Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Little Leopard Book}

Sticking with the theme of the Little Leopard Book, giving fun twists to traditional favorites, I took my two favorite dishes from PF Chang’s and combined them!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This sweet and sour chicken tastes almost identical to the PF Chang’s version yet is lighter and healthier because it is not deep-fried!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

While the ingredient list for the recipe is rather lengthy, most of the items are kitchen staples!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (not pictured)

Start by chopping the chicken into large chunks. Prepare a shallow dish with the whisked egg and another with the corn starch and brown sugar.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Next, place the chicken into the egg then lightly coat in the corn starch mixture. Add the breaded chicken to a large skillet with the olive oil heated over medium-high heat.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Begin browning then add the bell peppers and onions.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Next, make the sauce. Combine all of the remaining ingredients (except the pineapple chunks and lettuce) in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Now, pour the sauce over the chicken.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Toss to cover the chicken and vegetables in sauce.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cook for 10 minutes then add the pineapple chunks.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes then get ready to wrap!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Place the lettuce leaf on a plate then add the chicken on top.

PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yummy!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I love the fun, light lettuce wraps but if you really feel the need for a more traditional sweet and sour dish, you can serve it with white rice.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This dish is perfect for a weeknight and can easily be cut in half for one or doubled for a large family!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken

♦ Gluten Free Option: Make sure the soy sauce is gluten-free.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. Chop the chicken into large cubes.
  2. Prepare a shallow dish with the whisked egg and another with the corn starch and brown sugar.
  3. Place the chicken into the egg then lightly coat in the corn starch mixture.
  4. Add the breaded chicken to a large skillet with the olive oil heated over medium-high heat.
  5. Begin browning then add the bell peppers and onions.
  6. Prepare the sauce by combining all of the remaining ingredients (except the pineapple chunks and lettuce) in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  8. Toss to cover the chicken and vegetables in sauce.
  9. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes then add the pineapple chunks.
  11. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes then place the sweet and sour chicken in lettuce leaves.
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