[RECIPE] Paleo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I used to love P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps! They were the yummy, fun, and presumably healthy starters we used to get when we went on dates there. Of course, now my paleo lifestyle prevents me from eating most of the dishes from P.F. Chang’s.

To continue enjoying my beloved lettuce wraps, I tweaked the traditional lettuce wraps recipe to suit my diet, basically by replacing the soy sauce with coconut aminos (seriously, try it!) and making my own “hoisin”-style sauce using it. It’s not going to taste exactly the same, of course, but it’s still really really good. We have these for dinner pretty often since they’re so easy to make and we love them.

Paleo Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps2015-04-09 23:25:51Paleo-approved lettuce wraps, just like from P.F. Chang’s!Write a reviewSave RecipePrintFor the lettuce wraps

  1. 1 lb ground chicken breasts
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 onion, finely diced
  5. 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  6. 2 tbsp minced ginger
  7. 8 oz water chestnuts, chopped
  8. 2 green onions, chopped
  9. 1 head iceberg lettuce
  10. salt & pepper to taste

For the sauce

  1. 1 orange (juice only) or 1 cup pure orange juice
  2. 2 tbsp butter or ghee or nut butter
  3. 1 clove minced garlic
  4. 1 tbsp minced ginger
  5. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  6. 1 tsp honey
  7. 7 tbsp coconut aminos
  8. 1 tsp chili flakes
  9. 1 tsp tomato paste


  1. On a pan over medium heat, brown the ground chicken (like you would ground beef) with the olive oil. Add some salt & pepper.
  2. In the meantime, combine the ingredients for the sauce (orange juice, butter, garlic, ginger, apple cider vinegar, honey, coconut aminos, chili flakes & tomato paste) in a small pot over medium-high heat. Heat until it boils, then turn down the heat and let it simmer and thicken slightly for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Once the chicken is fully cooked, add the chopped onion and garlic to it, and let it cook for another 5-7 minutes until the onion becomes slightly translucent.
  4. Add the ginger, water chestnuts, and the sauce (from the other pot) until everything is well coated. Sprinkle with some of the green onion. Serve wrapped in lettuce leaves with some extra sauce if you have some left over! Yum!

By Paleo BabeThe Paleo Babe http://www.thepaleobabe.com/

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