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Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls

lifting up a chicken egg roll from being dipped in sweet and sour sauce

Chicken Egg Rolls bursting with tender hen and vegetable filling enveloped in tantalizing candy and bitter sauce!


Simply if you thought Chicken Egg Rolls couldn’t get any higher – enter Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls!   These do-it-yourself egg rolls are probably the most scrumptious appetizer or meal and the greatest approach to eat candy and bitter hen!  These Chicken Egg Rolls might be baked or fried, are freezer pleasant AND the filling is made additional quick together with your meals processor – no hand veggie chopping! lifting up a chicken egg roll from being dipped in sweet and sour sauce

Chicken Egg Rolls 

We type of have a factor for egg rolls at our home.  From Sesame Chicken to Egg Rolls,  to Southwest Egg Rolls, to Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls – palms down every little thing tastes higher cocooned in a crispy, crunchy shell – and these Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls are not any exception!

As each Patrick and I began gobbling up these egg rolls, we couldn’t cease.  “These egg rolls are insane,” was Patrick’s emphatic approval.

I agree Patrick, I agree.

As a result of these aren’t simply Chicken Egg Rolls however Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls.  They remind me of fried crispy Chinese language wontons with candy and bitter sauce however with the added bonus of candy and bitter hen filling.

They include stir fried hen and greens that get enveloped in outrageously scrumptious candy and bitter sauce – so the filling is loopy scrumptious all by itself however turns into exponentially scrumptious as we wrap it in an egg roll wrapper and dunk it in additional candy and bitter sauce.

In different phrases, the perfect Chicken Egg Rolls EVER!

WHAT GOES IN EGG ROLLS?

The filling for these Chinese language Chicken Egg Rolls is a mixture of:

  • hen
  • onions
  • garlic
  • snow peas
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • bean sprouts
  • purple bell pepper
  • canned pineapple chunks

To make this Chicken Egg Roll Filling additional straightforward, I exploit a pre-assembled package deal of stir fried greens with snow peas, carrots, broccoli, and bean sprouts.  This provides selection to the Chicken Egg Rolls however you can too hand decide your favourite greens in case you choose, simply ensure they equal 12 oz. 

showing how to make chicken egg rolls by cooking chicken and vegetables in a skillet

Can you employ pork as an alternative of hen?

Sure!  You might substitute the hen for an equal quantity of lean pork.  Make sure you drain your pork of extra grease so the filling doesn’t grow to be soggy which can trigger your egg roll wrappers to tear.

How do you make vegetarian egg rolls?

You possibly can rework this Chicken Egg Rolls into Vegetarian Egg Rolls by substituting the hen for additional agency tofu or your favourite plant-based protein, OR add mushrooms OR improve the quantity of greens.

The right way to Make Egg Rolls

Step 1 –  Sweet and Sour Sauce:  To make these straightforward but tantalizing Chicken Egg Rolls, begin by making the candy and bitter sauce by whisking the the components collectively and simmering till barely thickened.  I used my candy and bitter sauce recipe from my Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken which has a gazillion constructive critiques as a result of it’s approach higher than takeout which suggests so are these Chicken Egg Rolls!

Step 2 – Stir Fry:  Subsequent, stir fry hen, onions, pineapple and a medley of stir fry greens till crisp tender then stir in a few of the candy and bitter sauce to infuse it with outrageously scrumptious taste.

Step Three – Chop Chicken and Greens: Subsequent, add hen and greens to your meals processor and pulse till finely chopped (about 12 pulses).  That is my secret shortcut technique I exploit in all my egg roll recipes, my potstickers and Wonton Soup recipe as a result of it creates the right consistency with none hand chopping in seconds!  Should you don’t have a meals processor, you possibly can definitely chop by hand.

a collage showing how to make chicken egg rolls by chopping filling in a food processor then showing how to wrap chicken egg rolls in egg roll wrappers by folding up the bottom then the sides, then rolling up

Learn how to Wrap Egg Rolls

Folding Chicken Egg Rolls is tremendous straightforward so please don’t be intimated!  It’d take you a pair to get the cling of it, however then you’ll be an egg roll wrapping professional.

Step 1 – Put together Floor:  Line your counter with parchment paper to put rolled hen egg rolls if frying or line a big baking sheet with aluminum foil if baking and calmly spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Hold egg roll wrappers coated whenever you’re not utilizing them so the don’t dry out and crack.

