Pinterest Proven: PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Another Pinterest Proven Recipe! We love PF Changs Lettuce Wraps, but living an hour away, it is difficult to visit very often.  I found this Pinterest recipe and decided to give it a whirl.  I altered it a bit, but they tasted delicious! No pics to share since my phone bit the dust but don't all lettuce wraps kinda look the same?  The original recipe was found at

PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps


3 tablespoons oil
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts ( I used two pounds of ground chicken instead)
1 cup water chestnut
2/3 cup mushroom
3 tablespoons chopped onions
1 tsp minced garlic
4-5 leaves iceberg lettuce

Special Sauce

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon hot mustard (  I used a leftover packet of hot mustard from our last Chinese take out)
2 teaspoons water
1-2 teaspoon garlic and red chile paste ( I didn't have red chile paste so I threw in a few red pepper  flakes for some kick)

Stir Fry Sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar


1- Make the special sauce by dissolving the sugar in water in a small bowl. Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and sesame oil.
2. Mix well and refrigerate this sauce until you're ready to serve. Combine the hot water with the hot mustard and set this aside as well.  Eventually, add your desired measurement of mustard and garlic chili sauce to the special sauce mixture to pour over the wraps. Bring oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan. Saute the chicken breasts (or brown the ground chicken) until done. Remove chicken from the pan and cool.
3. Keep oil in the pan, keep hot. As chicken cools, mince water chestnuts and mushrooms to about the size of small peas.  Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, brown sugar and rice vinegar together in a small bowl. When chicken is cool, mince it as the mushrooms and water chestnuts are.  With the pan still on high heat, add another tablespoon of hot vegetable oil. Add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms to pan. Add stir fry sauce to pan. Saute mixture a couple of minutes then serve in lettuce leaves.

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