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Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls

My husband and son LOVE egg rolls, and many times I just end up buying them in the freezer section of the grocery, because making them home-made can be a bit labor intensive. However, the ones from the grocery are usually fried, and probably not as healthy as making them baked and home-made.

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls,

They were a hit, and were gobbled up very quickly!

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls, Here is what you need to make them:

Egg roll wraps (21 in a package)
3 cups cooked, diced or shredded chicken breast
One 15 ounce can black beans (rinsed and drained)
One 10 ounce package frozen spinach (thawed, and squeeze out excess water in a towel)
2 cups corn (frozen or canned, drained)
One 4 ounce can chopped green chilies
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (I love fresh cilantro!)
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like things really hot)
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon pepper

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls, Mix all the filling ingredients together, and grease a large cookie sheet.

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls, Have a little dish of water handy to help seal your egg roll wraps, and you are ready to make your egg rolls.

Lay one out at a time and spoon around 1/4 cup of the filling onto the center of the wrapper. Fold the bottom edge up.

Then fold the sides in, one over the other, and then roll up from the bottom, and seal the last corner with a dab of water.

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls,

Lay them on your baking sheet with the seam side down to help keep them shut, and give them all a quick spray with cooking spray to help the wrappers turn a golden brown while baking.  Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes, and then turn them over, and bake an addition 5-7 minutes till they’re a pretty color. Tongs work well for turning them over.

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls,

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls,
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Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls

Course dinner
Cuisine Southwestern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 21 rolls
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • Egg roll wraps 21 in a package
  • 3 cups cooked diced or shredded chicken breast
  • One 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • One 10 ounce package frozen spinach thawed, and squeeze out excess water in a towel
  • 2 cups corn frozen or canned, drained
  • One 4 ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped (I love fresh cilantro!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more if you like things really hot
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Mix all the filling ingredients together, and grease a large cookie sheet.
  • Have a little dish of water handy to help seal your egg roll wraps, and you are ready to make your egg rolls.
  • Lay one out at a time and spoon around 1/4 cup of the filling onto the center of the wrapper. Fold the bottom edge up.
  • Then fold the sides in, one over the other, and then roll from the bottom up, and seal with a dab of water.
  • Lay them on your baking sheet with the seam down to help keep them shut, and give them all a quick spray with cooking spray to help them turn a golden brown while baking. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes and then turn them over and bake an addition 5-7 minutes till they’re a pretty brown color. Tongs work well when trying to turn them over.
  • Serve these as is or with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.

baked chicken spinach egg rolls, Baked Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls, Serve these as is, or with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.
This recipe makes 21 egg rolls.

These are delicious, and probably much better for you than the fried frozen ones!

I was inspired by a recipe from Nutritious Eats, but added chicken, left out the cheese, since my oldest picks the cheese out of, or off of, EVERYTHING, and tweaked a few ingredients.