Monday, September 15, 2008

Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls

from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2

The directions are for frying but this time we baked it to make healthier and it was still great! I also didn't add the red pepper b/c I didn't want to buy it. To bake, you don't need to freeze, and I defrost the frozen veggies before starting.


2 skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 Tbsp minced red bell pepper
4 Tbsp minced green onion
2/3 c frozen corn
1/2 c canned black beans, rinsed and drained
4 Tbsp thawed and drained frozen spinach
4 Tbsp diced, canned jalapeno peppers
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp salt
2 dashes cayenne pepper
1 ½ c shredded Monterey Jack cheese
10 (7 in) flour tortillas
6-10 c vegetable or canola oil for frying

Avocado- Ranch Dipping Sauce
1 avocado, smashed
½ c mayonnaise
½ c sour cream
2 Tbsp buttermilk
3 tsp white vinegar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp dried parsley
¼ tsp onion powder
2 dashes dried dill weed
2 dashes garlic powder
2 dashes pepper

4 Tbsp chopped tomato
2 Tbsp chopped onion

Heat oil in skillet and grill chicken (or brush oil on chicken and cook over a grill on bbq for 4-5 minutes per side until done). Lightly salt and pepper each side of chicken while it cooks. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Preheat 2 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Add red pepper and onion and sauté for a couple minutes until tender.
Dice cooked chicken into small cubes and add to pan. Add remaining egg roll ingredients except the cheese. Cook another 4 minutes. Stir well so the spinach separates. Remove pan from heat and add cheese, stir until cheese is melted.
Wrap tortillas in a moist cloth and microwave on high for 1 ½ minutes or until hot. Spoon mixture into tortillas. Fold in ends and roll up.
To bake, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 until golden, about 15 minutes.
Frying Directions:
Pierce each tortilla with a toothpick to hold together. Arrange on plate and cover with plastic wrap and freeze at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
Preheat oil to 375. Deep fry 12-15 minutes and remove to paper towels or rack to drain for about 2 minutes.

Slice each egg roll diagonally and arrange on a plate around a bowl of dipping sauce. Garnish the dipping sauce with tomato and onion.

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

submitted by dalyce

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