This recipe was created by Melissa Jones, an Accredited Practising Dietitian who works in the aged care and disability sector. Melissa has kindly volunteered her expertise and knowledge to help us bring healthy and nutritious recipes to people with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Rice paper rolls with peanut dipping sauce


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup Asian style marinade – can be teriyaki, honey soy etc
  • Rice paper noodles – thin
  • Rice paper wrappers
  • A range of vegetables (I usually pick 3): carrot, capsicum, purple cabbage, mushrooms, avocado, cucumber, shredded lettuce.
    HINT: Aiming for different coloured veggies adds nice colour to the dish as well as a range of vitamins and minerals!
  • Herbs such as coriander or mint


  1. Dice the chicken breast into 2cm cubes and add to a bowl. Coat in marinade of your choice. For best results – leave to chill in the fridge for a few hours.
  2. Heat oil in a large fry pan and cook chicken until cooked through and juices are clear. Leave to cool down slightly whilst preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Slice vegetables of your choice into thin matchsticks. Using a course shredder can also work.
  4. Follow the instructions on the pack for the rice noodles – all packs have slightly different preparations.
    Once all the ingredients are lined up, it’s time to start making the rolls! Prepare a large bowl of warm water to soak the rice paper in.
  5. Place a rice paper wrapper in the warm water for around 30 seconds or until it has softened enough to roll. Place on a flat surface – usually a damp tea towel works best.
  6. Add all your prepared ingredients to the centre of the rice paper – as if you are making a burrito.
  7. Fold the top and bottom of the wrapper over towards the centre. Take the left side of the wrapper and fold over the fillings and then gently roll.
  8. Repeat with the remaining rice paper wrappers.

Dipping sauce:

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ tablespoon garlic – minced
  • Red pepper flakes – to taste
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 2-4 tablespoons water – until desired consistency is achieved.

Whisk together the ingredients until well combined. This can take quite a bit of whisking. Feel free to adjust to taste.

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