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Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl — This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl — This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!



Deconstructed Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

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.

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 this egg roll in a bowl recipe.

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!

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 egg roll in a bowl recipe out of your back pocket and dinner will be on the table in no time.

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl — This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!

What’s in Egg Roll in a Bowl?

To make this egg roll stir-fry, you’ll need:

  • Sesame oil
  • Olive oil
  • Ground chicken
  • Vidalia onion
  • Garlic
  • Ground ginger
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds

How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl

  1. Cook the ground chicken in an oiled skillet until no longer pink.
  2. Then, add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. 
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and cook until the cabbage is wilted and tender.
  4. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds before serving. 

Can I Use Ground Turkey? 

Yes, either ground turkey or ground pork may be used instead of ground chicken. 

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl — This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!

Can I Add Extra Veggies? 

Of course! You wouldn’t have a classic deconstructed egg roll bowl, but I bet additions like baby corn, sliced mushrooms, or diced bell pepper would be great additions to this egg roll stir-fry. 

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl — This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!

Tips for Making Egg Roll in a Bowl

Coleslaw Mix – If you can’t find coleslaw or a cabbage mix where you live, you can substitute two heaping cups of shredded cabbage and carrots instead.

Wilts Down – Cabbage wilts down quite a bit, so even if it looks like a lot, it’ll dramatically reduce in volume. But of course use your best judgement. 

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl — This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!

Gluten-Free – To make this egg roll in a bowl recipe gluten-free, use tamari instead of soy sauce. Try to find a low-sodium version though. 

Sodium Sensitive – If you’re sensitive to salt, add a little less soy sauce than the recipe calls for, give it a taste, and then add more as needed. 

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl — This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!

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Yield: 4

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl

This egg roll in a bowl is easy, ready in 15 minutes, full of flavor, has lots of texture, and is healthier than actual egg rolls!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 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

Instructions

    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.

Notes

  • Recipe is best warm and fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 572Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1770mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 32g

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Originally published July 10, 2017 and republished April 7, 2023 with updated text.



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  1. This was delicious and satisfying! My WW points calculator was only 5 per serving so it was easy to eat half the pan. I will definitely make again!

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that you were able to “indulge” based on your WW points calculator!

    1. I don’t drain it. There really shouldn’t be tons of liquid from boneless skinless chicken breast. I would just carry on with the rest of the recipe unless for some reason it’s unusually liquid-ey.

  2. This was so good! And the ingredients weren’t expensive.(as a college student this is very important) I’ve made this twice and loved it both times. Thanks for the great recipe!

    Rating: 5
    1. I’m glad you’ve made it twice and loved it both times and that it uses ingredients that you can afford. Bravo that you’re cooking for yourself as a college student!

  3. I made this as directed and it was delicious! Thank you for an easy, fun recipe. The cole slaw mix made it SO easy. I served it with iceberg lettuce pieces for lettuce wraps, and my husband ate the filling in a few small soft tortillas (so much for lighter and healthier! haha) My only substitution was instead of fresh garlic (which I didn’t have), I used a teaspoon of chili garlic sauce. Yummy.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, good way to mix it up inside tortillas, and I bet the chili garlic sauce was great in it!

  4. The whole family loved it. It turned out too salty because we used regular soy instead of reduced sodium soy–so I definitely recommend that!

    Rating: 5
    1. Yes definitely go with reduced sodium next time but glad you still loved it as well as the whole family. Thanks for the 5 star review!

  5. I love this recipe! I eat a lot of chicken, so I used ground pork. I used fresh ginger instead of powdered. I love garlic so used 5+ cloves. I am the cabbage queen so was very excited that this recipe featured it. For those not familiar with cooking with cabbage, as other commenters have noted, don’t be worried when you throw the HUGE mound of cabbage and carrots in the pan, just keep on stirring and the veggies will cook down. I served this over rice with a little drizzle of a product I love called My Thai Vinaigrette by Riverwave Foods. DELICIOUS!! Really quick to make as well! It stored great in the fridge and made 4+ servings which I reheated for dinner each night. Going to be one of my go-to recipes along with a few other Averie Cooks recipes that I love!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad you’re loving it AND that you have planned leftovers – perfect!

  6. Great recipe! I showed my 6 year old son, and he requested that we put it in the lettuce wraps, when he saw that recipe on the blog. So that’s what we did – and all the kids gobbled it up (6, 4, 2.5). I like to do something asian when my husband isn’t home for dinner, since he’s not a big fan. There were enough left-overs to freeze as a newborn meal (baby #4 is due next month).

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you in lettuce wraps! I am beyond impressed that you’re 8 mos pregnant and cooking with 3 kids all under age 6!!! My hat is off to you!

  7. I have been wanting to make a asian inspired dish today for dinner. So glad I checked out your website for ideas. This dish was perfectly easy and quick. I only used 1/2 a cup of soy sauce, and it was delicious!

    Thank you again, Averie!

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

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and is going into your rotation!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

    1. 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 :)

    1. Very tasty! I made it a little less healthy by throwing in a handful of chow mein noodles for crunch, and a spoonful of duck sauce because that’s what I love on my eggrolls! Great quick weeknight recipe.

      Rating: 5
  11. 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!!

    1. Cabbage is like the king of wilting/shrinking vegetables once you cook it! Crazy isn’t it! Glad you’re familiar with something very similar to this!