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Delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Updated on June 8, 2011

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Several years ago I  ordered chicken lettuce wraps at P.F. Changs's and have been hooked ever since. The recipe in this Hub is not from the restaurant but one that I made up myself. Sometimes I do have some variations in amounts of the ingredients but without a doubt, this recipe is great. Instead of using chicken all the time, steak meat, pork or shrimp can be substituted. Oh and by the way this recipe in my opinion is very healthy.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

4 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons canola oil

2 pounds boneless,skinless chicken breasts ( cut into 3/4 inch pieces)

3 cloves garlic

1 bunch green onions (sliced and trimmed)

2 tablespoons of fresh ginger (grated)

1 can water chestnuts (8 ounces) drained

1/2 cup unsalted cashews or walnuts,(roasted and chopped)

2 heads of Bibb lettuce (separate leaves)

Begin by combining the soy sauce and honey in a bowl and set aside. Season the chicken with about a 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Salt is not necessary because even though the soy sauce is low sodium, it still has enough salt in it.

Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium to high heat. When the oil is ready, add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes until it starts to brown. Turn the heat down to a medium temperature and add the garlic, green onions, and ginger. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Now is the time to add your water chestnuts and only half of the soy sauce and continue to cook and stir until the chicken is cooked all the way through, which will be about 5 minutes.

Remove the pan form the heat and sprinkle the nuts on top.

Take the cleaned, dried and separated lettuce leaves and divide among plates that will serve up to six. Spoon the chicken mixure evenly over lettuce leaves and a fantastic meal or appetizer is born. Place the remaing soy sauce in a small bowl to be used as an condiment which can be drizzled on chicken lettuce wraps as eaten,

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    • RealHousewife profile image

      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hi Laringo! The recipe looks delicious! I have had P?F. Changes wraps and they are incredible. I can't wait to try this recipe! Yum!

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      Kenneth Avery 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, laringo! GREAT hub! Delicious read! You are after my own appetite with writing as good as this. I mean that. You are very talented. I love to sow only good seed to my fellow members of man (and woman)kind. I voted up and away! Would you mind if I were a fan and a follower? I would like that. With warmest regards, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town, Hamilton, in northwest Alabama that reminds you of Mayberry, the town on the Andy Griffith Show. Much peace and happiness to YOU! God bless.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi laringo, wow sounds yummy this is certainly one for me to try, chicken and cashews go so well together, many thanks!

    • swedal profile image

      swedal 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      I absolutely love these things and am always looking for new ways to make them. Great and appreciated hub!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree-I love these wraps. I used to live in Northern Calif--well the Bay area, actually. Now I'm in NC Where did you live previously?

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      8 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      Yay, this sounds great, it is stirring my palate now. Thank you for this recipe too. More power to you dear friend, laringo

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Cheri,I hope you enjoy them.

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      Cheri Schultz 

      8 years ago from Midwest

      Wow - I have to try this.. It sounds wonderful. Based upon your comments I cannot wait to make it.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks for coming back anginfit4ua to let me know you enjoyed this recipe. I hope it's one you'll keep around.

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      anglnflt4ua 

      8 years ago from Bay Area, CA

      Very tasty recipe tips. I tried this a couple of days ago and just had to get back to comment. Thank you!

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      RedElf 

      9 years ago from Canada

      This looks great - I, too, am a fan of lettuce wraps. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hi Jerelee, I think you'll love these; they are my all time favorite.

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      Jerilee Wei 

      9 years ago from United States

      This is a recipe that I'm going to have to try. Thanks for publishing it.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hi prasetio30, they are yummy. I hope you get a chance to try these. You'll be very satisfied?

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      prasetio30 

      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hmm. Delicious food. Nice to try

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      diamondrose1 

      9 years ago from Australia

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      Melody Lagrimas 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Sounds yummy, thanks.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      RGraf, I bet the lobster is delicious, but I can't eat shellfish.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      This sounds delicious. I've only had lobster wraps and they were wonderful.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Tiptopcat, that's what happens to me when I watch the Food Network.

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      Victoria Virgo 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      wow - sounds absolutely gorgeous. Now I have to go off to the kitchen and find something to eat. yum

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks G-Ma. Send me mail and let me know what kind of food you wrap in lettuce. I like to switch things p all the time.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      this recipe sounds really good...I have to admit I have used lettuce for wraps for a while now, you can put anything in them and is so much fun and so much healthier too...thanks for the reminder and this recipe...G-Ma :O) Hugs

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Sounds like a plan men are dorks......not all men though.

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      men are dorks 

      9 years ago from Namibia

      Way, way.......................................... beyond yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      This week-end I'm gonna stuff myself with all your stuff. Tx

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      JamaGenee, Let me know how you like them. All my family and freinds are crazy about them. Bon Appetit!

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      Joanna McKenna 

      9 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      This sound absolutely yummy!  I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow and the ingredients will definiely be on the list!  Thanks! (I might try it both ways, by itself and in a roll.) 

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Bad Boy, you need to get on it and make some. I promise, you'll love it!

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Isabella, these are great and I even add a little chili/garlic sauce that you can buy in the Asian food section in supermarkets or at any Asian market. It really spices it up.

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      Isabella Snow 

      9 years ago

      Wow that sounds easy and fabulous! I want to try it!

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hi DarleneMarie, Thank you. I hope you have a chance to try it.

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      DarleneMarie 

      9 years ago from USA

      What a great delicious and nutritious dish laringo!  Thanks for sharing!

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hello MotherHubber, can I invite myself over? I'm sure they'll be delicious....lol. Thnks for stopping by and commenting.

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      MotherHubber 

      9 years ago from Southern California

      Laringo, I also love PF Chang's lettuce wraps! So light, but really satisfying. My father just brought me some really nice lettuce leaves from his garden; I am going to try your recipe tomorrow! Thanks.

      ~mh

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks Nelle...tell Leo thanks much and I'm sure you'll be trying this recipe again. I appreciate your comments.

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      Nelle Hoxie 

      9 years ago

      Leo loved it too, especially after he put a few stuffed lettuce leafs in a submarine sandwich roll. The South Beach Diet wouldn't last too long in this house. But he says thanks for tasty treat idea!

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      OMG back to you...you are amazing to jump right in and try this recipe. I'm glad I could plan your dinner tonight.

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      Nelle Hoxie 

      9 years ago

      OMG it's soooo good. I'm eating it now! I had all the necessary ingredients, so I decided that this would make a great dinner! And it's such an easy recipe. It took like 10 minutes to make.

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