Monday, April 22, 2013

Crispy Baked Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Chicken Egg Rolls


Ingredients:

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (you can also buy one pound of ground chicken)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tbsp Hoisin sauce*
1 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce, plus addition for dipping*
½ tsp ground ginger
1-12 oz pkg egg rolls wrappers**
1 egg, whisked with 1 tbsp water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
cooking spray

*You can find these ingredients at your local grocery store in the ethnic food aisle.
**If you cannot find egg roll wrappers (sometimes called lumpia wrappers) at your local Asian store, you can also use large square won ton wrappers from your local grocery store.

Directions:

Remove all of the fat from the chicken and then place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse chicken is well mixed with ingredients.

Heat a 12" frying pan coated with vegetable oil on medium high. Once pan is hot add chicken mixture and cook until thoroughly cooked through and all of excess liquid is cooked off. Excess liquid will make the egg rolls soggy!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet by spraying liberally with cooking spray and set aside.

Lay one egg roll wrapper in front of you so that it looks like the shape of a diamond. Place about 3 tablespoons of filling onto the bottom third of wrapper. Fold one side over the middle. Repeat with other side. Continue rolling the rest of the way making sure to roll tightly as you go. Seal edge with a bit of the egg wash. Place completed egg rolls on a second large baking sheet.

Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling until all are completed.

Spray tops of egg rolls with cooking spray. Turn egg rolls over and spray opposite side. Place on prepared baking sheet making sure that the egg rolls are not touching.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes on one side and turn over and cook another 10 until golden brown.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with sweet chili sauce, plum sauce or an other favorite dipping sauce.