Appetizers Knock Offs

Chicken Salad Spring Rolls

May 17, 2011

I’ve been at it again – making a knock-off recipe I can’t live without! It’s sad when I call in a take-out order & they answer saying, “Thanks for calling Pei Wei. Missy, will you be having the GF Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls or the GF Pei Wei Spicy Salad tonight?” I laugh every time! Thankfully over the phone they can’t see my face blush, fluorescent PINK! I kinda have a feeling I’m a real live version of Sandra Bullock’s character in Two Weeks Notice. You know the pathetic take-out order scene? Yeah. Enough said. So, in efforts to be less pathetic & to save my pretty pennies – I took my best kungfu attempt at mastering it! Take it from Mr. Breadwinner {our family’s food connoisseur} … “Winner winner chinese chicken salad spring roll dinner!” Take a roll at it, why dontcha!

Psst! Have an allergy to peanuts? Try dipping them in THIS dressing, instead!


  • Reply alice May 17, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Merci pour la recette
    sa a l’air délicieux…
    a éssayer rapidement!!!


    In English: Thank you for the recipe his seems delicious… has éssayer quickly!!! kiss

    • Reply missy May 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      You are so sweet, alice. These are very very tasty! Hope you agree! xo

  • Reply jenedy May 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    LOVE these! Make them ALL the time! They are one of my favorite “clean foods”. So fresh and tasty!

    • Reply missy May 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      What do you put in yours? Do you use a dipping sauce? Totally agree about freshness. It’s better than having a salad, in my opinion! Bursts of flavor all neatly bundled up! Nom nom nom!

  • Reply jenedy May 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve tried everything from pulled pork to ramen noodles. I love how versatile they are. I mostly use persian cucumbers, shrimp, cabbage, mandarin oranges, and shredded carrots. My favorite sauce is from Trader Joes – they’re General Tso sauce is pretty much the best condiment to anything!

    • Reply missy May 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Sounds nom nom nom!

  • Reply Ari May 18, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Oh hey..Can I come over for dinner 🙂
    You are too cute and this looks too delicious. I’ve made rolls before and mine have NEVER come out that perty looking OR tasty 🙂

    • Reply missy May 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Oh hey. Any day of the week, friend! Let me know how these work for you! Heck, if you end up liking them… forget taking pics just copy the pics/recipes and post on your blog – I’ll letcha! And would be more than honored! xo

  • Reply Kate May 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Made these this weekend….so good. Thank you!!!

    • Reply missy May 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to tell me you liked them! Glad others are enjoying some of my crazy concoctions!

  • Reply Tchelsey May 29, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I found your blog cause Ashley Tingey is my Hubby’s cousin. P.s. I LOVE IT 🙂 This recipe saved my lil bum bum a pocket full. I’m gluten free and dairy free as of a year ago, YIKES! I’ve always told myself I needed to make my own spring rolls cuz they’re a ritual in my diet! ThAnks for the step by step guide! Yummers! xo

    • Reply missy May 31, 2011 at 12:48 am

      Shut it! Seriously? So glad you LOVED them as much as I do. I totally feel ya on the whole gluten/dairy free regimen. I’ve been off both for almost a year. LMK if you ever want a specific recipe catered to those restrictions. Beyond thrilled you found Pink Pistachio! xo

  • Reply Katie June 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Quick question… could these be made ahead of time and left in the fridge for a few hours? Thinking I could assemble them at nap time and then have them for a little date night in after the kiddos are in bed!

    • Reply missy June 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Definitely. That’s what I did when I made these guys. You can have lil’ munchkins roaming around while you’re trying to make these. They need some concentration. Haha! Also, wouldn’t recommend leaving them in the fridge overnight… the rice paper turns stale (not that I know from experience or anything). I kinda went spring roll wrapping-happy!

  • Reply Bonnie February 1, 2012 at 2:25 am

    New family favorite. Thank you soo much for posting it, my husband LOVED them and it’s wonderful to have such a healthy meal for the rotation. The sauce is fabulous, we used light brown sugar instead of white, fresh grated ginger, and just a touch of rice vinegar….AMAZING!

  • Reply Layne L. February 27, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Missy THANK YOU so much for posting this recipe!! I should have searched for this before I tried my hand at doing it from memory. 🙂 Ours turned out pretty sticky though – did yours? How did you store your leftovers? I’m going to try wax paper.

    • Reply missy February 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Not overly sticky, no. I stored them in a pyrex dish layered with parchment paper between each layer.

  • Reply Greta June 13, 2015 at 3:36 am

    These look amazing! Do you have a word or PDF version of your recipe? I would like to add this to my recipe list, but your website won’t let me copy and paste. I can’t wait to try these!

  • Reply Ronda January 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    These are my favorite thing from Pei Wei, can’t wait to try them myself!

  • Reply Robin July 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you! Just went to Pei Wei for the first time and had these! I fell in love!

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