Southwestern Eggrolls: Chili’s Copycat Recipe

Do you remember the first time you bit into Chili’s Southwestern Eggrolls? I know I do and anytime I go to Chili’s you can guarantee I will be ordering the triple dipper with southwestern eggrolls, chicken crispers, and spinach dip!

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The crispy exterior, the savory filling bursting with flavors of chicken, black beans, corn, and cheese—it’s a bite of pure nostalgia. Whether it was a family dinner, a night out with friends, or a special occasion, these eggrolls hold a special place in our hearts. Now, you can recreate that magic at home with this Copycat Chili’s Southwestern Eggrolls recipe. It’s perfect for parties, gatherings, or simply treating yourself to a restaurant-quality appetizer in the comfort of your kitchen.

Why You’ll Love These Copycat Southwestern Eggrolls:

Furthermore, This recipe is not just a snack; it’s an experience. Here’s why you and your family will fall in love with it:

  • Flavorful Filling: A perfect blend of tender chicken, creamy cheese, and crunchy veggies.
  • Crispy Shell: The satisfying crunch of the fried tortilla is simply irresistible.
  • Versatile: Serve it as an appetizer, a snack, or even a main dish.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps that yield impressive results.
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Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Chicken Breast: Provides a lean protein that’s flavorful and satisfying.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese: Adds creaminess and a slight tang that complements the spices.
  • Black Beans: Offer a hearty texture and a bit of earthiness.
  • Corn: Brings sweetness and a bit of crunch.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Adds a pop of color and a sweet, peppery taste.
  • Green Onions: Fresh and slightly pungent, balancing the richness.
  • Spinach: Adds a healthy touch and a vibrant green color.
  • Jalapeño: Optional, for those who like a bit of heat.
  • Spices (Bayou City, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, Black Pepper): Create the signature Southwestern flavor.
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How to Make Chili’s Southwestern Eggrolls

  1. Make the Filling:Cook chicken, beans, corn, peppers, onions, and spinach with spices. Let cool and mix in cheese.How to make SW Eggroll filling
  2. Assemble the eggrolls:Place filling on egg roll wrap, fold sides, and roll tightly.How to fill egg roll
  3. Fry the eggrolls:Fry in hot oil until golden and crispy, or bake in the oven for a healthier option.How to fry eggrolls

How to Roll an Eggroll

  • Step 1: Lay a tortilla flat on your work surface.
  • Step 2: Place 2-3 tablespoons of filling in the center.
  • Step 3: Fold in the sides towards the center.
  • Step 4: Roll from the bottom up, keeping it tight, and secure the seam with a bit of water.
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Tips for the best Southwestern Eggrolls

  • Make Ahead: Prepare the filling and roll the eggrolls ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for later use.
  • Healthy Option: Bake instead of frying to reduce calories and fat.
  • Customize: Adjust the spice level by adding or reducing jalapeño and chili powder.
  • Dipping Sauce: Pair with avocado ranch, salsa, or your favorite dip.
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Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! Cheddar or Pepper Jack are great alternatives.

Can I make these eggrolls vegetarian?

A: Yes, simply omit the chicken and add more beans, corn, or even tofu.

Q: How do I prevent the eggrolls from getting soggy?

A: Ensure the filling is not too wet and pat dry any ingredients with excess moisture before rolling.

Q: What’s the best way to reheat leftover eggrolls?

A: Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes to maintain crispiness.

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Southwestern Eggrolls: Chili’s Copy Cat Recipe

Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls are a delicious blend of chicken, black beans, corn, spinach, and cheese wrapped in a crispy eggroll shell. These flavorful appetizers are perfect for parties or a tasty snack. This copycat recipe brings the restaurant experience right to your kitchen.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 8 egg rolls
Calories 230 kcal


  • Large skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Mixing Spoon
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Deep fryer or large pot for frying
  • Tongs or slotted spoon
  • Paper towels


  • 1-2 cooked chicken breast shredded
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion diced
  • 1/2 cup spinach cooked
  • 1 jalapeno diced (optional)
  • 1 tsp Bayou City Garlic Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Bayou City All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 egg roll wraps
  • vegetable oil for frying


Prepare the filling

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the shredded (or diced) chicken, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, green onions, and spinach. Cook for about 5 minutes until heated through.
  • Add the Bayou City Seasonings, chili powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir well to combine and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese until well mixed.

Assemble the Eggrolls:

  • Lay out a egg roll wrap on a flat surface. Place about 2-3 tablespoons of the filling mixture in the center of the egg roll wrap.
  • Fold in the sides and then roll up the egg roll wrap tightly.Repeat with the remaining egg roll papers and filling.

Fry the Eggrolls:

  • Heat about 2-4 inches of oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (175°C). (enough oil to cover the egg rolls)
  • Carefully place a few eggrolls in the hot oil, seam side down, and fry for about 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy.
  • Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the eggrolls from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve the eggrolls hot with your favorite dipping sauces, such as avocado ranch or salsa.


  • For a healthier option, you can bake the eggrolls. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C), place the eggrolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, flipping halfway through.
  • Customize the filling by adding your favorite ingredients, such as cooked quinoa, diced tomatoes, or avocado.
  • These eggrolls can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Freeze uncooked eggrolls in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag. Fry or bake directly from frozen, adjusting the cook time as needed.
Keyword appetizer, Avocado ranch dip, Chili’s copycat recipe, Crispy eggrolls, Easy appetizers, Homemade eggrolls, party appetizer, party snack, Southwestern eggrolls, Tex-Mex

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  1. 5 stars
    Literally made these for girls night paired with patron and it tasted absolutely amazing 🥹☺️ bussin bussin

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