Air Fryer Southwestern Egg Rolls

If you love the Southwestern Egg Rolls appetizer from Chili’s restaurant, then you will love this air fryer version! No frying oil needed and so easy to make!

CRUNCHY AND FULL OF FLAVOR EGG ROLLS

Air Fryer Southwestern Egg Rolls are a delicious, easy way to make a satisfying appetizer, snack, or meal. In under 30 minutes, you can make Southwestern Egg Rolls with your favorite ingredients – chicken, beans, corn, cheese, spices and more. Enjoy the perfect combination of crunchy outside yet soft and flavorful ingredients inside that these tasty rolls offer. If you love Chili’s Southwestern Egg Rolls appetizer, you’ll love this copycat recipe!

Looking at a few egg rolls with southwestern filling coming out.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are Southwestern Egg Rolls made of?

As you can see in our recipe, we use chicken, corn, red bell pepper, green onion, black beans, spinach, shredded Mexican blend cheese, spices, and egg roll wrappers.

How do I get crispy egg rolls?

Don’t skip out on spraying the egg rolls with the non-stick oil spray. It helps crisp them up.

Do you have to use chicken breast?

I used boneless, skinless chicken breast, but you can use chicken thighs or even rotisserie chicken to make these egg rolls even easier.

What size Air Fryer should I use?

This recipe was tested with a 5-quart basket Air Fryer since this is the most popular and common type of Air Fryer that people own. I have not tested it in any other type of Air Fryer so use your best judgment and knowledge of your own Air Fryer when making these.

How to store leftovers?

Wrap leftovers well with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and they should last for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Can I freeze these?

You can freeze extra egg rolls by wrapping in plastic, then foil, and placing in a freezer safe bag for up to 2-3 months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in the Air Fryer to get crispy again.

A plate of air fried Southwestern Egg Rolls with dipping sauce.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • corn
  • red bell pepper
  • green onion
  • black beans
  • fresh spinach
  • shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • ground cumin
  • paprika
  • onion powder
  • egg roll wrappers
  • Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
Cooked chicken, corn, red bell pepper, sliced ​​green onion, black beans, fresh spinach, shredded Mexican blend cheese, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, ground cumin, paprika, onion powder, and egg roll wrappers.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER SOUTHWESTERN EGG ROLLS

Spray a 5-quart air fryer basket with olive oil non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Place chicken, corn, red bell pepper, sliced ​​green onions, black beans, chopped spinach, Mexican blend cheese into a large bowl.

Chicken, corn, red bell pepper, sliced ​​green onions, black beans, chopped spinach, Mexican blend cheese in a glass bowl.

Stir together well. Set aside.

Bowl of chicken, corn, red bell pepper, sliced ​​green onions, black beans, chopped spinach, Mexican blend cheese all mixed up together.

In a small bowl, whisk together the spices: (chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin, paprika and onion powder)

A bowl of chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin, paprika and onion powder spices.

Sprinkle this spice mixture over the chicken mixture and stir well to combine. Set aside.

Southwestern Egg Roll filling mixture in a bowl.

Pour some water in a small bowl (this is going to help seal the egg roll wrappers as you roll them.) Place an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board or other clean surface. Lay it out like a diamond shape with one of the pointed ends pointing towards you. Use a ⅓ measuring cup to place some filling across the middle of the egg roll wrapper.

An egg roll wrapper with the filling.

Tuck the bottom corner (the one pointing towards you) over and slightly under the filling.

A Southwest egg roll with filling and one flap rolled up.

Fold each of the side points over the middle.

An egg roll being rolled up with southwest filing.

Brush water (using a pastry brush or your fingers) over the remaining top part of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper up tight to seal the egg roll.

A rolled up egg roll with Southwest filling inside.

Spray the top and sides of each egg roll with non-stick olive oil spray.

Multiple egg rolls on a parchment lined baking tray.

Place the egg rolls into the air fryer with the sealed side facing down. Do not overcrowd the basket. You need to leave at least ½ inch to an inch of space around each egg roll. Cook in batches if necessary.

A few egg rolls in an Air Fryer basket.

Then spray the upward facing side of the egg rolls with non-stick spray (now all surfaces should be sprayed).

Bake at 375F for 5 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 5 minutes. (air fryer does not need to be preheated)

A few air fried egg rolls in an Air Fryer basket.

Serve with your favorite store bought sauce or make my avocado ranch dipping sauce (in this recipe) or my cilantro lime sauce (in this recipe)

Close up on two open Southwestern Egg Rolls and a yellow dipping sauce.

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A close up shot of open egg rolls with peppers, corn, beans, and more inside the wrapper.

Air Fryer Southwestern Egg Roll

If you love the Southwestern Egg Rolls appetizer from Chili’s restaurant, then you will love this air fryer version! No frying oil needed and so easy to make!

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Courses: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Air Fryer Southwestern Egg Roll, Chili’s Southwestern Egg Rolls, Southwestern Egg Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 232kcal

Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

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Instructions

  • Spray a 5-quart air fryer basket with olive oil non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  • Place chicken, corn, red bell pepper, sliced ​​green onions, black beans, chopped spinach, Mexican blend cheese into a large bowl. Stir together well. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the spices: (chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin, paprika and onion powder)

  • Sprinkle this spice mixture over the chicken mixture and stir well to combine. Set aside

  • Pour some water in a small bowl (this is going to help seal the egg roll wrappers as you roll them.)

  • Place an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board or other clean surface. Lay it out like a diamond shape with one of the pointed ends pointing towards you. Use a ⅓ measuring cup to place some filling across the middle of the egg roll wrapper.

  • Tuck the bottom corner (the one pointing towards you) over and slightly under the filling. Fold each of the side points over the middle.

  • Brush water (using a pastry brush or your fingers) over the remaining top part of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper up tight to seal the egg roll.

  • Spray the top and sides of each egg roll with non-stick olive oil spray.

  • Place the egg rolls into the air fryer with the sealed side facing down. Do not overcrowd the basket. You need to leave at least ½ inch to an inch of space around each egg roll. Cook in batches if necessary.

  • Then spray the upward facing side of the egg rolls with non-stick spray (now all surfaces should be sprayed).

  • Bake at 375F for 5 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 5 minutes. (air fryer does not need to be preheated)

  • Serve with your favorite store bought sauce or make my avocado ranch dipping sauce (in this recipe) or my cilantro lime sauce (in this recipe)

Notes

  • Olive oil non-stick spray is best for air fryers as they don’t gunk up the basket like other non-stick sprays.
  • Storebought rotisserie chicken can be used for easier and faster preparation.
  • This recipe was tested with a 5-quart basket air fryer since this is the most popular and common type of air fryer people own. I have not tested it in any other type of air fryer so use your best judgment and knowledge of your own air fryer when making these.
  • It’s important to spray the egg rolls well with the non-stick spray so that they will crisp up in the air fryer.
  • Store these properly and they’ll last 3-4 days. Or you can freeze them for 2-3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 18g | Dish: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values ​​are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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