Chicken Lettuce Wraps

by Tikofoods
4 Servings
25 min

Saucy chicken on a bed of fried crunchy vermicelli noodles, does it get any better than that? This is a copycat recipe is inspired by PF Chang's. If you've ever had their version then you know how amazing they are!

We don't have a PF Chang's in Canada, but when I was younger and travelled to the states frequently it was my go to. I haven't eaten there in years but suddenly craved it the other day, which led to this!

Their secret ingredient is water chestnuts! It adds such a nice crunch and texture to the chicken. I will definitely be incorporating them in to more recipes.

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Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 pack of dried vermicelli noodles
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 head of iceburg or Boston lettuce
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 diced white onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 2 scallion stalks
  • sesame seeds to garnish
For the Noodles
Heat 1 cup of vegetable oil
Cut the dry vermicelli noodles into smaller 1/2 - 1 inch strands
Add the dry noodles to the hot oil and they should instantly puff up and expand. Make sure to do this in small batches for an even cook.
Remove the fried vermicelli noodles using a sifter spoon and set aside for later
For the Chicken
Add the ground chicken to a heated wok or pan
Break up the ground chicken into small pieces using a wooden spoon or spatula and cook for approximately 5 minutes until cooked through
Add the diced onion, minced ginger, and minced garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent
Drain the can of water chestnuts and dice into smaller pieces, then add to the wok
Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar
Mix in chopped green onions and stir everything together
Let simmer until the sauce thickens then add to noodles
  • The vermicelli noodles are completely optional but really fun to make and add some extra crunch!
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  • Carol cote Carol cote on Feb 05, 2021

    Alot of these recipes sound very good. I just joined your site. It would be appreciated if you could provide the nutritional profile for your recipes, please.