Hey if anyone wants to know the original recipe for the "special sauce" (I have to know it because I waitress at a PF Chang's)----- its made with: sesame oil, chili oil, soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, water, and green onions. then you can add hot mustard and chili paste if desired.... now this is much more complicated than the recipe listed here.. but if you wanna go the extra mile, its up to you.
Lynn, yes, the ones you buy are made from ground chicken. I don't grind it though, I just chop it really fine. I don't think I said ANYWHERE that I use CUBES. I am going for the taste. THE TASTE IS THE SAME. If you can achieve the same taste without the bother of grinding the chicken, what difference does that make? Have a Blessed day. :) Lali
Just like the real thing! 10 of us have "Survivor" parties every week and we take it in turns to host. I made these lettuce wraps and they were a hit. A little tedious to prepare if you don't have a processor though.
I have the actual P.F. Chang's recipe as it was posted in our local news paper. It is quite a bit more involved than this one. For instance, the real recipe used straw mushrooms, not regular mushrooms. There is also three sauces and two dips to make that goes with them, as well. This being said, these were half the work and were very good. Thanks:)
This recipe is wonderful. Try cutting the chicken with Pampered Chef's food chopper - it made it really easy!
This recipe is great! Tastes just like the real thing. Only thing that I was confused about...when/where do you use the onions? For some reason they are listed in the recipe, but not given in the directions! I just put them in with everything else! Thanks!
I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings, but I just made the special sauce recipe and I did not like it at all. All I can taste is ketchup, vinegar and lemon juice. Asian sauces are usually a good balance of sweet, salty, sour and spice. I remade it subbing brown sugar for the white, hoisin for the ketchup, tripling the sesame oil, halving the vinegar, left the chili sauce, water, lemon and soy as is. And I added a small clove of fresh crushed garlic because I like it. But everything is to your personal taste, so maybe its just me! Everyone else seems to like it.
My family loved this recipe!!! They only thing I did when making it was that I cut up the raw chicken and then stir fried it with the vegs. Also, made doubled the stir fry sauce(because I didn't marinate the chicken first.) When stir frying the chicken, water chestnuts and mushrooms add half of the sauce and then add the second half at the end so the chicken has lots of flavor. But, forsure loved this recipe!!!
Just like the real thing!
i made these and the other one, can't decide which is like our local take out. both were very good.