P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wrap Salad
I am so excited to be participating in this year’s Freaky Friday Blog Hop: Summer Edition! This group is the brainchild of my friend, Michaela’s and it is SO MUCH FUN! For those of you that aren’t familiar with Freaky Friday, it is a group of food bloggers that get assigned a secret blog and we get to choose any recipe we want to make from it for our own blogs. Then all of the recipes are revealed at the exact same time and we get to see who had our page and which recipe they selected! It has been a great way for me and my readers to find new blogs to follow, and I feel honored to be a part of it!
My Past Freaky Friday Recipes:
I am MOST excited about this round because the blog I was assigned was An Affair From The Heart! Michaela is my bloggy besty… She is one of the most wonderful, sincere and hard working people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! She is such an amazing cook, baker, wife, mom, fur mom and friend. There is never a time when she isn’t volunteering at her kid’s school or at their church. She also happens to be a really fun gift-giver (she gave me the ADORABLE bee tea towel I used in the photos for this recipe!) and one of the funniest people I have ever known!
Her blog is one of my favorites to cook from because we like a LOT of the same types of foods. She knows how much I love to do Chinese Take Out Fake Out recipes at home and she RAVED about her P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wrap Salad a few months ago when she made it. So when I drew her name for this event, I IMMEDIATELY knew which recipe I was going to make.
A few other recipes of Michaela’s that are on my ‘TO MAKE LIST’:
Italian Wonder Pot – This is actually one of my moms favorite recipes! She makes it all the time!
Let me talk to y’all about this salad. OH MY WORD! I have never been to P.F. Chang’s but their copycat Mongolian Beef is one of my most popular recipes. (Click here for stove top and click here for the instant pot version). Michaela said this Lettuce Wrap Salad is all of the deliciousness of the Famous lettuce wraps at PF Chang’s but so much easier to prepare and eat! She was right!
As soon as I started browning the chicken and adding the spices and sauces, I KNEW this one was a winner. OH MY GOSH it made my whole house smell AMAZING.
My daughter and I had this for lunch and we fought over the leftovers the next day LOL! The flavors of Hoisin, soy sauce, ginger and garlic and the crunch of the lettuce, onions and water chestnuts makes this salad an exceptional meal that everyone will enjoy.
A huge thanks to Michaela for hosting Freaky Friday, for another FANTASTIC recipe, and for being a one heckuva great friend to me! <3
I hope you all try this recipe and love it as much as we do!
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha, optional
- 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and minced
- 3 green onions, sliced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 bag of ready to serve butter lettuce
Heat skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the vegetable oil and sesame oil. Brown chicken and add the onions when it is halfway done. Add the garlic the last minute. Next, stir in the hoison sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, and water chestnuts. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with green onions. I like to allow the meat mixture to cool for 5 - 10 minutes to keep the lettuce from wilting.
Pour bag of lettuce in a big bowl. Top with meat mixture, and toss. Serve immediately. ENJOY!!!!
Check out more DELICIOUS Freaky Friday Recipes from my blogger friends below!
A Dish of Daily Life – Mexican Black Beans
An Affair from the Heart –Deconstructed Guacamole Salad
A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures – Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
Aunt Bee’s Recipes – P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wrap Salad
Belle of the Kitchen – Crock Pot Honey Sriracha Meatballs
Bowl Me Over – Grilled Shrimp Nicoise Salad
The Devilish Dish – Southwestern Coleslaw
The Flavor Blender – Creamy Frozen Margarita Pie Slice with a Pretzel Crust
Full Belly Sisters – Bacon Scallion Deviled Eggs
The Foodie Affair – New Zealand Bacon and Egg Pie
Honey & Birch – Grilled Guacamole
Hostess at Heart – Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas
Lemoine Family Recipes – Easy Peach Dumplings
Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Tortellini Caprese Salad
PicNic – Oreo Scones
PlatterTalk – Black Bean and Roasted Corn Chowder
Seduction in the Kitchen – Peach Sweet Tea
Take Two Tapas – Spicy Margarita Shrimp Skewers
Who Needs a Cape? – No Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Parfait