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These are really really good. They took me awhile to "perfect " but after I've made them a few times they turn out great. I usually use a lot less watercress and more cilantro just because watercress is extremely expensive where I live. The only suggestion I have is to just wet the corners of the spring roll wrappers when rolling them instead of dipping them in water. They would fall apart and get too mushy for my liking when dipped. Roll them up THEN brush them with a bit of water to soften them up. YUM!
This is a great recipe. I personally don't like watercress in it but this recipe is so versatile to suit different tastes. I would strongly recommend using chicken thighs however. They should be cut very fine. I also like to sprinkle some crushed peanuts in each one. Sometimes I put some fresh cucumber in it too.
This was a HUGE hit at our Mother's Day lunch. We had a little trouble finding the spring roll wrappers- we had bought wonton and egg roll wrappers before we read the comments on here. We tested both (despite what the other reviewers had said) and it was disgusting as promised. In a desperate attempt to find something suitable we grabbed some lumpia wrappers in the freezer section and were amazed to find it was EXACTLY what we were looking for- it even said spring roll wrappers on the box! I wouldn't suggest dunking the wrapper in water- it falls apart. Instead just seal it with a dab of water. If you are unfamiliar with peanut sauces I would recommend House of Tsang Bangkok Padang Peanut Sauce; it has a nice flavor. We refrigerated the chicken overnight and it was wonderful. Though admittedly we never tried 30 minutes like the recipe suggests- I assume it would work as well. We weren't able to find the vegetables in the right amount so we used what we could and kept the ratio the same. We also chopped our snap peas. I don't believe the recipe ever specifies whether they are supposed to be chopped or whole. Though I don't think that would make or break a recipe anyways. We will definitely be adding this recipe to our repertoire.
I have tried a few spring roll recipes and this is my favorite so far. I had to make a few adjustments since grocery store didn't have all ingredients: I subbed baby kale for watercress and I hate canned sprouts so left them out (excited to make this in the spring when I can get them fresh though). Made my own peanut sauce using a simple recipe on this site. Put in a full cup of cilantro since I love it. Dipped rolls in sambal olek (chilli paste) since peanut sauce really stuck to the chicken. Next time I plan to add lemongrass to make them even better and will mix the chilli paste in with the chicken just to make it easier to eat.