If you’ve had the original lettuce wraps from P.F. Chang’s, you know they are delicious. These P.F. Chang’s copycat keto lettuce wraps are just as good!
WHAT ARE P.F. CHANG’S LETTUCE WRAPS?
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro lettuce wraps are possibly one of their most popular dishes. They are listed on the menu under appetizers, but a stop through any of their restaurants will see them being delivered to almost every table.
The lettuce wraps are very simple. They consist of a mix of meat, spices, seasonings, and sauces that can easily be placed into a lettuce leaf and eaten. The wraps are light, yummy, and delicious.
WHAT IS P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO?
The chain was founded in 1993 by Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang – son of Cecilia Chiang. The first restaurant was opened at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. The chain specializes in American Chinese cuisine, plus other Asian dishes.
As of October 2017, P. F. Chang’s operated 208 restaurants in the United States and more than 100 in international markets
KETO LETTUCE WRAP INGREDIENTS
In order to make these delicious lettuce wraps, you’ll need to make sure you have the following ingredients on hand first.
- 1 lb chicken thighs, cut into small chunks
- 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp liquid aminos
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- 6 butter lettuce leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
After you have everything on this list, you’re ready to get cooking!
HOW TO MAKE P.F. CHANG’S KETO LETTUCE WRAPS
Start by adding the olive oil, sesame oil, and chicken in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until chicken is cooked through, then reduce the heat to medium-low.
Add the rest of the ingredients except the garlic and cook well. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Salt and pepper to taste
Spoon a serving of the mixture onto the butter lettuce leaves and dig in!
USING OTHER TYPES OF MEAT FOR THIS RECIPE
One question often asked is “do I have to use chicken for this recipe or can I use something else?” Well, the good news is, you can choose different meat if you’d like.
Below are some ideas for you if you’re considering changing it up.
USING GROUND BEEF
Ground beef would be a logical “next step” if using chicken thighs aren’t for you. If you’d like to use it, simply cook and drain it first, before adding the sesame oil and the rest of the ingredients.
For the ground beef version, since beef has plenty of fat in it and you don’t need to lubricate the pan, the olive oil can be left out completely.
Cook the rest of the recipe as the instructions say and voila! You’re ready to eat!
USING GROUND CHICKEN
If you’d like to use ground chicken, follow all of the instructions as they are in the recipe card, including the olive oil. Ground chicken doesn’t have enough fat in it to cook without sticking, so the olive oil is a necessity.
Voila! Ground chicken lettuce wraps, ready to eat!
STORING P.F. CHANG’S KETO LETTUCE WRAPS
If you run into the issue that you have too much meat mixture leftover, you can store it for leftovers later on.
To store these leftovers, simply place them into a airtight storage container, such as a Pyrex rectangular storage dish. These glass storage containers are really nice because you can store, bake, reheat, or (basically) do whatever in them.
Refrigerate for up to four days after making them.
REHEATING THE LETTUCE WRAP MEAT MIXTURE
Reheating the lettuce wrap meat mixture is super easy, too. All you need to do is to pop whatever amount you’re planning to eat into the microwave and heat for thirty seconds to a minute.
Check to make sure the meat is warm enough, then spoon onto a lettuce leaf and enjoy!
If you prefer to warm your foods more slowly, such as on the stovetop or in the oven, opt for the oven on this one. Preheat your oven to 350˚F and place the mixture inside.
Stirring occasionally, heat for 5 – 10 minutes or until the mixture is heated through.
Using the oven heats the meat evenly and slowly, ensuring the meat doesn’t get tough from a faster cook, such as in the microwave.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oils and chicken
- Cook until chicken is cooked through; reduce heat slightly
- Add the rest of the ingredients except the garlic and cook well
- Add the garlic and cook until fragrant
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Spoon a serving of the mixture onto the lettuce leaves and dig in!
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1/3 cup
Amount Per ServingCalories 280 Total Fat 8g Carbohydrates 1g Protein 20g