Chicken Spring Rolls
Chicken Spring Rolls
5 from 29 votes
These chicken spring rolls are a desi twist on the traditional Chinese chicken spring rolls recipe. This recipe shows you how to make a delicious spring roll filling that tastes even better than shop-bought chicken spring rolls.
Chicken Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a beloved dish in many cultures, offering a crispy, flavorful experience with each bite. Today, I’m excited to share with you my take on this classic favorite with my recipe for Chicken Spring Rolls.

Originating from Asia, spring rolls have become popular worldwide for their versatility and delicious taste.

While traditionally made with various fillings such as vegetables or seafood, I’ve put a unique spin on the recipe by incorporating savory minced chicken, along with a blend of aromatic spices and herbs.

Don’t let the thought of making spring rolls intimidate you; this recipe is beginner-friendly, with simple steps that will guide you through the process.

From browning the chicken mince to folding the wrappers, each step is designed to ensure you achieve perfectly crispy and flavorful spring rolls every time.

Expert Tip: Seal the edges of the spring roll wrappers tightly with the flour paste to prevent the filling from spilling out during frying. Press down firmly on the edges to create a secure seal, ensuring perfectly wrapped spring rolls.

Ingredients

Minced Meat Chicken: Minced chicken brings a tender and juicy texture to the filling. It’s lean, packed with protein, and absorbs the flavors of the spices and herbs beautifully, creating a deliciously savory filling.

Sweetcorn: Adding sweetcorn to the filling not only provides a pop of sweetness but also a delightful crunch. Its juicy kernels complement the chicken, adding a burst of freshness to each bite.

Onions: Diced onions add depth of flavor and a subtle sweetness to the filling. When cooked, they become tender and fragrant, enhancing the overall taste of the spring rolls.

Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors of the ingredients, balancing the sweetness of the corn and onions while adding depth to the savory chicken filling.

Garlic Paste: Garlic paste infuses the filling with a rich, aromatic flavor. It adds a hint of pungency and depth to the dish, elevating its overall taste profile.

Crushed Chillies: For a touch of heat, crushed chillies are added to the filling, providing a spicy kick that tantalizes the taste buds. Adjust the amount according to your preference for spice.

Cumin Seeds (Jeera): Cumin seeds lend a warm, earthy flavor to the filling, complementing the other spices and herbs. They add complexity and depth to the dish, enhancing its overall aroma and taste.

Potatoes: Peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks, potatoes add a comforting texture to the filling. They become soft and creamy when cooked, blending seamlessly with the chicken and other ingredients.

Coriander: Finely chopped coriander leaves add a burst of freshness and vibrant color to the filling. They impart a subtle citrusy flavor, enhancing the overall taste and aroma of the spring rolls.

Spring Roll Wrappers: These thin, translucent wrappers are the vessel for our flavorful filling. Made from a mixture of flour, water, and sometimes eggs, they crisp up beautifully when fried, creating the perfect crunchy exterior for our spring rolls.

Expert Tip: Don’t overfill the spring roll wrappers, as this can make them difficult to roll and may cause them to burst during frying. Aim for a modest amount of filling, evenly distributed across the wrapper.

Serving Suggestions

  • Green Chutney: Serve your Chicken Spring Rolls alongside a homemade green chutney for a burst of freshness and flavor. Made with cilantro, mint, green chilies, and spices, this zesty condiment pairs perfectly with the crispy spring rolls, adding a delightful tangy kick to each bite.
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce: For those who prefer a sweeter accompaniment, a sweet and sour sauce made with a blend of vinegar, sugar, and spices is an excellent choice. The tangy-sweet flavor of the sauce complements the savory filling of the spring rolls, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.
  • Soy Sauce: For a classic dipping option, soy sauce is always a crowd-pleaser. Its rich, salty flavor enhances the umami notes of the chicken filling, adding depth and complexity to each bite. You can also mix soy sauce with a splash of rice vinegar and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a simple yet delicious dipping sauce.
  • Asian Slaw: Pair your Chicken Spring Rolls with a vibrant Asian slaw made with shredded cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, and a tangy-sweet dressing. The crisp texture and refreshing flavors of the slaw complement the crispy spring rolls perfectly, creating a well-rounded and satisfying meal.
  • Cucumber Salad: For a lighter side dish, serve your spring rolls with a simple cucumber salad dressed with rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. The cool, refreshing crunch of the cucumbers provides a refreshing contrast to the warm, crispy spring rolls.

