Quick hoi sin chicken noodle wrap


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Don’t be stuck over what to do with your leftover rotisserie chicken ever again! Stuff it in a wrap with rice noodles, some crunchy veggies, a bit of chili heat and some tasty hoi sin sauce!

A hoi sin chicken noodle wrap cut in half and laying one half on top of the other on a wooden board.

I do love buying rotisserie chickens. You know, those ready-cooked chickens from the supermarket. They always seem to be much more fall-apart tasty than anything I can ever produce at home (although I must admit I haven’t given myself too much practice!). They are also perfect for lazy days, of course, when you just don’t want to cook your own chicken, however easy the recipe might be.

What I don’t like very much is carving the chicken, rotisserie or not (that’s Mrs. Lazy Bones talking again …) buuut once it is all carved up and shredded, there always seems to be plenty of leftovers for the next day. Makes all that heavy duty carving worth it!

The question is, of course, what to do with those plentiful leftovers. You would think that I would be spilling over with ideas but … nope. To be honest all I can ever think of is some sort of chicken pie. Delicious of course (I do love me a good pie!) but now that we’re heading into the summer season a heavy pie doesn’t really cut it.

So I was very happy to spot something very similar to this hoi sin chicken noodle wrap in a Jamie Oliver cookbook I was leafing through the other day. Good old Jamie has loads of ideas for what to do with leftover meat, bless him!

I can think of lots of great things about this wrap, but the best are (in no particular order!):

  • It can be a lunch or, add a few crispy potatoes and it can be … dinner!
  • The rice noodles don’t need any cooking, just 5 mins of soaking in boiling water. You already have your cooked chicken ready, remember, so that makes this a very quick and easy no-cook wrap!
  • Hoi sin sauce is very flavourful, as you may well know, so you only need to drizzle a heaped tablespoon or so over the ingredients in your wrap. Fiddling about with other dressings not needed! (oh, apart from a generous squeeze or two of lime juice!)
  • The other little ‘bits’ you add to the wrap, as well as the chicken, noodles and hoi sin sauce, can vary according to what you’ve got hanging about in your fridge. I think Jamie suggests spring onions (scallions!), chili (if you like), lime and match-sticked cucumber and carrot, but I didn’t have any carrots so I added thinly sliced red peppers instead.

Ingredients for a quick hoi sin chicken noodle wrap.

Collage of 2 images of someone making a hoi sin chicken noodle wrap.

This was a much tastier lunch than I’m used to eating (really should get a bit more adventurous with my lunches!). I must admit it was a tad messy, with hoi sin sauce dribbling down my chin a couple of times (perhaps don’t dwell on that one too much), but oh it was worth it!

You could even soak a few more noodles and chop up a few more veggies and store them in the fridge so that you can have this wrap twice on the trot. I wouldn’t recommend making up the wrap for the next day, because it goes a bit soggy from the sauce and lime juice – poor Mr. Scrummy found this out first-hand, the poor thing, after I sent him off to work with a pre-made hoi sin chicken noodle wrap. Luckily he didn’t complain too much and said it was still very tasty!

A person holding up half a hoi sin chicken noodle wrap over another half on a wooden board.

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Quick hoi sin chicken noodle wrap

This is perfect for lazy days when you have leftover rotisserie chicken that you don't know what to do with. Just shred it up and stuff it in a tortilla with rice noodles, crispy veggies, chili and hoi sin sauce. Believe me when I tell you this makes a VERY tasty lunch!
Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1.5 ounces fine rice noodles
  • 2 tortillas
  • a couple of handfuls of watercress, or other green salad leaves of your choice
  • about a 10-cm piece cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/4 of a red pepper, thinly sliced
  • about 2 handfuls cooked shredded chicken, leftover rotisserie chicken is great!
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 fresh red chili, optional
  • 2 tablespoons hoi sin sauce
  • 1 lime


  • Soak the noodles in a bowl of boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  • Warm the tortillas, either in a dry frying pan or in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Lay the tortillas on a clean board or work surface. Lay half the watercress/salad leaves down the centre, then top with the noodles, cucumber and red pepper. Then scatter over the chicken, spring onions and chili (if using).
  • Finally, drizzle over the hoi sin sauce and lime juice, then roll the wrap up as tightly as you can. Cut in half and enjoy immediately!


You could wrap this in aluminium foil and pop in the fridge for a while before eating, but don’t leave it there overnight – it might go a bit soggy!


Calories: 230kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 508mg, Potassium: 236mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 800IU, Vitamin C: 63.4mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 1.9mg
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*Recipe slightly adapted from Jamie Oliver’s ‘Quick Chinese Wrap’ in Save with Jamie


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  1. I always have leftover rotisserie chicken which frequently get thrown out. This is a fantastic way to use it up. These wraps look delicious!

  2. These wraps look super delicious, Helen! I’m just like you, I absolutely love rotisserie chicken (I’m always tempted to buy one whenever I’m at the supermarket!!). My family really likes hoisin sauce so I know they’d really enjoy this recipe! Thanks sharing – pinning! 😀

    1. I know what you mean, Jess. I find it really hard to ignore the lovely smell in the supermarket! Really happy you think your family would like this … hope you give it a go some time!

  3. Yum!!!!
    These look amazing. I always make too make rice noodles so this is the perfect way to use them up.
    And hoisin sauce is my utter favourite.

    1. Hi, Louise! I didn’t think of that – I think everyone makes a few too many noodles. Great way to use up those, too! Glad you like these! 🙂

  4. Love everything about this wrap! So delicious! And great use of left over chicken.Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much, Mira! This really is delicious for something so easy to throw together. Thanks for pinning, too!

  5. As soon as I saw the title, I went, ‘Ooo’! I love this dish – I could seriously eat about 5 of these! Such a fantastic use of those chicken roasters – I ALWAYS have a ton of leftovers and I’m always trying to think of new ways to use it – usually it’s something boring like a salad. SO making these the next roaster I pick up!

    1. Oh me too, Kathleen … I always default to a salad or a sandwich – BORING! Glad to have given us both some inspiration!! 🙂

  6. I love hoisin sauce. I also love anything that uses up leftover chicken, as we usually have quite a lot left after a Sunday roast.

  7. Oh boy, does this look good! I like buying those rotisserie chickens too, and this would be the perfect use for it! I love a good wrap, and this all the elements I love. Pinned.

  8. A chicken can go a really long way and a delicious way as you’ve shown here Helen! I can imagine that it would really remind me of Peking duck with the hoi sin 😀

    1. Ooh yes, this is just like Peking duck … didn’t think of that at all! Shame I don’t have leftover duck very often (actually, never!)

  9. I love rotisserie chicken, and I LOVE hoisin, so this wrap is definitely calling my name! Awesome recipe Helen!

  10. These look so yummy! I love hoisin sauce; I wish I could use it more, but the salt content worries me. Will certainly try this recipe though. 🙂

    1. Hi Byron! Thanks for passing by! Hoisin probably is quite salty, but each wrap only has about a tablespoon! 🙂