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Baked Chicken Egg Rolls (Air Fryer Option)

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These Baked Chicken Egg Rolls are loaded with lean chicken and fresh veggies and baked for a healthier version of a traditional egg roll.

baked chicken egg rolls on a platter

Baked Chicken Egg Rolls are a healthier alternative to fried egg rolls. I make these crispy appetizers in the oven but they are perfect for the air fryer. The kids love them with Sriracha Sweet Chili Sauce and Cilantro Lime Rice. They are packed with tons of fresh vegetables and lean protein; a great way to get kids to eat more veggies without knowing. Best of all, they are quick and easy to make.

Chicken egg roll ingredients

egg roll ingredients

Chicken breast
Egg roll wrappers
Red cabbage shredded
Carrots shredded
Red radish shredded
Cilantro optional
Scallions
Garlic cloves 
Ginger 
Canola oil
Oyster sauce
Soy sauce low sodium
Fish sauce
Kosher salt
White pepper
Cooking spray or more canola oil
Baking sheet

The protein and veggie choices are totally up your taste. Swap out the chicken for pork or shrimp using the same measurements. The same for the vegetables. Use green cabbage instead of red etc.

How to make baked egg rolls

browning chicken breast

Start by adding canola oil to a skillet to brown the chicken breast. Season with the garlic, ginger, salt, and white pepper followed by the scallion.

red cabbage and cilantro

Next, add the cabbage, carrots, and radish then stir in the oyster, soy, and fish sauce. Top with cilantro and turn off the heat to cool. Once cooled, divide the filling evenly between the wrappers; about 1-2 tablespoons each.

How to fold egg rolls

To fold the egg rolls, follow the instructions on the package or see the tutorial above.

baking sheet lined with uncooked egg rolls

Line a baking sheet with the finished rolls and enerously spray the egg rolls with cooking spray or brush with canola oil.

baking sheet full of baked chicken egg rolls

Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until they brown and the edges crisp.

Air fryer method

To make chicken egg rolls in the air fryer, follow all of the steps to spraying or brushing the egg rolls with oil. Line the air fryer tray with the rolls without overcrowding. Set the temp to 390 degrees for 6-8 minutes before turning and cooking for 4-6 minutes more.

Dipping sauces for egg rolls from friends

Serve these egg rolls with a dipping sauce like my Sriracha Sweet Chili Sauce or a sauce from some friends.

Ginger Sauce | Little Sunny Kitchen
Keto Sweet & Sour Sauce | Dr. Davinha
Spicy Peanut Sauce | My Cooking Journey

More kid-friendly Asian-inspired recipes

Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken
Stir-Fried Steamed Garlic Green Beans
Sesame Ginger Slaw

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*This recipe was updated on 9/25/2020 for improved content. It was first published on 1/26/2019.*

a plate of baked chicken egg rolls
5 from 6 votes

Baked Chicken Egg Rolls

Print Recipe
These Baked Chicken Egg Rolls are loaded with lean chicken and fresh veggies and baked for a healthier version of a traditional egg roll.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb minced chicken breast
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 c red cabbage shredded
  • 1 c carrots shredded
  • 1 c red radish shredded
  • 1/4 c cilantro optional
  • 2 tbsp scallions
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger finely grated
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat add the canola oil. Allow the oil to heat and add the minced chicken, scallion, garlic, ginger, salt, and white pepper. Mix well and allow to cook controlling the heat.
  • Cook about 3/4ths of the way and add the cabbage, carrots, and radish. Stir then add the oyster, soy, and fish sauce. Toss to blend and allow to cook another 2 minutes. Top with cilantro and turn off the heat to cool.
  • Divide the filling evenly between the wrappers. About 1 1/2 tbsp each. To fold the egg rolls, follow the instructions on the package or see the tutorial above and line on a baking sheet. Generously spray the egg rolls with cooking spray of brush with canola oil.
  • Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until they brown and the edges crisp.

Air Fryer Method

  • To make chicken egg rolls in the air fryer, line the air fryer tray with the rolls without overcrowding. Set the temp to 390 degrees for 6-8 minutes before turning and cooking for 4-6 minutes more.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: cabbage, chicken, chinese, egg rolls
Servings: 12 Egg rolls
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Ty

7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Never thought I would ever be able to successfully make egg rolls but these turned out perfect!! Hubby and I both loved them!

  2. 5 stars
    What a great alternative to fried egg rolls! I normally shy away from them because of the grease, but this gives me a great option to indulge guilt-free!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve always been intimidated by the idea of making egg rolls. These are so easy and so delicious. Thank you for the great recipe!

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