Friday, January 28, 2011

P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps....SERIOUSLY!

These came out seriously good, and seriously close to the real thing.  All I've done is copy and paste this recipe from Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  There was nothing to adapt!

  • tablespoons oil
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • cup water chestnut
  • 2/3 cup mushroom
  • tablespoons chopped onions
  • teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 -5 leaves iceberg lettuce
Special Sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • tablespoons soy sauce
  • tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • tablespoons ketchup
  • tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • tablespoon hot mustard
  • teaspoons water
  • 1 -2 teaspoon garlic and red chile paste
Stir-Fry Sauce
  • tablespoons soy sauce
  • tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

  1. Make the special sauce by dissolving the sugar in water in a small bowl.
  2. Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and sesame oil.
  3. Mix well and refrigerate this sauce until you're ready to serve. 
  4. Combine the hot water with the hot mustard and set this aside as well.
  5. Eventually add your desired measurement of mustard and garlic chili sauce to the special sauce mixture to pour over the wraps.
  6. Bring oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan.
  7. Saute chicken breasts for 4 to 5 minutes per side or done.
  8. Remove chicken from the pan and cool.
  9. Keep oil in the pan, keep hot.
  10. As chicken cools mince water chestnuts and mushrooms to about the size of small peas.
  11. Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar together in a small bowl.
  12. When chicken is cool, mince it as the mushrooms and water chestnuts are.
  13. With the pan still on high heat, add another Tbsp of vegetable oil.
  14. Add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms to the pan.
  15. Add the stir fry sauce to the pan and saute the mixture for a couple minutes then serve it in the lettuce"cups".
  16. Top with "Special Sauce".
The bib lettuce I had gotten to use for this went bad, so I ended up just using romaine.  Still turned out really good!

If you are in any way a fan of P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce have to try making these!  

~Chef Val

1 comment:

  1. These sound SO yummy, Val! I showed the recipe to DH...we are definitely going to make these sometime!