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Southwest Egg Rolls

5 from 4 votes
Published on 02/01/2024 by Umamiology
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These Southwest Egg Rolls are a burst of flavor! Packed with vibrant ingredients, these crispy delights feature a savory medley of chicken, black beans, corn, and spices, all wrapped up, in a golden egg roll shell.

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Southwest Egg Rolls are a nod to classic Tex-Mex flavors, held tightly together by thin and crunchy egg roll wrappers.

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This results in a delicious fusion of textures and tastes, with a crunchy exterior giving way to a savory and slightly spicy interior.

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What Are Southwest Egg Rolls?

These irresistible snacks contain a savory filling of shredded chicken, black beans, corn, diced bell peppers, and a blend of spices – deep-fried in a crispy egg roll wrap.

What Kind Of Meat Goes Into Southwest Egg Rolls?

Rotisserie chicken is the best kind of meat for this recipe – so make sure you pick one up at your local supermarket or Costco. Then, simply pull apart and shred the chicken and set aside for use in this dish.

How Do You Make Southwest Egg Rolls?

This recipe is incredibly easy. We start with combining the chicken and the southwest vegetable and seasoning mixture into a bowl. Then add that filling to your egg roll peel. After that, all you have to do is wrap the egg roll, deep-fry, and you’ll have these delicious snacks in your mouth in under 30 minutes.

Key Elements Of This Recipe

  • Rotisserie Chicken: Flavorful and fully cooked, easy to shred
  • Corn, Black Beans, Peppers: Gives it that iconic Tex-Mex flavor
  • Cayenne Pepper: For a spicy kick

The Ingredients for Southwest Egg Rolls

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  • 1 pound Rotisserie Chicken (shredded)
  • 1 cup Canned Corn
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Peppers (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Green Bell Peppers (chopped)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese (mixed blend)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 package Egg Roll Wrappers
  • 1 Egg (for egg wash)
  • Neutral Frying Oil

The Equipment Needed

Pro Tip: This Kitchen Mama Auto Can Opener is one of the best auto can openers I’ve tried. If you cook with a lot of canned foods, this is a must have!

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Sauté Your Vegetables

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Open your cans of corn and bean with your can opener.

Then, in your sauté pan, add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and your corn, beans, all of your chopped vegetables, cumin, cayenne and salt. Sauté for approximately 3-4 minutes over high heat, or until the vegetables start to roast.

Make Your Southwest Egg Roll Filling

In a bowl, combine your shredded rotisserie chicken and your sautéed vegetables.

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Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.

Filling & Wrapping Your Egg Rolls

Take a sheet of egg roll peel and position it in a diamond shape in front of you.

Apply a dab of egg wash to all sides of the wrapper, to help seal the egg roll.

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Then add in a foundation of your Southwest Egg Roll filling, topped with a layer the shredded Mozzarella & Provolone cheese.

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Start at the bottom corner and roll the egg roll wrapper over your filling until you have rolled your egg roll half way up. Then fold in each corner and then continue to roll up to the end.

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Repeat until you have about 8-10 egg rolls – and then place them on a parchment paper or butcher paper lined tray.

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Deep-Fry Your Southwest Egg Rolls

Prepare a stock pot of neutral oil, heated to 350°F.

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Drop in 2-3 egg rolls into your hot oil – keeping in mind not to over crowd the pot.

Deep fry for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown (flip once during the fry), then remove from the oil and let sit on a cooling wire rack for about 5 minutes.

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Serving Your Egg Rolls

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These Southwest Egg Rolls are served best by themselves or with a rich and spicy sauce like my Cowboy Butter!

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Southwest Egg Rolls

5 from 4 votes
These Southwest Egg Rolls are a burst of flavor! Packed with vibrant ingredients, these crispy delights feature a savory medley of chicken, black beans, corn, and spices, all wrapped up, in a golden egg roll shell.
Author: Umamiology
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
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Ingredients 

  • 1 lbs Rotisserie Chicken, (shredded)
  • 1 cup Canned Corn
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Peppers, (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Green Bell Peppers, (chopped)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese, (mixed blend)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 package Egg Roll Wrappers
  • 1 Egg, (for egg wash)
  • Neutral Frying Oil

Instructions 

Sauté Your Vegetables

  • Open your cans of corn and beans with your can opener.
  • Then, in your sauté pan, add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and your corn, beans, all of your chopped vegetables, cumin, cayenne and salt. Sauté for approximately 3-4 minutes over high heat, or until the vegetables start to roast.

Make Your Southwest Egg Roll Filling

  • In a bowl, combine your shredded rotisserie chicken and your sautéed vegetables.
  • Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.

Filling & Wrapping Your Egg Rolls

  • Take a sheet of egg roll peel and position it in a diamond shape in front of you.
  • Apply a dab of egg wash to all sides of the wrapper, to help seal the egg roll.
  • Then add in a foundation of your Southwest Egg Roll filling, topped with a layer the shredded Mozzarella & Provolone cheese.
  • Start at the bottom corner and roll the egg roll wrapper over your filling until you have rolled your egg roll half way up. Then fold in each corner and then continue to roll up to the end.
  • Repeat until you have about 8-10 Southwest Egg Rolls – and then place them on a parchment paper or butcher paper lined tray.

Deep-Fry Your Southwest Egg Rolls

  • Prepare a stock pot of neutral oil, heated to 350°F.
  • Drop in 2-3 egg rolls into your hot oil – keeping in mind not to over crowd the pot.
  • Deep fry for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown (flip once during the fry), then remove from the oil and let sit on a cooling wire rack for about 5 minutes.

Serving Your Southwest Egg Rolls

  • These Southwest Egg Rolls are served best by themselves or with a rich and spicy sauce like my Cowboy Butter!

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 29gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1088mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 371IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 3mg

*Nutritional information is just an estimate derived by an online calculation tool.

FAQ

What are southwest egg rolls?

Southwest Egg Rolls contain a savory filling of shredded chicken, black beans, corn, diced bell peppers, and a blend of spices – deep-fried in a crispy egg roll wrap.

What kind of meat goes into southwest egg rolls?

Rotisserie chicken is the best kind of meat for this recipe – so make sure you pick one up at your local supermarket or Costco. Then, simply pull apart and shred the chicken and set aside for use in this dish.

Can you make Southwest Egg Rolls ahead of time?

Yes, simply wrap the egg rolls with the Southwest Egg Roll filling and freeze in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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