Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps are the healthy, easy answer to P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps. Their chicken lettuce wraps are one of the most popular items on their menu. With so many people out there trying to lead healthier lifestyles and eat healthier food, it’s no wonder that P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps are so popular.
However, there are two drawbacks to restaurant food. To begin with, even the healthiest dishes are usually overflowing with salt. Whether you have high blood pressure or you’re the picture of health, too much salt is bad for your body.
Secondly, restaurant food is expansive! You’ll pay so much more by ordering out than you will if you make your own versions of your favorite recipes.
Today, I’m going to show you a healthier, more flavorful version of P.F. Chang’s chicken wraps. In addition to being delicious, these Instant Pot lettuce wraps are easy to make, so they’re perfect for any family any day of the week.
More Flavor and Less Expense with these Instant Pot Thai Lettuce Wraps
If you’re like me, you’d rather get more for your money and make recipes whenever you can. Sure, restaurant food is great, but it’s far more expensive than making a homemade version. These Thai Instant Pot lettuce wraps made with chicken are delicious and easy to make, so there’s no reason not to give them a try.
I don’t want to toot my own horn here but these are a lot better than P.F. Chang’s version. I used standard ground chicken to make these and was blown away how juicy the chicken turned out. Not only are they better and more healthy than the P.F. Changs version, but they are a whole lot more wallet-friendly.
P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps Done Three Ways
Many people get nervous when it comes to making Asian food at home. With so many complex flavors in Asian dishes, people automatically assume that the recipe will be incredibly difficult to make, so they don’t even try.
Don’t make that mistake. In a lot of Asian dishes, the flavors do the heavy lifting. Often times, the only real work a cook has to do is saute some ingredients and then add the spices and sauces to create delicious dishes.
These Instant Pot lettuce wraps are one of those simple recipes. In fact, they are so easy to make, you can approach them in three different ways – in the Instant Pot, the oven, or Crock Pot.
I am using ground chicken in this recipe. Ground chicken is lean and healthy and high protein. I imagine that you really could use ground turkey as well but I have not tried this recipe with ground turkey.
As you can see, the ingredients list for these wraps isn’t very extensive. You can find all the ingredients at your local grocery store. There’s no need to visit specialty stores to get everything you need to make these tasty wraps.
- Ground Chicken
- Water Chestnuts
- Butter Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce
- Hoisin Sauce
- Rice Wine Vinegar
- Soy Sauce
- Red Chili Flakes
- Chicken Broth
- Minced Garlic
- Minced Ginger
- Sesame Oil
How to Make Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps
I am going to show you step by step how to make this Instant Pot lettuce wraps recipe. In just a few simple steps you will be enjoying this sweet and savory tasty dish. The recipe card is below in case you would like to print the recipe.
Step 1 – Saute the Chicken
Push the saute button on Instant Pot until Normal Mode is Lit. Wait for the screen to read “HOT”. Put the ground chicken and chopped onion in the Instant Pot and saute until the chicken is no longer pink. About 5 Minutes.
Step 2 – Make the Sauce
Mix all the sauce ingredients and stir to combine well. Pour contents into the Instant Pot and stir to combine. Push the Cancel button on the Instant Pot.
Step 3 – Pressure Cook the Chicken
Put the lid on the Instant Pot and then turn the valve to the SEAL position. Push the PRESSURE COOK button and set the timer to 2 MINUTES. When the cooking time is complete do a NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE for 10 MINUTES and then release pressure.
Step 4 – Final Steps
Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and press CANCEL BUTTON. Press the saute button until the NORMAL mode is selected. Add chopped water chestnuts and then let the mixture simmer and thicken until the sauce reduces.
After about 5 minutes stir in chopped scallions. When the cooking time is complete either press the CANCEL button and then KEEP WARM. Serve immediately or when ready to eat. Just before serving, drizzle in about 1 tsp. sesame oil and stir. Garnish with reserved chives and cilantro.
How to Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps on the Stovetop
To make these chicken lettuce wraps on the stove, simply brown the ground chicken and add in the remaining ingredients into the skillet. Combine with the sauce and simmer until the sauce is warm. Serve with lettuce cups.
How to Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps in the Crock Pot
Saute ground chicken in a skillet until browned. Add all other ingredients to slow cooker and cook on low setting for 6 Hours. You can also cook on HIGH setting for 3 Hours. When cooking is complete serve with leftover hoisin sauce and lettuce cups.
Easy, Delicious Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps that Beat the Restaurant
If you’re looking for a healthy recipe that’s easy to make and full of flavor, give these Instant Pot lettuce wraps a try. They’re easy to make and amazingly delicious. They’re a homemade alternative to expensive restaurant lettuce wraps that blow the P.F. Chang’s version out of the water.
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Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 Pound Ground Chicken
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 2 Scallions Chopped Chives Reserved
- 2 Tbsp. Chopped Cilantro
- 1 Can 8 oz. Water Chestnuts Drained and Chopped
- 1 Head of Butter Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce
- 1/4 Cup Hoisin Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Low Salt Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. Red Chili Flakes Optional
- 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
- 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp. Minced Ginger
- 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
- 2 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
- 1 Splash Rice Vinegar
- Push Saute button on Instant Pot until Normal Mode is Lit. Wait for screen to read “HOT”. Put Ground chicken and chopped onion in pot and saute until chicken is no longer pink. About 5 Minutes.Mix together all sauce ingredients and stir to combine well. Pour contents into Instant Pot and stir to combine. Push Cancel button on Instant Pot.Put Lid on Instant Pot and then turn valve to SEAL Position. Push PRESSURE COOK button on Instant Pot and set timer to 2 MINUTES. When cooking time is complete do a NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE for 10 MINUTES and then release pressure.Remove lid from Instant Pot and press CANCEL BUTTON. Press Saute button until NORMAL mode is selected. Add chopped water chestnuts and then let mixture simmer and thicken till sauce reduces. After about 5 Minutes stir in chopped scallions. When cook time is complete either press CANCEL Button and then KEEP WARM. Serve Immediately or when ready to eat. Just before serving drizzle in about 1 sp. Sesame Oil and stir. Garnish with reserved Chives and Cilantro.Serves 2Enjoy.