Sunday, February 7, 2021

Easy Chicken Egg Rolls #SundayFunday

These egg rolls using leftover chicken and packaged cole slaw mix couldn't be easier or faster.  They are the perfect start to your Chinese New Year Celebration.

Chicken Egg Rolls

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I am hosting Sunday Funday this week.  Chinese New Year is on Friday so I asked the others to share recipes that would be wonderful to celebrate this fun holiday.  Let's see what they are sharing with us.......


My loyal readers know that our third daughter, fifth child is from China.  That means our Little Angel Face is half Chinese.  We have celebrated Chinese New Year since Jessica came to live with us when she was 15.  That's been 14 years ago now....time sure does fly.  This is the menu that I will be serving up this February 12 when we have family dinner.

Chicken Egg Rolls

You may notice that these egg rolls are not on here.  That is because Jessica's guy, Julien, is a vegetarian so I try to have as many options available for him as possible.  The recipe I am sharing today is easily made vegetarian, simply omit the chicken.  Or, if you prefer seafood, try these Shrimp Eggrolls.

Chinese Appetizer Buffet and Sake

We have Asian food around here a lot.  These Chicken Egg Rolls were served up at a Christmas gathering that started with Asian Appetizers and Sake Wine.  You can read about that gathering here where you will also find the Crab Rangoon recipe.

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This is the year of the Ox.  Our eldest daughter and first child was born in 1973.  This is her year to shine.  Jessica tells us that during your year you should wear red underwear for luck so if you were born in 1973 or any 12 year increment thereof, run out and buy yourself some panties or briefs.  We all could use a little luck in this crazy world.

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Yield: 6 egg rolls
Author: Wendy Klik
Easy Chicken Egg Rolls

Easy Chicken Egg Rolls

These egg rolls using leftover chicken and packaged cole slaw mix couldn't be easier or faster. They are the perfect start to your Chinese New Year Celebration.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 7 MinTotal time: 27 Min


  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 c. packaged cole slaw mix
  • 3-4 sliced water chestnuts, small dice, save remaining for another dish
  • 1/4 c. ginger sesame marinade
  • 1/4 c. tamari
  • 6 egg roll wrappers
  • peanut oil for frying


  1. Combine the chicken, scallions, garlic, cole slaw, water chestnuts, marinade and tamari in a bowl.
  2. Lay out 6 egg roll wrappers and divide the feeling between them, placing into the center of the wrapper.  Fold each like an envelope around the filling, using a little water on the seams to seal shut. 
  3. Heat about 2" of oil in a large skillet.  Fry the egg rolls until a deep golden brown.  Drain on a paper towel lined plate.


Adapted from a recipe found at



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  1. Several years ago, I took an egg roll making class with my mom at her church. So fun...and so yummy! Homemade egg rolls are the best!

  2. You make it look so easy! I love, love egg rolls. More than once I've made a meal out of just eggrolls - I really need to give the homemade version a try!

  3. I love egg rolls. The best part is they freeze so well. You can make up several kinds then freeze. Then pop them in the Breville so vegetarians get their kind and you can have whichever. For me, I like being able to have things from the freezer rather than nuking cold leftovers with just the two of us.

  4. We sure could use some luck. Loving the red underwear idea. Your egg rolls sound like they couldn't be easier! And more delicious.

    1. That's for sure Karen. 2021 hasn't started out too great LOL.

  5. I laughed over the red underwear. Hey, if it works we need to all go buy a pair. The egg rolls look scrumptious !

  6. Love egg rolls and these looks so scrumptious!

  7. My daughter loves chicken and I am sure she will love this rolls. Love the recipe

  8. I try not to fry foods very often but will make an exception for crispy eggrolls like yours, Wendy! They look so crunchy!

    1. Yes, I have tried making egg rolls in other fashions but frying seems to give me the best results.


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