Family Friendly Fridays: Peanuty Chicken Summer Rolls

Another Friday another sandwich I always say.  Ok, maybe I don’t always say that, but I’m definitely saying it today.  We’ve made it through another week of mouth watering food and will be “wrapping” it up in style today with a Peanuty Chicken Summer Roll (pun most definitely intended).  Before we get started though, I’ve got one piece of blog business to share with you all.

You will be seeing many changes at Mommie Cooks in the upcoming months.  One change that will begin next week will be the frequency of posting.  I will be dropping back from five posts a week (Mon-Fri) to three posts a week; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  While I truly enjoy putting a post out every day, this blog has grown big enough that I’m not able to post effectively AND still have the time to visit everyone’s blog and return the thanks for stopping by.

For me, blogging has always been and still is about building community and making friends through the sharing of information.  If I’m not able to get to know the people who take the time to stop by and visit my little corner of the blogging world, then it’s time to cut back a bit so that I can focus on what I find important.  Hopefully you’ll understand and continue to stop by and enjoy some delicious recipes with me!

With that out of the way we can move on to Friday’s sandwich!  Would you believe this sandwich was inspired by my oldest son Nicholas?  It all began when a friend of mine, Kara, sent me an email mentioning that Jiff Peanut butter was having a contest that she thought  we needed to enter.  The contest calls for moms to work together with their 6-12 year old children to create the ultimate peanut butter inspired sandwich.  Nick and I got to thinking and I immediately came up with the idea of a summer roll.  Nick followed me up by suggesting we use chicken and cut it into fun shapes with a cookie cutter.  Now if THAT’s not a Mommie Cooks man, I don’t know who is; sheer brilliance I tell ya!  So off to work we went creating the perfect peanut butter sandwich together.  Our result is below.

If you would like to enter the Jiff Peanut butter contest with your child, check out the link HERE.  Good luck!

Ingredients Needed:

2 Chicken Breasts
1/3 Cup of Plain Yogurt
1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter*
1 Clove of Garlic, Minced
3 Tbsp of Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp of Curry
1 Tbsp of Fresh Ginger, Chopped
1 Tbsp of Fresh Cilantro
1 Lime, Juiced
1/2 tsp of Sesame Oil
1 Cup of Sushi Rice, Cooked up
1 Carrot, Cut up in Thin Sticks
6-8 Sprigs of Cilantro
1 Pkg of Rice Paper
Soy Sauce for Dipping

*If you are using peanut butter sans sugar, add in 1 tsp of sugar to your mix as well.

First up, grab your chicken breasts and pound them down to about 1/4″ thickness.

Now grab a bag, a bowl, a bucket, whatever your preference, and throw into it your yogurt, peanut butter, garlic, soy sauce, curry, ginger, cilantro, lime juice, sesame oil and, if you’re using it, your sugar.  Mix it up well and add in your chicken.

Throw your chicken in the bag and let it marinate for at least two hours.  When it’s ready to go, fire up your grill or saute pan and cook it up.

Now, grab your favorite “skinny” cookie cutter; Nick chose a shark, and cut out your chicken shapes.

Grab a sheet of your rice paper and wet it down for one to two seconds to get it soft.  Throw a couple spoonfuls of rice on to your paper and then lay a sprig of cilantro on top of it.

Next up, add on your slices of carrot.  Now, fold up the edges of your paper over the rice and then place the chicken cut out on top.

Close your roll up, grab a dipping dish of soy sauce and get ready to enjoy a truly kid friendly treat!

I added this recipe to Lamb Around’s Baaad Sundays Linky.

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Peanuty Chicken Summer Rolls

Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breasts
1/3 Cup of Plain Yogurt
1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter*
1 Clove of Garlic, Minced
3 Tbsp of Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp of Curry
1 Tbsp of Fresh Ginger, Chopped
1 Tbsp of Fresh Cilantro
1 Lime, Juiced
1/2 tsp of Sesame Oil
1 Cup of Sushi Rice, Cooked up
1 Carrot, Cut up in Thin Sticks
6-8 Sprigs of Cilantro
1 Pkg of Rice Paper
Soy Sauce for Dipping

*If you are using peanut butter sans sugar, add in 1 tsp of sugar to your mix as well.

