Kids Lunchbox Ideas/ Recipes: Non-Vegetarian

Spicy Honey-Garlic Spring Rolls

A few weeks ago, I had a gang of girls over from our book club meet. I always look forward to these all-girl meetings, especially when it’s my turn to host. I get to experiment with fun recipes like this Honey-Garlic Spring Rolls and love the fact that we girls can totally agree on the fact that chocolate cake is a filling dinner option.

Recipe for Chicken Spring Rolls taken from Visit site for detailed recipe.

For the past few months, I’ve been toying with the idea of throwing an appetizer sampler party. According to me, it’s probably the best party you could get invited to, second of course only to a chocolate-themed night. This book meet was the perfect setting for what I had in mind. We were meeting to discuss the book, Cooking for Mr. Latte, and though I enjoyed the read, I knew that planning the party was going to be even more fun.

It was obvious that I was going to serve tiny bites and mini morsels of divine finger food, in all shapes, sizes and forms. My centrepiece comprised of a huge platter flavoured oven-roasted pita chips and deep bowl overflowing with cool creamy hummus. It was to be the decoy for those health-conscious skinny ones. Neatly arranged around that were the actual sinners. Melt-in-your-mouth Tandoori wings, my simply-to-die-for Ginger-Chilli Shrimp, and not to mention, petite little squares of a rich dark chocolate almond fudge cake that I had baked for the first time in my life, among many other delicious treats.

The cake was delicious, to say the very least, and if I were locked alone in a room with it, you’d probably find me digging into it with my bare hands and stuffing large chunks of it into my face. I also made sure I catered to every palate by dishing out a variety of sweet and savoury treats, including, mini quiches, spiced potato wedges, and spiked hot chocolate in mini espresso cups for that something extra after dinner. But the highlight of my evening had to be the warm crispy spring rolls that simply had me wishing I were in the Orient somewhere, digging into a bowl full of slurpy noodles to go with it.


Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Meena,


  • 24 small spring rolls wrappers
  • 1 chicken breast finely chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely crushed
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp honey-garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp light cooking oil
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying
  • water as needed


  • Marinate chicken, onions, green pepper and crushed garlic with honey-garlic sauce and pepper powder for at least an hour.
  • Heat sesame oil and a tbsp of cooking oil in a non-stick wok and stir-fry marinated ingredients with any leftover marinade over high heat till chicken is cooked through. Remember to stir and mix continuously, so as not to let it burn. Season with salt, and set aside to cool.
  • Once the filling is cooled, begin rolling out the spring rolls. Start with placing a spring roll wrapper on a cool flat working surface. Place about 2-3 tbsp of the filling to one corner of the wrapper. Fold over that corner and roll up half way, tucking in the open side corners. Seal edges with a bit of water and set the spring roll aside on a cool plate. Continue to roll out remaining cigars, making sure to cover them with a slightly damp towel so that they don’t dry out.
  • Deep fry in hot oil till golden and crisp.

If you like this recipe, then you will surely like my Honey-Garlic Chicken Wings.

This post was originally published in December 2007 and has been recently updated.

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  • Reply
    June 10, 2020 at 12:21 PM

    5 stars
    Would it be possible to brush these with vegetable oil and bake in order to avoid deep frying?

    • Reply
      June 12, 2020 at 12:30 AM

      Yes, of course Michelle! I’d suggest 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes till it turns brown and crisp on both sides.

  • Reply
    May 19, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    5 stars
    Meena…looks wonderful. However – quick question…if one were a vegetarian could you replace the chicken with let’s say something like cabbage? Any recommendations?


    • Reply
      May 20, 2020 at 12:32 AM

      I would definitely use a mix veggies, like cabbage, carrots and broccoli.

  • Reply
    February 18, 2020 at 3:46 AM

    5 stars
    Hi Meena
    I have been following your blog for some years now. I really like it and can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Reply
    January 5, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    5 stars
    excellent pics,
    looks too tempting
    will surely try these..

  • Reply
    July 10, 2009 at 12:03 AM

    5 stars
    I would love to try this recipe but have no idea where to find honey garlic sauce? Is there a substitute for it?

  • Reply
    April 4, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    5 stars
    Great picture and recipe!

  • Reply
    January 2, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    5 stars
    Your spring rolls look great! I have a Thai soup these would go with really well.

  • Reply
    December 14, 2007 at 5:31 PM

    5 stars
    Lovely Dish! looks very tempting. Cool picture too.

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    Amy Thomas
    December 11, 2007 at 9:14 AM

    5 stars
    Looks delicious.
    I LOVE deep fried food, however avoid making them for parties as I prefer having the appetizers ready when the guests come in.Do you have any make ahead tips for deep fried foods?

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    December 10, 2007 at 4:25 PM

    5 stars
    Never seen spring rolls looking absolutely delicious and yummy!!

  • Reply
    December 10, 2007 at 2:37 PM

    5 stars
    Those are some yummy rolls. Love to try them. Bookmarked…

  • Reply
    December 10, 2007 at 1:04 PM

    5 stars
    These are so yummy. Like we get in restaurants but definitely more tastier.

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