This Recipe includes
- Rice paper – spring roll wrappers that can be found at any large grocery store or asian-foods store.
- Vermicelli rice noodles – any type of vermicelli noodles, I’m using flat vermicelli flat pad-thai noodles which are easier to manipulate.
- Chicken – left-over cooked shredded chicken. If you don’t have left-over chicken, you can use this simple chicken in air fryer recipe or whole chicken for this recipe.
- Spinach – fresh or baby spinach
- Carrot – fresh grated carrot
- Butter – to cook the carlic
- Garlic – crushed garlic clove for flavor
- Parsley – few sprigs of fresh parsley
- Mint leaves – chopped mint leaves for flavor
For the soy peanut sauce:
- Soy sauce – low-sodium soy sauce. (Do not use sweet soy sauce, it will have quite a different taste.)
- Rice vinegar – for a taste of bitter
- Brown sugar – for a touch of sweet
- Peanut butter – to serve as the peanut base
- Lemon juice – for a taste of sour
- Garlic – garlic powder or garlic flakes
- (Optional) Red pepper flakes – for a bit of spice
Why we love it
We all love spring rolls, but no one really wants the sodium-filled restaurant version all the time. On the other hand, making fresh spring rolls at home can seem rather intimidating. Rest assured, it is actually quite easy to put together!
Perhaps the trickiest part may be finding the rice paper in your local grocery store. But after that, all you need to do is cook the chicken and the noodles in advance and then assemble them, rather like assembling a wrap.
If you are not sure how to properly fold a spring roll, I have included instructions below. Place the filling in the center and then fold the two edges towards the center so that filling holds inside.
Then roll the bottom part of the spring roll rice wrapper towards the center, finally bringing the top portion over it to close the wrap.
Depending on the spring roll rice wrappers you have, you may find that using two rice wrappers at the same time is easier to fold the spring rolls to give them more stability. Either way, you can then slice it in half to serve or serve as is.
And why not mix it up with a variety of fresh seafood spring rolls as well?
Frequently asked questions
1. What to serve with it?
These fresh chicken spring rolls can be served as an appetizer or starter along with other Asian-inspired dishes like these ramen noodles with spinach and mushrooms or these Mongolian beef stir fry noodles.
They can be served with the soy peanut sauce recipe highlighted below, or with this creamy coconut peanut sauce that has a richer texture.
2. Can you prepare it in advance?
Yes, these chicken spring rolls can easily be prepared in advance. Keep the fresh rolls in glass containers in the fridge, separate from the sauce.
If you like this recipe
- 8 sheets rice paper (spring roll wrappers)
- 100g of vermicelli rice noodles
- 100g (1 cup) of cooked shredded chicken
- 1 cup of shredded fresh spinach
- 1 grated carrot
- Few sprigs of fresh parsley (3-4 leaves)
- 2-3 mint leaves, chopped
Soy Peanut sauce
- 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- (Optional) 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- Cook the chicken if it is not already cooked, and you don't have leftover rotisserie chicken.
- Cook the vermicelli rice noodles in a large saucepan according to packet instructions.
- In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, peanut butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice, and rice vinegar together to make the sauce.
- Chop the spinach and grate the carrot into small portions
- Fill a shallow pan with an inch of tepid warm water. Have a plate handy to use for making the wrap, along with all your fillings.
- Lay the spring roll wrapper (rice paper) gently in the warm water and let it soak in the water for about 20 seconds or so until soft.
- Move the rice paper to the plate that is dry and lay it flat. Once flat, add in your toppings in the center and fold into a spring roll.
- Repeat for the remaining spring rolls.
- Serve at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 608mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
If you enjoyed that, check out our other classic appetizer recipes that are easy to make. Bon appétit!