Friday, November 14

Chicken Parmesan & Cream Cheese Egg Rolls

There is something almost magical about egg roll wrappers and their uncanny ability to transform just about anything into a delicious pocket of food bliss. These chicken, Parmesan & cream cheese egg rolls are positively perfect! Okay, I've probably gone off the deep end just a bit but seriously these rolls may have just become my favorite party appetizer, that is if they can make it from the oven to the table without me sneaking the whole tray!

Chicken Parmesan & Cream Cheese Egg Rolls
Yield: 18 Rolls

Olive oil
1/2 cup button mushrooms, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup onions, minced
2 cups cooked chicken, finely diced
18 egg roll wrappers

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a large cookie sheet.

In a large skillet over medium heat, drizzle in about 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add in the mushrooms, garlic and onion and saute for about 5 minutes or until veggies have softened. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and chicken. Gently stir until cheeses have melted.

Fill each wrapper with 1 tablespoon of the chicken filling in the center of the wrapper and dampen edges with water. Beginning with one corner fold up towards the center then fold in the sides like an envelope and tightly roll. Place seam side down on prepared cookie sheet. Lightly brush tops with olive oil.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping rolls halfway through. Rolls should be golden brown and crisp to the touch.

My husband and a friend of ours sampled these with a variety of sauces and the winners were:

1. Valentina Salsa Picante (Hot Sauce)
2. Stubbs Original BBQ Sauce
3. Kraft Sweet and Sour Sauce

***For an easy make ahead appetizer, freeze unbaked rolls between layers of wax paper. Simply pop into the oven when ready to serve. No need to thaw before baking. ***

In retrospect, I should have left these rolls in the oven a couple minutes longer, but I was fighting the daylight to get some good pictures before the sun went down :)

1 comment:

  1. this is a great idea to wrap chicken...Looks so delicious & pictures make me mouthwatering!!Thanks for sharing with 'Hot & Spicy Treats' Restaurant in Satya niketan