Chicken Egg Roll Bowls

I have fond childhood memories of devouring egg rolls. The crispy fried shells, the saltiness, the subtle crunch of the cabbage, so good.

I also would literally use a cup of sweet and sour sauce on my egg rolls. As a condiments and sauce aficionado, the sugar-laden sauce was total perfection.

Chicken Egg Roll Bowls - Deconstructed egg roll bowls REDUCE the calories, fat, and carbs of traditional egg rolls without sacrificing flavor!! EASY, ready in 15 minutes, and way BETTER than takeout!!

Fast forward to adulthood when fried food, sodium, and sugary sauces aren’t necessary the best things for your waistline or health. Enter deconstructed egg rolls via egg roll bowls.

They’re easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, have lots of texture, and are healthier than actual egg rolls. You’re saving big time on the calories, fat, and carbs.

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Chicken Egg Roll Bowls - Deconstructed egg roll bowls REDUCE the calories, fat, and carbs of traditional egg rolls without sacrificing flavor!! EASY, ready in 15 minutes, and way BETTER than takeout!!

Chicken is cooked in sesame oil with an onion and a bag of coleslaw mix consisting of shredded cabbage and carrots – so convenient – before adding garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and finishing with green onions.

The next time you’re tempted to call for takeout on a busy weeknight, pull this recipe out of your back pocket and dinner will be on the table in no time.

Chicken Egg Roll Bowls - Deconstructed egg roll bowls REDUCE the calories, fat, and carbs of traditional egg rolls without sacrificing flavor!! EASY, ready in 15 minutes, and way BETTER than takeout!!

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Chicken Egg Roll Bowls

These egg roll bowls are easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, have lots of texture, and are healthier than actual egg rolls. Chicken is cooked in sesame oil with an onion and a bag of coleslaw mix consisting of shredded cabbage and carrots before adding garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and finishing with green onions. The next time you're tempted to call for takeout on a busy weeknight, pull this recipe out of your back pocket and dinner will be on the table in no time.

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 10 minutes

Total Time: about 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken (ground turkey or pork may be substituted)
  • 1 small sweet Vidalia yellow onion
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • one 16-ounce bag coleslaw mix (shredded green cabbage and carrots)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • about 3 green onions sliced into thin rounds, for garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, optional for garnishing
  • hoisin sauce or extra soy sauce, optional for serving

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet add the oils, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat until done, about 4 to 5 minutes; crumble chicken and stir intermittently to ensure even cooking.
  2. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender; stir intermittently.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  4. Add the coleslaw mix (looks like a lot but wilts quickly), evenly drizzle the soy sauce, add the pepper, stir to combine, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until cabbage is wilted and tender; stir intermittently.
  5. Evenly sprinkle with green onions, optional sesame seeds, and optional extra sauces for serving. Serve immediately. Recipe is best warm and fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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19 comments

  1. I have made something very similar with hoisin sauce and ginger and we love it! You are right about the cabbage–it’s mounded up in the skillet at first but cooks down quickly to the perfect amount.  This is easy and so delicious!!

  2. Great quick dinner idea. Egg rolls … mmmm.

  3. Looks awesome, and good for a make ahead work lunch.

  4. Shawnna Griffin Reply

    hey girl- this is right up my alley! yummy!

  5. I have made the Egg Roll Bowl and it is delici0us! Fast, easy, and so tasty!

  6. Literally eating this right now! As soon as I saw the recipe, I had to make it. It is AMAZING! I omitted the olive oil and used a little olive oil spray, and I cut the sesame oil down by half (only because I’m on Weight Watchers and didn’t want the extra point ;) ). You still really get that great sesame taste though. Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad it’s wonderful even with reduced sesame oil. I admit, I LOVE the flavor of sesame oil but it’s great to know maybe I can use a little less :)

  7. Eating this now and really like it! I will admit I like the crispy shell of the egg roll, but I know the frying isn’t good for me.  I added some hoisin at the end. Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper!

  8. This recipe was so simple and so delicious.  This is definitely going to be part of the meal prep rotation.

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