Southwestern Egg Rolls

southwestern egg rolls Seems like every restaurant you go to these days, there is some version of The Southwestern Egg Roll. I love them. Yes they are fried and yes they make my ass larger than life. But every once in a while wont hurt. Moderation people..moderation.

One night I had a craving for them but didn’t want to go out to eat. Going out would mean I would have to get out of my pajamas, actually brush my hair and put on makeup. Nope that wasn’t going to happen. So damn it, I stayed my no make-up pajama self an made my own.

They were soooooooooo yummy. Just like any restaurant you would go to. I made two dips to go along with them Spicy Sour cream and creamy avocado.

Before you roll the wonton, dip your finger in water and run it along the edges of the wrapper, this helps the wonton stay sealed.


recipe by me, makes about 14
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Olive Oil
4 teaspoons taco seasoning, divided
1 cup corn(FRESH)
1/2 cup black beans(from the can, drained and rinsed)
1/2 can(about 2 oz) can chopped green chiles (you can use the whole can if you want)
2 Tablespoons Red Pepper chopped(about 1/4 of a red pepper)
8 oz Monterey Jack cheese
Wonton Wrappers(the larger size)
Peanut or vegetable oil
Fill a large pot with about 3 inches of oil. Heat it to about 375
(the oil will drop to 350 once you put the wontons in)
Season chicken with 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning.
Heat olive oil and a skillet and add the chicken. Cook until no longer pink.
Remove and set aside to cool.
In the same skillet that you cooked the chicken in, add the corn, black beans and chiles.
Season them with 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning. Cook on medium low for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
FINELY chop the cooled chicken.
Stir the chicken into the cooled vegetable mixture.
Add the cheese and mix everything together.
Take 1 wonton wrapper and place it in front of you so it looks like a diamond.
Dip your finger in water and run it around the edges of the wrapper.
Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture in the middle of the wonton.
Take the bottom tip and fold it over the mixture and tuck it around the mixture.
Fold both side in so it resembles an envelope.
Then roll flap around and seal with more water.
Store seam side down until ready to fry.
Carefully drop 3 or 4 wontons at a time into hot oil seam side down.
Fry for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
recipe by me
1 avocado
5 Tablespoons sour cream
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Juice of 1/2 small lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix everything until smooth. I use my mini food processor
Makes about 1 cup
recipe by me
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
About 4 shakes of hot sauce(such as Franks Red Hot)
Salt and pepper
Mix everything together and pop in the fridge for a few hours prior to serving


  1. 1
    Chow and Chatter says:

    very cool like these, never seen them before

  2. 2

    Yum! These look great. I always ordem the ones from Chili's.

  3. 3

    They look delish! Way better than the stupid egg rolls that I had earlier today πŸ˜›

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    Calm In The Kitchen says:

    Those look amazing! SO craving that right now.

    πŸ˜‰ amy

  5. 5

    great recipe.

    I have tried making my own before and found that you don't need to fry them – you can "oven fry" them and they work great.

    Spray with a little butter spray and bake at 400* or so "watch them" so they don't burn (I put them on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet) – but we like them just as well as, if not better than the fried ones.


  6. 6

    mmmmmmmm we love southwestern eggrolls! I have a hard time frying though. It seems that one batch is perfect while the next is slightly under cooked. I need to get a candy therm.

  7. 7

    Mmm, what awesome eggrolls! They look fantastic!

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    Chef Fresco says:

    These do look like they're straight from a restaurant! I especially like the 'southwestern' ingredients!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    These do look just like what you would order off the menu! YUM – Love the sauces as well and I might even sneak a bit of chipoltle seasoning in there as well!!

  10. 10

    I've never had those before, they look great!

  11. 11

    Wow, these look so yummy and not greasy at all!

  12. 12

    i love ordering these when i go to the restaurant. love it.

  13. 13

    Oh my word my kids would go nuts over these!! I've made regular egg rolls before but nothing liken this!! I'm making these tomorrow!!

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    ReluctantYankee says:

    Damn, there goes my rear! πŸ™‚ YUM

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    hot garlic says:

    Totally love restaurant inspired food! I've been a sucker myself for the homemade South Western Egg roll so it was fun to see how you created it and what you did different to mine. Two dips, now aren't you generous!

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    This looks great. It reminds me of a dish called Cajun Chicken Egg Roll served at my FAVORITE tapas bar called Tu Tu Tangos in Orlando.
    If you are ever in the Orlando area..It is a must.

    Anyway, it looks like this. It has blackbeans and corn. It is wonderful.

    I have made Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls. It is posted on my site. I want to make Reuben Egg rolls.

