Panda Express Chicken Egg Rolls feature a crisp, crunchy wonton shell filled with Asian flavored meat and vegetables. It's a perfect starter, pre-made appetizer or savory snack!
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Panda Express Chicken Egg Rolls (Copycat)
Panda Express Chicken Egg Rolls is my version of the ever popular Panda Express appetizer. You won't believe how easy it is to do this at home! Cook, wrap, fry and you've got one of the tastiest appetizers ever!
This recipe is lighter than the usual pork version but still loaded with those delicious Asian flavors. In addition, we also put vegetables in it, so you get a lot of nutrients and protein even if they are fried.
If you're going for a crowd, you can also make them ahead of time and fry them right before serving. I warn you though - it's impossible to stop at just one (or three!)
What is a chicken egg roll?
We never fail to order this appetizer every time we go to the Panda Express. Chinese take out is never complete without egg rolls!
This dish is a mixture of minced meat and finely cut vegetables flavored with Asian seasonings like five spices and sesame oil.
Also, the filling is wrapped tightly in egg roll wrappers, then deep-fried until the meat is done and the outside is completely crisp and golden. It is generally enjoyed with a mild chili sauce dip. In short, it's super addicting and delicious!
Panda Express Chicken Egg Rolls Ingredients:
- chicken: The minced breast meat is both light and absorbs flavors beautifully.
- Aromatics: Ginger and garlic, fresh and finely chopped.
- Vegetables: Crunchy, grated carrots and cabbage balance out the tender meat. Also chop green onions.
- Seasonings: Prepare salt, a little sugar, sesame hazelnut oil and Chinese five spice powder.
- Egg rolls: You will find it in the Asian section of your grocery store, or take a tour of the Asian market for the most authentic ones!
- Egg: We will use it to seal the edges of the package. Beat well.
- Vegetable oil: For frying.
How to make Panda Express chicken egg rolls?
- Sauté the meat until it is cooked through -Start by cooking with the aromatics, then drain the fat.
- Make the filling - Then add the seasonings and the vegetables to the meat. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
- To wrap up - Then lay your packaging flat. Scoop 2 tablespoons of the filling. Put them on top of each package, then brush the edges lightly with the beaten egg. Wrap it as tightly as possible.
- Fry - Fry in 375F oil until crispy and perfectly golden.
- To serve - Enjoy hot and crispy dishes with a sweet chili dip!
How to make chicken egg rolls?
You can also make great baked egg rolls! Follow the baking and assembly instructions when preheating your oven, then place them on your baking sheet.
Spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the edges are brown. Serve with the sauce and enjoy!
What can I replace the egg roll wrappers?
Spring roll wrappers are an acceptable substitute, along with rice paper. They are thinner, so be careful when wrapping the filling. Phyllo is another alternative.
Also, it gives crisp and light results, but it's a bit harder to work with.
What to serve with chicken egg rolls?
Prepare our other Panda Express copier recipes below for a complete Chinese themed feast!
What sauce goes with Panda Express Chicken Egg Rolls?
Sweet chili sauce is the classic dip for this starter. As well, yum yum sauce is the perfect combo for this.
For something a little different, try it with a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil!
If you like it spicy, dip yourself into your favorite hot sauce or Sriracha.
How to store leftovers?
First, let them cool on a wire rack so that they retain their crispness while removing the excess oil. Then cover tightly with plastic wrap.
Then place them in a bag that can be frozen and freeze. I do not recommend storing it in the refrigerator as the oil will make the packaging soggy. Freeze for about a month.
To reheat, DO NOT DECONATE. Fry frozen or bake in the oven.
More Panda Express recipes:
- For other flavor variations, you can use other meats like pork, turkey, or even beef.
- Fry in at least two inches of oil so that the shell becomes evenly crispy.
Panda Express Chicken Egg Rolls are made with a crisp, crunchy wonton shell filled with Asian flavored meat and vegetables.
Author: Catalina Castravet
Serves: 20 egg rolls
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Calories: 475 Carbohydrates: 9 Protein: 6 Fat: 48 Saturated fat: 37 Cholesterol: 29 Sodium: 155 Potassium: 165 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 1099 Vitamin C: 3 Calcium: 14 The iron: 1
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