Expert Tip: To ensure crispy spring rolls, make sure the oil is at the right temperature before frying. It should be medium-hot, around 350°F (175°C), to prevent the rolls from absorbing too much oil and becoming greasy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are spring roll wrappers the same as egg roll wrappers?

Spring roll wrappers and egg roll wrappers are similar but not exactly the same. Spring roll wrappers are typically thinner and more delicate, made from a mixture of flour and water. They crisp up beautifully when fried, creating a light and crispy exterior for the filling.

On the other hand, egg roll wrappers are thicker and chewier, often made with flour, water, and eggs. They result in a denser texture when fried, which may not be as crispy as spring roll wrappers.

Can I make the filling ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the filling for Chicken Spring Rolls ahead of time. Once cooked, allow the filling to cool completely, then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to assemble the spring rolls, simply reheat the filling gently on the stove or in the microwave until warmed through before proceeding with the wrapping process.

Can I bake the spring rolls instead of frying them?

While traditional Chicken Spring Rolls are deep-fried for a crispy texture, you can bake them as a healthier alternative. To bake the spring rolls, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and arrange the rolled spring rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush or spray the spring rolls with oil to help them brown and crisp up in the oven.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through, until the spring rolls are golden brown and crispy. Keep in mind that baked spring rolls may not be as crispy as fried ones but are still delicious and healthier.

Can I freeze leftover spring rolls?

Yes, you can freeze leftover Chicken Spring Rolls for future enjoyment. Allow the cooked spring rolls to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the spring rolls for about 1-2 hours until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag.

Label the container with the date and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat frozen spring rolls, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake them for 15-20 minutes until heated through and crispy. Enjoy!

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Chicken Spring Rolls

Chicken Spring Rolls

by Nabeela Kauser
These Indian spring rolls are a desi twist on the traditional Chinese chicken spring rolls recipe. This recipe shows you how to make a delicious Pakistani spring roll filling that tastes even better than shop bought chicken spring rolls.
5 from 29 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 30 Spring rolls
Calories 47 kcal

Ingredients

Filling

  • 500 g Minced Meat Chicken
  • 100 g Sweetcorn
  • 1 Onions
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 2 Potatoes
  • Coriander
  • Spring Roll Wrappers

Paste

Instructions

  • In a large pan add the chicken mince then brown the meat for a few minutes until the colour changes and it breaks apart
  • Add the diced onion and cook for a few minutes until the onions soften and become translucent
  • As the onions are cooking peel the potatoes and cut into bite-sized chunks then add into the pan and cook for a few minutes
  • Add the garlic paste, crushed chilli flakes, cumin seeds and salt then cook for a further 5 minutes
  • Add the sweetcorn then cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are soft and cooked through
  • Add the finely chopped coriander and mix
  • Allow the mixture to cool before making the spring rolls
  • When ready to make the spring rolls prepare the paste by mixing together the plain flour and water until there is no lumps
  • To assemble the spring rolls, take a spring roll wrapper and place it in a diamond shape in front of you.
  • Spoon a portion of the filling onto the wrapper, slightly below the centre.
  • Fold the bottom corner of the wrapper over the filling. Then, fold in the two sides of the wrapper.
  • Roll the wrapper upwards, tightly enclosing the filling. Dab a bit of water on the top corner to seal the roll.
  • Repeat the process for all the spring rolls.
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot ensuring that the oil is not too hot
  • Gently add the spring rolls into the pan – there should be tiny bubbles surrounding them – and allow them to cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes until golden brown before flipping and allowing to cook for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown on the other side
  • Serve alongside homemade green chutney and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 168mgFibre: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Chicken, Food, Minced Meat, Ramadan, Recipe, Spring Rolls
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Latest comments (6)

Nabeela Kauser

5 stars
In this recipe, I use spring roll pastry. It is available in most stores. The brand I use is TYJ 🙂

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