PF Chang’s Sweet and Sour Chicken dish is recreated without frying and placed in lettuce wraps for a gluten free, delicious Chinese dinner recipe!
Sticking with the theme on the blog of giving fun twists to traditional favorites, I took my two favorite dishes from PF Chang’s and combined them!
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!
While the ingredient list for the recipe is rather lengthy, most of the items are kitchen staples!
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.
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.
Begin browning then add the bell peppers and onions.
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.
Now, pour the sauce over the chicken.
Toss to cover the chicken and vegetables in sauce.
Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook for 10 minutes then add the pineapple chunks.
Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes then get ready to wrap!
Place the lettuce leaf on a plate then add the chicken on top.
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.
This dish is perfect for a weeknight and can easily be cut in half for one or doubled for a large family!
♦ Gluten Free Option: Make sure the soy sauce is gluten-free.