Jerk Chicken Egg Rolls with Mango-Habanero Sauce


These jerk chicken egg rolls are delicious as-is, but taste even better dipped in a spicy mango and habanero chile sauce.

close up view of a sliced Jerk Chicken Egg Roll with Mango-Habanero Sauce
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


Mango Habanero Sauce:

  • 1 mango, peeled and diced

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup brown sugar, divided

  • 2 habanero peppers, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided, or as needed

  • 6 chicken thighs, diced

  • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning, or more to taste

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded

  • 1 (12 ounce) package shredded carrots

  • 2 very ripe yellow plantains, peeled and diced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg roll wrappers

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. For the habanero sauce: Combine mango with 3/4 cup water, rice vinegar, garlic, and salt in a small saucepan. Add most of the brown sugar, reserving 1 teaspoon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 5 minutes. Add habanero peppers and simmer for 2 minutes. Mix 2 tablespoon water with cornstarch; stir slurry into the saucepan. Cook over medium-high until thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Leave mixture chunky or blend for a smoother texture.

  2. For the filling: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs and sauté until browned, 5 to 7 minutes; sprinkle jerk seasoning over chicken. Add shallot and garlic; cook and stir until shallot begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; add cabbage, carrots, and reserved sugar. Cook until cabbage is translucent but still a little crunchy, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning. Let mixture cool.

  3. Heat remaining vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Fry plantains until they start to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer plantains onto a paper towel and let cool.

  4. Separate and place egg roll wrappers onto your work surface. Mix egg with water for egg wash.

  5. Lay out one wrapper with a corner pointed toward you. Use a slotted spoon to add some of the chicken and cabbage mixtures across the center. Sprinkle plantain bits on top. Use your finger or a pastry brush to lightly moisten edges of wonton wrappers with egg wash. Fold one corner of the wrapper over filling onto the opposite corner to form a triangle. Press edges together to seal. Fill and fold remaining egg rolls.

  6. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry egg rolls in batches in hot oil, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels or a rack. Serve with mango-habanero sauce.


Substitute chicken thighs with 2 pounds ground chicken if desired. If you're using ground chicken, brown chicken then add seasoning toward the end. Use a generous amount and add additional salt to taste.

If you don't have pre-made jerk seasoning just combine allspice, salt, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, onion powder, and garlic powder to get 1 tablespoon.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
8g Fat
35g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 385mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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