Ditch the deep fryer in favor of this easy recipe for crispy Air Fryer Egg Rolls starring your choice of ground chicken, turkey or pork.
I never could have imagined how quickly I’d fall in love with my air fryer. Admittedly late to the air fryer craze, I didn’t start cooking with one until six months ago when I finally hit the “buy” button over on Amazon.
It’s incredible just how transformative the air fryer has been in my cooking game. Now that I’ve become one with my air fryer, it’s been a welcome challenge to perfect new recipes for everything from marinated tri-tip to orange chicken poppers to pasta chips (of viral Tik Tok fame!).
What’s the Best Air Fryer?
I did a good deal of research before settling on the Cosori Air Fryer Pro II. With so many air fryer options, I decided on the below criteria when it came time to purchase:
- Amazon Reviews: The Cosori air fryer has more than 12,500 reviews on Amazon. Fifty-five thousand. Take my money!
- Basket Size: I’m cooking for a family of five, which means I need a basket that can fit enough servings to feed us all. The Cosori basket is large enough to hold anything from a dozen dino nuggets to a 3-pound tri-tip.
- Ease of Use: I am a throw-away-the-directions type of kitchen gadget user, and I love how intuitive and easy the Cosori is to use.
How to Make Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer
The technique for air fryer egg rolls couldn’t be more simple! Mix up your filling (loads of options below!), roll it into egg roll wrappers, then give them a good spritz with cooking spray, avocado oil or any other oil that works well in extra-high heat.
Pop the egg rolls into the air fryer basket then fire up the machine and get your dipping sauce ready!
Just 12 minutes later, you’ll be dipping and dunking with the most crispy egg rolls loaded with a juicy filling. Most important of all? There’s no need to cook the ground chicken (or turkey or pork) before wrapping it in the rolls!
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- Air fryer
- 1 pound ground chicken, turkey or pork
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 12 (7-inch) egg roll wrappers
- Cooking spray
- Sweet chili sauce, for serving
- Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the ground chicken, garlic, ginger, scallions, cabbage, carrots, hoisin sauce and soy sauce.
- Arrange the egg roll wrappers on your work surface. Fill a small bowl with water.
- Divide the filling among the wrappers, placing it in the bottom third corner of each wrapper. (The wrappers should be at an angle so that you’re rolling from corner to corner.)
- Wet your finger with the water and trace around the border of each wrapper. Beginning at the bottom, fold the wrapper up and over the filling, then fold in the two sides and continue rolling until each egg roll is sealed shut.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, then spray the tops of each roll. Working in batches, air-fry the egg rolls for 12 minutes, flipping them once halfway through.
- Remove the egg rolls from the air fryer and serve them with sweet chili sauce for dipping.
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Crispy Perfection. Very pleased with recipe❤️
I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Pam!
Made them today….delicious next time adding more cabbage and carrots!! Thank you
You are so welcome, Diane! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe!
Do you cook the ground turkey first? Or do you put it in the wrappers raw?
I made these today, they were delicious . I made with ground pork and added 4 large shrimp (16-20 count) chopped. The only change I would make to this recipe is to add 1-2 additional cups of shredded cabbage. Thanks for posting I will be making these again.
YUM! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Cindee!
Hi! I can’t wait to try these! These sound like they would be a big winner with my kids! Is there something I could substitute for the hoisin sauce? Thank you!
Hi Kari! You could substitute teriyaki sauce for a similar flavor.
Thanks for sharing. I want to make some as soon as I get all supplies.
I hope you enjoy the recipe, Judy!
These were great and super easy. I used ground chicken and spring roll wrappers because I like how thin and crisp it turns out. I actually like them better air fried because they aren’t as greasy. I did add a tsp of cornstarch to help the filling from leaking.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the egg rolls, Nina!
Sounds delicious. Can I fry them instead?
Sure! Just follow the directions for my Easy Sesame Chicken Egg Rolls recipe instead: https://www.justataste.com/easy-sesame-chicken-egg-rolls-recipe/ :)
I’m so looking forward to dinner tonight….
The directions do not say what to do with the shredded cabbage, I’m putting it in the meat mixture, but you need to edit your directions ( assuming I’m correct ) .
Thanks so much for catching that, Ellen! Updated :)
They were delicious!
Thanks for another great recipe!
You are so welcome, Ellen! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe!
WOW! My husband and I made these with ground pork and they were CRISPY and DELICIOUS! We were skeptical that the ground pork would be cooked through but sure enough, it was! These were so easy and so tasty. Definitely a keeper!!!
I’m so thrilled you and your husband enjoyed the egg rolls, LC!
Can I freeze this ?
Yes! I’d recommend air frying then freezing the egg rolls. Reheat them in the oven until they are warm throughout and crispy.
Aloha Kelly! Do you think chopped mushrooms would work as a sub for the meat in your egg roll filling? Recipe looks delish!
Absolutely, Mynda! That would be so delicious!