Ari makes Chicken Lettuce Wraps as good as P F Changs ….

Last night Ari made chicken lettuce wraps and even though its been a while since my last visit to P F Changs I think that hers were just as delicious. These are gluten free, low fat, low carb and make a healthy and light nutritious meal….. I am also sharing Ari’s photo recipe.

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You will need :

250g ground chicken
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp Sesame oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
Squeeze of a fresh lime
1/4 tsp red chili flakes, but adjust this according to your liking
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or minced
100g fresh mushrooms, chopped (dried okay if soaked for 30 mins)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
2 portions fried rice noodles, prepare according to instructions on packet
4 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts

This recipe serves 4 persons, depending on appetites….

In a large pan or wok, cook the chicken in the vegetable oil until it is no longer pink. Add the chili flakes.
Remove from the pan and leave to drain in a colander. This will get rid of unnecessary fat and liquids to give the wrap a good texture.

Quickly cook the onions and mushrooms on high heat in the wok, add the ginger and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes stirring all the time. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil.

Mix with the chicken, add a squeeze of lime juice and the fresh cilantro.

Spoon onto lettuce leaves; top with some noodles. Everyone can assemble their own. Sprinkle with roasted crushed peanuts. If desired dip into soy sauce with a few drops of sesame oil.

I am sharing a photo recipe, remember you can adjust quantities according to your taste….

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Neatly chopped onion, finely chopped garlic and ginger and the noodles.

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Soy Sauce, sesame oil and fish sauce

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Chili flakes

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Crushed roasted peanuts

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Chopped mushrooms

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The lean minced chicken stir fried with the other ingredients and fresh cilantro

Crispy lettuce leaves

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Add a spoon of filling…….A crisp and fresh, crunchy aromatic mouthful… Mmmm

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Delicious
And here is Ari with Luke ….

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25 thoughts on “Ari makes Chicken Lettuce Wraps as good as P F Changs ….

  1. Something happened to my earlier response, so if this is a repeat, please forgive me. I look forward to making this recipe at home. It is one of my favorite dishes to order at the restaurant. One thing I noticed is that the amount of onion is missing from the ingredient list. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  2. – First, Ari is gorgeous and talented. Luke is cute and photogenic, posing for the camera. 😀
    – I make chicken in lettuce cups quite often during the summer, sometimes with or without fresh shiitake mushrooms. Great idea, I shall add rice noodles (Japanese style) next time. I have not been able to acquaint myself with fish-sauce yet. Do you have P.F. Change in your neck of the woods too?

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    • Thank you Fae! Arabella is my daughter. The fish sauce adds a different angle to the Asian flavor. No PF Chang on the island. My last visit was in New York! I love New York… Ari did not fry the rice noodle the traditional way to keep the dish healthier !

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