Step 2 – Add Filling: Place an egg roll wrapper with one level in the direction of you. Place 1/four cup hen filling centered within the backside third of the wrapper.

Step Three –  Fold:  Fold backside nook over filling then proceed to roll up, firmly folding sides towards middle over filling as you roll and squeezing out any extra air as you go.

Step four –  Seal:  Moisten prime nook with water and press firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.   In case your egg roll isn’t correctly sealed, it can leak when cooking, so ensure that it’s safe.

a pile of homemade chicken egg rolls on a plate with one cut open with the chicken filling spilling outt

SHOULD I BAKE OR FRY EGG ROLLS?

I don’t fry a lot at my home as a result of I feel virtually every part tastes simply nearly as good or virtually nearly as good baked.  And once I say virtually every thing, I ‘m talking to you Chicken Egg Rolls.

You just can’t obtain the identical tantalizing, shatteringly crunch if you bake your egg rolls –  and if you’ll spend the time rolling your egg rolls, you may as properly make them style AH-MAZING and splurge just a little, particularly as a result of I’m guessing you make these egg rolls for an important day – like Recreation Day, events or Christmas Eve or New Yr’s – as a result of they’re New Yr’s Eve worthy scrumptious.

Or no less than Patrick and I feel so.  And when my trustworthy critic truly takes leftovers to work and continues to be speaking concerning the recipe days later, you understand it should trigger even your hardest critic to sing your praises and your palate to beam with pleasure – pure pleasure – should you fry your Egg Rolls.

HOW TO FRY EGG ROLLS 

  1. Warmth vegetable oil in a deep inventory pot/Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer to 350 levels F or medium excessive warmth.
  2. Gently add egg rolls in batches in order that they don’t overcrowd the pot.
  3. Fry egg rolls till golden brown, turning egg rolls a number of occasions whereas frying.
  4. Drain on paper towels and repeat with remaining egg rolls.

HOW TO BAKE EGG ROLLS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 levels F.
  2. Line egg rolls, seam aspect down, on baking sheet, in order that they don’t seem to be touching.
  3. Spray egg rolls with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or till egg rolls are golden, flipping 2-Three occasions whereas baking,
  5. Broil a minute or so on both sides for additional crispiness.

Learn how to Reheat Egg Rolls

Chicken Egg rolls are greatest eaten when they’re scorching and the wrappers are nonetheless crispy BUT you possibly can reheat leftover egg rolls – they only gained’t be as crispy.  To reheat any leftover egg rolls, bake 15-20 minutes at 350 levels or till heated by means of.

a stack of chicken egg rolls on a plate

CAN You FREEZE EGG ROLLS?

Sure, Chicken Egg Rolls freeze very nicely!  Freezing is an excellent choice if:

  • you might have leftover egg rolls
  • you need a simple dinner for later
  • you need a to eat one egg roll at a time for a snack
  • you need a simple appetizer that you simply simply pull out and bake!

 

HOW TO FREEZE EGG ROLLS

  1. Put together and prepare dinner Chicken Egg Rolls in accordance with instructions.
  2. Let egg rolls cool COMPLETELY (you possibly can place them on a baking sheet within the freezer to hurry up the method).
  3. Wrap Egg Rolls individually in foil, then place a number of egg rolls in a freezer measurement plastic bag.
  4. When able to serve, both fry as earlier than straight out of the freezer (don’t defrost), OR bake from frozen per directions, including about 5 minutes to baking time.

CAN YOU MAKE EGG ROLLS IN ADVANCE?

You’ll be able to both bake and fry your Chicken Egg Rolls and freeze OR make the filling, cowl and refrigerate till able to assemble egg rolls.  You can’t assemble the Chicken Egg Rolls prematurely with out cooking or else the wrappers will grow to be soggy and tear.

up close of a hand picking up a Chinese chicken egg roll

WHAT DIP SHOULD I SERVE WITH EGG ROLLS?

Crunchy Chicken Egg Rolls are begging to be dipped and fortunately, we have already got do-it-yourself candy and bitter sauce that we used within the filling – YAY for no double work!  The candy and bitter sauce is the PERFECT praise to the crispy exterior and hearty filling.  Simply attempt to not drink it.

