I have seen so many recipes for this ‘Egg Roll in a Bowl’ all over the internet and social media. I was always intrigued – I mean I love egg rolls (who doesn’t?!) but I was always turned off as the recipes I was seeing always came with the tag ‘Keto’ or ‘Paleo’ or ‘ Whole 30.’ If you’ve been following us for some time you know we don’t follow any rules when it comes to eating. So, whenever these words are attached to a recipe I usually run the other way.
The other day I was making a batch of our Vegetarian Baked Wontons and baked some of the wonton skins plain on the side. It was a new food for my kiddos and they were very curious as to what the wonton skins tasted like. Well, they went CRAZY for these crispy wontons. And then I had a brilliant thought – it would definitely be worth trying my hand at a deconstructed egg roll and serving it with these crispy wontons. All the filling without missing out on that crispy exterior. No ultra restrictive diet hashtags attached!
A One Skillet Meal!
This recipe could not be simpler. The whole dish gets cooked up in one skillet (minus the crispy wontons) and has got all the flavour of the traditional egg rolls you know and love. I used ground chicken because that’s what I had on hand, but I imagine turkey, pork, beef or even the vegetarian ground round would work great.
I separated out some of the plain cooked chicken before adding all the veg and seasoning for the kids and served it along with some chopped up veg and those addictive wontons. And we ate the whole thing over some rice because I’m a firm believer that every meal should include all four of our macronutrients and this one was missing a carb. Satisfaction guaranteed!
I’m not going to say this is a substitute for those delicious fried egg rolls you get from your favourite Chinese takeout spot, but it does make quite the delicious family friendly homemade substitute!0