May 02, 2010

recipe: baked southwest chicken egg rolls.

since cj and i were having our nightly argument discussion of what we should have for dinner last night i decided to be a little brave and make something out of the ordinary. these are JUST as delicious as they sound. promises.

what you will need:
  • 1 or 2 cooked chicken breasts [chopped in teeny bits].
  • 2 cups of frozen corn - thawed.
  • 1 [10 oz.] package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry.
  • 1 [15 oz.] can black beans, rinsed and drained.
  • 2 cups shredded mexican cheese blend.
  • 1 [4 oz.] can diced green chiles, drained.
  • 4 green onion tops, chopped.
  • 1 pkg [about 24] egg roll wrappers - can find in fresh vegetable section at store.
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin.
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder.
  • 1 tsp. salt.
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.

preheat oven to 425.

1. in a large bowl combine all ingredients minus the egg roll wrappers. mix well.
2. lay an egg roll wrapper on on a work surface so that to you, the wrapper looks like a diamond.
3. place about 1/4 cup of the filling in the center.
4. fold tip closest to you over the filling, roll a bit, then take the two end points of the wrapper, and fold them towards the center. continue rolling until an egg roll is formed.
5. dip finger in water and rub over final flap to seal.

lightly oil baking sheet with cooking spray. place egg rolls on baking sheet seam side down and spray tops of egg rolls with cooking spray. bake for about 16 minutes. serve warm with salsa and sour cream.

so easy, yet so delicious. enjoy!


  1. I LOVE you. Seriously, these are my favorite at Chili's and now I am going to make them every night forever. Okay, so maybe not every night, but you get the point.

  2. Ohhhh I never thought of baking these little yummy critters. I make these but dont very often because I fry them and well, they stink up the house. YAY! This makes life so much easier.

  3. That sounds awesome! We have made Asian style eggrolls and fried them but frying is such a hassle! I never even thought to bake them.