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PF Chang’s Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps

If you are craving some Asian-inspired cuisine for dinner, whip up these Instant Pot lettuce wraps in a quick 20 minutes cook time. This yummy meal is great for those busy evenings when your family expects dinner but you don’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen.

If you don’t want to spend money on unhealthy take-out meals, this flavorful lettuce wraps recipe is also inexpensive to make. Not mention making a quick Instant Pot recipes in a pressure cooker keeps the kitchen cool and takes minimal effort.

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PF Chang’s Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps

Asian chicken lettuce wraps are also perfect as an appetizer, as the main entrée, and makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. Who needs PF Chang’s when you have a copycat recipe you can make in your own kitchen that tastes just as great?

These Instant Pot lettuce wraps are absolutely packed with flavor. There are two sauces in this recipe, one for with the ground chicken or ground turkey and one for dipping. When the sauces are combined, they create a flavorful, saucy masterpiece that is absolutely delicious.

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Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps Tips

Lettuce wraps can be tricky. The whole ‘what is the best lettuce to use for a wrap’ and ‘how do you keep lettuce wraps from falling apart’ is dodgy at best.

But the answer to making the perfect lettuce wrap is easy… butter lettuce leaves. Butter lettuce has a nice cup shape that allows you to use it as a bowl for all of the ground meat and sauce.

Is Butter Lettuce Healthier than Iceberg Lettuce?

The good news is yes! Butter lettuce, also called bibb lettuce leaves are higher in iron, folate, and potassium than iceberg lettuce. If you can’t find bibb lettuce, romaine lettuce is a good choice. Remember darker veggies are better choices.

How to Keep Lettuce Fresh Longer

Years ago I learned a cool trick to keep lettuce fresh. After I wash the leaves, I pat them dry with a paper towel. Then I fold a paper towel in half and put the lettuce and paper towel in the plastic bag or storage container. They can be stored in the crisper for a week at least.

So let’s get cooking, shall we?

How to Make Chicken Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps

Ground chicken, onion and water chestnuts combine to make a flavorful dish that’s served in lettuce leaves. The cool, crisp butter lettuce and the chicken are the perfect light dinner or appetizer for any night of the week.

When you’re making the sauce, consider the spice level you want and adjust the crushed red pepper for your family. Ginger can also add a spiciness that kids tend to turn their noses up at, so be careful with the minced ginger as well.

From simmering sauce to dipping sauce to toppings, there are so many flavor layers to the dish. Your family is going to beg for these instant pot lettuce wraps, so it’s a good thing they are so simple to make!

Lettuce Wrap Variations

While this recipe calls for ground chicken, you can certainly use ground turkey or ground pork to make pork lettuce wraps instead.

If you don’t want to use PF Chang’s sauce, try a simple hoisin and soy vinegar sauce. Feel free to spice it up a bit with a little chili sauce

The peanuts add a great crunchy texture to the dish, but you can omit them if desired.

You can also add fresh vegetables such as shredded carrots, chopped red bell peppers, or celery.

A head of butter lettuce works best due to the shape of the leaves, but you can also use romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce in a pinch.

If you’re looking for an appetizer or party dish, these Instant Pot chicken lettuce wraps are perfect! They’re easy to make and can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a larger crowd.

These quick lettuce wraps work great as the main entrée for supper any night of the week. They are so delicious and you don’t even have to leave your kitchen for an amazing, inexpensive meal that tastes just like it does in the restaurant!

Make sure you check out all of our easy IP recipes including this PF Chang’s copycat Mongolian Beef recipe.

Yield: 3 servings

PF Chang's Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang's Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps

Craving some Asian-inspired cuisine? Whip up these PF Chang's copycat Instant Pot lettuce wraps in a quick 15 minutes for dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 pound Ground Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 8 oz Water Chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 head 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
  • 1 clove Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Low Salt Soy Sauce
  • 1 splash Rice Vinegar


  1. Press sauté mode on Instant Pot.
  2. Sauté your ground chicken and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.
  3. While the chicken and onions cook, mix together all ingredients for the sauce.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked, add in the sauce.
  5. Stir until mixed well.
  6. Press cancel to turn off sauté mode.
  7. Close the Instant Pot with the lid and close the value.
  8. Turn on the Instant Pot on to High Pressure for 2 minutes.
  9. When the cooking has finished, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.
  10. While the chicken and sauce simmer, mix all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  11. After 10 minutes, manually release.
  12. Unscrew the lid and remove it.
  13. Select cancel, and then sauté mode.
  14. Add in the chopped water chestnuts and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
  15. After 5 minutes, add in the green onions.
  16. Stir well.

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