Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 99: Chicken Spring Rolls

These home-made Chicken Spring Rolls are so tasty and not oily at all. They are a hit for the kids. The rolls are adapted with Thai flavors and are excellent appetizer or light entree.

Ingredients (for 50 servings)

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or white wine
  • 1 pinch black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 500 gms – 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 stalk green onion chopped
  • 1/2 head of small cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 50 spring roll wrappers defrosted
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Instructions

(Preparation time: 1h; cooking time: 20 mins)

STEP 1
In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, wine, pepper and cornstarch. Add the chicken
mince and mix well. Let it marinate for 10 minutes.

STEP 2
Heat a wok over high heat. When hot, add 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil. Stir fry the
ground chicken until browned, then remove it and set aside.

STEP 3
Wipe the wok clean and turn the heat to medium. When warm, add the remaining
vegetable oil. Then add in the green onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds
without burning them.

 

STEP 4
Add the carrots and cabbage. Stir well and turn the heat to medium-high. Stir fry the
vegetables for 2 minutes, or until the carrots have softened.

STEP 5
Add the cooked chicken and the oyster sauce into the wok and mix well.

STEP 6
Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet to let it cool. Make sure to prop up the baking
sheet on one end so that any liquid collects on the other side. When the mixture is cool,
discard the liquid.

STEP 7
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water (this will help you seal the spring
rolls). Open the spring roll wrapper package and cover the wrappers with a damp towel to
prevent them from drying out.

STEP 8
To fill the spring rolls, place the wrapper like a diamond on a clean and dry surface. Place
1 tablespoon of filling near the bottom corner.

STEP 9
Fold over the corner and roll tight, without leaving air pockets. Fold over the left side,
then fold over the other side and keep rolling tight.

STEP 10
Paint a little cornstarch slurry along the edge and close it up.

STEP 11
Place them seam side down and keep them covered with cling wrap to prevent them from
drying out.

STEP 12
Deep fry them in hot vegetable oil at 175°C – 350°F, turning occasionally until evenly
browned. This will take about 2 or 3 minutes. Put them on a plate lined with kitchen
paper to get rid of the excess oil.  Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 595 calories; 30.5 g fat; 40.5 g carbohydrates; 46.9 g protein; 71 mg
cholesterol; 647 mg sodium.

 

Inside Cooking Ep 99: Chicken Spring Rolls