Directions:

First up, grab your chicken breasts and pound them down to about 1/4" thickness. Now grab a bag, a bowl, a bucket, whatever your preference, and throw into it your yogurt, peanut butter, garlic, soy sauce, curry, ginger, cilantro, lime juice, sesame oil and, if you're using it, your sugar. Mix it up well and add in your chicken.

Throw your chicken in the bag and let it marinate for at least two hours. When it's ready to go, fire up your grill or saute pan and cook it up.

Now, grab your favorite "skinny" cookie cutter; Nick chose a shark, and cut out your chicken shapes.

Grab a sheet of your rice paper and wet it down for one to two seconds to get it soft. Throw a couple spoonfuls of rice on to your paper and then lay a sprig of cilantro on top of it. Next up, add on your slices of carrot. Now, fold up the edges of your paper over the rice and then place the chicken cut out on top.

Close your roll up, grab a dipping dish of soy sauce and get ready to enjoy a truly kid friendly treat!

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27 Responses to “Family Friendly Fridays: Peanuty Chicken Summer Rolls”

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    5 Star Foodie — September 10, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    I love the little fish shape inside the roll! What a cool idea, my daughter would love this!

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    Katerina — September 10, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    It is trully very tiring post a recipe everyday. I post every two days and sometimes I feel overwhelmed. Just take your time. Blogging is first of all fun, if it becomes a duty then you lose all the happiness coming out of it. These treats are tempting not only for kids but for adults as well.

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    Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective — September 10, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    Julie, too cute! We make summer rolls and serve them with peanut sauce–I like the twist on putting the peanut flavor INSIDE! I also love the cookie cutter!

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    Emily Z — September 10, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    Hi there, saw you over at Katerina’s blog and wanted to say hello. These are so cute. I love the idea of using cookie cutters to make it more fun and interesting for kids. I don’t have kids, YET, but hopefully will soon, so it’s great to get some ideas ahead of time for ways to make healthier eating fun for them! :)

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    Brenda — September 10, 2010 @ 11:20 am

    What cute summer rolls, lol! And Julie, I’m the same as you. I usually only post 3 days a week, MAYBE 4 occasionally but 3 is more doable. I work full-time five days a week and have other commitments, hobbies, etc. I find 3 posts a week is perfect for me. It’s manageable, it’s fun, I have time to visit my favourite blogs, it works (for me). I completely understand where you’re coming from! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    anne — September 10, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    did u get this??

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    anne — September 10, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    ok, so that went through, but I had tried 3 other times to no avail, the same thing happens at alex’s. Anyway, I am going to do the same thing, have a great weekend!!

    anne

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    Maranda — September 10, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    That is such a cute idea! I’m so impressed that Nicholas helped create this “sandwich.” The Hubble would LOVE this. Keep us posted on the results of the contest!

    Oh, and I totally understand the need to cut back on the posts. I have trouble keeping up a regular schedule AND visiting my favorite blogs. xoxoxoxo

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    Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds — September 10, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    How cute with the little shark! I’m intrigued by the peanut butter and chicken – I’ve never thought of combining those.

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — September 10, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    That’s a cute idea and a fun way to get the kids invloved in the kitchen. The rolls sound really tasty too! Have a great weekend!

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    Kristina — September 10, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    That is truly clever! I’ve got every intention of serving this to a bunch of grown-ups and not telling them about the chickenshark inside. It’ll be like I’m pulling one over on them. I know I could just cut the chicken into strips, but eff that, if I’ve got the chance to get away with something, I’m gonna get away with something.

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    OK Chick — September 10, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    I made your Tuna Mexi Melt tonight. It was very good. Instead of Sour Cream I used nonfat yogurt, but it still taste super good!!! Thanks for posting the sandwiches all week.

