes I’ll pair these with some cooked jasmine rice too!
adding ground chicken to garlic and onion in a large skillet

Tips and Tricks to Make Perfect Copycat PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • It’s all about the sauce.

Remember that the sauce is what gives PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps their distinct flavor!

Make sure to combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil as directed on the recipe card so you get the right proportions.

Feel free to adjust the quantities too! Increase the amount of Sriracha for a spicer kick, or introduce some chili garlic sauce for even more heat. Want it sweeter?

Add a bit of honey or brown sugar!

  • Treat this like a stir fry.

For the best flavor and texture, treat this PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps recipe like a stir fry.

That means you want to cook the ground chicken filling hot and quick rather than low and slow.

Use a skillet or a wok (a wok is generally better if you have one, just FYI!) to sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger.

Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, then add the water chestnuts and green onion and cook for 2 minutes more.

The whole thing should only take about 15 minutes!

  • Perfect the assembly.

When assembling PF Changs chicken lettuce wraps, be generous with the chicken filling, but don’t overfill the wraps.

Too much filling will make them difficult to fold and eat — you don’t want to end up with a saucy mess on your hands… literally!

soy sauce, hoisin sauce sauce and sriracha added to ground chicken in a skillet

Prep Ahead

  • Chop, mince, and grate the onion, garlic, and ginger
  • Drain and chop the water chestnuts
  • Slice the green onions

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Skillet – This is my go-to pan that I’ve had for over a decade! It heats evenly and cleans up beautifully with a little baking soda so it still looks brand new. 
  • Alternatively, use a Wok!
adding rice and green onions to ground chicken

Serving Suggestions 

You can serve this PF changs chicken lettuce wrap recipe as is, or spoon the filling over a bed of jasmine rice or sesame rice for a more substantial meal if you like.

That said, I think they’re super satisfying on their own, especially if you’re low-carb!

These wraps would pair nicely with a simple coleslaw, chicken spring rolls, or this Asian Noodle Salad too.

If you want to get ahead on weekly meal prep, you can even make the chicken filling ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

Heat it up in the microwave or a skillet before serving.

Storage and Reheating

If you have some leftover chicken filling, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. 

Reheat individual portions in the microwave in 30-second bursts, or larger servings in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe FAQ

What lettuce is best for lettuce wraps?

There are a ton of different options for my PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps recipe! I like butter or iceberg lettuce myself as they’re both super easy to find at the store. 

You could also use Boston bib lettuce or even romaine hearts. Essentially, you want something that is large enough to fill with that flavorful ground chicken and vegetable filling!

How do I keep PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps from going soggy?

It’s important to cook the chicken and vegetable mixture until most of the liquid has evaporated. You don’t want it to be full of excess moisture! 

Also, be sure to pat the lettuce dry before assembling the wraps.

What do I do if I can’t find hoisin sauce?

You should be able to find hoisin sauce with the other condiments at the grocery store, or in the international foods aisle. 

If you can’t, you can substitute it by mixing equal parts soy sauce and peanut butter, plus a dash of honey or brown sugar for sweetness. Or, simply use oyster or teriyaki sauce instead!

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Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Donna Elick
Craving some PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps? Make them yourself with my easy copycat recipe featuring ground chicken and flavorful sauce!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 4



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 can, 8 ounces water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • large leafy green lettuce, like butter or iceberg lettuce
  • cooked jasmine rice for serving, optional


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground chicken to the skillet. Cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until it is fully cooked and no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, and sesame oil. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
  • Add the chopped water chestnuts and green onions to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • To serve, spoon a generous portion of the chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf. If desired, you can also serve with a side of cooked white rice. Enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

The ground chicken can be substituted with ground turkey or tofu for a vegetarian variant.
Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, and sesame oil are all key ingredients in this recipe that give it its distinctive Asian flavor. If you don’t have these on hand, they are worth investing in as they can be used in many other recipes.
Water chestnuts add a nice crunch to the dish. If you can’t find them, you can substitute them with diced cucumber or radish for a similar texture.
The lettuce wraps can be served with jasmine rice for a more substantial meal, but they are also very satisfying on their own.
Adjust the amount of sriracha according to your taste. If you like it spicier, feel free to add more.
You can prepare the chicken mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Just heat it up before serving.
Leftover chicken mixture can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply warm it in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave until heated through.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 302cal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1157mg | Sugar: 11g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published April 2024

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