You may recall a while back I made Chicken Egg Rolls that were super simple and quite delicious. Well, the wrappers I used came with a few more recipes and I finally got around to trying one of them out… A Southwestern Chicken Egg Roll.
I began my mixing together chicken, cilantro, salsa, jack cheese and fresh lime juice in a bowl and chilled it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Instead of cooking chicken I opted to pick up a rotisserie chicken from Costco… they are cheap enough and then I have leftovers to make other things or for lunch. I should note that the original recipe also called for a slice of avocado in each egg roll and while I had every intention of adding it, my avocado never ripened properly. On a side note, have you noticed that the price of avocados is rising and they don’t taste as good? I guess once something goes mainstream prices must rise. There is that whole rage of avocado toast now, can I just say that I have been eating avocado on bread – as I always have referred to it as – for years, way before it was cool… LOL!
Next, I filled the wrappers and folded them to create the egg rolls.
I ended up with 12 egg rolls…
And then fried them for 2 minutes…
Then transferred them to a baking sheet….
To then bake them in a 425 F oven for about 4 minutes – until they were crispy and the filling was hot.
There’s no need for a dipping sauce for these egg rolls as the salsa added to the chicken mixture kept the filling moist and quite honestly I didn’t miss the avocado! I can’t wait to make these again!
Southwestern Chicken Egg Rolls
1 1/2 cups chicken meat, cooked and shredded
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
3/4 cup salsa
1/4 cheddar jack cheese, shredded
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
12 egg roll wrappers
oil for frying
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Mix chicken, cilantro, salsa, cheese and lime juice together in a bowl and set aside in the refrigerator to chill for a few minutes.
With a wrapper in front you in a diamond shape moisten all 4 edges of the wrapper. Place 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture just below the center and fold up the bottom corner, then fold in the sides and finally roll the egg roll and seal the top corner.
Fry for 2 minutes in 350 F oil and then place on a baking sheet. Once all the egg rolls have been fried place the baking sheet in the oven for 3-5 minutes until the egg rolls are crispy and the filling is hot.
Recipe adapted from JSL Foods