Monday, June 2, 2014

BBQ Taquitos - Egg Roll Style

Housewife Eclectic: BBQ Taquitos - Egg Roll Style
Food should be fun. And few things are as fun as food fusion – mixing two different food styles to create something new and different.

I've highlighted my BBQ Taquitos recipe before – a family favorite – but my husband can't ever leave recipes alone and had this idea to make these taquitos in an egg roll wrapper rather than a tortilla. And let's face it, everything tastes great in an egg roll wrapper. This recipe is Mexico meets Asia. And it's amazing!

INGREDIENTS

2 chicken breasts
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced
1 avocado, sliced
Egg roll wrappers

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Boil chicken breasts in pot of boiling water until chicken is cooked.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Add in barbecue sauce and chili powder. Mix on high until chicken is shredded (about 30 seconds)
  3. Saute jalapeno in a small pan until jalapeno is softened and starts to lightly brown. Be careful not to add too much oil when sauteing.
  4. Assemble each egg roll by placing shredded chicken down the middle of the wrapper. Top with jalapeno, cilantro and avocado. Fold the bottom edge up, and tuck under the filling. Fold in each side, lightly adding water to the tips so they stick to the wrapper. Add a little water to the remaining top flap and roll the egg roll the rest of the way. (Worried about folding correctly? Check out this handy guide.)
  5. Fry in vegetable oil until egg roll wrapper turns brown and crispy (watch carefully because it's easy to burn).
  6. Dip in sour cream, hot sauce or salsa. Fresh pico de gallo also makes a great side.

So what makes this dish so awesome? First, the egg roll wrappers add a light crispiness to the dish. Sometimes fried tortillas can feel so heavy. Plus, the jalapeno, cilantro and avocado really bring out the flavor. Seriously, I might just be addicted to these.
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15 comments:

Kendra said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, those sound incredibly delicious. I love snacks like this!

Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog said...

You are absolutely right, everything does taste better in an egg roll wrapper!

Emily Ploch said...

Those look phenomenal!! I will have to give them a try.

Maddi'sMommy said...

OMG thos look so good! I love baking inside egg roll wrappers because they make good food for "on the go" or just a quick snack.

Onica MommyFactor said...

These are a new twist for egg rolls. It's good to mix flavors and styles to come up with new recipes.

Kung Phoo said...

I like this, it seems lighter than a tortilla.. and it is something different to try..

Mama to 5 said...

Those look great, love Mexican food!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

oh my gosh these look Ah-mazing. I'm coming over for dinner k?

Felicia Franceschelli said...

These look delicious! I am trying to eat healthier and these look like they could fit in my meal plan!

Liz Mays said...

With your version, I may just try my very first egg roll! Yummy!

Frugal Mommy Christine said...

I love this version with the egg roll wrappers! I really like egg rolls and I have gotten on a kick of trying just about everything I can think of in an egg roll wrapper. This one will be my next one I try. Thank you for sharing.

Leanne said...

Those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

My husband can't leave recipes alone either, but I can't say that I hate it. Very rarely does it turn out badly. These look delicious! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

Holly {Bits Of Everything} said...

This is something that my husband would love to make! He loves trying new things.... I stick with the usuals. :)

 
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