Saturday, July 16, 2011

PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

I totally found this recipe from this blog here.  I was trying to find something to cook for dinner, and found this blog AND I had everything that I needed for the recipe (except peanuts).  How cool is that?  To have everything for a random recipe.  Brent loved these and I loved, loved them too. 

P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

Adapted from CD Kitchen Recipe.
Serves 2-3

1lb ground chicken breast
1/2 medium onion, minced
salt & pepper, a dash of each
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 inch gnob fresh ginger, peeled & minced
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter
1/2 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (or more if you like it hotter)
dash of fresh pepper
3 green onions, chopped
1/2-8oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained & chopped
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
10-12 large outer lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry
1. Heat a large, non-stick skillet on high. Add chicken, onion, salt & pepper, and cook until chicken is nearly done, stirring often to break up the meat. Add in minced garlic and ginger, and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink.

2. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce and pepper. Microwave for 20 seconds, then stir until smooth. Add into the skillet and stir to combine.

3 Add green onion and water chestnuts into the skillet then cook for 1-2 minutes until the onions are soft and the water chestnuts are heated through.

4. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and serve with cold lettuce leaves

Now here is my change...I had Trader Joe's Gyoza dipping sauce, and I used this for dipping.  It was so good, that on the second wrap, I just poured some into the wrap itself.  Oh how I wish there were a Trader Joe's close by!!  I brought a ton of stuff back from my California trip and already wish I would have bought more stuff!

 You should try this.  Really, it's that good. 


  1. YAY! I love this recipe! I love lettuce wraps! Sadly, I am not as prepared as you were and will need to get a few things. I almost had everything, but used all the sesame oil and soy sauce yesterday ;-(

  2. I heard we might be getting a Trader Joes in Utah. It's speculation, but I am holding onto every ounce of hope for one here!