Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps are a quick and easy dinner option that is perfect for those busy weeknights. These wraps are loaded with flavor, thanks to a combination of ground chicken, onions, garlic, soy sauce and hoisin sauce.
Topped off with fresh herbs and crunchy scallions, these Instant Pot lettuce wraps make the perfect satisfying meal any time of year
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Light and Healthy: Enjoy a nutritious meal that doesn’t compromise on flavor.
- Quick and Versatile: Prepare in minutes with the Instant Pot, adaptable to many fillings.
- Fun to Eat: A hands-on dish that’s perfect for sharing or family dinners.
Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps:
- Ground Chicken: Lean and versatile, absorbing vibrant flavors effortlessly.
- Olive Oil: Adds richness and subtle fruitiness.
- Chopped Onion: Creates a savory foundation with aromatic layers.
- Chopped Scallions: Offers freshness and a mild onion flavor.
- Chopped Cilantro: Infuses a bright and citrusy herbaceousness.
- Chopped Water Chestnuts: Adds delightful crunch and subtle sweetness.
- Butter Lettuce or Romaine Leaves: Provides a refreshing and crisp vessel for the flavorful chicken mixture.
Lettuce Wraps Sauce
- Hoisin Sauce: Infuses a sweet and savory depth, adding complexity to the sauce.
- Low Salt Soy Sauce: Balances the flavors with a salty and umami-rich profile.
- Rice Wine Vinegar: Offers a tangy note that brightens and enhances the overall taste.
- Red Pepper Flakes: Introduces a hint of heat, providing a subtle kick to the sauce.
- Chicken Broth: Creates a savory base, enhancing the sauce’s depth and consistency.
- Minced Garlic: Infuses a rich and aromatic flavor, contributing to the sauce’s savory profile.
- Minced Ginger: Adds a zesty and fresh undertone, complementing the other flavors.
- Sesame Oil: Provides a nutty and aromatic essence, rounding off the sauce with a delightful finish.
How to Make PF Changs Lettuce Wraps?
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps
Step One: Turn on the Saute Function
Press sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Once the Pot gets hot, add olive oil.
Add ground chicken and onions. Sauté the ground chicken and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.
Step Two: Saute Chicken Mince and Onions
While the chicken and onions cook, mix all ingredients for the sauce. Once the chicken is cooked, add the sauce.
Stir until all is incorporated. Turn off sauté mode by pressing cancel.
Step Three: Pressure Cook Mince Filling
Close the Instant Pot lid and close the valve shut. set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
Step Four: Natural Pressure Release Chicken Mixture
When the cooking has finished, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.
Once the 10 minutes are done, manually release the remaining pressure.
Step Five: Add Water Chestnuts
After releasing the pressure, select cancel, and then sauté mode.
Add chopped water chestnuts to the pot and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step Six: Add Green Onions
After 5 minutes, add in the green onions. Stir and incorporate well.
Serve immediately in a lettuce leaf and add the romaine lettuce hoisin sauce.
Cooking Times for This Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
This homemade version of PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps take 5 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.
Tip for the Best Lettuce for Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
To make these tasty and healthy chicken lettuce wraps you can use more than one type of lettuce.
This recipe uses romaine lettuce leaves but you can also use butter lettuce, bibb lettuce or iceberg lettuce leaves if these are more readily available.
How to Store a Leftover Chicken Lettuce Wrap?
If you have leftover chicken lettuce wraps, it is best to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
They should keep well for up to 3 – 4 days, depending on how fresh they are when you start storing them.
To reheat a leftover chicken lettuce wrap, simply place the filling in the microwave for a few seconds until it is hot enough to eat. Then add back to the lettuce leaf and enjoy!
What To Serve With This Recipe?
- Garlic Sesame Edamame: Quick and flavorful, toss edamame in garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
- Cucumber Salad with Mint: Refreshing cucumber slices paired with fresh mint, dressed in a light vinaigrette.
- Asian Slaw: Shredded cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers in a zesty soy-ginger dressing.
- Stir-Fried Bok Choy: Crisp bok choy stir-fried with garlic and a splash of soy sauce.
- Coconut Rice: Fragrant jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk for a tropical twist.
- Sesame Ginger Noodles: Chewy noodles coated in a sesame-ginger sauce for a satisfying carb companion.