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    The filling sounds great..anything with a crunch and Im in!!Figtreeapps

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    cookies and cups says:

    those look really good and easy too. You could totally use leftovers for this…thanks in advance for our dinner tonight πŸ˜‰

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    I am so doing this recipe tonight! I'm cravign for that right now!!

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    i’m not an appetizer personβ€”i like to save my belly room for dessert. that said, if i’m gonna eat an appetizer, it’s gonna be southwestern egg rolls. your homemade version is clearly superior, and the dipping sauce is awesome too!

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    Leslie M. says:

    Is there anything you can't do? I so don't want to HATE YOU! hahah
    I could uhmmm make these with Veggie Chicken and Steam them! hahah
    YOU Rock Momma!!
    I could never hate you! You are too cute and talented!! Besides you make me laugh and wet my pants!!!
    The other Les!

  22. 22

    Your egg rolls look perfect! YUM!

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    Ruth Horn says:

    Yum that looks delicious!

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    β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ says:

    You made me crave for egg rolls at 11pm!!!

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    girlichef says:

    Oh my gosh, YUM!!! What's a little extra padding….

  26. 26

    thank you for posting that! Every recipe I'd seen for them was so fussy and complicated!
    I cracked up at your ass comment though…

  27. 27

    These are so addictive that I always order them when we go out. I definitely want to try to make my own as they probably taste even better. Yum! Now I am craving some.

  28. 28

    Love your choice of fillings!

  29. 29

    Not only do the egg roll look amazing… those dips are the perfect accompaniment!

  30. 30

    Well these egg rolls are an official HIT Leslie! I made them tonight for dinner along with tacos and everybody loved them! I gave my mom 2 to take home with her and she called me later and asked me how I made them! She said they were fantastic!! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!

  31. 31

    Can you make these for me?

  32. 32

    Yum – I love these egg rolls. The dips sound tasty too.

  33. 33

    These look absolutely amazing..will be making them soon!Btw ive given you some awards on my blog..plz accpt em!

  34. 34

    Yummie! Great as an appetizer and even better for entertaining, I'll definitely try it!

  35. 35

    Ooh, I'm a huge fan of wonton wraps too. And of course, anything fried is delicious: it reminds me of an appetizer I had in Savannah.

    Your video is very cute, as are your kids! Can't wait to hear about your new adventures.

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    You crack me up girl…we have to have the extra padding so when we get older and fall our hips have some cushion…

    From the very moment I ever had these I have been making them…kind of like mini chimichangas! Now I want one, but I hate frying things anymore, so could you just send me some and I will re-heat? πŸ™‚

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    You crack me up girl…we have to have the extra padding so when we get older and fall our hips have some cushion…

    From the very moment I ever had these I have been making them…kind of like mini chimichangas! Now I want one, but I hate frying things anymore, so could you just send me some and I will re-heat? πŸ™‚

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    Tales From the Land of Motherhood says:

    These sound great and can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!!

  39. 39

    aw man these look awesome! Great job!

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    You are the sweetest!!!
    I am okay, missing my kids and sick of the economy. My A/C doesn't work and it is just so damn hot, cooking isn't really going to happen much right now.
    But the glass is half full & it's 5 o'clock somewhere.
    I just need a winning lottery ticket and 60 less pounds. Ha ha.
    Thank you for the note!
    Love and many blessings…

  41. 41

    Hey Leslie,
    I emailed you,but I am not sure you recieved it.

    I am leaving for 8 days for a fam vacation. Would you like to guest post sometime next week?


  42. 42

    this is sooooooo perfect… yummo!!! πŸ˜€

  43. 43

    You egg rolls look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe πŸ™‚

  44. 44

    Wow! Just look at all those tasty and healthy veggies in there! My kind of dish!

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    pigpigscorner says:

    yum yum! looks amazing and I can imagine how tasty they are!

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    πŸ™‚ i changed my font a bit..and ur not getting old..i guess everyone squints when they read my as well..didnt notice it..thank you for pointing it out!!

  47. 47

    Wow, these look great!

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    Little Miss Baker says:

    These looks so very tasty and easy enough too, thanks to your little tutorial! Are you a news reporter/work for a station?! Fill me in πŸ™‚

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    These were wonderful! I got rave reviews. I can't wait to make them again. I was so proud they turned out so beautifully…

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    Just wanted to let you know these are amazing and I used your egg roll folding guide when I made my chicken egg rolls, I linked it on my blog so I wouldn't forget πŸ™‚

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    Adele Forbes says:

    Absolutely! love your blog….great job, wonderful recipes and pictures…thanks so much for sharing.