Fried Egg Rolls

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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 them 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.

Homemade Egg Rolls in a green dish

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!

Fried Egg Rolls on a plate with one cut in half

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.  

For more Asian recipes that this go well with, check out:

Egg Roll Recipe

4 from 1 vote

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 Kristyn Merkley

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

  1. Sautee cole slaw in a pan with a little olive oil until it is limp.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Fry your egg rolls until golden brown. Serve warm and with dipping sauce like Sweet and Sour sauce.

How to Make Egg Rolls

Author

Kristyn Merkley

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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  1. Your egg rolls look and sound delicious. We have hosted exchange students from all over the world, we particularly love our Asian students. They are so VERY sweet and bring a rich culture with them. We have hosted from, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam. We have have yet to host from Japan and that is one Country I have always wanted to host from : ) I traveled to the Philippines and worked in an Orphanage out there. So I understand the memories made and the desire to keep them alive. Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe with us.
    Angelina

    1. We have used all sorts of sauces but we make these a lot with Sweet and Sour Pork or Chicken, and I LOVE keeping some of the Sweet and Sour Sauce on reserve to use as dip for the egg rolls. 🙂

  2. Your eggrolls look so awesome! I can never get mine to come out looking that great (but then again i think i maybe stuff too much stuffing inside, hah! I was going to make Lasagna for dinner tomorrow but now i think Im going to have to make eggrolls instead!

  3. Yay, i’m so happy to see Chinese New Year celebratory recipes,and this one looks great! Do you deep fry these, or do half one side and half the other in shallow oil?

    1. We got ours at our local Wal-Mart. At our store they are located in the Produce section near the salads and cole slaw. 🙂

  4. I have been making these for years, they are a HUGE hit. I do, however, add a bit of sugar and soy sauce to the coleslaw mix as it cooks. I also add a bag of shredded carrots to the coleslaw mix. We have also used gd beef instead of chicken.