Wednesday, June 13, 2012

chicken lettuce wrap

I've never been to P.F. Changs, but I heard a lot about the 'lettuce wrap.' I had chicken and lettuce in my fridge, so I wanted to give a shot. I also had left over san tung chicken sauce so I used it instead of the sauce listed in the original recipe from If you try the original recipe, please let me know how it turns out. :)


Chicken breasts - 2 (cubed)
Mushroom - 1 cup (any kinds of mushroom work)
Onion - 1/2 cup (chopped finely)
Garlic - 2 cloves (minced)
Ginger - 1 inch cube (minced)
Tofu (silken or medium firm) - 1 cup (*see TIPS)

Corn starch - 1 TBS
Water - 1 TBS

Lettuce - as much as you need (*see TIPS) 

San Tung sauce - 1/2 cup

[Stir-fry Sauce for chicken]
Soy sauce - 2 TBS
Brown sugar - 2 TBS
Rice vinegar - 1/2 tsp 

[Special Sauce for drizzling]
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Soy sauce - 2 TBS
Rice vinegar - 2 TBS
Ketchup - 2 TBS
Lemon juice - 1 TBS
Sesame oil - 1/8 tsp
Garlic and red chili paste (to ban jan) - 1-2 tsp 

For special sauce



  1. Cut chicken into cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Set it aside.
  2. Cut other ingredients: mushroom, garlic, ginger, onion and tofu.
  3. Mix the stir-fry sauce in a bowl. 
  4. Mix all the ingredients for special sauce in a pot. Mix well. 
  5. Separate and wash lettuce  
Wash lettuce and pat dry with paper towel


  1. In a wok or frying pan, heat 1-2 TBS of olive oil. Fry onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant. 
  2. Add chicken and fry until almost cooked. Add in mushroom and fry for few more minutes. 
  3. Add in the stir fry sauce or 1/2 cup of san tung sauce.  Adjust the taste by adding salt/pepper. 
  4. Meanwhile, combine water and corn starch. Add to the chicken mixture. Let it thicken a bit. 


  1. Serve a spoonful of chicken on a lettuce.
  2. Drizzle special sauce on top and take a bite!


  • Romaine lettuce is a good substitution to Iceberg lettuce - got more nutrition in it and give extra crunch. :) 
  • The original recipe called for water chestnut, which will give a dish a nice crunch!
  • Tofu makes this dish 'healthy'


  1. It's very healthy! Low carbs! I can eat!

  2. Great! Tofu + chicken + mushroom = good combination & low carbs :)