Ideas for Do-it-yourself Egg Rolls

  • Cowl wrappers: Hold the egg roll wrappers coated of their packaging when not utilizing or else they may dry out and tear simply.
  • Take away extra moisture:  Use a slotted spoon to take away the hen and greens from the pan since you don’t need extra moisture in your egg rolls as this could make them soggy and simply tear.
  • Don’t overfill egg roll wrappers: I discovered 1/four cup to be ultimate for rolling up my egg roll however in case you discover you’ll be able to’t simply roll up and seal your hen egg rolls, then use much less filling.
  • Wrap tightly:  Ensure you push out any extra air and roll your egg roll as tightly as attainable to stop the filling from leaking into the oil and the egg roll cracking.
  • Seal egg rolls utterly: It is crucial that the egg rolls are utterly sealed in any other case oil can seep in and trigger them to interrupt whereas cooking.  Should you discover your egg roll wrappers aren’t sealing, it may be as a result of the sides are too moist – don’t use an excessive amount of water to seal.
  • Don’t overcrowd pant: be affected person and prepare dinner simply four hen egg rolls at a time in order that they prepare dinner evenly.
  • Modify warmth: When you discover your egg rolls are cooking too shortly and surpassing the golden brown, then decrease warmth.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls

Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls bursting with tender hen and vegetable filling enveloped in tantalizing candy and bitter sauce! These selfmade egg rolls are probably the most scrumptious appetizer or meal and the greatest method to eat candy and bitter hen!  They are often baked or fried, are freezer pleasant AND the filling is made additional quick together with your meals processor – no hand veggie chopping! 

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Elements

  • 16 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 quart Vegetable oil

Chicken Egg Roll Filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless hen breasts reduce into skinny strips*
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 12 oz. pkg. Stir Fry Greens with snow peas, carrots, broccoli, bean sprouts**
  • 1 purple bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup drained pineapple from 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice***

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1/four cup pineapple juice from 20 oz. pineapple chunks listed above
  • half cup pink wine vinegar
  • Three/four cups sugar
  • Three tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/four teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha/Asian scorching pink chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Components

  • 16 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 quart Vegetable oil

Chicken Egg Roll Filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless hen breasts minimize into skinny strips*
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 12 oz. pkg. Stir Fry Greens with snow peas, carrots, broccoli, bean sprouts**
  • 1 purple bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup drained pineapple from 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice***

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1/four cup pineapple juice from 20 oz. pineapple chunks listed above
  • half cup purple wine vinegar
  • Three/four cups sugar
  • Three tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 1/four teaspoon ginger powder
  • half teaspoon Sriracha/Asian scorching pink chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

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Directions

  1. Whisk collectively all Sweet and Sour Sauce elements in a medium saucepan. Deliver to a boil then scale back to a simmer till barely thickened. Put aside. (Sauce will proceed to thicken because it cools.)

  2. In a big skillet, warmth 1 tablespoon oil over excessive warmth. Add hen and onions and prepare dinner till hen is usually cooked by way of, roughly Three minutes. Add greens and pineapple and stir fry over medium-high warmth till greens are crisp-tender and hen is cooked by means of, roughly 2-Three minutes. Add 1/four cup Sweet and Sour Sauce and combine to mix.

  3. Utilizing a slotted spoon (you don’t need additional moisture), add hen/greens to your meals processor and pulse till finely chopped (about 12 pulses).

  4. Place an egg roll wrapper with one level in the direction of you. Place 1/four cup filling centered within the backside third of the wrapper. Fold backside nook over filling then proceed to roll up, firmly folding sides towards middle over filling as you roll. Moisten prime nook with water and press firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. (Discuss with your egg roll wrapper for a diagram).

  5. Warmth oil in a deep inventory pot/Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer to 350 levels F or medium excessive warmth. Fry egg rolls, four at a time till golden brown, turning egg rolls a couple of occasions whereas frying. Drain on paper towels.

  6. Serve with reserved Sweet and Sour Sauce. In case your sauce has turn out to be too thick, merely stir in some water to skinny.

Recipe Notes

*Chicken is far simpler to slice when partially frozen.
**Reduce giant broccoli florets into chew measurement items.
***You’ll not use all the pineapple or pineapple juice.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg are the best egg rolls I’ve ever had with the best sweet and sour sauce! And made extra fast with the food processor. I am bringing these to all my holiday parties! #appetizer #NewYears #Christmas

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