PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps


I say PF Chang’s “inspired” because I don’t want you getting your hopes up for an exact replica of PF Chang’s. This is really, really close, but if you google “lettuce wrap copy cat recipe” you will find complicated posts involving a TON of ingredients. My lettuce wraps are simple, easy, and taste close enough to Chang’s to satisfy a craving without having to leave you house in a blizzard.

What you need:
1 head of iceberg lettuce [set aside]
1 lb. of ground chicken
1 small red bell pepper
1/2 large carrot chopped or 4 baby carrots chopped
2 large garlic cloves minced
1/4 c. finely sliced scallions

(for the sauce)
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/4 tamari or soy sauce
2 TBS light brown sugar
1 TBS corn starch
2 TBS olive oil
1/2 TBS ginger [minced fresh or powdered]
1 tsp garlic salt

Excluding the lettuce, add the first five ingredients to a hot skillet, starting with the chicken. Once the chicken has browned a bit, throw in the other 4. Cut the bottom off of your head of lettuce, and rinse in cold water. Peel off the first 4-5 leaves to use as your lettuce cups, and set aside. In a separate container, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Once the chicken in your skillet is completely cooked, add the sauce to the pan and simmer for 4-5 minutes, until sauce has reduced and is thicker. This recipe makes 4 bigger wraps or up to 8 smaller wraps depending on the size of your lettuce cups. enjoy!

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