Not your Chili’s or Chinese egg rolls! These crispy Southwest Egg Rolls are addictive! Flour tortillas are filled with black beans, chicken, salsa, and cheese to make a delicious Southwestern snack!

southwestern egg rolls recipe cut and served with ranch

Dip Southwestern Egg Rolls in a chipotle ranch sauce, a mashed avocado in ranch dressing, or make this creamy Jalapeno Sauce. Sour cream and Guacamole make fantastic dips too!

Southwestern Eggrolls

These Southwestern egg rolls are addictive! It was a creation I made when I wanted southwest rolls minus all the crazy fillings and ingredients recipes called for! This recipe works for both canned chicken or cooked chicken breasts! I’m so glad I wrote this recipe down years ago because it’s the only way I make Southwest rolls!

It’s also a great way to use up canned chicken in a tasty way! I usually buy my uncooked tortillas in the fridge section of Walmart, but some Costco’s sell them in bulk. Go an extra mile to feed a bigger crowd these pleasing appetizers and cut each roll-up into 4 equal pieces (once in half then each half into two diagonal pieces.) Serve these as a finger food appetizer or leave them whole and eat as a main dish entree!

Not Into deep-fried food? These Southwest Egg Rolls can be baked in the oven!

southwest egg rolls deep fried and filled with black beans, Mexican cheese, chicken, cheese, and salsa

FAQ

Can I make this with Canned Chicken?

Yes! Use 2 (12.5 oz) cans of chicken breast meat.

I don’t have uncooked tortillas?

Regular flour tortillas will work for making these Southwest Egg Rolls.

Can I use Egg Roll Wrappers?

Wonton wrappers can be used for the flour tortillas.

What sauces go Best?

Dip Southwestern Egg Rolls in a chipotle ranch sauce, a mashed avocado in ranch dressing, or make this creamy Jalapeno Sauce. Sour cream and Guacamole make fantastic dips too!

Can I Bake Southwest Egg Rolls?

Yes! Spray each side of the rolls with cooking spray or brush with oil. Lay seam down onto a lined baking sheet and bake at 425°F for 20 minutes.

 

Tips for The Best Southwest Egg Rolls:

  1. Roll using regular flour tortillas or egg roll wrappers if needed.
  2. Can use rotisserie chicken leftovers or canned chicken!
  3. Bake them for a no-oil mess!
  4. Fill with any additional veggies like corn, wilted spinach, red pepper, or jalapenos!
  5. Dip into sour cream, guacamole, or flavored ranch dressing!

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How To Make Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls:

Southwest Egg Rolls

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Not your Chili's or Chinese egg rolls! These crispy Southwest Egg Rolls are addictive! Flour tortillas are filled with black beans, chicken, salsa, and cheese to make a delicious Southwestern snack!

Equipment

  • 12" deep skillet

Ingredients

Southwest Egg Rolls:

  • 15 oz black beans (drained)
  • 3 cups Mexican Cheese
  • 1 1/2 lbs cooked chicken breast (or two 12.5 oz cans, drained)
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 12 uncooked flour tortillas*

Instructions

How To Make Southwest Egg Rolls:

  • Southwestern egg rolls ingredients
    In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together except for the tortillas.
  • Southwestern egg roll ingredients in a flour tortilla
    Place a heaping 2 Tbsp of filling onto the bottom of each tortilla. Brush water around the edges and rollup.
  • Deep fry in oil until all sides are golden brown and cooked thoroughly.

Notes

  • uncooked tortillas* can be found in the fridge section of Walmart by the cheeses. Can use regular flour tortillas just omit brushing the edges with water and secure with a toothpick before frying. 
  • Oven Directions: Spray each side of the rolls with cooking spray or brush with oil. Lay seam down onto a lined baking sheet and bake at 425°F for 20 minutes.

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1rollupCalories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 31gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 575mgPotassium: 395mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 393IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 3mg

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