South West Egg Rolls


I am a big fan of traditional cabbage egg rolls, then my sister in law introduced me to the world of southwest egg rolls and my brain exploded! Hers are soooo good I had to try it for myself, the only difference between hers and mine are I add chicken and I’m sure the spices are different but the main ingredients are pretty much the same.


1 can of black beans

1 large chicken breast

2 cups of corn

1 can of green chilis

1 tbsp of Badia Complete Seasoning (if you have it)

        if you don’t have Complete Seasoning

                  ¼ tsp onion powder

                  ¼ tsp garlic powder

                  ¼ tsp oregano

                  ¼ tsp salt

½ tsp cumin

salt to taste

1 can of chicken broth

½ cup water

½ tbsp. lemon juice

2 cloves fresh garlic

1 egg

oil for frying

IMG_4451Cut your chicken breast into a few chunks, it just cooks easier and faster that way. Put your water, chicken broth, and lemon juice in a deep pan and add your chicken. If you do happen to have some complete seasoning then add a few pinches, if you still don’t (shame on you!!) no worries just add a few pinches of the substitute ingredients, nothing exact just enough to give your chicken some good flavor while it cooks. Cook your chicken low and slow until it is easy to shred with two forks. IMG_4452

In another pan add your black beans (with the juice), corn chilis, garlic, and spices, simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Next, add your chicken to the mixture and get to tasting!! You will want to add some sort of spice I almost guarantee, I ALWAYS add to it. Cook until your juices are all gone, no one wants a soggy roll. Let your mixture cool enough that you can handle it without burning yourself.


Now its time to roll them up! I take one egg and a few tablespoons of water and mix it up, this is my glue add a few spoon fulls of your filling to your wrappers and wrap them up! Don’t over fill them or when you bite into them you will lose all of your filling. Once they are wrapped up add them to your heated oil and cook until they are a nice golden brown. You do not want your oil to get too hot because your rolls will burn and if it isn’t hot enough the oil will seep into your rolls and they will be soggy and oily…also no good.  that’s all there is to it!




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