Poached Chicken and Relish Wraps with Dipping Sauce

Poached Chicken & Relish Wraps with Dipping Sauce

Fermented mixed vegetables are a tangy and tasty addition to these rice paper wraps. A fresh idea for lunch at work or to slice for serving as an light appetizer.
Servings: 8


Poached chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Aromatics: smashed garlic cloves 1 inch of ginger, sliced
  • 1 cup cooking liquid: apple juice water, wine, apple juice
  • water as per directions


  • 16 rice paper wrappers ~9 inches in diameter
  • found in the International or Asian food aisle
  • 2 cup cooked rice vermicelli noodles
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce

Garlic Lime Dipping Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • pinch of chili flakes for heat
  • Juice of 1 lime


Poach chicken

  • In a large sauce pot, place the chicken in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and aromatics.
  • On a stove top, Add 1 cup poaching liquid, add enough cool water to cover chicken by ~ 1 inch.
  • Bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pot.
  • Allow chicken to cook until 165 deg F. (start to check temperature at ~10 minutes). Remove from liquid, place on cutting board.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook rice vermicelli.
  • While chicken and vermicelli are cooking, prepare lettuce & onion
  • Drain and mince in food processor the fermented mixed veg*, pluse until relish like substance.
  • Prepare garlic lime dipping sauce. Mix ingredients together in a sauce pan. Heat, Stir in juice of 1 lime. Put in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add ~1 inch of water to a large frying pan, bring water to a boil; keep water hot. This will be for cooking the rice wrappers.

When you have all ingredients ready, start assembling rolls

  • Dip 1 rice paper into frying pan of hot water to soften (Work with one at a time). Set on a cutting board.
  • In the middle of the rice wrapper, add in vermicelli and small amounts of your prepared vegetables & relish.
  • Fold the sides over the filling and roll up tightly. Set aside on a plate and cover with a clean damp towel until ready to serve.