DIY Chicken Papaya Spring Rolls

DIY Chicken Papaya Spring RollsRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Vietnamese spring rolls always make great light-dinner fare, but the assembly can be time-consuming. Here's our solution: Set out the ingredients and let guests make their own. They'll have fun playing with their food, and the cook won't get stuck with all the prep work.


Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 501
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Protein 24 g
Fat 17 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Carbohydrate 68 g
Fiber 6.5 g
Sodium 784 mg
Cholesterol 32 mg


4 ounces thin rice noodles
1 head butter lettuce, broken into leaves
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
2 papayas, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
About 1 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup purchased spicy peanut sauce
1/2 cup chopped roasted salted peanuts
3 green onions, sliced into thin strips
Lime wedges
12 large sheets rice paper*


1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain.

2. Arrange noodles and remaining ingredients on large platters and set out with a large bowl of boiling water so diners can dip their rice papers (about 1 minute to soften), then assemble their spring rolls.

*Find at your grocery store's Asian foods aisle or an Asian market.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3-roll serving.