Have your favorite restaurant dishes at home with these P.F. Chang’s copycat recipes!
When it comes to delicious Asian food, P.F. Chang’s is a great option, but depending on where you live, it can sometimes be tough to find one near you.
With these copycat recipes, however, you won’t have to find one. You can make your favorite Chang’s dishes from the comfort of home.
Picking 10 of the best P.F. Chang’s menu items to use on this list was difficult, as the restaurant has far more than 10 items worth making.
Finally, though, I decided on things that I know most people like – Mongolian beef, fried rice, lo mein, and a few other crowd favorites.
In case you’re in the mood for one of the restaurant’s scrumptious desserts, I added a few of those, as well.
Let’s start this list off with one of my favorite P.F. Chang’s treats – chicken lettuce wraps. They take only 20 minutes to make and require few ingredients.
All you’ll need is butter lettuce, green onions, water chestnuts, ground chicken, and lots of sauces and spices – garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, etc.
To be so small, they’re full of yumminess, and they’re pretty filling, as well. They also have quite a bit of protein for their size.
If you’ve ever had Mongolian beef from P.F. Chang’s, then you already know precisely how delicious this copycat recipe will be.
And if you haven’t had Mongolian beef before, you’re in for a real treat.
It’s so tender that it practically melts in your mouth, and it has a sweet, salty, and savory sauce that’s insanely good.
It’s also surprisingly effortless to make, especially for a main dish.
It takes only 40 minutes and uses just 10 ingredients, and most of them are everyday pantry staples.
You’ll need vegetable oil, ginger, garlic, water, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, flank steak, cornstarch, red pepper flakes, and green onions.
Mmmm… I can taste it already.
You can pull together this simple, spicy dish in just 15 minutes and have it cooked and ready for the table in another 15.
Most of the work goes into the sauce.
The chicken is just tiny pieces of fried chicken, but you’ll coat each one in a sweet and spicy sauce made from garlic, green onions, pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, white vinegar, and red pepper flakes.
There’s a bit of heat there, but not as much as you might think, and the sweetness of the sauce helps tone it down somewhat, as well.
Fried rice is a pretty typical side dish with Asian food, and it’s not difficult to make. There are plenty of Asian restaurants that have excellent recipes for it.
P.F. Chang’s is especially good, though. I think it’s because of all the veggies they add to it – bean sprouts, green onions, shoestring carrots, and peas.
The molasses, ginger, and garlic probably don’t hurt, either.
Either way, it’s a flavorful side dish that pairs well with most things, and you can have it ready in half an hour.
Most people fall into one of two camps – the fried rice camp or the lo mein camp. If you’re leaning more towards lo mein, this is the recipe you’ll need.
It’s even quicker and easier to make than fried rice. Aside from the sauce, all you’ll need are lo mein noodles, olive oil, and frozen mixed veggies.
For the sauce, you’ll need garlic, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, minced ginger, and Sriracha.
These noodles are tender, tasty, and coated in the most flavorful sauce you can imagine.
For this recipe, you’ll drench these plump, juicy shrimp in a phenomenal ginger-balsamic sauce that makes them almost impossible to stop eating.
The shrimp are tender and succulent, but there’s also a delightful crunch from the peanuts, onions, and scallions. The sauce is sweet, garlicky, and spicy.
Overall, this dish is a study in contrasts – the best contrasts available. You’ll love it.
A bowl of Singapore street noodles may look like any number of other Asian recipes, but there’s a lot happening in that single bowl that many people don’t realize.
You’ll use rice noodles, oil, garlic, cabbage, and carrots, of course. However, there’s also shrimp, chicken, scallions, shallots, tomatoes, and so much more.
And don’t even get me started on the sauce! It’s zesty, tangy, spicy, and has just a hint of sweetness.
Between that and the other ingredients, there’s a ton of flavor in every bite.
Now, let’s change gears a bit and check out some of P.F. Chang’s incredible desserts.
We’ll start with the banana spring rolls, which are a personal favorite of mine.
The bananas are smooth and creamy, but the shells are wonderfully thin and crispy.
Whether you serve them covered in caramel sauce, powdered sugar, or both, they’re sure to be a hit.
And don’t forget: You can add other fruits and berries, as well, if you want to jazz up the plate and make the dessert look nice.
P.F. Chang’s apple chai cobbler is like an apple crumble, but it has a buttery topping of coconut and oats and is full of chai spices.
The apples are unbelievably tender, and you’ll top the whole thing off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it extra sweet and special.
I’m never one to shy away from a good pun, so Chang’s Great Wall of Chocolate makes me extremely happy just from the name alone.
Luckily, it’s also spectacularly tasty. It’s layer upon layer of decadent chocolate cake with a rich chocolate ganache frosting between each layer.
If you’re a fan of chocolate, then there’s no way you could do anything but absolutely love this cake from the bottom to the top.
Feel free to decorate it with more chocolate (or white chocolate) drizzle, berries, whipped cream, or anything else you like.
It doesn’t necessarily need anything else, but why not?!
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