These chicken lettuce wraps are the perfect healthier PF Chang’s copycat! They’re paleo, whole30, and AIP compliant.

Pf Chang's lettuce wraps

I was always an unhealthy eater as a kid, and never really wanted to eat any meat or vegetables. That’s why the first time that I ate lettuce wraps at PF Chang’s really stands out to me! They bring out this big platter of ground chicken, iceberg lettuce cups, and an array of sauces to make your own combination. Seriously, it’s delicious. I was sad once I went soy and gluten-free and wouldn’t be able to enjoy that anymore!

Luckily, PF Chang’s lettuce wraps are so easy to duplicate at home! With the right ingredients, you can easily make them paleo, whole30, and AIP compliant. Not only will they taste just as good, but they’re really not hard to make at all. Say hello to a new favorite!

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How to make PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • Brown the ground chicken, and add the vegetables. Cook until soft.
  • Add the majority of the sauce (reserving some on the side) and stir.
  • Separate the lettuce leaves and serve with the ground chicken mixture on the side along with the extra sauce.
  • To assemble the lettuce wraps, you’ll spoon some of the filling into the lettuce cups and add extra sauce. Yum!


Tips & Tricks For Making Great PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

Use butter lettuce instead of iceberg lettuce.

You could use iceberg, but butter lettuce has more nutrients and is tastier!

If you can’t find ground chicken, make your own! 

If you can’t find the ground chicken in the grocery store, you can simply make your own in the food processor. Place the chicken in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, and grind it int the food processor.


The Ingredients You’ll Need For the PF Chang’s Copycat Lettuce Wraps

Ground chicken

Ground chicken is what’s traditionally in these lettuce wraps, but you can also use ground pork or turkey.

Mushrooms & water chestnuts

I love using water chestnuts in stir fry’s, but I haven’t ever been able to find them without citric acid. So if you’re AIP, leave out the water chestnuts to avoid the citric acid.

Green onion, garlic, and ginger

Classic flavors for an Asian recipe.

Coconut aminos

This is a soy-free soy sauce substitute. If you tolerate other soy sauce alternatives, you can also use that!

Blackstrap molasses

You can omit this sweetener if you’re on a whole30, or use coconut sugar if you don’t have molasses on hand.

Butter lettuce

You can use butter lettuce for the wraps, as well as iceberg lettuce or romaine.

How to store chicken lettuce wraps for meal prep

You can for sure make this recipe ahead of time for meal prep! I recommend storing the filling in a glass Tupperware with the sauce on the side, and prepping the lettuce cups when you’re ready to enjoy them.


How to serve the chicken lettuce wraps

You’ll want to serve all of the components separately and let any guests build their own lettuce wraps. Simply set out the ground chicken with a serving spoon along with the prepped and washed lettuce cups, and extra sauce on the side with a spoon.

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PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These chicken lettuce wraps are the perfect healthier PF Chang’s copycat! They’re paleo, whole30, and AIP compliant.



For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses (omit for Whole30)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp avocado oil

For the lettuce wraps 

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced fine
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts (omit for AIP to avoid citric acid)
  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 1 head butter lettuce


  1. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Season to taste and set aside.
  2. Using a large deep skillet, heat the avocado oil on medium heat.
  3. Add the ground chicken and salt. Cook through and use a wooden spoon to crumble the chicken.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes until the vegetables soften.
  5. Pour in the majority of the sauce, leaving some to serve on the side, along with the water chestnuts and green onion. Stir to combine and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve the ground chicken mixture in a bowl with a serving spoon along with the butter lettuce leaves washed and separated, and extra sauce on the side.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 278
  • Sugar: 8.2g
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 29.5g

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