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Southwestern Egg Rolls

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"These aren't traditional egg rolls! Small flour tortillas are stuffed with an exciting blend of Southwestern-style ingredients, then deep fried until golden brown."
Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Skinless boneless chicken breast 3⁄8
  Minced green onion 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, minced
  Frozen corn kernels 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Black beans 2 Tablespoon (rinsed and drained)
  Frozen chopped spinach 1⁄2 Teaspoon, drained
  Jalapeno peppers 1⁄2 Teaspoon, diced
  Minced parsley 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 3⁄8 Pinch
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Flour tortillas 2
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
Directions

1. Rub 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over chicken breast. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook chicken approximately 5 minutes per side, until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside.
2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in green onion and red pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until tender.
3. Dice chicken and mix into the pan with onion and red pepper. Mix in corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno peppers, parsley, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until well blended and tender. Remove from heat and stir in Monterey Jack cheese so that it melts.
4. Wrap tortillas with a clean, lightly moist cloth. Microwave on high approximately 1 minute, or until hot and pliable.
5. Spoon even amounts of the mixture into each tortilla. Fold ends of tortillas, then roll tightly around mixture. Secure with toothpicks. Arrange in a medium dish, cover with plastic, and place in the freezer. Freeze at least 4 hours.
6. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Deep fry frozen, stuffed tortillas 10 minutes each, or until dark golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
32 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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