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Healthier-than-Egg Rolls

Frying anything at home is a little intimidating for me, but I love egg rolls. With this recipe, I've figured out a way to get the best part of the eggroll—without the mess. If you prefer a traditional egg rolls made with wrappers, you can use this as the filling! —Sue Mitchell, Leakey, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
  • Wonton strips, optional

Directions

  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook and crumble chicken with mushrooms, onion, garlic and ginger over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in soy sauce.
  • Add coleslaw mix; cook and stir until wilted, 3-4 minutes. Stir in sesame oil. Serve with rice and sweet-and-sour sauce. If desired, top with wonton strips.


Test Kitchen Tips
  • Sesame oil adds a nutty flavor that makes this dish taste a lot like an egg roll. It's available in small bottles and makes a great addition to any pantry.
  • Use instant brown rice to make this dish fast. Or make it faster with ready-to-eat brown rice, which just needs to be heated in the microwave.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/4 cups chicken mixture with 3/4 cup rice: 451 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 591mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.

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    • Stacie
      Oct 15, 2020

      Great recipe with wonderful flavor. I chose to make it with ground pork due to the reviews sharing the recipe was dry with chicken. I also doubled the recipe and made this in my instant pot to save time, adding water to recipe. I used this recipe for meal prep and froze the extra servings in microwavable single serving freezer containers. I will definitely be making this again.

    • Stacie
      Oct 15, 2020

      Great recipe with wonderful flavor. I chose to make it with ground pork due to the reviews sharing the recipe was dry with chicken. I also doubled the recipe and made this in my instant pot to save time, adding water to recipe. I used this recipe for meal prep and froze the extra servings in microwavable single serving freezer containers. I will definitely be making this again.

    • lee99
      Aug 16, 2020

      This is a very easy recipe but we found it very bland. I will make again but use a spicy bottled Asian sauce in addition to the other ingredients. Used an Asian chopped salad mix instead of the coleslaw so wontons were included!

    • ohwrite
      Aug 6, 2020

      Made this for dinner tonight! Both hubby and I loved it. He told me to add it to our regular rotation! I don't know that I could say we have a regular rotation, because I'm always trying something new, but I know what he meant. We'll be having it again.

    • lorimc69
      Aug 3, 2020

      I read a review where someone said the ground chicken was a little too dry. An alternative would be to use ground pork. Less dry and more authentic.

    • robbrd
      Aug 23, 2019

      We liked this dish. I used ground turkey instead of chicken. I was heavy handed with the garlic and ginger after reading the reviews. I commented that I quite enjoyed the dinner and my husband replied "I almost want it in an eggroll." I'm sure we will have this again, especially since it was so quick to throw together.

    • Sue Zappa
      Aug 7, 2019

      Terrific recipe! I made it for supper the day I saw the recipe

    • Kamie
      Aug 5, 2019

      Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly. The sesame oil really makes the dish. Also very Weight Watchers friendly.

    • mimibuckley
      May 14, 2019

      All I can say is yummy! My husband loves Asian food and this was a huge hit with him.

    • Tsmith55
      Jan 7, 2019

      Not bad but kind of bland. I admit I skipped the seasame oil because my experience is that my family really dislikes it. I think more garlic and a little hot sauce might improve it. I also used chicken breasts that I chopped to very small bite size pieces instead of ground chicken (healthier).