Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (2024)

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These Southwest Egg Rolls are packed with flavorful chicken, veggies, and cheese and served with creamy avocado ranch dipping sauce. They’re a dead-on copycat recipe!

This recipe costs around $11.19 to make. It makes six servings for about $1.86 per serving.

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Southwest Egg Rolls

Copycat Southwest Egg Rolls brings together the best of Tex-Mex flavors. Now, you can make it in the comfort of your own home with our easy-to-follow recipe. And the bonus is the money you will save by making this dish at home instead of eating out.

These egg rolls are everything they should be: creamy, a little spicy, and savory. Bring these egg rolls to a potluck family function, or make them for your family to enjoy together. Whenever you serve them, you will find they are always a hit.

Why You’ll Love Copycat Southwest Egg Rolls

  • Texture: The tortillas are fried to a golden perfection while the inside stays soft and tender. It is the perfect texture that is both satisfying and enjoyable to eat.
  • Delicious flavors: If you love Tex-Mex, you will love these egg rolls. Each egg roll has the perfect amount of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors.
  • Serves a crowd: You can serve these egg rolls as an appetizer at a BBQ, game night, game day, or any other event. They are a crowd-pleaser that will leave all the guests wanting more.

Southwest Egg Rolls Ingredients & Estimated Cost:

Recipe Cost: $11.19

Per Serving: $1.86

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil – $0.12
  • ¼ cup diced white onion – $0.26
  • ¼ cup diced red bell peppers – $0.41
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken – $4.57
  • ½ cup black beans – $0.26
  • ½ cup canned corn – $0.30
  • ¼ cup frozen spinach – $0.24
  • 4-ounce can of green chiles – $0.99
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese – $1.25
  • 1 ½ teaspoons taco seasoning – $0.04
  • 6-8 8-inch flour tortillas – $1.39
  • ½ cup mashed avocado – $0.76
  • ½ cup ranch dressing – $0.60

The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in August 2023.

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How To MakeSouthwest Egg Rolls

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. First, mix the avocado sauce ingredients and then set it in the fridge to chill.
  2. Then, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Next, saute the onions and red bell peppers for about two to three minutes.
  4. Add the diced chicken, black beans, spinach, corn, and green chiles to the skillet and cook for one to two minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the mixture and stir until the cheese has melted.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
  7. Evenly spread the mixture over the tortillas and fold in the ends to create egg rolls.
  8. Then, heat several inches of vegetable oil in a large frying pot.
  9. Fry the rolled tortillas in the oil for two to three minutes per side.
  10. Place the cooked tortilla rolls on a paper towel to drain.
  11. Finally, cut the tortilla rolls in half and serve warm with the dipping sauce.
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Recipe Variations and Substitutions

  • Vegetarian Version:Skip the rotisserie chicken and use extra black beans, corn, and spinach for the filling. You can also add diced zucchini or sautéed mushrooms for more vegetable variety. Consider using plant-based cheese or omitting the cheese altogether.
  • Spicy Kick:Add diced jalapenos or chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the filling for an extra spicy flavor. Use pepper jack cheese instead of Mexican cheese for an added kick.
  • Seafood Twist:Replace the chicken with small cooked shrimp or shredded crab meat for a seafood version.
  • Healthier Baked Option:Instead of frying, you can bake the egg rolls in a preheated oven at 375°F for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Brush the egg rolls with olive oil before baking to help them crisp up.
  • Gluten-Free Version:Substitute the flour tortillas with gluten-free tortillas or rice paper wrappers for a gluten-free option. Ensure all other gluten-free ingredients, including the taco seasoning and ranch dressing.
  • Different Dipping Sauces:Instead of avocado ranch, try serving the egg rolls with spicy salsa, a tangy lime-cilantro crema, or smoky chipotle aioli.
  • Mediterranean Flavors:Replace the taco seasoning with Mediterranean herbs like oregano, basil, and thyme. Use feta cheese instead of Mexican cheese. Add diced sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives to the filling.

Storage Tips

SERVE:Serve with the avocado ranch dipping sauce. You can keep the southwest egg rolls out for no later than two hours before storing and refrigerating them.

STORE:Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

FREEZE: Store egg rolls in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months.

