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Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls

Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls bursting with tender chicken and vegetable filling enveloped in tantalizing sweet and sour sauce! These homemade egg rolls are the most delicious appetizer or meal and the best way to eat sweet and sour chicken!  They can be baked or fried, are freezer friendly AND the filling is made extra fast with your food processor – no hand veggie chopping! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 egg rolls


  • 16 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 quart Vegetable oil

Chicken Egg Roll Filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips*
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 12 oz. pkg. Stir Fry Vegetables with snow peas, carrots, broccoli, bean sprouts**
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup drained pineapple from 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice***

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice from 20 oz. pineapple chunks listed above
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha/Asian hot red chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • Whisk together all Sweet and Sour Sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until slightly thickened. Set aside. (Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.)
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add chicken and onions and cook until chicken is mostly cooked through, approximately 3 minutes. Add vegetables and pineapple and stir fry over medium-high heat until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is cooked through, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup Sweet and Sour Sauce and mix to combine.
  • Using a slotted spoon (you don’t want extra moisture), add chicken/vegetables to your food processor and pulse until finely chopped (about 12 pulses).
  • Position an egg roll wrapper with one point towards you. Place 1/4 cup filling centered in the bottom third of the wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling then continue to roll up, firmly folding sides toward center over filling as you roll. Moisten top corner with water and press firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. (Refer to your egg roll wrapper for a diagram).
  • Heat oil in a deep stock pot/Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer to 350 degrees F or medium high heat. Fry egg rolls, 4 at a time until golden brown, turning egg rolls a few times while frying. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with reserved Sweet and Sour Sauce. If your sauce has become too thick, simply stir in some water to thin.


*Chicken is much easier to slice when partially frozen.
**Cut large broccoli florets into bite size pieces.
***You will not use all of the pineapple or pineapple juice.