If you are craving some Asian-inspired cuisine for dinner, whip up these Instant Pot lettuce wraps in a quick 20 minutes cook time. This yummy meal is great for those busy evenings when your family expects dinner but you don’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen.
If you don’t want to spend money on unhealthy take-out meals, this flavorful lettuce wraps recipe is also inexpensive to make. Not mention making a quick Instant Pot recipes in a pressure cooker keeps the kitchen cool and takes minimal effort.
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Asian chicken lettuce wraps are also perfect as an appetizer, as the main entree, and makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. Who needs PF Changs when you have a recipe you can make in your own kitchen, that tastes just as great?
These Instant Pot lettuce wraps are absolutely packed with flavor. There are two sauces in this recipe, one for with the ground chicken or ground turkey and one for dipping. When the sauces are combined, they create a flavorful, saucy masterpiece that is absolutely delicious.
Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps Tips
Lettuce wraps can be tricky. The whole ‘what is the best lettuce to use for a wrap’ and ‘how do you keep lettuce wraps from falling apart’ is dodgy at best.
But the answer to making the perfect lettuce wrap is easy… butter lettuce leaves. Butter lettuce has a nice cup shape that allows you to use it as a bowl for all of the ground meat and sauce.
Is butter lettuce healthier than iceberg?
The good news is yes! Butter lettuce, also called bibb lettuce leaves are higher in iron, folate, and potassium than iceberg lettuce. If you can’t find bibb lettuce, romaine lettuce is a good choice. Remember darker veggies are better choices.
How to keep lettuce fresh longer
Years ago I learned a cool trick to keep lettuce fresh. After I wash the leaves, I pat them dry with a paper towel. Then I fold a paper towel in half and put the lettuce and paper towel in the plastic bag or storage container. They can be stored in the crisper for a week at least.
So let’s get cooking, shall we?
How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce Wrap Ingredients
Scallions, chopped (reserve chives)
Water chestnuts, drained and chopped
Head of butter lettuce or romaine lettuce
Low salt soy sauce
Rice wine vinegar
Red chili flakes, optional
Dipping Sauce Ingredients
Light soy sauce
Press sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Once the pot gets hot, add olive oil. Sauté your ground chicken (or ground turkey, if you prefer) and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.
While the chicken and onions cook, mix together all ingredients for the sauce. Once the chicken is cooked, add in the sauce. Stir until all incorporated.
Turn off sauté mode by pressing cancel.
Close the Instant Pot with the lid and close the value. Turn on the Instant Pot by choosing High Pressure for 2 minutes. When the cooking has finished, allow the Instant Pot to pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
Once the 10 minutes is done, manually release.
Unscrew the lid and remove it. Select cancel, and then sauté mode. Add in the water chestnuts and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes, add in the green onions. Stir and incorporate well.
Serve immediately in a lettuce leaf alongside the sauce. Enjoy!
These quick lettuce wraps work great as the main entree for supper any night of the week. Make sure you check out all of our easy IP recipes.
If you enjoyed this PF Changs Copycat Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps recipe, make sure you try out this amazing PF Changs copycat Mongolian beef recipe too!
Printable Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Craving some Asian-inspired cuisine? Whip up these PF Changs copycat Instant Pot lettuce wraps in a quick 15 minutes for dinner!
- · 1 Pound Ground Chicken
- · 2 tbsp olive oil
- · 1 Onion Chopped
- · 2 Scallions Chopped Chives Reserved
- · 2 Tbsp. Chopped Cilantro
- · 1 Can 8 oz. Water Chestnuts Drained and Chopped
- · 1 Head of Butter Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce
- · 1/4 Cup Hoisin Sauce
- · 2 Tbsp. Low Salt Soy Sauce
- · 1 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
- · 1/4 tsp. Red Chili Flakes Optional
- · 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
- · 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
- · 1 tsp. Minced Ginger
- · 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
- · 2 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
- · 1 Tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
- · 1 Splash Rice Vinegar
Lettuce Wrap Instructions:
1. Press sauté mode on Instant Pot. Once the Pot gets hot, add olive oil. Sauté your ground chicken and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.
2. While the chicken and onions cook, mix together all ingredients for the sauce. Once the chicken is cooked, add in the sauce. Stir until all incorporated. Turn off sauté mode by pressing cancel.
3. Close the Instant Pot with the lid and close the value. Turn on the Instant Pot by choosing High Pressure for 2 minutes. When the cooking has finished, all the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes is done, manually release.
4. Unscrew the lid and remove it. Select cancel, and then sauté mode. Add in the water chestnuts and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, add in the green onions. Stir and incorporate well.
5. Serve immediately in a lettuce leaf alongside the sauce. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 1521mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 40g
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