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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

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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks pretty good though it still seems a little high in calories for an eggroll... Maybe it is just larger than the average eggroll? - 11/4/09

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  • These were amazing! I made the filling and fed my team for lunch and we used the toaster over to heat the tortillas and give them a nice crisp! Overall awesome! - 10/10/13

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  • Why is this under vegetarian recipes?? - 1/21/13

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  • Awesome flavor, added some red pepper flakes and up the amount of jalapenos - 6/27/12

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  • I can't wait to try these. I had some in a restaurant once that had the same basic ingredients and have been trying to duplicate for awhile. These sound perfect. - 10/4/11

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  • This recipe was very tasty. - 4/13/11

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  • CONGRATS ON THE CONTEST WIN!!!! And, of course, thanks for sharing! - 3/30/11

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  • You can reduce the calorie count by using a low-carb tortilla. I use whole wheat, low-carb tortillas when making enchiladas that are 50 calories each. They aren't great with tacos, but they are really great with very flavorful dishes--like these southwestern "egg rolls." - 3/8/11

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  • So i forget the chicken at the grocery store....so I used ground turkey....it was sooooo good....i just couldnt understand how it came out so bomb thanks so much - 2/9/11

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  • These are one of my favorite recipes. I add extra jalepenos because we like them HOT! So good. We take the leftovers as a snack during breaks at school. - 1/23/11

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  • Delish!! - 1/7/11

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  • I made this with tofu it was absolutely awesome. I loved it. It was so good i wanted to eat more than one. - 10/20/10

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  • These were good! They still miss the true crunch of a real egg roll- but i think this is as close as you're gonna get! I made without chicken (i'm a vegetarian), and they were still very good! If you like spicy, I would definitely add a little more jalapeno and chili powder. - 10/18/10

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  • Were a hit with my friends at a potluck. Next time, I'll add more spices because they were lacking just a little something but otherwise were yummy and easy to make. - 10/18/10

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  • AWESOME! I'm a vegetarian so I used quorn chicken tenders. I also mixed a 100 calorie pack of avocado with some fat free ranch dressing for a dipping sauce. I will definately make these again! - 4/11/10

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  • 0 of 9 people found this review helpful
    where is the egg or egg roll - 2/14/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not really a fan of Chili's, but when I was a meat eater, I always ordered those Southwestern Rolls when I found myself there. I can't wait to try this a vegetarian version of the chicken. - 1/5/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I think this is great and I will try them. My physician has suggested I no longer have fast food, prepare everything myself, the freezing option will really help outsothat I have go-to optios on hand - 1/3/10

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  • 0 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Why is it called an EGG roll? - 11/27/09

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  • 0 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love egg rolls. - 11/24/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've never had them at Chili's, but these sound fabulous and I will try them! - 11/23/09

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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    NOW I WON'T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT EATING THOSE WONDERFUL EGGROLLS !!!! - 11/21/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These look fantastic, can't wait to try them! - 11/21/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks like a great recipe; looking forward to trying it! - 11/20/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am really excited to try this out. I love these eggrolls at Chili's and knew that they had way too many calories but wow! I will rate this with stars after I make it. thanks for doing this!! - 11/20/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this recipe * I Love Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls * It will be great to enjoy them knowing these are a healthier version and I am saving the cost of eating out ! - 11/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds very tasty!! - 11/17/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious im going to try it...I know everyone in my family will like it! - 11/16/09

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    interesting, never tried these at Chili's - 11/12/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I will have to give these a try. - 11/10/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    4.5 - 11/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a great, versatile recipe, I like the freezing option, since I live alone. - 11/7/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds fantastic! would make a great dinner for me! - 11/5/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds awesome! - 11/5/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good. - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    sounds GREAT and I love the freeze ahead option and take out for later. - 11/4/09

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    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorites; when I mentioned this contest to my husband, this was the dish he suggested. I will definitely try this! - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It looks delicious! But lots of steps to make. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious! I am sure my husband, son, and I would all enjoy this meal! - 11/4/09

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    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy!! - 11/4/09

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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful!! I love these at Chili's and can't wait to make them at home. - 11/4/09

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    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good! I will have to make these. - 11/4/09

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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These sound fantastic! - 11/4/09

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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've never had these at Chili's, but they sound great. I'll make these and freeze them. - 11/4/09

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    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy but I'd have to cut some of the fire for me :) - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe looks really good. I love the Southwesten eggrolls at Chili's and I lov ethe idea that you can make and freeze them for later. - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks good. Will definitely trying this. - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Really excited to make this dish. Might leave out the cheese though. - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks like a great recipe. So much you can do with it like making extras for quick lunches or dinners. This will be a new addition to my menu. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This looks good! I like the abundance of veggies and the fact that you can enough at one time to use later. I'll pro9bably up the spinach and reduce the cheese or switch to fat free cheese. YUM! - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    THIS IS GONNA BE GREAT FOR GUESTS!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!
    XOXO,
    Jojo - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have missed having these eggrolls from Chiles and I like the fact that I can make in advance and then I can freeze them. I could make these for the holidays. - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love Chili's southwestern eggrolls! I'm looking forward to trying this out. From the recipe it looks like it will have all the flavor but WAY less guilt. - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It looks delicious! I will definitely try this one. - 11/3/09

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    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This looks marvelous ! I'm looking forward to trying it. - 11/3/09

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    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!!! - 11/3/09

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