Enjoy our PF Chang’s lettuce wraps copycat recipe! These mouthwatering bites balance savory ground chicken with a medley of crisp vegetables, all nestled in fresh lettuce leaves. Get ready to recreate this better-than-takeout recipe at home and savor the sensational taste of PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps right in your kitchen!

Chicken lettuce wraps make a great appetizer with sweet and sour chicken or served with hibachi fried rice if you want to fully emulate a restaurant-style dinner. The wraps may be enjoyed as a light dinner or lunch as well.

Chicken lettuce wraps in a plate topped with vegetables.

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wrap 

People love our copycat PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wrap for its ability to transport the restaurant experience right to their homes. The familiarity of the iconic flavors, from the savory sautéed ground chicken infused with ginger and garlic to the delightful crunch of cucumbers, promises a comforting and satisfying meal!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make. The recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, joining our wide selection of 30-minute homemade meals!
  • Restaurant Experience at home. Recreate PF Chang’s beloved chicken wrap in the comfort of your own home!
  • Satisfying and Comforting. Combining textures, from the tender chicken to the crisp lettuce and the crunch of the cucumbers creates a satisfying and comforting meal. 
  • Familiar Flavors. This recipe captures the iconic taste of sautéed ground chicken with other amazing flavors and provides a sense of familiarity and nostalgia. 
Ground meat with toppings on a bed of lettuce.


The ingredients for copycat PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps:

  • Ground chicken – A key ingredient for the wrap. 
  • Lettuce – Use butter or romaine lettuce for the wrap. 
  • Sauce – Peanut butter, soy sauce, and water (or chicken broth)
  • Flavor – For a depth of flavor we used fresh ginger and garlic.

For a full list of ingredients and quantities, see the recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

Though we love the recipe as is, here are some add-ins and substitutions you can make. 

  • Different meat: You can use ground turkey or ground beef instead of chicken.
  • Water: Chicken broth can replace water in this recipe for a stronger chicken flavor. 
  • Different butter: Any seed or nut butter would work for this recipe, but PF Chang’s uses peanut butter. 
  • Different lettuce: Butter lettuce leaves, romaine lettuce, or bibb lettuce are all great substitutes for recipe

How to Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Making chicken lettuce wraps is easier than you think, here are the simple instructions:

All the ingredients to make the sauce.

Step 1 – Make sauce. Mix peanut butter, water, and soy sauce in a bowl and set aside until needed. 

A skillet with the cooking chicken.

Step 2 – Cook chicken. Add oil to a large skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the ground chicken. Cook it on medium-high heat until it’s browned, stir the meat as it cooks.

Sauce added to the cooking chicken.

Step 3 – Add sauce. Add butter, garlic, and ginger. Finally, add the sauce and green onion and allow to simmer for an additional minute.

A plate of lettuce wraps, full of chicken, and garnished with toppings.

Step 4 – Assemble chicken into lettuce, and finish with toppings.

Expert Tips for Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Lettuce: Picking the right lettuce is really important for having perfect wraps. Make sure your leaves are large and fresh so they hold their shape.
  • Filling: Be sure that your chicken is hot when filling the lettuce with it. The heat will allow the lettuce to wilt slightly and make it more pliable.
  • Assembling: Don’t overfill your lettuce with meat and fold lettuce like you are making a taco.
  • Customize: Make these wraps your own by experimenting with toppings, and various sauces.
Close up picture of Chicken Lettuce Wraps topped with carrot, radish, and cucmbers.

Lettuce Wrap Topping Suggestions

  • Chow mein noodles
  • Rice Noodles
  • Green onion or cilantro
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Water chestnuts
  • Sriracha
  • Sesame oil or Rice vinegar or Hoisin sauce or Oyster sauce
  • Soy sauce or Tamari or Coconut aminos


Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is 100% gluten-free. 

What is a lettuce wrap? 

A lettuce wrap is a substitute for bread, filled with vegetables, meat, or any other fillings.

What is the best lettuce for lettuce wraps?

The best lettuce is butter lettuce because of its large size and soft texture, but just about any lettuce or romaine will work. 

Store & Reheat

  • Storage. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to completely cool the chicken before refrigerating. 
  • Reheat. Place in a microwave-safe container and cover with a damp towel. Microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, or until heated through. 
  • Freeze. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. Be sure to completely cool the chicken before freezing. 

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 5 votes
The most delicious homemade Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe. Ground chicken smothered in a peanut soy sauce served as lettuce wraps. So easy and healthy, even your kids will approve. 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chicken broth or water
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 head butter lettuce or romaine
  • radishes, optional when serving
  • cucumbers, optional when serving


  • In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, water, and soy sauce; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add oil and heat over medium/high heat. Once hot, add the ground chicken. Cook until browned, breaking up the chicken as it’s cooked.
  • Add the butter, garlic and ginger. Stir and cook for an additional minute.
  • Pour the sauce into the chicken mixture, and add the green onion. Cook an additional minute.
  • To serve, add chicken to lettuce and top with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy, friends!


  • Store leftover cooked chicken in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. Assemble wraps when you are ready to eat. 
  • Cool chicken fully, before freezing. Store for up to 3 months in the freezer. 
  • Pro tip: make extra sauce and dip wraps into it for an extra kick of flavor. 


255kcal Calories3g Carbs23g Protein17g Fat5g Saturated Fat105mg Cholesterol941mg Sodium691mg Potassium0g Fiber1g Sugar145IU Vitamin A1.3mg Vitamin C17mg Calcium1.5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 941mg41%
Potassium 691mg20%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)