March 16, 2015

PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I forgot just how delicious PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps were until I got to eat at the restaurant again last week in Denver.  You see, we small town folk don't have all the big city restaurants like the super delicious chain PF Chang's.

I loved them so much I searched the World Wide Web for an at home recipe and I found this gem from, that I dare say tastes even better than the real thing and is an absolute cinch to make.

PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps - A copycat recipe that you can easily make in just 20 minutes. And it tastes a million times better too!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  • 1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head butter or iceburg lettuce
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  • Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.
Adapted from Eat. Drink. Love.

I used some Veri Veri Teriyaki as my topping sauce which was wonderful.


March 06, 2015

That'll Do News Donkey, That'll Do

I care as much about Hillary Clinton's emails as I do about legalizing pot.


One bores me to tears and the other makes me eat too many Doritos. 


And neither one affects my life at all right now so I am about sick of hearing about both on the news every single day!  

Enough already!  Let's talk about something new, like the weather!