Need a healthy meal option after binge-eating turkey, mashed taters and pumpkin pie? This one will satisfy! My aunt Beth (aka. Beffers) and I have been buddies since I was a little tike – and booooooy can she cook. She shared this recipe with me and it’s a total keeper.
I have to admit; the first time I made these they were a bit of a bomb-out. Lesson learned: you have to make them fresh and eat them right away. There’s none of that “make ahead of time and refrigerate” business. Also, don’t over-wet the paper towel…you’ll see.
Also, another shredded chicken recipe. Everyone has a version! This time I cheated again and used a rotisserie chicken from the store – shredded. I’ve used Beth’s chicken recipe before and it’s good! Suit yourself.
Can’t wait for you to try this fresh goodness!
Shredded Chicken Ingredients:
Bag of Frozen Chicken Breasts
Bottle of Herdez Salsa Verde
- In baking dish, rub garlic paste on frozen chicken breasts and sprinkle with garlic salt.
- Pour entire bottle of Herdez Salsa Verde over chicken.
- Cover baking dish with foil and bake in oven at 350 degrees for 2 hours.
Spring Roll Ingredients:
Rice Paper Wraps (found in international isle of grocery store)
Rice noodles (Optional. I didn’t use.)
Bangkok Padang Peanut Sauce (by House of Tsang) – This used as dipping sauce REALLY makes it. YUM! And isn’t too many calories.
- Microwave water in round pie dish (Hot enough to soften the rice paper, but not burn your hands!!)
- Lay out a damp paper towel for assembling (Drench paper towel in water and fully wring out. Too moist of towel will make your rice paper soggy…)
- Make assembly line of ingredients – (Shredded chicken, broccoli/slaw mix, cilantro, avocado slices, chopped peanuts, etc)
- Moisten rice disk in warm water until pliable and lay on damp paper towel
- In the middle, place all above ingredients
- Close up both sides and then roll shut like a burrito
- Place finished roll on another damp paper towel until you’re ready to eat (They don’t keep too long – eat within the next half hour. After a few hours the rice paper dries up and gets rubbery.)
- Dip in Bangkok Padang Peanut Sauce. I sometimes mix that with a little soy—it is very low cal too.
Zach-o-meter: Zach had a heck-of-a fun time making these. I made an assembly line of ingredients for a build-your-own style dinner and it was a total hit. He had a blast and was VERY impressed with how fresh and light this dinner is.
Be creative with this one. It would also be FAB with shrimp and mango!