Ari makes Chicken Lettuce Wraps as good as P F Changs ….

Last night Ari made chicken lettuce wraps and even though its been a while since my last visit to P F Changs I think that hers were just as delicious. These are gluten free, low fat, low carb and make a healthy and light nutritious meal….. I am also sharing Ari’s photo recipe.


You will need :

250g ground chicken
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp Sesame oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
Squeeze of a fresh lime
1/4 tsp red chili flakes, but adjust this according to your liking
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or minced
100g fresh mushrooms, chopped (dried okay if soaked for 30 mins)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
2 portions fried rice noodles, prepare according to instructions on packet
4 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts

This recipe serves 4 persons, depending on appetites….

In a large pan or wok, cook the chicken in the vegetable oil until it is no longer pink. Add the chili flakes.
Remove from the pan and leave to drain in a colander. This will get rid of unnecessary fat and liquids to give the wrap a good texture.

Quickly cook the onions and mushrooms on high heat in the wok, add the ginger and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes stirring all the time. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil.

Mix with the chicken, add a squeeze of lime juice and the fresh cilantro.

Spoon onto lettuce leaves; top with some noodles. Everyone can assemble their own. Sprinkle with roasted crushed peanuts. If desired dip into soy sauce with a few drops of sesame oil.

I am sharing a photo recipe, remember you can adjust quantities according to your taste….

Neatly chopped onion, finely chopped garlic and ginger and the noodles.

Soy Sauce, sesame oil and fish sauce

Chili flakes

Crushed roasted peanuts

Chopped mushrooms

The lean minced chicken stir fried with the other ingredients and fresh cilantro

Crispy lettuce leaves

Add a spoon of filling…….A crisp and fresh, crunchy aromatic mouthful… Mmmm

And here is Ari with Luke ….


25 responses to “Ari makes Chicken Lettuce Wraps as good as P F Changs ….”

  1. Well done Ari. I am going to make them tonight.

    1. Did you make them Joan ?

  2. They look great and such a beautiful young lady 🎀

    1. Thank you Elaine, Ari is my daughter ! Have a great day x

      1. She’s beautiful, you must be very proud 😍

        1. We are all proud of our children ! Have a lovely lovely day !

  3. Something happened to my earlier response, so if this is a repeat, please forgive me. I look forward to making this recipe at home. It is one of my favorite dishes to order at the restaurant. One thing I noticed is that the amount of onion is missing from the ingredient list. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. It’s half an onion Jovina finely chopped ! Have a lovely day !

  4. Yum!! I love lettuce wraps, and the recipe sounds delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Brenda. Let me know the results if you try it out !

  5. – First, Ari is gorgeous and talented. Luke is cute and photogenic, posing for the camera. 😀
    – I make chicken in lettuce cups quite often during the summer, sometimes with or without fresh shiitake mushrooms. Great idea, I shall add rice noodles (Japanese style) next time. I have not been able to acquaint myself with fish-sauce yet. Do you have P.F. Change in your neck of the woods too?

    1. Thank you Fae! Arabella is my daughter. The fish sauce adds a different angle to the Asian flavor. No PF Chang on the island. My last visit was in New York! I love New York… Ari did not fry the rice noodle the traditional way to keep the dish healthier !

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    1. Thank you for reblogging !

  7. Looks really nice!

  8. It does look good! Nearly time for tea 🙂
    Many thanks for the follow.

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