- Mango Avocado Salsa: Sweet mango and creamy avocado salsa with a hint of lime.
- Chilled Miso Soup: A cold miso soup loaded with tofu, seaweed, and green onions for a light and soothing side.
More Flavorful Low-Carb Dinner Recipes:
Looking for more delicious and flavorful low-carb dinner recipes? Check out these pressure cooking options:
- Low-Carb Instant Pot Keto Recipes
- Instant Pot Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Instant Pot Dr Pepper Chicken
- Instant Pot Barley Chicken Soup
- How To Cook A Roast Chicken
- Chicken Fajita Soup
- Portion Control After Gastric Bypass
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Instant Pot Wraps?
An Instant Pot wrap is a delicious and versatile dish that uses the power of an Instant Pot to create a tasty, crowd-pleasing meal. Based on PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps the delicious filling is made in minutes in the Instant Pot and it tastes pretty amazing.
What Do Chicken Lettuce Wraps Taste Like?
Instant Pot chicken lettuce wraps are full of flavor and texture, thanks to a combination of sweet and savory ingredients.
Topped with fresh herbs and chopped scallions for a little crunch, these Instant Pot lettuce wraps are packed with bold flavors that everyone will love.
Are Chicken Lettuce Wraps Healthy?
Yes, Instant Pot chicken lettuce wraps are a healthy and delicious dinner option. Each wrap is low in calories and carbs, but high in protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
These healthy chicken lettuce wraps make a nutritious meal on the table any night of the week.
Do I Have to Use Sesame Oil?
No, you do not have to use sesame oil if you do not have it on hand or prefer not to use it.
Other good substitutions for this ingredient include coconut oil, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil.
However, using sesame oil will add a rich flavor that complements the other flavors found in these Asian Chicken lettuce wraps.
What Toppings Go With Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps?
Any type of toppings that you want! While they are so good on their own, you can have tomatoes, onion, shredded cheese, and more. Literally whatever you want to add, you can!
Do I Have to Use Ground Chicken?
If you prefer not to use ground chicken, you can also use ground turkey or ground beef.
Ground chicken is the best ground meat for the chicken filling however you can also use boneless skinless chicken breast cubed as another option.
Why Add Water Chestnuts to This Recipe?
Water chestnuts give these Instant Pot chicken lettuce wraps a delightful crunch and added texture, without being overly filling.
They also add a nice sweetness that contrasts nicely with the other savory flavors in this dish.
While not essential to the recipe, they are a highly recommended addition!
You can learn more bout water chestnuts here!
Can You Freeze Lettuce Wraps?
You can certainly freeze the Instant Pot lettuce wrap filling in the freezer. It’s best not to freeze lettuce as it can get soggy and limp.
However, you can prep your chicken lettuce wrap mixture ahead of time and freeze the filling for up to 3 months. To reheat from frozen, use the Instant Pot sauté mode to heat through before serving in a fresh lettuce leaf.
Are Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps WHOLE30-Friendly?
Yes, Instant Pot chicken lettuce wraps are whole30-friendly and can be made following a paleo diet.
This recipe is also Keto friendly and these Asian lettuce wraps can be used to support weight loss.
- Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps:
- 1 Pound Ground Chicken
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 2 Scallions Chopped Chives Reserved
- 2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro
- 1 Can 8 oz Chopped Water Chestnuts
- 1 Head of Butter Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce Leaves
- Lettuce Wraps Sauce
- Ingredients PJ Changs Lettuce Wrap Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Hoisin Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Low Salt Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
- 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp. Minced Ginger
- 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
- Healthy Chicken Lettuce Dipping Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
- 1 Splash Rice Vinegar
- Press sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Once the Pot gets hot, add olive oil.
- Add ground chicken and onions. Sauté the ground chicken and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.
- While the chicken and onions cook, mix all ingredients for the sauce. Once the chicken is cooked, add the sauce.
- Stir until all is incorporated. Turn off sauté mode by pressing cancel.
- Close the Instant Pot lid and close the valve shut. set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
- When the cooking has finished, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.
- Once the 10 minutes are done, manually release the remaining pressure.
- After releasing the pressure, select cancel, and then sauté mode.
- Add chopped water chestnuts to the pot and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, add in the green onions. Stir and incorporate well.
- Serve immediately in a lettuce leaf and add the romaine lettuce hoisin sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 703Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 57g