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I think most food bloggers wouldn’t want to admit to liking chain restaurants. But I guess I’m not most food bloggers – especially since that is mainly what we have near us!! But I’m a fan of PF Changs. Especially their lettuce wraps. I would go there just for the lettuce wraps.

So needless to say, anytime I see a recipe that is wrapped in lettuce, I want to try it. And I couldn’t pass up this recipe from the Cookbook of the Month – Everyday Food – Great Food Fast.

Now I won’t say that these were as good as my beloved PF Changs wraps, but they were mighty tasty. And I really couldn’t believe how fast they went together. The baby had just gone down for a nap, and I rushed into the kitchen to make dinner while I had my hands free, even though my husband and I weren’t quite hungry yet. I was expecting the recipe to take longer than it did, but I was finished with dinner before I knew it, and we still weren’t ready to eat! I can already tell I’m going to love this cookbook!

Recipe Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps
from Everyday Food – Great Food Fast

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally and thinly sliced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
12 to 16 Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads) (I used iceberg because I had it)

Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan, along with the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender and golden, about 4 minutes (reduce heat if browning too quickly).

Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.

Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch mixture; remove from heat. Add chicken and any accumulated juices; toss to coat. Serve in lettuce cups.

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39 Responses to Cookbook of the Month Recipe – Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps

  1. ♥Rosie♥ says:

    I’m with you Debs and do like chain restaurants. However much I enjoy cooking/baking it’s nice to have a break at some point.

    I do like the look of your wraps they sound very tasty and so tempting!

    Rosie x

  2. Donna-FFW says:

    Your wraps sound delicious! I love all the flavors. I also have this cookbook and do love it!

  3. Megan says:

    Rachael Ray’s recipe for lettuce wraps is very good too – just in case you want to try hers for a change.

    PS – I like PF Changs too! And we have their spin-off – Pei Wei – here as well. It’s good too!

  4. Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow says:

    I love PF Changs’ lettuce wraps – thanks for the recipe!

  5. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Light, healthy and tasty!

    Cheers and have a nice weekend,


  6. Ingrid says:

    I’ve never had a lettuce wrap, I keep telling myself I’m going to order it but then somthing else yummy comes to mind when I’m there!

  7. Elyse says:

    I love the lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang’s! I’m so glad you posted this recipe. These wraps look delicious. And I’m so glad that they came together so quickly!

  8. priyankalovesfood says:

    I am new to your blog and love it! I am going to try the Thumbprint cookie recipe!

    Looking forward to many more great recipes!

  9. Paula says:

    You know, I guess I like what I like and that does include carry-out from chain restaurants. I like how you used iceberg lettuce! While I like Boston lettuce, I bet the iceberg provided great crunch to these wraps. I so identify with you preparing dinner when you can versus when you are hungry! I have that cookbook — glad it’s a hit with you!

  10. Maria says:

    I love the crunch! Lettuce wraps are so tasty!

  11. Sophie says:

    Yummy quick meal. I love being able to recreate restaurant food at home; we do chain restaurants sometimes, but we’re just such penny-pinchers that we don’t eat out much :).

  12. Grace says:

    i also love chains, and a pf changs recently opened up in the city next door. i’m excited to give it a try, but for now, your recipe shall suffice. 🙂

  13. Passionate About Baking says:

    Got here from rosie's & am lovin' it. I don't have the book, have never made lettuce wraps…but the post is SINGING to me. They do look very YUM!!

  14. Michelle says:

    You know what else makes a great wrap? Raw collard green leaves. They work great, burrito style 🙂

  15. melissa says:

    I love PF Changs, too! Whenever we go, I always order the lettuce wraps as my meal because they’re so awesome. This recipe sounds like a pretty good substitute.

  16. glamah16 says:

    I am not to ashamed to admit I love PF Changs. And this is always a great dish.Healthy too.

  17. Kim H. says:

    That looks like a great healthy dinner… and I absolutely LOVE asian food.

  18. Tiff says:

    I’m on a low carb diet and these wraps look right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Mama Goose says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a lettuce wrap recipe. They’re so pretty too!

  20. Gretchen Noelle says:

    I am totally a fan of PFChangs. Look forward to eating there soon. Or making this instead! 🙂

  21. Elisha says:

    These look wonderful and my husband would love them!

  22. Nama says:

    I love a good chicken lettuce wrap. And this one definitely looks better than the one I tried to make a month ago or so. I’ll have to give it a try!

  23. Jean Bugs says:

    I have got to try these! They look so delicious. I love Chang’s lettuce wraps-they’re so refreshihng!

  24. Psychgrad says:

    I keep seeing lettuce wraps everywhere and would really like to try making some myself. Going to start this one!

  25. U+Me=Us says:

    Yummy and so easy to do!

  26. Crystal says:

    This looks delicious!

  27. Margaret says:

    I always like using Romain lettuce for wraps, but I do like the simple, clean look of iceburg. I’ve got to try it!


  28. Darsi says:

    Another great looking recipe! dar.sieb at gmail.com

  29. Lasting Memories by Marjean says:

    I love Asian recipes and lettuce wraps. This recipe sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to try it!

    Happy Cooking!

  30. MindyW says:

    These look wonderful! I love that it also uses ingredients that most of us would have at home already! Good pick. We’ll be trying this soon. Thanks!

  31. Camille English says:

    I’ve always wanted to try to make these! I hope I get picked to win the book!

  32. Nicole says:

    I have had these on my list for a long time, but I am with you. I love the at home recipe for the PF Changs wraps. Every time I think about making these I end up making the others instead.

  33. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    you have some really creative recipes!

  34. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    you have some really creative recipes!

  35. Carrie says:

    This looks super cool. I want to learn how to make beef & broccoli (that's how I originally found your site, actually), and this would be another good use for the cornstarch, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, etc., once I buy them for the beloved b&b.

  36. Kassy says:

    This looks good! Wraps are so good!

  37. Marta says:

    Looks lovely, thanks for the givaway!

  38. Janell says:

    I could certainly go for a good lettuce wrap right now. These look yummy!

  39. The Isom Eight says:

    I am loving your blog! I now have so many new ideas for our monthly menu!

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