SOUTHWESTERN EGGROLLS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Grilled chicken breast - chopped to very small pieces (I often use the precooked Perdue Shortcut Grilled Chicken pieces to save time)
  • 2 tablespoons green onion - chopped to very small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red bell pepper - chopped to very small pieces
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers (depends on your taste) - chopped to very small pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon cilantro - chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 5 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • oil for deep frying

Directions

  • Heat about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir in green onion and red pepper.
  • Cook and stir 5 minutes, until tender.
  • Dice chicken into small pieces and mix into the pan with onion and red pepper.
  • Mix in corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Cook and stir 5 minutes, until well blended and tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Monterey Jack cheese so that it melts.
  • Wrap tortillas with a clean, lightly moist cloth and microwave on high approximately 1 minute, or until hot and pliable.
  • Spoon even amounts of the mixture into each tortilla.
  • Fold in the sides of the tortillas, then roll tightly.
  • Secure with toothpicks.
  • Arrange in a medium dish, cover with plastic, and place in the freezer. Freeze at least 4 hours.
  • In a large, deep skillet, heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Deep fry frozen, stuffed tortillas 10 minutes each, or until dark golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Cut on a diagonal and serve.

Notes

This recipe is similar to the Southwestern Eggrolls served at Chili's. I originally found this recipe on another recipe website, but have made some substitutions and adjustments. Here is my version.

Categories: Appetizer  Poultry 

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