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    Turkey Lettuce Wraps: PF Chang’s Inspired

    Turkey Lettuce Wraps PF Chang's Inspired

    Have you ever been to PF Chang’s before? If you haven’t, you need to find the closest one to you AND GO. NOW! I’m not joking, it is hands down, one of my all-time, favorite restaurants. Period. We were introduced to this place when we were newlyweds, living near Windsor, Ontario. There was one just across the border in Detroit and some friends of ours took us there to experience their amazing food. That’s when I was introduced to the lettuce wraps. Let me tell you, it was instant love. INSTANT. And ever since, every time we travel to the US, we go in search of a PF Chang’s just to get those lettuce wraps.

    Turkey Lettuce Wraps PF Chang's Inspired

    Well when we moved to Toronto last year, I nearly did a little victory dance when I found out there was a newly opened PF Chang’s close by! We have been a few times and the wraps do not disappoint. Truthfully, nothing I’ve ever had there disappoints. Your taste buds will go to levels they’ve never been before and you will wonder why you’ve EVER settled for the Mandarin’s all-you-can-eat buffet and called it good! This is next level Asian fusion food and I promise you, it will leave you wanting more!

    I’ve looked for various recipes online to try these wraps at home and quite honestly, I’m always left disappointed after I make them. Nothing has ever come close. So I decided to just go out a whim and try it myself. FROM.SCRATCH. You guys, I’ve NEVER done this before…tried to recreate a recipe using just my food knowledge and skills?! But, when something is THAT good, you will be surprised at what you can accomplish to eat it again and again. 
    Turkey Lettuce Wraps PF Chang's InspiredI am SO excited to share MY version of these PF Chang inspired lettuce wraps. I’ve made them healthier and yet they are still packed with all that amazing flavor. This is SUCH a hit in my home, my kids are requesting it now. We are making this for dinner tonight and my mouth is already watering. 

    Two quick notes about my changes: 1. I swapped the chicken for ground turkey. You could use chicken but I find it’s leaner and easier to use ground turkey instead. 2. I use brown basmati rice instead of the curly, crispy noodles that PF Changs use. Again, trying to stay healthy as well as add a little more substance into the meal, I find the rice is a great substitute. 

    Turkey Lettuce Wraps PF Chang's Inspired

    Turkey Lettuce Wraps
    Serves 6
    Inspired by PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps, here's a healthier version that you can make at home that your whole family is sure to love!
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    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    10 min
    Total Time
    15 min
    Prep Time
    5 min
    Cook Time
    10 min
    Total Time
    15 min
    Ingredients
    1. 3 tbsp honey
    2. 1/4 tsp molasses
    3. 1/2 cup Bragg's soy sauce (this has no sugar in it)
    4. 2 tbsp sesame oil
    5. 1 tsp granulated garlic
    6. 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
    7. 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger
    8. 1 tbsp avocado oil
    9. 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
    10. 2 packages of ground turkey
    11. 3 stems of green onions, chopped
    12. Cooked brown basmati rice
    13. 1 head of iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
    Instructions
    1. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, molasses, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, ginger and granulated garlic until well incorporated. Set aside.
    2. Heat avocado oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
    3. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Break apart with the back of a wooden spoon while cooking. Drain excess fat.
    4. Stir in sauce until well combined. If too watery, add in a mixture of 1 tbsp cornstarch to 2 tbsp water and mix well. This will help thicken the sauce.
    5. Add in green onions and stir until well combined. Allow to simmer for about 2 minutes.
    6. Add some rice and turkey mixture to a lettuce leaf, wrap and enjoy!
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     I am so excited for you to all try this recipe because it really is THAT good! Don’t forget to come back and leave your review right above in the recipe once you’ve tried it!

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    24 Comments

  • Reply LiNdsay May 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Looks delicious and I’m sure it even smells and tastes even better!! 🙂

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Oh man, it’s amazing! You gotta try them girl! xox

  • Reply Leighann May 26, 2015 at 10:31 am

    These look yummy! I was introduced to lettuce wraps at PF Chang’s too back in our newly married days. I’ll have to try yours. My family loves them.

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Let me know how they like them Leighann! xox

  • Reply Kate May 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I am loving lettuce wraps right now! I’ll have to try your recipe!

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Let me know how you like them Kate and come back and review the recipe! xox

  • Reply Logan Can May 26, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I love these at P.F. Changs! I will definitely have to try this!

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Let me know how you like them Logan! xox

  • Reply April Rutherford May 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    These look fantastic! I’m pinning!

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Thanks so much April! Enjoy! xox

  • Reply Meggs May 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    This is one of my favorite “eat out” meals — and I can not wait to try!! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Enjoy and be sure to come back and let us know how you liked them! You can review the recipe above! xox

  • Reply Rosevine Cottage Girls May 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

      My pleasure! Enjoy! xox

  • Reply Colleen @ MommieDaze May 26, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    These look so good, and they’re perfect for summer when you want something that’s not too heavy.

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Absolutely! Enjoy Colleen! xox

  • Reply Shauna May 26, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    There are literally few things better than the PF Changs lettuce wraps, I completely agree with you! 🙂

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Right?! SO good!! xox

  • Reply Mia May 26, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Oh my goodness, they look amazing. You know it’s good when the pictures alone make me drool. Haha. 🙂

    • Reply Christine May 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Ha! That’s awesome Mia! Let me know how you like them! xox

  • Reply Stephanie May 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    YUM! These sound delicious. I’ve done it with tuna and pickles before but never meat! I’ll give it a go 🙂

    • Reply Christine May 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Oh that would be SO good! I’ll have to give that a try! Thanks for the suggestion and stopping by girl! xox

  • Reply Leighann May 28, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I made these tonight. Even the baby ate them. They are delicious. (I cut the soy sauce by 1/2 and they still tasted great )

    • Reply Christine May 29, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Oh awesome Leighann! Thanks for coming back to share! Would you mind leaving an actual review? In the recipe card, there is a section right under the picture that says “Write a Review.” I would SO appreciate it! Thanks love! xox

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