No-cooking required! These fresh Thai chicken spring rolls are an easy, healthy dinner or lunch made with coleslaw, red pepper, cashew sweet chili sauce. Can also be served as an appetizer. Ready in just 20 minutes!
Freshen up your dinner rotation with these Thai Chicken Spring Rolls! No cooking required! All you need is 7 ingredients plus soy sauce for dipping, and about 20 minutes to prepare this quick and easy meal!
The spring rolls can be enjoyed for lunch, dinner or serve as an appetizer for your next get-together.
★ Why You’ll Love this Recipe ★
These springs rolls are refreshing and light yet filling too. A great dinner option if you're looking for something easy but made with healthy ingredients.
Cashew butter, sweet Thai chili sauce and soy sauce all top off the already yummy flavors of roasted red pepper, chicken, cilantro and lime... all wrapped up with crunchy slaw in a rice wrapper!
These not only taste great, they look pretty too! So this recipe is a great go-to for serving guests if you want to treat them to something exciting and new without a lot of hassle.
These require absolutely NO COOKING! You'll start with cooked chicken, already roasted red peppers and the rest of the ingredients are all raw and fresh.
You can serve these Thai falvored spring rolls chilled or if you're craving something warm on a cold day, go ahead and heat up the chicken before you wrap. These spring rolls can be enjoyed warm or cold! Totally up to you.
★ Ingredients You'll Need ★
You'll need just 7 ingredients plus a dish of soy sauce. You'll want to dip these spring rolls for an added punch of salty umami flavor.
Here's everything you'll need:
- Cooked chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken, or even canned chicken. Your choice!
- Cashew butter. You can substitute with peanut butter if you prefer. Actually any nut or even soy butter works. Choose your favorite!
- Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. This sweet and spicy sauce can be found in the condiments aisle.
- Lime juice. Fresh squeezed is best but in a pinch you can use bottled lime juice.
- Roasted red peppers. These are available in a jar or you can roast your own if you prefer. You can also use fresh red peppers for added crunch.
- Fresh cilantro. Remove the stems and lightly chop the leaves.
- Bagged coleslaw mix. A blend of cabbage and carrots works great. But you can also use broccoli slaw.
- Rice wraps. These can be a little hard to find. If you can't find them at your local grocery store, you can buy rice wraps for spring rolls on Amazon.
- Soy sauce. I prefer low sodium soy sauce so that the saltiness doesn't overpower the other flavors. It's also healthier. But your choice.
★ How to Make these Spring Rolls ★
Absolutely no cooking required! Just a little bit of chopping, mixing and wrapping. That's it!
Check out the quick 1-minute video beneath the recipe below to see this recipe being made step-by-step!
★ Tips & FAQs ★
How to Wrap a Spring Roll
Start with a flat, round sheet of rice paper. Add your ingredients in the shape and size you want your rolls to be, towards the bottom of the rice wrapper.
Then, fold in the right and left sides over top of the filling to create the length you want for your spring roll. Then from the bottom moving up, fold the wrapper over the filling and roll to close.
You don't want to roll too tightly or the filling will bulge out, making a lumpy looking roll. However, you don't want want to roll so loosely that the rolls fall apart. Just tight enough to keep the filling in place is ideal.
The rice paper is sticky so you shouldn't need anything to seal the roll, just place them seam-size down.
If the rice paper looses it's stickiness or pliability from drying out as you prepare these, just pat the wrapper with a little bit of water to re-hydrate them.
Check out the video located beneath the recipe below to watch how these are made and rolled.
Are Thai Spring Rolls healthy?
Since we are not frying these, and the chicken is not breaded, they are pretty healthy! Chicken is lean and low in fat, and we're also filling these with fresh veggies — cabbage, carrots and red peppers.
The Thai sweet chili sauce does have some sugar in it so if you're looking to cut carbs, you could eliminated the sweet chili sauce or use a smaller amount.
How do you eat a spring roll?
It might seem obvious but here are some tips nonetheless.
Once assembled, you can pick a roll up with your hands, no utensils needed, and dip one end in soy sauce.
Since you'll likely want to dip with each bite, single-serving soy sauce dishes are ideal. Need some? You can find soy sauce dishes on Amazon.
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This recipe for Thai Chicken Spring Rolls was featured on South Your Mouth!
Thai Chicken Spring Rolls
- 2 tablespoon cashew butter or peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 spring roll rice wrappers follow directions on package to prep
- ½ cup cooked chicken breast strips thinly sliced
- ½ cup bagged coleslaw mix carrots and cabbage
- ¼ cup roasted red pepper drained and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped, stems removed
- soy sauce for dipping
- In a small bowl, mix together cashew butter and lime juice.
- Lay one rice wrap flat*; top with with sliced chicken, coleslaw, sliced red peppers.
- Spoon on sweet chili sauce, then cashew-lime sauce. Finally add a few pieces of fresh cilantro.
- Fold in the left and right side, then the bottom, then roll.
- Place seam-side down for serving.
- Serve immediately with soy sauce or chill overnight then serve.