Smart Swap: BBQ Chicken Egg Rolls

Ahhh Wednesdays. Not only the middle of the week, but also the night Modern Family is on. Such a great day! Most Wednesday nights my friend Lara and I get together, make dinner, and then sit down to laugh our buns off watching Modern Family. Last night we had a “Let’s see what leftovers Katie has in her fridge” kind of dinner. Luckily for us, it turned out to be a good choice!

With leftover rotisserie chicken, some arugula, and lots of yummy cheese (always a staple in my fridge!) we made some pretty darn good BBQ Chicken Egg Rolls.

You can also make Pizza Egg Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls, and of course, regular Egg Rolls. I’ve made all the above, and all are equally delicious. Much healthier than buying from the freezer section or ordering from a restaurant in which you have no idea what kind of unnatural ingredients are lurking.

Here’s how to make your own all-natural, totally delicious Egg Rolls:

Step 1) Mix up some chicken with some good all-natural BBQ sauce. One without high-fructose corn syrup preferably.

Step 2) Set out your egg roll wrappers on a clean dry area. If your working area is wet your egg roll wrappers will get soggy!

Step 3) Place about 2 tbsp of chicken in corner of wrapper.

Step 4) Top with grated cheese (Cheddar is a good choice, but we used a combo of Gruyere and Gouda – yum!)

Step 5) Top with broccoli slaw, cabbage, or any other type of crunchy vegetable you feel would go with BBQ. We used arugula leaves as that’s all I had. The arugula leaves softened when baked, but they were still delicious. I have also made these with the BBQ chicken, red cabbage and a slice of avocado on top – so good!

Step 6) Wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper with water (I just used my finger to do so), like you would for making wonton butternut squash tortellini.

Step 7) Wrap the egg roll diagonally from one corner to the other, tucking in the sides as you go. Make sure the edges are sealed when you are finished!

Step 8) Grease a baking sheet (or use a non-stick pan) and then spray the tops lightly with cooking spray. If you don’t have cooking spray you can brush with olive oil like I did!

Step 9) Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-16 minutes (depending on your oven and how crunchy you want them of course!). Outsides will be a light golden brown when done.

Step 10) Enjoy with your favorite side. I’ve got mine here with some oven-roasted Brussels sprouts :)

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