Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps Cooking Recipe



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Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe Description:

Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe was inspired by the staple appetizer at P.F. Chang's restaurant. To do our best to replicate it at home, we flavored ground chicken with hoisin sauce (a fermented bean paste that gives the chicken the quintessential Chinese-American flavor), soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Water chestnuts (aquatic tuber vegetables—not nuts) are used often in stir fries and add a nice crunch here.

Tips for making Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Don’t overcook the chicken! I use a package of chicken tenderloins with my Coconut Cilantro Lime Chicken marinade. Keep a close eye on the chicken while grilling and pull them from the grill just before they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees (use a meat thermometer!).

You can serve the chicken warm and fresh off the grill or refrigerate and serve it cold- it tastes great either way.

I like to make the Asian Cucumber Salad in advance so they cucumbers can marinate in the dressing. Be sure to slice the cucumbers nice and thin.

If you don’t want a very messy eating experience, you can also chop all the ingredients and serve it as a salad.



  1. 3 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  2. 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  3. 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  4. 1 tbsp. Sriracha (optional)
  5. 1 tsp. sesame oil
  6. 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1 medium onion, diced
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  10. 1 lb. ground chicken
  11. 1/2 c. canned water chestnuts, drained and sliced
  12. 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  13. Kosher salt
  14. Freshly ground black pepper
  15. Large leafy lettuce (leaves separated), for serving
  16. Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)


  1. Make the sauce
    Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add onions and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then stir in garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add ground chicken and cook until opaque and mostly cooked through, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour in sauce and cook
    Pour in sauce and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, until sauce reduces slightly and chicken is cooked through completely. Turn off heat and stir in chestnuts and green onions. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon rice, if using, and a large scoop and serve
    Spoon rice, if using, and a large scoop (about 1/4 cup) of chicken mixture into center of each lettuce leaf. Serve immediately.

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What is the best type of lettuce to use for lettuce wraps?

For this, I prefer to use butter lettuce, as it gives a really nice texture. If you want a crispy texture you could also use iceberg, although that doesn’t roll as well.Or Romaine.

How do you cut lettuce for lettuce wraps?

I carefully remove the bottom and gently wash and dry each leaf.

How do you keep lettuce wraps from falling apart?

This can be tough- lettuce wraps aren’t exactly the cleanest meal. But If you’re really worried, you can double up and use two pieces of lettuce on top of each other for wraps.

What kind of sauce do you use on lettuce wraps?

I prefer to use the peanut sauce dressing that I made for my Rainbow Asian Chicken Salad. I make a double batch! You could also add a drizzle of Sriracha if you’re craving a spicier wrap.

What toppings are best for lettuce wraps?

You can really go in any direction you’d prefer but I like to serve these topped with Asian Cucumber Salad, shredded carrots, plenty of cilantro, peanut sauce and sesame seeds.

How long do lettuce wraps last?

The leftovers will last 3-4 days covered in the refrigerator.

How do I store the leftovers?

I’d encourage you to store each component of the wraps separately in your refrigerator so they don’t get soggy.

Can I freeze lettuce wraps?

You can freeze the chicken either before or after cooking it, but I encourage you to avoid freezing the other components.