This recipe is FANTASTIC! It looks like it's a lot of work, but it really isn't. I add walnuts to the chicken mixture (a local restaurant has them in their lettuce wraps...love 'em!) and I also make twice the amount of Special Sauce and use it later in the week as a salad dressing. I've shared this recipe with friends and family and I have yet to hear of one person not liking it! Enjoy!
This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" (Penguin/Putnam) www.TopSecretRecipes.com
Fantastic recipe! My husband and I loved it! It makes more than enough for 2 - we'll have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thank you for sharing - the only thing I did wrong was not realize I was suppose to wrap them up - I served on lettuce but not wrapped - next time I'll wrap them and the time after that I'm putting it all on rice :) Edit - 1/29/2011 - made this recipe again, I'm telling ya it's really a 10 star recipe! We love love love the sauce! We made them last night and it's what I had for breakfast this morning - they are good cold too! I did use endive this time and oh yum yum! With the leftovers, I used a little cornstarch in the sauce (heating it of course) to thicken it up and used it on our pizza instead of pizza sauce - then used the leftover chicken mixture on the pizza along with green onions and crushed pineapple...it was the best!
OMG, This recipe is GREAT. I made it, omitting the mushroom and doubbling the stir fry sauce. My family members are very picky eaters and this dish never even made it off the burner. They filled their wraps from the pan and there were NO LEFT OVERS. I'm still getting compliments.
Amazing. The sauce is great on salads, so make double.
These are totally yummy!
loved them! made them for my hubby and I, had some left over and ended up using it on a salad,, will be making these again!
I tweaked this recipe quite a bit some due to preference and some due to lack of ingredients. It turned out great!
* For the special sauce I used only 2 Tbs of sugar
* Instead of water chestnuts and mushrooms I used bamboo shoots and substituted the onions for shallots
* Used red wine vinegar instead of rice wine
* I put fresh ginger in with the garlic and chicken stir fry part
* I only had one chicken breast so I used two thighs to substitute for the missing breast
This was very easy to make and it tasted great!
Easy, awesome! My whole family loved them.
Great with the following adjustments: Use ground chicken and put the onions in early on with it. Then just add other stuff to the pan - much easier. Cut the sugar in the special sauce in half. Add about half the special sauce right to the chicken, with about a 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch so it thickens up. Otherwise they're very runny. Everything else about the recipe was perfect! Didn't taste exactly like PF's, but close. The special sauce was very close to PF's. Thanks!
The P.F. Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with GROUND Chicken, not cubed chicken breast.