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Southwestern Egg Rolls

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"These aren't traditional egg rolls! Small flour tortillas are stuffed with an exciting blend of Southwestern-style ingredients, then deep fried until golden brown."
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4 h 32 m servings 419
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Rub 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over chicken breast. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook chicken approximately 5 minutes per side, until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in green onion and red pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until tender.
  3. Dice chicken and mix into the pan with onion and red pepper. Mix in corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno peppers, parsley, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until well blended and tender. Remove from heat and stir in Monterey Jack cheese so that it melts.
  4. Wrap tortillas with a clean, lightly moist cloth. Microwave on high approximately 1 minute, or until hot and pliable.
  5. Spoon even amounts of the mixture into each tortilla. Fold ends of tortillas, then roll tightly around mixture. Secure with toothpicks. Arrange in a medium dish, cover with plastic, and place in the freezer. Freeze at least 4 hours.
  6. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Deep fry frozen, stuffed tortillas 10 minutes each, or until dark golden brown. 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.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 419 calories; 31.2 21.8 13.6 29 575 Full nutrition

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I followed this recipe exactly, except I baked these at 450 degrees for 10 minutes instead of frying, and skipped the freezing part. I have also halved the cheese and doubled the spinach on som...

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I'm only giving this three stars because though the filling is great, trying to roll them like an egg roll using trotillas is impossible. I think next time I'll try using egg roll wrapers or pu...

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I followed this recipe exactly, except I baked these at 450 degrees for 10 minutes instead of frying, and skipped the freezing part. I have also halved the cheese and doubled the spinach on som...

Great recipe. Family acutally preferred the tortilla vs egg roll wrappers. If you want to serve the sauce a chain made famous for these egg rolls, mix: 1/4 cup smashed, fresh avocado (about ha...

Sweet fancy Moses these are yummy! I tripled the ingredients and placed the filling in egg roll wrappers and ended up with about 2 dozen rolls. I baked them and served them with another review...

Trust me on this -- make this recipe using eggroll wrappers instead of tortillas, roll them up eggroll style and fry them -- no need to freeze them. They are de-lish!! I usually leave out th...

Wonderful recipe! I left out the spinach,since no one in the family likes it. We're cutting back on fat, so I baked them in the oven at 475 degrees for 15 minutes.They got crispy just like in a ...

I made this recipe for dinner tonight and I was extremely pleased with the results. I did, however, modify the recipe slightly. I sauteed the chicken breast with a little salt, pepper and garlic...

Wow! This is a great recipe that I fix about once a week. The only thing I changed was no freezing and I bake at 350 covered for 20 to 25 minutes, and I remove the foil after 15 minutes so the ...

This is just like Chili's! Delicious....I know how to make Philippine egg rolls, so it was a breeze for me to make this. I used egg rolls wrappers, added a little more spinach to make it healthy...

I had just bought a bunch of canned chicken from Costco and was looking for something to do with it. I just added the drained, canned chicken into the mixture in the pan and broke it apart. I h...