Chiko Roll - A Classic Australian Icon

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Oct. 29, 2013

The Chiko Roll is an Australian savoury snack, originally called the chicken roll and inspired by the Chinese egg roll and spring rolls. It was designed to be easily eaten on the move without a plate or cutlery. The wrap was designed to be unusually thick so it would survive handling at football matches. It was originally modeled on an Asian competitor's Chop Suey Roll. At the peak of their popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, forty million Chiko Rolls were sold annually in Australia and the product has been described as an Australian cultural icon.


For filling
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Lamb mince 1 Pound
Green cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs) , finely shredded
Celery stick 1 , finely sliced
Carrot 1 , grated
Onion 1 , finely chopped
Chicken stock cube 1
Flour 1 Tablespoon
For roll
Egg roll wrapper 12 ((as needed))
Eggs 1 , beaten
Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((For deep frying))



For Filling:

1. In a hot cast iron skillet, melt butter and saute lamb in it. When done transfer to a plate and set aside.

2. In the remaining pan juice, saute green cabbage, celery, carrot, and onion. Add chicken stock cube, break and continue to saute for a couple of minutes.

3. Stir in flour and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes. Put the lamb back into the skillet and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove the skillet from flame and set aside to cool.

For Roll:

4. Take an egg roll wrapper, brush beaten egg around the edge and place spoonful of filling in the center. Roll as shown in the video and repeat the process until the filling is used up.

5. Deep fry the rolls in oil for 3-4 minutes at 275 degree F. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.


6. Serve with chili sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 278Calories from Fat 179

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 130 mg5.42%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet