PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe

If you love PF Changs Lettuce Wraps, this simple copycat recipe made in the slow cooker is perfect! Lettuce wraps are an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!

Make it a complete meal and serve your lettuce wraps with some Chicken Fried Rice. Love using your slow cooker? Make our Slow Cooker Orange Chicken recipe next!

Lettuce wraps filled with crockpot meat, one a white plate.

Copycat PF Changs

My husband HATES mushrooms, and since PF Changs lettuce wraps are 99% mushroom, I had to figure out a replacement, and fast!

Well, I did it! And, the best part, it simmers all day in the slow cooker (totally easy), and when you are ready to serve you just scoop it on your lettuce leaf!

Are you a doubter? Let me PROVE it to you. Try this recipe. ASAP.

  • Healthy flavorful meal
  • Slow Cooker dinner
  • Copycat PF Chang recipe- save money and stay home!
Crockpot filled with pf change homemade lettuce wrap ingredients.

Step by Step Instructions

Brown the meat: In a large skillet, brown ground turkey (or chicken and cook) over medium high heat with chopped onion until fully cooked. Drain off excess liquid.

PRO TIP: Many new models of crockpots and slow cookers have a saute function, eliminating the need to dirty another dish. Might be time for an upgrade!

Slow Cook: Add cooked turkey and onion to slow cooker with celery, ½ cup hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, chili oil, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours in the slow cooker.

What is Hoisin Sauce? It’s a sweet and spicy red sauce made with soybeans. Imagine a thick bbq sauce for chinese cooking!

Garnish: Before serving, mix in a can of bean sprouts and chopped cilantro. Serve by scooping a spoonful in the butter lettuce or any style lettuce leaves. Drizzle with the leftover (¼ cup) hoisin sauce. Enjoy!

If desired, you can swap out the ground turkey for mushrooms (or even ground chicken). 

Step by step photo collage to make homemade lettuce wraps in the crockpot.

Stove Top Instructions

Imagine in twenty minutes you can have dinner on the table!

  • Start by browning your meat with the onion in a large skillet.
  • Add the celery, ½ cup hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, chili oil, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes.
  • Add in the bean sprouts and cilantro and stir until warmed. 
  • Remove from heat and serve in lettuce leaves. Drizzle extra hoisin sauce on top for garnish!

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Yield: 8 servings

Crockpot Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes

If you love PF Changs Lettuce Wraps, this simple copycat recipe made in the slow cooker is perfect!


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup hoisin sauce, divided (8oz jar)
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon hot chili oil
  • 5 ounce can bamboo shoots, drained, finely chopped
  • 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
  • 14 ounce can bean sprouts, drained
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, snipped
  • 12 crisp iceberg lettuce leaves


  1. Brown ground turkey with chopped onion. Drain off excess liquid.
  2. In large Crock-Pot combine cooked turkey and onion with celery, ½ cup hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, chili oil, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Before serving, mix in a can of bean sprouts and cilantro. Serve by scooping a spoonful in the lettuce, drizzle with the leftover (¼ cup) hoisin sauce. Enjoy!


  • See blog post for stove top directions, ready in 30 minutes!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 2062mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 36g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on September 6, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. Thank you for making this without mushrooms. I am sure I am fatally allergic to them, and just to be sure, shouldn’t ever eat one LOL. Is your husband the same?

  2. an amazing recipe for sure! my family has enjoyed this several times since we first discovered it. makes a ton. leftovers are awesome. we fry some rice noodles so we have the frizzles that they serve them with at PFC. we also each customize a sauce with rice vinegar, soy sauce, dry mustard powder and sriracha. wonderful. thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Kari, first let me say, I love mushrooms, remember it’s Michael who hates them. hehe. I would take out half the meat, and substitute mushrooms instead. I would probably buy whatever is on sale *usually button mushrooms* maybe add in another variety with the button. I would chop them very fine like the other veggies and toss them in the crockpot probably near the end of the cooking time (and hour left or so). Could you make it and let me know 🙂 thanks!

  4. Aimee – if you DID like mushrooms, what kind/how much would you add? I want to make these but we love mushrooms so I kinda want them in there if they are supposed to be. THANKS!

  5. I made these tonight, and they were fantastic! EVERYONE loved them…we’ll definitely make them again. (I did add the mushrooms, though!) 🙂
    Thanks for a great recipe, and I really like that it was for the crock pot, I am always looking for something new to make in it!

  6. are you serious!?!?! okay my life is ruined! I too love PF Changs lettuce wraps, but despise mushrooms! ohhhh it’s a sad, sad day.

  7. These look delicious! I’m going to have to try them since I have some lettuce (for once).

  8. Sounds great! I love lettuce wraps of any kind – mushrooms or not. Thanks for linking this up to my slow cooker round up 🙂

  9. I’m a big PF Chang fan! I heard about these lettuce wraps on line. Got to try them! Thanks for adding this to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

  10. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back this week.

  11. I’m chinese and it’s fun seeing people enjoy chinese food too! and in fact, my mum loves using the crockpot. asians often have slow-cooked soups on the dinner table, and the crockpot is great for drawing out the flavours slowly from the food! yum!


  12. I just love that your filling goes in the Crock Pot. What a great way to feed a crowd Lettuce Wraps. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  13. love crockpot recipes and love that this is just a bit different than the ordinary thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  14. You had me at crockpot. These recipe looks delectable.
    Pinning you in my recipes folder…

    {I can’t do soy, but I have a good substitute}

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  15. I’ve told my husband not to tell me what is in lettuce wraps because I’m sure I won’t like half the ingredients =) This recipe sounds great. I’m definitely going to try it.

  16. I know Jeff! How can you eat something, rave about how delicious it is, and then say you don’t like it when you find out the ingredients. Purely psychological (or psycho)!! 🙂

  17. You mean to tell me Michael has been eating these mushrooms all this time without knowing it? Hahaha. This from the guy who couldn’t use the same fork at Dawns wedding because it touched the mushroom chicken.

  18. Oh you must have known how much I love using my Crock Pot!

    So glad to see you here again.


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