Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls — It’s been a minute since we’ve had a good chicken egg roll recipe on the blog. So, today, we are air-frying up some delicious chicken cilantro egg rolls!

These little guys are perfect for an appetizer or main dish and easy to make! Plus, who doesn’t love something crispy and loaded with flavor? Let’s get started!

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There’s something about egg rolls that makes them so darn delicious. And when you add chicken and cilantro into the mix? Well, let’s say you’re in for a real treat.

This recipe is perfect for an appetizer or even a main course – and it’s super easy to make, too! So what are you waiting for? Give these chicken cilantro egg rolls a try today!

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What Are Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls?

There’s something about egg rolls that makes them so darn delicious. And when you add chicken and cilantro into the mix? Well, let’s say you’re in for a real treat.

This recipe is perfect for an appetizer or even a main course – and it’s super easy to make, too! So what are you waiting for? Give these chicken cilantro egg rolls a try today!

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

Whether you’re a fan of egg rolls or not, you have to admit that they’re pretty delicious. But what’s even better is cooking them in the air fryer!

Not only do they come out crispy every time, but they’re also a lot healthier than traditional deep-fried egg rolls. So, if you’re looking for an easy and healthy way to enjoy your favorite appetizer, try air frying!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls

Embark on a culinary adventure with Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls, a delicious fusion of savory chicken and fresh herbs wrapped in a crispy shell. This recipe combines a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, highlighting the freshness of cilantro and the richness of chicken in a convenient and healthy air-fried snack.

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Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Egg Roll Wrappers: These thin sheets are the vessel for the flavorful filling, turning delightfully crisp and golden when air-fried.
  • Chicken Breast: Lean and versatile, chicken breast provides a perfect protein base, absorbing the flavors of the accompanying ingredients.
  • Cilantro: Fresh cilantro imparts a bright, citrusy flavor, adding a unique and refreshing herbal note to the egg rolls.
  • Jalapeno Pepper: For added spice and flavor.
  • Salt: For some flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar: Added sweetness.
  • Black Pepper: Added spice
  • Cabbage: Shredded cabbage adds a crunchy texture and a slight sweetness, balancing the savory elements in the filling.
  • Dried Cranberries: Bring a touch of sweetness and a vibrant color to the mix.
  • Mayonnaise: Ties together the flavors in the filling.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar: Adds depth to the flavor of the egg roll.
  • Egg and Water: Seals the egg rolls.
  • Cooking Spray: A light spray helps achieve that desirable crispy texture in the air fryer without deep-frying.

Each ingredient in this recipe plays a vital role in creating a delightful snack bursting with flavor yet simple to prepare, making Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls a must-try for any occasion.

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls

Creating Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls is a delightful way to enjoy a tasty and healthy snack or appetizer. Here’s how to make them:

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Mix the shredded chicken, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, sugar, black pepper, cabbage, dried cranberries, mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar, and mix well in a large mixing bowl.

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Layout your egg roll wrapper and add about 1/4 cup of mixture into the center of it.

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Brush the corners of the egg roll wrappers with water using a pastry brush. Roll your egg rolls up, and continue until you have used all your filling.

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Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place your egg rolls into the air fryer basket and set the time for 5 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. To get them crunchy and golden brown, spray them with cooking spray.

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Recipe Variations

Adding variety to your Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls can keep your snack time exciting and flavorful. Here are three delicious recipe variations to try:

  • Spicy Thai Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls: Add a spoonful of Thai red curry paste and a few dashes of fish sauce to the chicken filling for a Thai-inspired twist. Include chopped Thai basil along with cilantro for a more complex herb flavor. Serve with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce mixed with lime juice from chili sauce.
  • Buffalo Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls: Give your egg rolls a spicy kick by mixing the cooked, shredded chicken with buffalo sauce. Pair it with chopped celery and blue cheese crumbles in the filling for a nod to classic buffalo chicken wings. Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.
  • Mediterranean Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls: Create a Mediterranean version by adding chopped kalamata olives, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes to the chicken mixture. Swap the soy sauce with a dash of lemon juice and olive oil, and add a sprinkle of oregano. This variation pairs wonderfully with a tzatziki sauce for dipping.

Each of these variations brings a unique flavor profile to the classic chicken cilantro egg roll, allowing you to travel the world right from your kitchen! Whether you want something spicy, tangy, or with a Mediterranean flair, these options will satisfy your cravings.

Pro Tips For Making The Best Air Fryer Cilantro Chicken Egg Rolls

  • Chicken: You can use shredded rotisserie chicken if you have it on hand or prefer it rather than cubed breast. This makes for a great place to use up leftover chicken.
  • Crowding: For best results, do not crowd the air fryer; otherwise, the air will not cook up the egg roll wrappers. You will end up with a soft egg roll rather than a crunchy one, so for best results, leave lots of room around the, to let the air fryer work its magic.
  • Flipping: Depending on your air fryer, you must flip them about halfway during cooking. This will depend on what air fryer you are using and where the heating element is located on your air fryer.
  • Cooking Egg Rolls In An Air Fryer Oven: Place them on the lowest shelf or rack if you are making these egg rolls. This way, the outside and inside will cook at about the same time.
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Make-Ahead and Freezing Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Making your egg rolls is a lot of fun, but it can also be time-consuming. If you want to save some time or don’t have an air fryer, consider making and freezing them ahead of time. It’s easy to do, and your egg rolls will taste delicious!

Storing: To store leftover egg rolls, let them cool to room temperature and place them in an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 days.

Reheating: If you have any leftover egg rolls, place them back into the air fryer to reheat; they will crisp up with a quick cooking spray. Heat until they are warmed through.

Freezing is a great recipe for easily doubling and freezing one batch.

To freeze egg rolls, let them cool to room temperature, place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and freeze until frozen solid. Then remove them and put them into a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. They will last for about 2 to 3 months.

For best results, cook them from frozen, place them into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting and cook until heated through.

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What Dipping Sauces To Serve With Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls

You can never go wrong with a dipping sauce for egg rolls. But which dipping sauces pair best with the crispy, savory treat?

Here are a few of our favorites:

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Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Description

Egg rolls are a classic appetizer, but they can be time-consuming to make. This recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls takes advantage of the air fryer's quick cooking time to create a delicious, and healthy, version of this popular dish. The chicken is cooked in the air fryer until crispy, and then it is rolled up with some fresh cilantro and rice noodles in a crispy egg roll wrapper. These egg rolls are perfect for parties or as an easy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients 

  • 12 large egg roll wrappers
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup cilantro, washed, dried and diced
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, remove the seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, can use fresh
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Mix the shredded chicken, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, sugar, black pepper, shredded cabbage, dried cranberries, mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar, and mix well in a large mixing bowl.
  • Layout your egg roll wrapper and add about 1/4 cup of mixture into the center of it.
  • Brush the corners of the egg roll wrappers with water using a pastry brush. Roll your egg roll up, continue until you have used all of your filling up.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place your egg rolls into the air fryer basket and set the time for 5 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. To get them crunchy and golden brown, spray them with cooking spray.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 8gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

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