Chicken Lettuce Wraps Like Pf Changs - Copycat

"I LOVE PF Changs Lettuce Wraps, but we live a long distance from the nearest of their restaurants. When I start craving their lettuce wraps, I make this copycat recipe, and my husband says they are even better than Changs. You be the judge. They are a little work, but well worth the effort. Note: I took the cellophane, heated about an inch of oil in a skillet, got it hot, tested it with a few crumbs of noodles to see if it would sizzle, and then dropped the noodles in. They crisp up very fast. I drained on papertowels and then mixed in with the other recipe,"
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
24
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • (If you used dried mushrooms, cover mushrooms with boiling water, let stand 30 minutes then drain.) Cut and discard woody stems from mushrooms. Mince mushrooms. Set aside.
  • Mix all ingredients for cooking sauce in bowl, and set aside.
  • In medium bowl, combine cornstarch, sherry water, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and chicken. Stir to coat chicken thoroughly. Stir in 1 teaspoons oil and let sit 15 minutes to marinate.
  • Heat wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add 3 TBSP oil, then add chicken and stir fry for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add 2 TBSP oil to pan. Add ginger, garlic, chilies(if desired. I leave these out), and onion; stir fry about a minute or so.
  • Add mushrooms, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts; stir fry an additional 2 minutes.
  • Return chicken to pan. Add mixed cooking sauce to pan. Cook until thickened and hot. Break cooked cellophane noodles into small pieces, and cover bottom of serving dish with them. Then pour chicken mixture on top of noodles. Spoon into lettuce leaf and roll.

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Reviews

  1. BrittBall
    Hi all! I'm a LONG time employee at PF Changs and BamaKathy's recipe is almost spot on. Although there arent any bamboo shoots in the original recipe, it looks like it would be a nice added touch. After we cook the ground chicken, we chill it along with the mushrooms and the water chestnuts. We take that mixture, heat it through, add the sauce, and throw in the scallions for the last couple minutes of cooking. As for our "special sauce" we serve with it tableside, that consists of soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, sugar, green onion, sesame oil, water, chili paste, and hot mustard. Hope this helps.
     
  2. candice7
    this recipe is pretty darn close!! I work at PF Changs... just no bamboo shoots for sure... or chili's..... special sauce.. which is potsticker sauce ( You apply on top of wraps) is made with chili oil, sesame oil, sugar, water, soy sauce, white vinegar, and green onions... you may add chili paste and hot mustard after for heat.... hope this helps!!!
     
  3. HeidiSue
    Okay... these were SO good and very much like PF Changs! I've made another recipe on here that doesn't even compare to this one. I am so pleased!! We used butter lettuce because they make nice cups, but I won't do that again, it needs to be iceberg for sure. Another reviewer mentioned MAIFUN rice sticks for the white crunchies that PF changs uses and that was right on, they were super fun to fry up too! I also read somewhere that the special sauce started with potsticker sauce, so we used that and mixed in Sambal Oelek and spicy chineese mustard to taste and it was really close. I used one pound of ground chicken, omitted the bamboo shoots and used white mushrooms... a whole 8oz. package since I didn't use the bamboo shoots. Thank you SO much for posting!!!
     
  4. limeandspoontt
    Loved this recipe, It's pretty quick and the meat mixture is really versatile and the flavours are great!!
     
  5. rothiii
    I don't care what anybody says. These ARE PF Chang's lettuce wraps! I made these for a monthly cook-off my family has, and everyone who's had PF Chang's said they were the real deal!! I used Baby Bellos (Didn't feel like dropping $5.50 for 6 oz!), and left out the bamboo shoots (Never had 'em from Changs with them). Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for posting! Oh, a word of caution: when frying your cellophane noodles, gently place them in the oil with tongs.
     
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Tweaks

  1. mishi206
    Super easy and super delish!! Made a great dinner! I used flank steak instead of chicken and just cut it into bits. Thanks!
     
  2. Garlic Chick
    Yummy! I've made these about three times and I like them a lot. I agree this is a bit of prep, but worth it. Tonight I used buffalo burger instead of ground chicken. I did not use water chestnuts (never liked them) and used regular white mushrooms. I do not think I have ever done the noodles right because they are puffed up at PF Chang's but I cooked them in water a few minutes then added them to the stir fry. I still like it this way because it makes them filling! The cooking sauce adds a lot of great flavor. I also added 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder. I always use a tad less oil to cook it all. I'm not sure if these are like PF Chang's (I rarely go there) but they are delicious! Thanks for posting.
     

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