Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wraps, Spring’s Perfectly Fresh & Easy Little Meal

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I’ve often said that I could very easily make a complete meal out of an order of Thai-style spring rolls; I love ‘em!

So cool, crisp and refreshing with their shredded greens, herbaceous basil and mint, and matchstick cucumbers and carrots—chicken spring rolls with their sweet and mildly spicy peanut dipping sauce are the perfect light and healthy meal.

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wrap

And making them at home is quite fun and easy, the only slight hassle being grappling with the sticky rice paper; so I’ve got a tasty little solution; one that’ll keep all of those zesty and savory-sweet flavors nicely wrapped inside, only in slightly different outer packaging.

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wrap

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wrap

Fresh produce begins to become colorfully eye-catching and abundant in the spring; it becomes irresistible. And what’s exciting is to find ways to begin to use it more to create lighter, fresher and simpler meals that capture the essence of the season.

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wrap

Being as big a lover of Thai-style spring rolls as I am, I thought they’d be an amazing inspiration for creating an easy and seasonal sandwich wrap, one that contains all of those bold and popping, nutty and warm, Thai-inspired flavors, but using lavash instead of the traditional rice paper wrapper. It’s a total twist (and roll) on a delectable little finger-food appetizer, perfect for work or school lunches, or as a light meal or healthy snack at home.

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wrap

Sitting down to a plateful of Thai-style chicken spring rolls with a side of peanut sauce at the local Thai restaurant is such a pleasurable way to quell the appetite for a fresh and cool dish. But sometimes, simplicity rules; and swapping out the outside “shell” for a slightly more convenient and sandwich-y one (while keeping all of the inside goodness within) is my preferred way to go.

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wrap

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wrap

Thai-Style Peanut Chicken “Spring Roll” Wraps are a scrumptious treat to enjoy anytime you get a taste for those zippy flavors that you so love in the original, only wrapped to create a perfectly delicious and perfectly fresh little spring sandwich—a “roll” with a twist.

Taste what’s good and pass it on.

Ingrid




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  • Katherine May 4, 2014, 3:29 pm

    Mmmmm. These look delightful! I really like the chili-garlic spread idea. That’s a twist I haven’t seen before in recipes like this one. I can’t wait to try them!

    • The Cozy Apron May 4, 2014, 7:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Katherine! Do hope you give these simple and flavorful wraps a try!

  • Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon May 9, 2014, 1:06 pm

    Do you have a suggestion for soy-sauce replacement? I am soy-sensitive and really miss it.

    Madonna

    • The Cozy Apron May 9, 2014, 7:09 pm

      Yes, I do! Try coconut aminos—your can find them at Whole Foods Market, or Sprouts. Very similar, but no soy! :-)

  • Joyce June 3, 2014, 2:53 pm

    Where can I find the Lavash wraps? Do they sell them at my regular grocery store? Can I substitute flour tortillas? If not, do you have another sub if I can’t find the wraps?

    • The Cozy Apron June 4, 2014, 5:46 am

      Hi Joyce, you should be able to find them in the bread section of the store. I know they’re available at Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market and Sprouts—but if you cannot find them, just use tortilla wraps instead. Enjoy!

      • Joyce June 7, 2014, 9:55 am

        Thanks! I will check at Trader Joe’s. I always forget about them.

  • Charlotte July 9, 2014, 6:46 pm

    These were amazing! So good that I plan on making another one tomorrow night to use up the ingredients. I made a more budget/time-friendly version with the following tweaks: I used normal flour tortillas instead of the wraps. I skipped the cream cheese, the chili garlic sauce was strong without it (a little bit of that stuff goes a long way!) so I might mix it with something else that I have on hand. I used Wegmans brand thai peanut sauce but as a dipping sauce, it was cheaper than buying all of the sauce ingredients and can be used again. Finally, I used up some leftover plain rotisserie chicken rather than cooking more for this. Even with the shortcuts, I absolutely love these!

  • The Cozy Apron July 10, 2014, 10:50 am

    Charlotte, that’s excellent! A few shortcuts are perfect for these, and as you had mentioned, you have some leftover ingredients to make more! Thanks for sharing with me!

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