Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
12 servings (serving size: 1 roll and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Crunchy vegetables pair with hoisin-seasoned chicken in this refreshing appetizer. You can make the sauce and chicken mixture a few hours ahead, but assemble the rolls just before serving so they don't dry out.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare sauce, combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until honey dissolves. Stir in peanuts.

Step 2

To prepare rolls, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic, and chicken; sauté 5 minutes. Combine chicken mixture, hoisin sauce, and chile sauce; chill.

Step 3

Add hot water to a large, shallow dish to a depth of 1 inch. Place 1 rice paper sheet in dish. Let stand 30 seconds or just until soft. Place sheet on a flat surface. Arrange 1/4 cup lettuce over half of sheet, leaving a 1-inch border. Top lettuce with 1/4 cup chicken mixture, 3 cucumber strips, 3 bell pepper strips, and 3 mint leaves. Folding sides of sheet over filling and starting with filled side, roll up jelly-roll fashion. Gently press seam to seal. Place roll, seam side down, on a serving platter (cover to keep from drying).

Step 4

Repeat procedure with remaining sheets, lettuce, chicken mixture, cucumber strips, bell pepper strips, and mint leaves. Slice each roll in half diagonally. Serve rolls with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

Yukineko's Review

May 02, 2013
Making these rolls is quite fun though I haven't mastered the technique. The rolls are delicious! I have also substituted the lettuce with watercress for a spicier variation. I also make a peanut sauce with peanut butter for the dipping sauce. Very yummy!!!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

December 18, 2011
A little tricky to prepare, but deliciously worth it! The hoisin chicken was super tasty, loved the fresh crunch of the veggies - and especially the mint - and the dipping sauce was the perfect balance of tart vinegar and sweet honey. Served as part of a cocktail party spread - crackers, dip, cheese...