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These Southwest egg rolls aren't your traditional egg rolls. Small flour tortillas are stuffed with an exciting blend of Southwestern-style ingredients, then deep-fried until golden brown.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 45 mins


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Rub 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over chicken breast. Cook chicken in a medium saucepan over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear, approximately 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the saucepan over medium heat. Stir in green onion and bell pepper. Cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Dice chicken and mix into the pan with green onion and bell pepper. Mix in corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeño peppers, parsley, cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until well blended and tender, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Monterey Jack cheese so that it melts.

  • Wrap tortillas with a clean, lightly moist cloth. Microwave on high until hot and pliable, approximately 1 minute.

  • Spoon even amounts of the mixture into each tortilla. Fold ends of tortillas, then roll tightly around the mixture. Secure with toothpicks. Arrange in a medium dish, cover with plastic, and place in the freezer. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet for deep-frying to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Deep-fry frozen, stuffed tortillas until dark golden brown, about 10 minutes each. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 21.8g; fat 31.2g; cholesterol 28.8mg; sodium 575.1mg. Full Nutrition