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Recipe FAQs

How do you reheat Chili’s southwest egg rolls?

If you have enough time, you can bake the egg rolls in the oven at 350 degrees or pan-fry them. Otherwise, you can reheat them in the microwave or, our preferred method, in the Air Fryer.

How many calories are in a Chili’s Southwest egg roll?

There are 805 calories in these egg rolls. Please scroll to the bottom of the recipe card for complete nutritional value.

What to serve with egg rolls?

Serve these egg rolls alongside other appetizers and finger foods at a party. Or serve them alongside our Chicken Taco Rice Casserole, Portobello Mushroom Tacos, or our Mexican Beef Stew.

Get Kids Involved

Ages 2-3: Let your kiddo help wash and clean the vegetables. As you begin teaching them young about proper food cleaning, they will gain a sense of understanding and responsibility in the kitchen.

Ages 4-5: Your little one can help mash the avocados for the dipping sauce and mix them with the ranch dressing.

Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to evenly spread the mixture onto the tortillas and then roll them up in preparation for frying them. They’ll love this step and its mess!

Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.

Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!

Budget Tips

Save money on eating out and make these Southwest Egg Rolls at home instead. You can make more for less than it costs to buy these at the restaurant without sacrificing the taste of restaurant-quality food.

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Southwest Egg Rolls

Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (7) Recipe Cost 11.19

Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (8) Serving Cost 1.86

Author An Easy Budget Recipes Original!

Course Appetizer

Cuisine Tex Mex

These Southwest Egg Rolls are packed with flavorful chicken, veggies, and cheese and served with creamy avocado ranch dipping sauce.

Servings: 6 people

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 30 minutes mins

Equipment

Ingredients

EGG ROLLS:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced white onion
  • ¼ cup diced red bell peppers
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken diced or shredded
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup canned corn
  • ¼ cup frozen spinach thawed, drained and chopped
  • 4 oz can green chiles
  • 1 cup shredded mexican cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 6-8 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil for frying

AVOCADO RANCH DIPPING SAUCE:

  • ½ cup mashed avocado
  • ½ cup ranch dressing

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Instructions

MAKE DIPPING SAUCE:

  • Prepare the avocado sauce by mixing the sauce ingredients. Chill until ready to use.

MAKE FILLING:

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Add onions and red bell peppers. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until onions are softened and translucent.

  • Add diced chicken, black beans, spinach, corn, and green chiles to the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.

  • Sprinkle cheese over the mixture in the skillet. Stir until melted.

  • Remove from heat.

  • Stir in cilantro to combine.

ASSEMBLE EGG ROLLS:

  • Divide the mixture evenly among flour tortillas.

  • Roll the tortillas and fold in the ends to create “egg rolls.”

PREHEAT OIL:

  • In a large frying pot, heat several inches of vegetable oil.

FRY EGG ROLLS:

  • Place the rolled tortillas into the hot oil in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.

DRAIN AND SERVE:

  • Remove cooked tortilla rolls and drain on a paper towel.

  • Slice the tortilla rolls in half and serve warm with the dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg roll | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1133IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Sara Welch says

    Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (9)
    Enjoyed these with dinner last night and they did not disappoint! Turned out perfectly crisp and flavorful; easily, a new favorite recipe!

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  2. Anjali says

    Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (10)
    Yum! These are such a fun twist on regular egg rolls. I served them at a party and they were gone in minutes!

    Reply

  3. Carrie Robinson says

    Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (11)
    Loving this tasty twist on traditional egg rolls! So perfect for taco night. 🙂

    Reply

  4. Michelle says

    Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (12)
    These are my favorite to order at Chili’s, and this at-home version is even better!

    Reply

  5. Katherine says

    Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (13)
    Loved the flavor of these egg rolls! The dipping sauce was incredible too.

    Reply

  6. Diane M says

    mine poured up amd made a mess in the fryer. the next one I tied up with cooking string. perfect results!

    Reply

    • Jess Jankowski says

      Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  7. T says

    Southwest Egg Rolls - Easy Budget Recipes (14)
    I made a huge batch of the filling and I’ll put it in a few vacuum sealed bags so I can make them easily any time they sound good. Thank you for the recipe these are one of the very few things I’ll eat at chilis.

    Reply

    • Jess Jankowski says

      Great idea! Thank you!

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