This ASIAN GARLIC SESAME CHICKEN EGG ROLL BOWL is a quick and easy 15-minute recipe featuring minced chicken in a honey, garlic, soy sauce with shredded cabbage, carrots, snow peas, and fried wontons. If you’re considering Chinese takeout for dinner, skip it and make these egg roll bowls paired with an outrageously delicious garlic sesame sauce.
This delicious recipe for Egg Roll Bowls is inspired by the classic Asian fried egg roll appetizer served alongside every meal. Ground chicken is cooked and coated in the BEST garlic sesame sauce with honey and soy sauce then tossed with cabbage, snow peas, carrots, and fried wontons.
An easy Asian recipe made from scratch; if you’re considering Chinese takeout, consider this Garlic Sesame Chicken Egg Roll Bowl recipe because it’s better than any takeout!
What is an Egg Roll in a Bowl
Eggs rolls are a Chinese appetizer that’s filled with minced meat, cabbage, and vegetables like carrots, and onions. My Egg Roll Bowl ingredients include classic egg roll ingredients plus a delicious sauce that compliments and elevated the dish.
Ground Chicken – Traditionally, egg rolls include meat. This meat can be pork, chicken, or shrimp. Because ground chicken can be harder to find in the grocery store, feel free to use ground turkey. It has the same taste, it’s easier to find, and it’s usually cheaper.
Shredded Cabbage – Egg rolls always include some sort of cabbage. I pick up a bag of pre-shredded cabbage. Of course, you may buy cabbage and shred it yourself. The Asian Salad Kit that’s in most grocery stores is also okay to use. In this kit, it includes romaine lettuce along with cabbage and carrots. It comes with a packet of almond and fried wontons. Be sure to pitch the sauce packet as we won’t be using that. Don’t skip the cabbage because it is the star of this recipe. If you’d like an Asian recipe without cabbage, try my Garlic Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups.
Carrots – Pick up a small bag of shredded carrots. The carrots that come in the cabbage bag/Salad kit are not enough for this recipe. Plus, the carrots add a nice crunch to this dish.
Snow Peas – A great addition to this recipe is fresh snow peas or sugar snap peas. These can be found next to the bagged salad kits. The snow peas add great texture and flavor to this egg roll bowl recipe.
Fried Wontons – Wontons come in a small square package. I have always found mine in the refrigerated produce section of the grocery store. Wontons can usually be found by the salad kits. To fry your own wontons, add vegetable oil ( about 1/4 cup) to a saucepan. Place a fresh wonton wrapper in the hot oil and fry until golden brown on each side. If you pick up the Asian Salad Kit lettuce bag, it comes with a packet of fried wontons.
Healthier Low-Carb Egg Roll Bowls
Use these substitutions to make Egg Roll Bowls low-carb and sugar-free. To make this recipe healthier, use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce. Skip the ketchup. Then, replace the honey with sugar-free maple syrup.
My one pot chicken egg roll bowls are packed with delicious flavor. This chicken recipe is perfect for meal plans, too. On Sunday’s I make all my lunch meals and plan them out by portions for lunch during the week. Sometimes, I serve rice on the side, too.
The key to creating the ultimate Egg Roll Bowl is to use fresh ingredients and a super delicious Asian sauce. In this recipe, you’ll have an easy to prepare Asian chicken recipe that takes just 25 minutes to make. Plus, the sauce is better than any restaurant egg roll recipe sauce around town.
For more Asian Garlic Sesame recipes, try this popular Garlic Sesame Chicken, or these Asian Garlic Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups and these Sticky Garlic Sesame Meatballs, and Garlic Sesame Noodle Bowls.
Asian Garlic Sesame Chicken Egg Roll Bowls
- 1 lb ground chicken OR ground turkey
- 4½ tbsp soy sauce (coconut aminos for keto diet)
- 4½ tbsp honey (sugar-free maple syrup for keto diet)
- 2 tbsp ketchup (optional to taste)
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- ¼ tsp sesame oil
- 5 garlic cloves minced OR 1.5 tsp garlic paste
- 1½ cups shredded carrots
- 3½ cups Asian Salad Kit (in a bag) OR bagged coleslaw (I like to use the Asian Salad Kit because it comes with fried wontons)
- ⅔ cup sugar snap peas or snow peas
- ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes, for added heat
- wontons – see recipe notes
- 6 green onions, diced
- In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, ketchup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes; set aside.
- In a large rimmed skillet set over medium heat, cook ground chicken (or turkey). Break ground chicken up into little pieces using a spatula. Cook until no longer pink and all the liquid has cooked off; about 6-9 minutes.
- Pour garlic sesame mixture into skillet. Toss the mixture together until chicken takes on the color of the sauce. The skillet should come to a simmer, cook until most of the liquid is thick and absorbed by the chicken.
- To the skillet, add shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, and snow peas/sugar snaps. Toss together until coated well.
- Serve and garnish with fried wontons, and green onions.