Air-Fryer Egg Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min./batch


18 servings

Updated: Sep. 02, 2023
My mom taught me how to make egg rolls, and since she passed away I think of her every time I make them. These air-fryer egg rolls taste so good, you'll never want a fast-food egg roll again. —Jenniffer Love, South Waltham, Massachusetts


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (11 ounces) Chinese-style barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 18 egg roll wrappers
  • Cooking spray


  1. Pour hot water over bean sprouts in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook chicken over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles. Add green onions, ginger and garlic. Cook 1 minute longer; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup Chinese-style sauce, fish sauce and soy sauce; transfer to a large bowl. Wipe pan clean.
  3. In the same pan, cook and stir coleslaw mix, spinach and drained bean sprouts until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir into chicken mixture. Cool slightly.
  4. Preheat air fryer to 400°. With a corner of an egg roll wrapper facing you, place 1/3 cup filling just below center of wrapper. (Cover remaining wrappers with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Fold bottom corner over filling; moisten remaining wrapper edges with water. Fold side corners toward center over filling. Roll egg roll up tightly, pressing at tip to seal. Repeat.
  5. In batches, arrange egg rolls in a single layer in greased air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 8-12 minutes. Turn; spritz with additional cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 4-6 minutes longer. Serve with remaining Chinese-style sauce.

Air-Fryer Egg Rolls Tips

Can you make air-fryer egg rolls ahead of time?

Yes! You can prepare the filling a day or two in advance. And once filled, egg rolls can be refrigerated for a few hours or frozen before cooking. To ensure a hot, crispy appetizer, we suggest air-frying the egg rolls right before you plan to serve them, though, otherwise they will get soggy.

What else can you put in egg rolls?

These air-fryer egg rolls are very versatile! Swap in ground pork for the chicken, and get creative with your vegetables. Mushrooms, bok choy, carrots or water chestnuts are all great additions. For more ideas, check out these egg roll recipes.

What can you serve with egg rolls?

Air-fryer egg rolls taste great with a variety of Chinese and Chinese-American dishes. Serve with a stir-fry, fried rice or one of these Chinese chicken recipes.

Katie Bandurski, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 egg roll: 187 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.