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — September 10, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

    LOL! Love the sharkie! :)

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    Prerna — September 10, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    It was lovely meeting you too Julie! Looking forward to having an awesome time with everyone tomorrow. Following you on twitter :-)

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    Anna Johnston — September 10, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

    So adorable the little fish in the roll (we call them wraps down-under). I’m going to try this because my taste-buds are going overtime trying to imagine the quirky pairings of foods here. I feel like an intrepid food taster – going where my ‘buds’ have never been :)
    Your totally forgiven for ‘going back to 3 posts per week Julie…, in fact I admire your decision. My blog is also about community & if it is ever so luck to grow big & strong & tall like yours I know I’d make the same decision. I’m ever so glad to be part of your community & look forward to lots of interesting taste temptations from you.
    Cheers Anna

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    Holly L — September 11, 2010 @ 1:32 am

    This is awesome. How do you manage to come up with these. MY KIDS ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS!!!!! Me too!!!!

    As for:
    “You will be seeing many changes at Mommie Cooks in the upcoming months. One change that will begin next week will be the frequency of posting. I will be dropping back from five posts a week (Mon-Fri) to three posts a week; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. While I truly enjoy putting a post out every day, this blog has grown big enough that I’m not able to post effectively AND still have the time to visit everyone’s blog and return the thanks for stopping by.”

    Man oh man…it is so hard to keep up. I am, behind, behind, behind. I have not been blog surfing for weeks and feel awful that I have not responded to everyone. It is so hard….but I do think there needs to be an interaction or else what are you blogging for.

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    Crystal — September 11, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

    Those look awesome!!! I am TOTALLY going to save this and try it sometime, seriously, my daughter would absolutey LOVE helping me make this.

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    Chaplain Donna — September 11, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    I like that you want to stay connected to your followers, this will certainly bring you more faithful fans. I like when you personally respond to my comments and I look forward to getting to know you better. This is a unique recipe. I didn’t expect this for a contest with kids, I was thinking some kind of sandwich… I bet those seasons taste great with peanut butter.

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — September 11, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

    My kids would LOVE the fish shaped chicken! That is awesome! I would like to feature this on my next Saturday Stumbles and use one of your pictures if that’s okay. I seriously need to get some new cookie cutters! Thanks!

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    theUngourmet — September 12, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    This is such a cute idea with the shark chicken. I’ve never thought to do this. Your son is one smart and creative cookie! ;0) I wonder if my kids would like the rice paper. We do a lot of wraps but we just use tortillas. This would be a fun way to jazz things up!

    I don’t mind at all if you link me up. Thanks for the great recipe idea and for stopping by! Have a great week!

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    Kristina Churchill — September 12, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    Just wanted you to know, I contacted Kristin about the giveaway! I can’t believe I won! Thank you so much for the giveaway, and I just wanted you to know how much I love your site. I will check back often!

    Please stop by mine and leave a comment if you have a chance!

    Thanks again,

    Kristina

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    Melissa B. — September 12, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    Do you think these delicious pea-nutty rolls will keep me in a summer frame of mind the whole year ’round? I hope so! And don’t feel guilty about cutting back…I actually enjoy my blog more, now that I’m not posting every day…

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    Wendy (The Local Cook) — September 12, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    It was so great meeting you in Atlanta! I LOVE this recipe and can’t wait to make it. I look forward to seeing more of you in my Google Reader, and hopefully at another blog conference someday!

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    melissa@the hungry artist — September 12, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    What a great recipe!!! I love the fish cut out. How cool that you created it together. I met a woman at Cooking Light whose daughter was a finalist one year in that Jif contest. They got to come to NYC. Hope your son wins!!

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    Gitte — September 15, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    What a fun fun dish. I love the fish cutout, it’s brilliant.

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    Lala @ Lenzlove — October 1, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    Trying to figure out something for dinner tonight and I had to turn to the fabulous Mommie Cooks. I have a question for you? What process do you do when deciding what to cook for dinner. Do you have a favorite cookbook?
    Do you decide for the week or day by day? I had to ask because you always have a wide range of cuisines. Hope your doing good!!

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