Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls

These Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls are so easy to make a full of delicious Mexican-inspired flavors! The best part is, they are air-fried so no oily mess!

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air fryer southwest eggrolls on a plate with limes

Ingredients for Air Fried Southwest Egg Rolls

  • boneless skinless chicken, cooked and shredded
  • canned corn
  • black beans 
  • diced green chiles
  • chili powder (store-bought or homemade, see notes)*
  • ground cumin
  • garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • grated cheese (cheddar, Monterey, or mozzarella)
  • avocados
  • egg roll wrappers

How to Make Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

  1. In a large mixing bowl add the shredded chicken, corn, black beans, bell pepper, and green chiles and mix to combine. Add the seasonings and cheese and mix together. Cut each avocado in half, cut them into slices, and then set them aside.
  2. Lay an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board and brush the edges with water so that they seal.
  3. Scoop about 5-6 tablespoons of the filling and place it on the bottom corner of the wrap. Place 1-2 slices of avocado on top of the filling. Fold up the bottom corner, then the sides. Roll the wrap over so that everything is wrapped up. Repeat with all of the wraps.
  4. Spray the basket of the air fryer and place as many rolls that will fit without them touching. Lightly spray the top of the rolls and then air fry for 5 minutes at 400°F.
  5. Flip each roll and then cook again for an additional 4-5 minutes. There is no need to spray the rolls again as the wraps have enough moisture to crisp up by now.

HOW TO GRIND YOUR OWN DRIED CHILE POWDER

You can use any variety of dried chile you like. I typically use the Guallijo, California, or New Mexico variety. Take 5-7 dried peppers and cut off the stems. Remove as many seeds as you would like, this is where any of the heat will be. I usually take out most of them for a milder seasoning. Cut the peppers into small pieces that will fit in your coffee/nut grinder or small food processor. Pulse and grind until you get a powder. The longer you grind, the finer the powder will be. Store any unused powder in a sealable container.

What’s the Best Way To Cook Shredded Chicken?

I have found the easiest way to make shredded chicken! Fill a medium saucepan with water and add the raw chicken breasts. Allow the chicken to boil for 2-3 minutes and then remove from the heat. The chicken will continue to cook as it sits in the hot water for 15-20 minutes. Check the internal temperature to ensure the chicken is done, it should be at 165°F.

cooked chicken being shredded in a stand mixer
poached chicken shredded in a stand mixer

How to Shred Poached Chicken

  1. Place the cooked chicken in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix on low and increase the speed as the chicken shreds itself. This is my go-to method.
  2. Place the cooked chicken in a sealable plastic bag and shred it using your hands.
  3. Shred the chicken with a fork and/or knife.

What to Serve With These Tex-Mex Egg Rolls

You can serve these egg rolls with your favorite dipping sauce like sour cream, guacamole, or salsa. I love to serve these with my Avocado Lime Ranch dip or a quick Avocado Sour Cream.

avocado sour cream dip with red chile powder on top

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Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls

These Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls are so easy to make and full of shredded chicken and delicious Mexican-inspired flavors!
5 from 20 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 rolls
Calories: 332kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken cooked and shredded
  • 6 ounces canned corn
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (store-bought or homemade)*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, Monterey, or mozzarella)
  • 2 medium avocados, sliced
  • 1 package egg roll wrappers
  • avocado lime ranch dressing (optional dipping sauce)

Instructions

  • Cook the chicken first if you haven't already. My favorite method for shredded chicken is to poach the chicken before shredding.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the shredded chicken, corn, black beans, bell pepper, and green chiles and mix to combine.
  • Stir in the chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Add the cheese and gently mix in.
  • Cut each avocado in half, cut them into slices, and then set them aside.
  • Lay an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board and brush the edges with water using a pastry brush so that they seal.
  • Scoop about 5-6 tablespoons of the filling and place it on the bottom corner of the wrap. Top with 1-2 slices of avocado. Fold up the bottom corner, then the sides. Roll the wrap over so that everything is wrapped up. Repeat with all of the wraps.
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer and place as many rolls that will fit without them touching. Lightly spray the top of the rolls and then air fry for 5 minutes at 400°F.
  • Flip each roll and then cook again for an additional 4-5 minutes. There is no need to spray the rolls again as the wraps have enough moisture to crisp up by now. Repeat with the remaining wraps.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Notes

*HOW TO GRIND YOUR OWN DRIED CHILE POWDER: You can use any variety of dried chile you like. I typically use the Guallijo, California, or New Mexico variety. Take 5-7 dried peppers and cut off the stems. Remove as many seeds as you would like, this is where any of the heat will be. I usually take out most of them for a milder seasoning. Cut the peppers into small pieces that will fit in your coffee/nut grinder or small food processor. Pulse and grind until you get a powder. The longer you grind, the finer the powder will be. Store any unused powder in a sealable container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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