How to make a copycat version of PF Chang's chicken lettuce wraps at home

Chef Cat Cora shows us how to make this iconic appetizer in our home kitchen.

P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps are a low-carb and protein-packed favorite.

Chef Cat Cora, the first-ever female “Iron Chef,” created her own take on the famous lettuce wraps that you can make at home in just 20 minutes.

Check out the recipe below.


1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 pound ground chicken breast
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1 yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce or sriracha, optional
1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated
4 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias


Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add ground chicken and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon.
Stir in the onion and cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until translucent.
Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Stir in the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha and water chestnuts; cook 3 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, top with green onions.