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This egg roll recipe is the perfect appetizer or side to any Asian meal! They’re filled with chicken and veggies and fried to perfection.

We love to eat these with Honey Garlic Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, or even just dipped in some Sweet and Sour Sauce.

This egg roll recipe cut in half and stacked on a white plate.

Do You Love Egg Rolls??

We eat a ton of Asian food, and this egg roll recipe is one of my favorite appetizers or a side to complete any Asian dish!

Why we love it:

  • Quick! This is on the table in only 20 minutes.
  • Easy. Frying can be intimidating, but this best egg roll recipe is easy to fry!
  • Delicious. You may be resentful that we are showing you how to make egg rolls from home!

Add this dish to any of your Asian dinner meals, and you’ll be happy you did!

Coleslaw and chicken filling on an egg roll wrapper.

Egg Roll Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • tri-color coleslaw mix
  • chicken breasts Substitute the chicken for shredded or ground beef, shredded or ground pork. A 6-ounce chicken breast will produce 1 cup of shredded chicken. Cook chicken in the crockpot or oven.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • egg roll wrappers
  • vegetable oil Choose an oil that has a high smoking point. Peanut oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil are great choices. Don’t crowd the pan as too many egg rolls will lower the oil temperature too much.
Process picture on how to roll up Egg Rolls.

How to Make Egg Rolls

  1. COLE SLAW. In a large skillet, saute the coleslaw in a pan with a little olive oil until it is limp.
  2. CHICKEN. Add shredded chicken breast and stir for a few minutes until all mixed. Season with salt & pepper. Remove from heat.
  3. WRAP. Add the slaw and chicken mixture to the middle of your egg roll wrapper. Fold up the sides one at a time. For the last fold add a little water so the the wrapper will seal like an envelope.
  4. FRY. Fry your egg rolls until golden brown. Serve warm and with dipping sauces like soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, or Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Filling in and starting to be rolled up.

Alternative Cooking Directions

  • Air fryer directions.
    • Lightly spray the air fryer basket or brush with coconut or olive oil.
    • Place egg rolls in the basket and spray the wrappers with oil. Be sure they’re not touching. Cook at 350°F for 6-8 minutes.
  • Baking directions.
    • To do that, lightly coat them with cooking spray and place them, seam-side down on a greased baking sheet.
    • Bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!
Chicken and coleslaw filling wrapped in an egg roll wrapper.

Frying Tips

  • Drain. Once the egg rolls are crisp, transfer them to a wire rack or a plate lined with paper towels to drain and cool. 
  • Pan fry. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Place the egg roll, seam side down, and fry each side until golden brown. Add more oil as needed to fry the remaining egg rolls.  
  • Deep fry. Use a deep fryer or a deep frying pan add 2 inches of oil and heat. If the oil is not hot enough then the egg roll will become saturated and create soggy egg rolls. Maintaining a temperature of about 270°F will produce the best cook. Once you add the egg rolls, fry for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown all over.
Egg roll filled and ready to be fried.

Change up the Egg Roll Filling

As with any of our recipes, the egg roll filling can be modified based on your liking.

Additions. Add green onions or bean sprouts, mix in a dollop of peanut butter, soy sauce, or season with garlic and ginger to your favorite cabbage and carrot slaw mixture.

Filling. Changing up the filling is so easy. We have variations like Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls and Cheesecake Factory Egg Rolls. Or try:

  • 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

Dipping sauces. Sweet and Sour Sauce or Teriyaki Sauce adds flavor to the fried egg rolls.

Homemade Egg Roll recipe in a green dish.

storing info

  • Make it ahead of time. Assemble the homemade egg rolls and keep them covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours until frying them.
    • Assemble the egg rolls, wrap each one with plastic wrap, and place them in a freezer-safe storage container.
    • Thaw them for pan frying. If deep frying, go straight from the freezer to the deep fryer.
    • Cook them on medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes before turning the heat up to 270°F and frying them to a golden brown.
  • 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 in the microwave, but the texture won’t be as crisp. Use the oven for a better result. Preheat the oven to 350°F, spray a baking pan with cooking spray, put egg rolls on the pan, and place in the center of the oven.
    • If thawed, bake this egg roll recipe for 10 minutes turning halfway. If frozen, bake for 18-20 minutes. Flip rolls after 9-10 minutes.
Fried Egg Roll recipe on a plate with one cut in half.

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4.99 from 194 votes

Egg Roll Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
This egg roll recipe is the perfect appetizer or side to any Asian meal! They're filled with chicken and veggies and fried to perfection.
Servings: 16
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) package tri-color coleslaw mix
  • 3 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (16-ounce) package egg roll wrappers
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add coleslaw and sauté until limp.
  • Add shredded chicken and sauté for 2–3 minutes, until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper and turn off the heat.
  • Place an egg roll wrapper in front of you, angled so it looks like a diamond. Add ¼–⅓ cup slaw and chicken mixture horizontally across the middle of your egg roll wrapper. Fold in the left and right sides of the wrapper, then roll up from the bottom to enclose the filling. Add a little water to the edges of the wrapper to seal so it sticks.
  • Fill a medium frying pan with ¾ inch oil and heat over medium-high heat to 350–375°F.
  • Working in batches if necessary, fry egg rolls in the hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Serve warm with your dipping sauce of choice.



Make ahead of time. Assemble the egg rolls up to 24 hours in advance and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to fry. 
o Breakfast Egg Rolls: fill with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and cheese
o Avocado Egg Rolls: fill with avocado, cheese and Bacon
o Southwest Egg Rolls: fill with chicken, spices, corn and beans
o Cherry Cheesecake Egg Rolls: fill with cherry pie filling and cream cheese
o Apple Pie Egg Rolls: fill with apple pie filling and ground cinnamon


Serving: 1roll, Calories: 72kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.04g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 50mg, Potassium: 157mg, Fiber: 0.003g, Sugar: 0.002g, Vitamin A: 13IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
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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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  1. 5 stars
    Made these as our appetizer for dinner and they were amazing! Perfectly crunchy on the outside and flavorful on the inside.

  2. 5 stars
    I love to add coarsley chopped water chestnuts to my egg rolls. I have also used fresh sausage in place of the shredded chicken (I cook the sausage and while it is still hot, add the coleslaw mix and chestnuts then let it cool completely before making the egg rolls). YUM!! I am definitely going to try shredded chicken next.

  3. 5 stars
    My grandma requested for this egg roll recipe and I had fun cooking it! It was cooked perfectly and turned out so scrumptious!