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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 359.7
  • Total Fat: 17.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.9 mg
  • Sodium: 652.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 18.6 g

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Southwestern Eggrolls: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Winner

Submitted by: RONDARC
Southwestern Eggrolls: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Winner

Introduction

I love Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls. They have so much tasty stuff in them, but I hate the fact they are deep fried. I added more beans and corn and then put them in the broiler for crunch.
These are great made ahead of time and *frozen for a quick meal or a fun snack for the big game. I make a double batch so I can freeze some for later.
I love Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls. They have so much tasty stuff in them, but I hate the fact they are deep fried. I added more beans and corn and then put them in the broiler for crunch.
These are great made ahead of time and *frozen for a quick meal or a fun snack for the big game. I make a double batch so I can freeze some for later.

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded flat
    1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 Tbsp chopped bell pepper (red or green)
    2 Tbsp chopped green onion
    2 Tbsp chopped fresh jalapeno pepper
    3/4 cup black beans, rinsed (1/2 of 15 oz can)
    3/4 cup whole kernel corn, rinsed (1/2 of 15 oz can)
    2 Tbsp chopped, frozen spinach
    1/4 tsp dried parsley
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1/2 tsp chili powder
    dash cayenne pepper
    salt to taste
    4 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or Pepper Jack for a little extra kick)
    5 whole wheat tortillas, 8 inch
    1 medium avocado

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Directions

Broil the chicken breast until the juices run clear. Set aside to cool.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the bell pepper, green onion and jalapeno pepper. Saute a few minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
Shred the chicken breast. Add the chicken, black beans, corn, spinach and spices to the skillet and mix well. Cook for a few more minutes on low, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.
Heat each tortilla and add 1/5 of the mixture. Fold the tortilla so it is completely closed. Place on a small cookie sheet folded side down. When all five are filled, put cookie sheet in the broiler and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side of the eggroll or until the tortilla is crispy and golden brown. Cut each eggroll diagonally and serve with mashed avocado.

You can dip in sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. Not included in nutritional values.

You can always adjust the spices to your taste.

*if made in advance and frozen for later, bake the eggroll 25 -30 minutes at 350 and then broil each side for a 2 - 3 minutes to get the crispy shell.

These can also be made with firm tofu instead of the chicken for a vegetarian meal, great both ways.

Serves 5.






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  • 19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Sugestions: Careful heating the tortillas or they may crack. Steam in micro between towels for few secs until soft. B4 broiling spray w/ cooking spray to help make them crispy. - 11/3/09

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  • 13 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I sure wish people would refrain from giving out stars when they haven't tried the recipe. Lots of "reviews", but it seems like very few people have actually made the dish. - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was tasty! I adjusted it for my own dietary needs (vegetarian) but I don't feel like it was missing anything. I will definitely make this again! - 11/2/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I cut out the olive oil all together, use olive oil cooking spray. Instead of avacado, use picante sauce for dipping. Also, the cheese is not necessary or just use half. This will bring the calories and fat content down so you can eat two of these for lunch if wanted. - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Grill the chicken...the smokiness is worth it, otherwise great recipe! - 1/8/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    very good, next time, when we take the other batch from the freezer, I will spray the tortillas with cooking spray, on the outside before rolling, and then again on both sides before broiling. My 19 year old daughter loved them! - 1/3/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These are my favorite at Chile's, I will ad a little cilantro though because I love its flavor. Thanks! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was awsome!!! This is very filling and very easy to make. I used my little handy PC chopper for chopping the veggies including the chicken. It was great and approved by hubby too! Thanks! I will make this often. - 3/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was great! The cumin is what really makes it taste like the Chili's version. Excellent recipe! - 1/2/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are delish! I cut out the chicken, olive oil & avocados (chicken because I am vegetarian; olive oil because it doesn't really need it; and avocados because I can't stand them). This brought the total calories to 283. - 1/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just made these for dinner. Absolutely awesome! Everyone loved them. I even accidentally forgot the cheese and they were still delicious. Can't wait to make more! - 1/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I just made these and loved them. I did modify it a bit. I'm allergic to bell pepper so I used green chiles instead (for convenience I used canned chiles and jalepenos). I also left off the cheese and they were still awesome. There is lots of room to improvise. Froze the leftovers too. - 1/9/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love these and am pleased to have a better alternative than going to Chili's! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW! These were wonderful. My girls loved them and aside from the black beans so did my son. Such a hit! Will make again in a double batch. Can't say enough. Made exactly as directed. - 7/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved this!! We don't like black beans, so I used pinto beans w/jalepenos, turned out very good and next time am thinking of using refried beans! Also added some salsa to the mix before loading the tortillas. BIG HIT!! - 6/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I actually MADE this recipe so I can give a real review, lol! It's great broiling the tortillas=tastes like its fried!(careful, too close & you might set off the alarm) I'm guessing my tortillas were smaller, because I made *8* egg rolls. Added some extra heat to get the capsaicin working. Gr8! - 2/14/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this dish last night and my husband ate it this morning when he got home from work (he works shift work)... He thought it was delicious! I will definitely be making it again! - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are really delicious. Perhaps the only problem is that one eggroll is 350, and is not quite enough as a main course. - 1/9/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    They look good, but how big is a serving? The calories and fat grams really seem high for what is typically an appetizer. - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love the idea of freezing for later! - 11/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these egg rolls and can make an entree out of them! I love the taste and that they are resonably priced - 11/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love that you can freeze them! - 11/10/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love these @ Chili's! That is until I saw the calories in 'em. Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this recipe :) - 11/10/09

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  • Good
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. I would use low fat cheese and leave out the avacado to lower the calorie count.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. - 11/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Looks so good, and great protein. I know everyone in my household will love it! - 11/5/09

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