Fried Egg Rolls

These homemade Egg Rolls are the perfect appetizer or side to any Asian meal! They’re filled with chicken and veggies and fried to perfection.

No Asian entree is complete without a side of egg rolls! We love to eat these with Honey Garlic Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, or even just dipped in some Sweet and Sour Sauce.

Egg rolls on a plate, with one sliced in half showing the filling

Do you like egg rolls??

My mom has been making fried egg rolls for as long as I can remember, and they are one of my favorite appetizers!

We eat a ton of Asian food in our family and almost always have these egg rolls to go with them because they are the perfect side for any Asian dish.

This particular recipe makes egg rolls that are a little wider than the ones you get at a restaurant, but they are so simple and so addicting, you may be resentful that we are showing you how to make these from home.

Fried Egg Rolls process picture

How to Fry Egg Rolls

These bad boys are easier to make than you’d think. Just a few steps!

COLE SLAW. Begin, by sauteeing the cole slaw in a pan with a little olive oil until it is limp.

CHICKEN. Add shredded chicken breast for a few minutes until all mixed. Season with salt & pepper.

WRAP. Add slaw and chicken mixture to the middle of your egg roll wrapper. Fold up the sides one at a time and for the last fold add a little water so it sticks.
FRY. Fry your egg rolls until golden brown. Serve warm and with dipping sauce like Sweet and Sour sauce.

How to make egg rolls process images

Fill it however you like!

As with any of our recipes, they can be modified based on your liking. You can use your favorite veggies and/or meats. In fact, we have a Bacon Avocado & cheese version and even a Cheesecake Factory Copycat Avocado Egg roll version. Both are seriously SO good!!

Here are some other egg roll fillings that would be great:

  • Buffalo Chicken – shredded chicken + buffalo sauce
  • Apple Pie version – Apple filling + cinnamon
  • Breakfast version – eggs, cheese & bacon
  • Southwest version – Corn, Beans, chicken, spices
  • Cherry Cheesecake version – Cherry Pie filling + Cream Cheese
  • Bacon Mac n Cheese – bacon + macaroni

Just roll up your fillings inside the egg roll wrappers and fry in a little bit of oil (vegetable oil, peanut oil, extra virgin olive oil all work great) until they’re nice and crispy.

Air Fryer

Lightly spray the basket or brush with coconut or olive oil. Place egg rolls in the basket. Be sure they’re not touching. Cook at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

Oven Baked

If you are trying to be a little healthier, you can also try baking your egg rolls. To do that, lightly coat them with cooking spray and place, seam side down in a greased pan. Bake at 425 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!

Homemade Egg Rolls in a green dish

Storing and Reheating

Store. Place leftover egg rolls in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in aluminum foil. Refrigerate for 3-4 days. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Reheat. Reheating in the microwave is good if you’re in a hurry, but the texture won’t be as crisp. Use the oven for a better result. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, spray a baking pan with cooking spray, put egg rolls on the pan, and place in the center of the oven.

If thawed, bake for 10 minutes turning half way. If frozen, bake for 18-20 minutes. Flip rolls after 9-10 minutes.  

Fried Egg Rolls on a plate with one cut in half

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Egg Roll Recipe

4.91 from 30 votes
These homemade Egg Rolls are the perfect appetizer or side to any Asian meal! They're filled with chicken and veggies and fried to perfection.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 213 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 package egg roll wrappers
  • 3 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1 package cole slaw mix
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • oil

Instructions
 

  • Sautee cole slaw in a pan with a little olive oil until it is limp.
  • Add shredded chicken breast for a few minutes until all mixed. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Add slaw and chicken mixture to the middle of your egg roll wrapper. Fold up the sides one at a time and for the last fold add a little water so it sticks.
  • Fry your egg rolls until golden brown. Serve warm and with dipping sauce like Sweet and Sour sauce.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    So perfect! I love how easy this is with the packaged cole slaw mix! So easy that I can definitely make these for every Chinese dinner we make! Yum!!

  2. 5 stars
    So good! I would suggest that you make the chicken and shred the day before and add finely chopped onion to the cabbage. They still would have be good without onion. They came tog very easily, I thought the wontons would be hard to work with, but not at all. Thank you!

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