An easy snack or side dish you can make anytime, oven baked or air fryer baked egg rolls have less calories and are much easier to prepare than frying.
Chicken Pot Pie Baked Egg Rolls Air Fryer Recipe
Now that we have passed the Ides of March we should be seeing signs of spring but snow is still covering the ground and, alas, no sign of spring flowers yet.
With all the cold and blustery weather this March I’m still making comfort food. I like to make the most of whatever I have in my fridge especially when the weather keeps us in the house and supermarket runs are just not in the cards.
Last week I made homemade chicken soup and I made enough chicken to save for a Chicken Pot Pie this week. When I was ready to fill my pie dish there was quite a bit of filling left over. This was not much of a problem – I’ve been making lots of egg rolls this winter and I had few egg roll wrappers in the fridge I could use. Yes I used the leftover pot pie filling, and that was a good thing! This cooking project turned out to be a winner.
A light dinner or a great snack for game watching, making baked egg rolls is easier to make than you might think. The prep time is only 10 minutes or less, and the oven bake time is 30-35 minutes. The air fryer cook time is quite a bit less – only 6 to 8 minutes.
I’m sure there are many who enjoy a crispy egg roll but not so keen on the greasy ‘take out’ egg rolls we sometimes get. Baking egg rolls is one of the best ways to enjoy egg rolls anytime you’re in the mood, they have less calories and definitely not loaded with oil.
To prep the egg rolls just scoop 1 to 2 teaspoons of filling on to the lower half of the egg roll wrapper, brush edges with egg wash, and roll up. That’s it, in just a few minutes you can wrap 6 egg rolls.
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Chicken Pot Pie Baked Egg Rolls and Air Fryer Recipe
Chicken Pot Pie Baked Egg Rolls is an easy recipe for appetizers, side dish or snack. Make the filling in advance – up to 2 days. This will save a lot of time.
- Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
- Cook Time: 8-12 minutes
- Total Time: 30-40 min.
- Yield: 1 dozen
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup of diced carrots
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
- 1/3 cup diced potato
- 14 oz. can of vegetable broth or use bouillon
- leftover chicken if you have it (this is optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wonton Wrappers (1 used 12 wrappers. The yield will depend on how much filling you have and how much filling you add to the wrappers)
- 1 egg beaten (for wonton wrappers)
The filling can be prepared 1-2 days in advance.
- In a 12 inch saute pan, saute the potatoes, carrots and onions for a few minutes – until the onions become a little opaque.
- Add in the frozen peas and garlic. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.
- If you have leftover chicken, add to the pan and stir in the vegetable broth or bouillon.
- Make a slurry with 1 tablespoon of flour and some of the broth and add it to the pan, stirring until well combined.
- Cook for a few minutes until the broth thickens. Remove from heat and cool it enough so that you can work with it to fill the wonton wrappers.
- FOR OVEN BAKING: Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
- Place the prepared egg rolls on a sheet pan into the pre-heated oven.
- Bake 6-8 minutes. When the egg rolls are lightly browned turn them over to continue to bake until crispy. Another 4-6 minutes or until they are crispy.
AIR FRYER BAKED
- Preheat the air fryer to 330 degrees. Place the egg rolls in the basket.
- Cook for 6 minutes and check for browning. Turn over when lightly browned and cook another 3-5 minutes.
TIP: Keep in mind that the filling is completely cooked. Therefore you will be cooking the egg rolls just until the wonton skins are crispy. The timing on this will depend on your oven or air fryer. Calibration is different for each appliance.
Keywords: air fryer egg roll recipe, appetizer, game day snack, party food
This Chicken Pot Pie Baked Egg Rolls Air Fryer Recipe can be served as appetizers, game day snacks or as a side dish with dinner.