Catherine Faulkner


If your family doesn't like blue cheese it can be left out or another cheese can be substituted.

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12 rolls


Deep Fry


2 c
chicken broth
2 c
1 1/2 lb
chicken breasts
1 tsp
canola oil
6 med stalk(s)
stalks celery, cut into thin 1-inch strips
1 c
grated carrots
1/4 tsp
green onions, finely chopped
1/4 c
red pepper sauce
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
egg roll skins
egg, beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth and water to boiling; add chicken. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken to large bowl; set aside to cool. Discard poaching liquid.
In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add celery, carrots and salt; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Add sautéed vegetables, onions, pepper sauce, butter and blue cheese; mix well.
In deep fryer or 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 3 to 4 inches oil to 350°F.
Meanwhile, sprinkle work surface with flour. Place 1 egg roll skin on work surface with 1 corner facing you. (Cover remaining skins with damp paper towel to prevent drying out.) Place about 2 rounded tablespoons chicken mixture slightly below center of egg roll skin. Fold corner of egg roll skin closest to filling over filling, tucking point under. Fold in and overlap right and left corners. Brush remaining corner with beaten egg; gently roll egg roll toward remaining corner and press to seal. (Cover filled egg roll with damp paper towel.) Repeat with remaining egg roll skins and chicken mixture.
Fry egg rolls, a few at a time, in hot oil 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place egg rolls on parsley-lined serving platter. Serve with blue cheese dressing.
Expert Tips
You can use any bottled hot sauce in this recipe, but for an Asian spin, try a variety from the Asian section of your supermarket.
Starting with a cool filling will give you better results when wrapping the egg rolls. After wrapping, place egg rolls in a single layer on a plate or cookie sheet; don’t stack them.
To reheat egg rolls, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 450°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until sizzling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian