Thai Chicken Summer Rolls with Dairy-Free Peanut Sauce
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Rolling rice paper wrappers rolls can seem tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, they're fun and easy to make. The rolls can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 hours before serving and can stand for another 2 hours at room temperature without becoming dry.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Thailand
Serves: 6 summer rolls
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons minced or finely grated fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons dairy-free Thai peanut sauce
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 6 (8-1/2-inch) round dry rice paper wrappers*
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, ginger, and garlic and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add coleslaw mix and the ¼ cup peanut sauce. Stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes longer.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch until smooth. Add to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, or until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the ¼ cup cilantro.
  3. Let the chicken mixture cool to room temperature. It can be refrigerated up to 1 day.
  4. Fill a shallow bowl with very hot tap water. Slip a rice paper wrapper into the hot water and let it sit for about 30 seconds, or until softened. Working quickly, carefully transfer it to a work surface. Spoon a rounded ⅓ cup of chicken mixture near bottom of wrapper, leaving a 1-inch border. Starting at the border, roll up wrapper as tightly as possible. Transfer the summer roll to a cutting board. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  5. Slice each summer roll into 4 to 6 pieces.
  6. In a small serving bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons peanut sauce and soy sauce until smooth. Serve the summer rolls with the peanut sauce.
Fresh Vegetable Option: You can use fresh, thinly sliced lettuce and julienne carrots in place of the cooked coleslaw mix. Add the cilantro fresh, once the chicken has cooled.

More Add-In Options: You can add finely chopped peanuts, seaweed strips, sliced fresh basil, or fresh mint to the filling. They all go well.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at