Welcome to the world of Mexican Egg Rolls – a delightful combo of southwest chicken egg roll meets the crispy edge of spring rolls. They’re full of rich flavor and are perfect for anytime of year!
Have you ever found yourself wandering the grocery store aisles, craving both the comfort of southwestern egg rolls and the traditional crunch of Asian egg rolls? No? Just me?
Well, it’s time to roll those worlds together! And I promise, it’ll make some egg rolls everyone will love!
They are bursting with juicy chicken, fresh vegetables, and wrapped in an egg roll wrapper! So delicious!
Plus baked Mexican egg rolls are the perfect appetizer, making game day or any party a hit.
Combining two favorite appetizers into one genius food item? Pure perfection!
It’s a crispy southwest egg roll experience outside with a flavor-packed Tex-Mex inside.
These are kid-friendly! An absolute must in my house! The whole family will be wrapping and rolling in no time!
And no deep fryer needed for baked chicken egg rolls! We get that golden brown glow with just our trusty oven.
What Ingredients are in Mexican Egg Rolls?
Southwest chicken egg rolls turn out perfect the first time! Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious babies!
- Olive oil: Setting the stage for our large skillet action.
- Chicken breast: The heart of our flavorful filling.
- Red bell pepper: Crunchy and colorful, a must-have in any southwest egg roll recipe.
- Spices (salt, cumin, chili powder): Making sure our egg rolls have that signature zing.
- Kidney beans: Bringing the texture and feel of traditional black beans.
- Sweet corn: For those sweet little surprises in each bite.
- Cilantro: The fresh touch every Tex-Mex dish screams for.
- Tomato purée or salsa: The saucy binder for all our ingredients.
- Egg roll wrappers: Where the crispy magic happens.
- Butter: To give that radiant golden brown finish.
- Using fresh vegetables from your local grocery store makes sure you get top-notch flavors.
- If kidney beans aren’t your thing, switch to black beans or even ground beef for a twist.
- Vegetable oil can be used in place of olive oil if desired.
- Got a rotisserie chicken? Use it! I’m all for leftover chicken!
How to Make Mexican Egg Rolls
This southwestern egg roll recipe is easy to make and perfect for a busy weeknight!
- Get that oven prepped and your baking sheet ready.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine filling ingredients: sauté chicken and veggies, then season.
- Lay out those egg roll wrappers on a clean surface.
- Add the filling and wrap them up.
- A brush of butter, and into the oven they go until they’re a tempting golden brown.
- Don’t have an oven? Use an air fryer for equally crispy results.
- If you’re going the deep fryer route, monitor the temperature of the oil closely.
Can Mexican Egg Rolls Be Made Ahead of Time?
You can definitely make this Mexican egg rolls recipe ahead of time!
Whip up the filling mixture, store in an airtight container, and come wrapping time, you’re good to roll!
The filling will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days before cooking.
And if you want to make the entire thing ahead of time, you can do that too.
Just be sure to reheat the egg rolls in an air fryer or the oven to keep the outsides crispy.
How to Store Leftover Mexican Egg Rolls
On the off chance there are leftovers (seriously! They are that good!) stash the tex-mex egg rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
They’re good for up to 5 days.
Sometimes I like to double the recipe so I can have some for lunches later in the week.
Can You Freeze Mexican Egg Rolls?
Yes you can freeze Mexican egg rolls! I love food like this because they make dinner on really busy nights a snap!
First, let the egg rolls cool completely to room temperature.
Once cooled, wrap them in plastic wrap, and into a freezer bag they go.
When the craving hits, they’re ready to be reheated. Easy peasy!
When to Serve Mexican Egg Rolls?
From a main dish on a chill night, an appetizer on game day, to a snack during movie time – they’re always a hit!
Any time you’re serving appetizers, it’s a good time to serve these.
You could also serve them as a main dish with a side of rice or a salad.
What to Serve with Mexican Egg Rolls?
Avocado ranch is a winner, but don’t forget about classics like sour cream.
And for those craving greens – a side of green spinach salad pairs perfectly.
Check out our Main Dish Category to get more dinner ideas:
- Chicken Rice Enchilada Casserole
- Sour Cream Chicken Thighs
- Empanada Recipe
- Salsa Chicken and Rice
- Chimichanga Recipe
- Cookie Sheet Fajitas
Delicious Easy Side Dishes You’ll Love…
- Sour Cream Rice
- Lime Cilantro Rice
- Mexican Rice Recipe
- Corn Esquites
- Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Southwest Salad Recipe
- Tex Mex Pasta Salad
Are Mexican Egg Rolls Healthy?
Mexican egg rolls are actually pretty healthy! They’re packed with fresh vegetables and lean meat that your body needs!
Plus, opting to bake them rather than deep fry makes them a healthier choice for sure.
As always- moderation in all things! But I feel pretty good serving these to my family all the time! And I mean All. The. Time! I can’t help that they are so good!
Can Dogs Eat Mexican Egg Rolls?
Dogs can’t eat crunchy southwest egg rolls.
A nibble of cooked chicken, sure, but a whole egg roll with spices? Best to avoid.
Dogs can react to all sorts of things that humans won’t. If you have questions, it’s always best to check with your vet.
Mexican Egg Rolls are perfect for appetizers or a main dish. Serve them all year round and they’ll be sure to be a hit! Enjoy!
- Preheat the oven to 400*F
- Grease a baking tray with oil or butter.
- Heat olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet.
- Add chicken and bell peppers to skillet and cook unitl chicken is done.
- Add cumin, chili, kidney beans, sweet corn, cilantro and tomato purée. Stir all together.
- Turn off the heat and let it cool down for 5 minutes.
- Lay 1 egg roll wrapper on your working surface.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in the center of the wrapper.
- Brush the edges with water and fold according to the package instructions.
- Repeat with the rest of the wrappers.
- Place eggrolls on the baking tray.
- Brush egg roll wrappers with melted butter.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove and serve with additional salsa.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g