Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe (Inspired by P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps)

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is a popular American casual-dining restaurant serving American Chinese cuisine and other Asian dishes. One of their most loved dishes is their peanut chicken lettuce wraps. We are bringing you a taste of it with this Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe inspired by P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps.

Every bite is so crunchy because of the peanuts and the fried egg noodles. You will also relish the super awesome flavor of the peanut sauce. This dish is really something and you won’t regret trying it out. If you haven’t tried P.F. Chang’s before, this recipe is a way to go. And if you’re a fan of the food chain, you can put this recipe to a test. It has a rich flavor that will satisfy your craving. The mixture of veggies is festive and colorful. It really pleases the eyes and more importantly, the taste buds!

This Copycat P.F. Chang’s Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe can be your new comfort food. It is easy to make. It has the sweetness and the saltiness that you are looking for in a dish. If you are not into the usual salad dressing, this chicken salad’s peanut sauce makes it truly special. It has the taste that we can hardly express in words. See it for yourself! For another healthy salad recipe infused with Asian flavors, try out our Copycat Chili’s Asian Chicken Salad.

Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe (Inspired by P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps)

How To Make Peanut Chicken Salad (Inspired by P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps)

This Peanut Chicken Salad gives a twist to the authentic flavor of the P.F. Chang’s well-known recipe, chicken lettuce wraps. It is crunchy and has the perfect combination of peanut sauce, chicken, and veggies.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • ¾ cup napa cabbage, shredded
  • ¾ cup chicken breast, poached and shredded
  • ¾ cup carrots, julienned
  • ¾ cup cucumber, sliced at an angle
  • ½ cup red cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ cup peanuts, roasted and roughly chopped, divided
  • 4 tbsp scallions, or green onions, sliced diagonally

For Crispy Noodles:

  • 4 oz vermicelli noodles, or rice noodles
  • 5 cups vegetables

For Dressing:

  • tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • tsp lemon juice, or lime juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 clove ginger, grated
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Serving:

  • cup peanuts, roasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp scallions, or green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 2 oz vermicelli noodles


  1. Preheat your oil ready for frying. Prepare a basket lined with paper towels.

  2. Deep fry your torn-up noodles until they float and turn crispy.

  3. Drain onto your lined basket and set aside.

  4. Prepare the dressing next. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together. Whisk until evenly incorporated.

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly.

  6. Combine the salad ingredients into your large mixing bowl with the dressing, including half of the fried noodles, half of the peanuts, and half of the scallions or green onions.

  7. Toss carefully to combine and ensure that all the ingredients are coated equally in the dressing.

  8. Portion accordingly. Garnish with the remaining noodles, peanuts, and spring onions or scallions. Serve.


  • Sugar: 9g
  • :
  • Calcium: 162mg
  • Calories: 688kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 98g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Potassium: 1317mg
  • Protein: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 384mg
  • Vitamin A: 21128IU
  • Vitamin C: 53mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

How to make peanut sauce?

Peanut sauce is a creamy, sweet and savory dressing for salad and dip for spring rolls. To make peanut sauce, you need peanut butter, rice vinegar, tamari or soy sauce, honey, fresh grated or ground ginger, minced or pressed garlic, red pepper flakes, coconut water or milk, and roasted peanuts for the crunchy texture.

How long will peanut sauce keep in the fridge?

Peanut sauce can last up to 1 week inside the fridge. You can reheat the sauce. If it becomes thick, you can add coconut water or milk until you achieve your desired consistency.

peanut chicken salad


Take a break from the common salad dressing. Savor this flavorful and vibrant peanut chicken salad recipe inspired by P.F. Chang’s Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wrap. Enjoy every bit of crunchiness of fried peanuts, crispiness of the veggie mixture, and of course the yumminess of sweet and savory peanut sauce.
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