My Southwestern Egg Rolls, made with rotisserie chicken, are the perfect appetizer and will be a surefire hit for your next game night or gathering.
I don’t get out to sports bars to watch the games as much as I used to, and although I catch the game more at home these days, I do miss those delicious “bar bites” paired with a good cold beer. I remember the first time I bit into an egg roll filled with cheese, beans, and chicken — I immediately knew I had to figure out how to remake them!
Today I bring to you my version of the perfect game-time appetizer…my Southwestern Egg Rolls. Rolled between a crispy fried flour tortilla is a filling that consists of black beans, sweet corn, cheese, and rotisserie chicken (pre-cooked). That very simple combination is, not surprisingly, very tasty.
I went with pre-cooked rotisserie chicken for the recipe for a few reasons. First, it shaves off some preparation time because you don’t have to cook chicken breast. Second, the chicken is amazingly tender with zero assistance from me. Again, making it much easier plus it guarantees a juicy egg roll every time!
However, if you have more time to prepare the chicken yourself, check out my Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken recipe. It is really good.
It may be hard for some to find a traditional egg roll wrapping but have no fear, using soft flour tortilla shells will work just fine; just coat them with a nice egg wash before frying.
Once they are removed from the fryer, they can be enjoyed plain by themselves, with sour cream, guacamole, or even better, an avocado cream dip.
If you’re hosting a game night and looking for a recipe idea that will be a surefire hit, this appetizer will definitely do the job!
Here are a few more game day snacks you might enjoy:
- Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
- Arancini (Stuffed Rice Balls) with Smoked Mozzarella
- Simply Fried Chicken Wings
- Creole Fried Pickles
- Buffalo Chicken Dip