Chicken Salad Sushi Rolls- A Little Light Lunch

Today’s Little Light Lunch is a Delicious Chicken Salad Sushi Roll.
We served our Rolls with a Simple Celery Soup.
You can halve the Sushi Roll recipe if you wish, and use Pre-sliced Chicken from the Deli.
Let’s get rolling!

Chicken Salad Sushi Rolls
Chicken Salad Sushi Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 (6 to 8 inch) whole wheat or veggie tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked brown or white rice, cooled
  • 1 purchased rotisserie chicken, sliced into thin strips, skin removed
  • 1 cup matchstick sliced carrots
  • 1 cup matchstick sliced and peeled apples
  • 6 to 8 plum or cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Lay out 6 tortillas. Spread equal amounts of rice onto each tortilla, spreading the rice almost to the edge of the tortilla.
  2. Place 2 to 3 chicken strips about 1 inch off center on each tortilla. Place 2 to 4 sliced carrots and apples on top of the chicken.
  3. Begin to roll up each tortilla starting on the side close to the chicken. Make the roll as tight as possible. Continue until all tortillas are securely wrapped. Wrap each rolled tortilla in foil or waxed paper. Place them on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  4. Take rolls from refrigerator and remove foil or waxed paper. With a serrated knife, cut each roll into 5 “sushi slices.” Top each slice with chopped tomatoes, grated carrots or tiny slivers of apple.

Celery Soup:

  • 6 Stalks of chopped Celery or about 2 cups
  • 4 Cups of Organic vegetable Broth

Bring your broth to a boil, Turn Down the heat to a simmer, add the celery. Simmer for about 30 Minutes. Add your own seasoning about 10 Minutes before the Soup is ready.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
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Chicken Caesar Salad- A Little Light Lunch

Our dear friend and colleague, Maria, is taking a few weeks summer vacation to be with her beloved family. So we will try to fill her remarkable shoes with a few blogs featuring “A Little Light Lunch.” We do hope you will enjoy as summer is a great time of year to get together with family and friends, sharing “a little light lunch.”

Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 slices white or whole wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 or 4 drops Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce (or to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ cups diced cooked chicken
  • 8 small heart of romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 seven-inch flour tortillas (if making wraps)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut star shapes from the bread using a small star-shaped cutter (or trim off the crusts and cut the slices into ½ inch cubes) and put in a bowl. Drizzle with the oil and toss until coated. Spread the bread out on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Carefully turn the croutons over and bake for 5 to 8 minutes more, until golden, watching carefully. Let cool.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, Parmesan, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the cooked chicken.
  3. To serve in lettuce cups: divide the chicken salad among the lettuce leaves. Sprinkle each with a little grated Parmesan and a few croutons.
  4. To serve as wraps: warm the tortillas in a microwave for 5 to 10 seconds or put in a warm oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, finely shred the lettuce leaves. Scatter the lettuce down the center of the wraps and spoon the chicken salad on top. Sprinkle each with a little grated Parmesan and a few croutons, roll up, and serve immediately. You can omit the croutons from the wrap version if you prefer. It is also fun to roll up each wrap in aluminum foil and scrunch one end to seal. The children can then eat the wraps, peeling the foil away as they eat, without worrying about dripping any dressing on the sofa.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.
www.thasc.com