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Chicken Nori Salad Rolls

Chicken Nori Salad RollsRecipe, a finalist in the 45th National Chicken Cooking Contest (2003), was created by Lisa Carr of Cedaredge, Colorado.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 quarts water
1/2 pound dried thin rice noodles
1 large English cucumber
12 sheets toasted nori (seaweed wraps)
1/3 cup thinly sliced pickled ginger, drained
12 pieces red leaf lettuce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
3/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons prepared wasabi

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large saucepan, place water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add chicken, return to boil, cover and remove from heat; let stand about 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. With tongs, lift chicken and immerse in cold water to cool; lift out and drain.
  2. Return water in saucepan to a boil, add rice noodles and stir to separate. Return to a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let stand about 3 minutes until noodles are tender; drain, immerse in cold water and drain again.
  3. Slice chicken crosswise into 1/4-inch strips. Cut cucumber lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices, then cut lengthwise into sticks. Lay 1 nori sheet on flat surface; arrange 3 slices chicken, end to end, in horizontal line; top with ginger slices. Arrange 1 cucumber stick at edge of lettuce piece and roll tightly. Place lettuce roll on ginger and distribute 1/3 cup rice noodles evenly over lettuce. Fold nori over filling and roll tightly, moistening edge to press and seal. Repeat process and arrange nori rolls, seam side down, on platter. Cut crosswise and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Mix together the soy sauce and wasabi; serve as dip.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 595; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 37mg; Total Carbs: 78g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 22g; Sodium: 5300mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.