Chicken Summer Rolls

These summer rolls are refreshing and low in calorie to support weight management. This recipe would be great to make for lunch or dinner and contains nutrient-dense ingredients that are simple and affordable.




Health Benefit:

Chicken is a great source of lean protein for weight maintenance and energy. Carrots contain vitamin A for eye health. Lettuce and cucumber are hydrating. Peanuts are rich in healthy fats and contain plant-based protein.





Shallow bowl, small bowl cutting board or plate


Cooked chicken breast, shredded

10-15 leaves of lettuce

2 carrots, grated

1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced

1 cup cilantro

10-15 rice paper sheets

Peanut sauce:

1 cup ginger dressing of choice

2 TBSP peanut butter



Add your favorite vegetables or whatever you already have in the fridge like avocado. You can use any type of lettuce. Feel free to add rice noodles. Almond butter can be substituted for peanut butter. Use your favorite low-sugar dipping sauce or dressing from the store or make from scratch. Replace chicken with tofu for a vegan option. Other proteins to use include cooked shrimp.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Wash and cut vegetables; Cook and shred chicken breasts

Step 2

In a small bowl, prepare dipping sauce: Mix dressing with peanut butter with a whisk until smooth; Add water to thin to desired consistency


Step 3

Fill a shallow bowl with warm water; Submerge spring roll wrappers for 10-15 seconds; Remove and place wrapper on a clean, flat surface

Step 4

Neatly layer lettuce, carrots, cucumber, cilantro on one half of the wrapper; Add shredded chicken to the other half

Step 5

Tightly roll up wrapper like a burrito, starting on vegetable side, tucking in sides; Cut each summer roll in half  or eat as is; Enjoy