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Easy Air Fryer Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

By Rachel
March 15, 2024

This easy air fryer southwest chicken egg rolls recipe is an easy and delicious recipe. Tender chicken, sautéed veggies, seasonings, and shredded cheese are mixed into a flavorful filling. Fill and roll the egg rolls, spray lightly with cooking spray, and air fry until golden brown and crispy! Perfect for game day or as an addition to any snack platter. these egg rolls also make a fun addition to “take-out” at home. Everyone will love these, serve with ranch, sour cream, or guacamole!

Easy Air Fryer Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Highlights of these Easy Air Fryer Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe:

  • Crispy exterior without the mess or frying in oil
  • Great way to sneak in a few extra veggies
  • Simple ingredients
  • Spice level can be customized
  • Great addition to a snack platter on game day
  • Quick cooking time
  • Crunchy egg rolls air fried to crispy perfection
  • Prefect for using up leftover egg roll wrappers
  • Filling is easy to make
  • Great for leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken
crispy air fryer egg rolls

Air frying your egg roll wrappers gets them perfectly crispy and golden without the hassle of deep frying in oil! The inside gets warm and melty and pairs perfectly with a cool dip!

Tools I used for this easy air fryer recipe:

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Diced chicken breast, or substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or any leftover cooked chicken, grilled chicken works as well
  • Olive oil
  • Green bell pepper or red bell pepper
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Red onion, could use yellow onion or white onion as well
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin, could also substitute taco seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chili powder
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, or mozzarella cheese
  • Buffalo sauce or any hot sauce
  • Egg rolls wrappers, or substitute spring roll wrappers
  • Nonstick Cooking spray
  • Dips of choice such as salsa, sour cream, guacamole, avocado crema, or ranch

First Steps:

  • Heat olive oil
  • Saute onions and peppers
  • Add in tomatoes, hot sauce, and seasonings
  • Saute again until tender

Serving ideas & variations:

  • Mix in blue cheese crumbles
  • Serve with ranch dressing and extra buffalo sauce
  • Serve on a snack board with mozzarella sticks, French fries, and cheese curds
  • Serve as a warm chicken dip and use air fried egg roll wrappers as the chips
  • Serve with fresh carrot and celery sticks
  • Garnish with green onions

Pro tips & tricks:

  • Don’t overfill egg rolls, the mixture will bubble out while cooking if they are overfilled.
  • Let egg rolls sit on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper while rolling
  • Use water and brush the edges of the wrapper so they don’t come open.
  • Spray well with cooking spray before air fryer so egg roll wrappers get super crispy.
  • Air fry immediately, don’t let egg roll wrappers sit too long with filling in them or they will get soggy.
  • Roll on a flat surface or cutting board
  • Enjoy as soon as possible, these are best when they are warm and crispy!
golden brown egg rolls on a serving tray with sauces

These air fryer southwest egg rolls are great with an avocado lime ranch dip or fresh guac! If you want extra spice add in diced jalapenos or serve with pickled jalapenos.

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Recipe FAQs:

Can you freeze uncooked egg rolls?

Yes, you can! Simply prepare the egg roll mix and roll egg rolls according to instructions. Place on a sheet pan and free until solid. Transfer to a freezer bag or container and freeze for 1-2 months. Do not thaw before cooking.

How long do you cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer?

Frozen egg rolls take about 12-15 minutes in the air fryer. Since the mixture is cooked through you just need to heat them up until warm and crispy. 12-15 minutes is perfect for warming the inside while getting a crispy exterior.

How to get perfectly crispy egg rolls?

To get perfectly crispy egg rolls, don’t overcrowd the air fryer, place in a single layer. This helps the whole roll get crispy and avoids soggy spring rolls. Air frying at 400 degrees F also helps get the perfect golden brown exterior without burning them. Start with less time and add more as needed.

Second Steps:

  • Combine filling mixture
  • Fill each egg roll wrapper with 2 tablespoons of the filling
  • Fold in sides
  • Roll up towards top edge
  • Have a small bowl of water by the rolling station
  • Brush top edge with water and seal egg roll
  • Air fry in a single layer until crispy
  • Serve with favorite dipping sauce

Instructions:

  • In a large sauté pan heat olive oil over medium high heat. Once warm add in the diced green bell pepper and red onion. Saute 3-4 minutes until they begin to soften. Add in the diced tomatoes, hot sauce, and seasonings. Saute for another 2-3 minutes until everything is tender.
  • In a large bowl combine the veggie mixture, chopped chicken, beans, corn, and shredded cheese. Combine.
  • Fill each egg roll wrapper with about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture, fold in the sides and roll up towards the top, keeping tight. Brush the top edge with water and roll the egg roll closed*. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
  • Preheat your air fryer using the “air fry” setting, at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the egg rolls. Once preheated place egg rolls in a single layer, spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook for 12-15 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through. Enjoy immediately with your favorite sauces.

Notes:

* See photos above for help rolling egg rolls

*Any remaining filling can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days

Tender chicken, peppers, onion, tomatoes, seasonings, and cheese mixed up into a tasty filling. These egg rolls are easy to make and air frying them makes clean up easy, there is no oil to clean up from deep frying!

Easy Air Fryer Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Easy Air Fryer Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Chicken, pepper, onions, beans, and cheese rolled into egg roll wrappers and air fried until crispy!
Servings 20 Egg rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Cooked chicken breast, chopped finely
  • 1 cup Black beans, drained
  • 1 cup Corn, canned or frozen
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 small Red onion, finely diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Hot sauce
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package Egg roll wrappers
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • In a large sauté pan heat olive oil over medium high heat. Once warm add in the diced green bell pepper and red onion. Saute 3-4 minutes until they begin to soften. Add in the diced tomatoes, hot sauce, and seasonings. Saute for another 2-3 minutes until everything is tender.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the veggie mixture, chopped chicken, beans, corn, and shredded cheese. Combine.
  • Fill each egg roll wrapper with about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture, fold in the sides and roll up towards the top, keeping tight. Brush the top edge with water and roll the egg roll closed*. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
  • Preheat your air fryer using the "air fry" setting, at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the egg rolls. Once preheated add the egg rolls in a single layer, spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook for 12-15 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through. Enjoy immediately with your favorite sauces.

Notes

* See photos above for help rolling egg rolls

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg rollCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 513mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 124kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipes, Appetizers, Chicken, Egg Rolls, Finger Food, Game day snacks, Southwest Chicken

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