Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls on a blue plate
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Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls – Unique Appetizer

Piri Piri Chicken eggs rolls are filled with a cheesy and spicy piri piri chicken filling. Loaded with tender spicy chicken, cream cheese and mozzarella cheese these are not your average egg rolls!

Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls on a blue plate

Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Piri Piri (or Peri Peri) sauce is a hot sauce made from African Bird’s Eyes Chilis. It is a staple in Portuguese cooking and is growing in popularity making it more readily available in grocery stores.

Portuguese BBQ piri piri chicken is a staple in Portuguese cooking. The chicken is marinated in piri piri sauce and served with more sauce for dipping.

These egg rolls are a creamy cheesy twist on the classic piri piri chicken. They are highly addictive and are a great make ahead appetizer!

What is in Buffalo Piri Piri Egg Rolls?

ingredients to make Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls
  • The star of the show in these egg rolls is the piri piri hot sauce (or hot sauce of choice, ex. Tabasco sauce) that is tossed with shredded cooking chicken breast. Depending on your desired level of spice, add as little or as much hot sauce as you like! Cream cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese pair perfectly for a spicy creamy filling. Green onions are mixed in for a pop of color and freshness.
  • Egg roll wrappers are found in the refrigerator section of grocery stores (near the tofu and refrigerated salad dressings)

How to Make Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls

steps to make piri piri chicken egg rolls

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1 In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, hot sauce and green onions. Mix until evenly combined.

2 To assemble the egg rolls add 2-3 spoonful’s of the chicken filling to the center of each egg roll wrapper.

3 Wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper with water. Fold in two opposite corners to the center and then tightly roll. Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.

How to Cook Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls

AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD
Brush both sides of the egg rolls with oil and Air Fry at 400F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.


STOVE TOP COOKING METHOD
Heat a deep pot with oil on medium heat. Fry the egg rolls in small batches for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.


OVEN COOKING METHOD
Brush the egg rolls with oil on both sides. Place directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a rack. Bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.

Serve with ranch dressing to dip and enjoy!

Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls on a blue plate

My Favorite Way to Cook Egg Rolls

I love air frying my egg rolls, they are just as crispy and delicious as deep fried but without all the added oil!

My favorite Air Fryers that I highly recommend:

Cosori 5.8 Qt Air Fryer

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I have had my Cosori 5.8 Qt for 3 years and love it! I cook for a family of 5 with this basket style air fryer. This has an XL basket that is square (not round like most air fryers) so it has a large capacity which is great for 3-5 people.

Instant Vortex Pro

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I have had my Instant Vortex Pro for 2 years and love it! This is a tray style air fryer has 2 trays and has a rotating basket (great for fries) and rotisserie. The rotisserie feature is amazing, you can cook a whole chicken! With 2 trays this air fryer is good for 3-6 people.

Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls on a blue plate

How to Reheat Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls

Use one of these 3 options to reheat your egg rolls:

AIR FRYER REHEATING METHOD

Air Fry the cooked egg rolls at 400°F for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. The egg roll wrapper will get crispy on the outside.

OVEN REHEATING METHOD

Place cooked egg rolls directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a rack. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip halfway through reheating. The egg roll wrapper will get crispy on the outside.

MICROWAVE REHEATING METHOD

Microwave in 15 second intervals until warmed through (note: this reheating method will not make the egg roll wrapper crispy)

Looking for an Easy Portuguese Dessert?

Try some of my family favorites:

  • Queijadas de Leite (Milk Tarts) – creamy custard on the inside and crispy on the outside! Baked to perfection and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Chocolate Salami – one of the most unique treats. Trick your friends with this fudge dessert that looks like salami!
  • Rice Pudding – growing up my Avo (Grandma) made the best rice pudding! I am proud to say she LOVES my recipe too

Enjoy!

– Sab

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Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls on a blue plate

Piri Piri Chicken Egg Rolls

Piri Piri Chicken eggs rolls are filled with a cheesy and spicy piri piri chicken filling. Loaded with tender spicy chicken, cream cheese and mozzarella cheese these are not your average egg rolls! Portuguese BBQ piri piri chicken is a staple in Portuguese cooking. The chicken is marinated in piri piri sauce and serve with more sauce for dipping. These egg rolls are a creamy cheesy twist on the classic piri piri chicken. They are highly addictive and are a great make ahead appetizer!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Egg Rolls
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded, or 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Piri Piri, or hot sauce of choice, adjust to taste and desired spice level
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • Oil for cooking
  • Ranch dressing, for dipping, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, hot sauce and green onions. Mix until evenly combined.
  • To assemble the egg rolls add 2-3 spoonful’s of the chicken filling to the center of each egg roll wrapper.
  • Wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper with water. Fold in two opposite corners to the center and then tightly roll. Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.
  • AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD
    Brush both sides of the egg rolls with oil and Air Fry at 400F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.
    STOVE TOP COOKING METHOD
    Heat a deep pot with oil on medium heat. Fry the egg rolls in small batches for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
    OVEN COOKING METHOD
    Brush the egg rolls with oil on both sides. Place directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a rack. Bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.
  • Serve with ranch dressing to dip and enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 186mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 247IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
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