Maija Moments: Canned Soup Mom


Fresh Chicken Rolls

A Quick and Easy Appetizer or Meal

Those rotisserie chickens you can pick up for under $10 at the grocery store are life savers for busy moms like me. My kids will eat cut up chicken breast warm or cold for lunch (yes even school lunches) and dinner. But taking those store roasted convenience chickens from boring to party friendly appetizer or guest worthy lunch item is easier than you think.

Simply soak store bought rice paper in warm water for 5 seconds two at a time and lay flat on counter (I use two rice paper circles for each roll).

Layer with your favourite toppings. I start with lettuce and mint.

Then rice noodles and store bought rotisserie chicken.

Finally I add avocado, bean sprouts and carrot strips.

Fold the bottom then each of the edges.

So you have a little pocket like this.

Then continue to roll and VOILA! Perfect salad rolls!



12 rice paper circles (22cm wide)
1/2 package rice noodles (or vermicelli)
1/2 store bought rotisserie chicken (sliced thinly)
1 cup shredded carrots (I buy the bagged matchsix sliced ones)
1 cup bean sprouts
1 avocado sliced in strips and tossed in lime juice
18 fresh mint leaves (or fresh basil leaves)
6 iceberg lettuce leaves
Kraft Asian Sesame salad dressing for dipping (or a peanut sauce of your choice)

Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

 Soak two rice paper circles in warm tap water for 5 seconds.

 Lay on flat surface and layer with 1 lettuce leaf, 3 mint leaves and 1/6th of each noodles, chicken, carrots, bean sprouts and avocado near the edge of circle (see pictures above).

 Fold bottom over toppings, then fold edges in and continue to roll (see pictures above).

 Repeat with with remaining ingredients to make 6 rolls total.

 Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

 Don't forget the Asian Sesame dressing for dipping!

Yield: 6 Fresh Rolls

PS: My kids love these in their school lunches with lettuce, chicken, noodles and carrots. I can easily make these in the morning before school, fill them a little less (for smaller hands) and send plum sauce instead of peanut sauce for dipping.

Want to know what else I'm putting in my kids' school lunches? Check out my Big Batch Meatballs, my Crockpot Pulled Pork and my Breakfast Cookies.