Chicken Nori Rolls

Prep Time: 1 hr 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min

If you’re squeamish at the thought of raw fish, try this sushi plate that uses cooked chicken in its place. Easy and flavourful, it’s the perfect light lunch.


2 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), filets removed
1/4 cup (60 mL) teriyaki sauce
3 cups (750 mL) sushi rice, cooked, cooled
2 tbsp (30 mL) seasoned rice vinegar
4 sheets nori (dried seaweed)
1 green pepper(s), thinly sliced
1 carrot(s), peeled
1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame seeds
1 tsp (5 mL) wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
1 tsp (5 mL) pickled ginger


1 Slice chicken lengthwise into very thin strips and put into a re-sealable bag. Pour in teriyaki sauce, close bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. In a skillet over medium heat, cook chicken until no pink remains. Remove from heat and cool. Stir in seasoned vinegar.
2 Lay one sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat**. Using a spoon dipped in cold water, gently spread ¼ of the rice evenly over nori, leaving ½ inch (1.25 cm) clear along the sides and 1 inch (2.5 cm) along the top and bottom edges. Dip the spoon in cold water frequently to make it easier to spread the rice.
3 Using a vegetable peeler, shave long strips of carrot. Spread shaved carrot, green pepper and cooked chicken over the rice. Starting with the edge closest to you, and using both hands, lift the sushi mat up and over the filling to get the roll started. Continue rolling the nori tightly into a log. Moisten the outer edge of the nori to help seal it. Wrap the roll tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Repeat with remaining sheets of nori.
4 To slice rolls, leave the plastic wrap on. Trim the ends of each roll using a very sharp, wet knife, then slice each roll into 6-8 pieces. Remove plastic wrap. Arrange slices, cut side up, on a plate and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce for dipping.