Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken Rolls

These jalapeño chicken rolls are crispy, cheesy, and FULL of flavor! They are the perfect finger food for your holiday party or any occasion, and I can guarantee everyone will love them. 

My inspiration for this dish came from the micro brewery Four Peaks in Tempe, Arizona. They are famous for their award winning amber beer, Kilt Lifter. Aside from the beers, the food is AMAZING. My favorite thing to order is the Arizona Chicken Rolls. It comes with a sweet jalapeno dipping sauce and it is the PERFECT appetizer! 

I recreated the recipe and I think I got it pretty damn close. These are a hit when I make them for gatherings, and my husband’s friends always request them. 

Ingredients:

  • Chicken– you can use a rotisserie chicken if you want to save some time, but I highly recommend making my juicy, flavorful chicken breast for this. You just need seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, sour cream, butter, and oil. I use Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. There is a ton of flavor in the pan juices, which is why I recommend this over a rotisserie chicken.

  • Spring roll wrappers- egg roll skins and tortillas will also work! But for the best results, I recommend spring roll wrappers. 

  • Cheese- you need two kinds of cheeses- cream cheese and whatever melting cheese you prefer.  Monterey Jack or pepperjack are my usual go-to’s. 

  • Sweet jalapeño sauce- the chicken roll is very good on its own, but I HIGHLY recommend pairing it with this sauce! It’s not spicy in my opinion, and it has amazing flavor. This would also be a great salad dressing. You’ll need jalapeños, honey, cilantro, sour cream, lime juice, cumin, & salt.

The chicken breast

To make this even faster, you can use a rotisserie chicken instead of making the chicken yourself. However, I can’t guarantee your results if you choose that route.

It will save some time, but my method for cooking chicken breast isn’t difficult and I’m certain you’ll never cook another chicken breast any other way. It is SO flavorful and juicy. And the pan juices are very important in this recipe.

For more details on my method for cooking juicy chicken breast every time, check out my post about it here.

Egg roll wraps, spring roll skins, or flour tortillas?

I used to prefer egg roll wrappers because I have other uses for them, but spring roll skins work very well and make a smoother chicken roll. I have tried making it with flour tortillas as well,  and the result was amazing but tasted slightly different- like a flauta. 

There are two type of spring roll skins and it is important that you do not confuse them. You want the ones that are used for fried spring rolls and lumpia, not the rice paper kind used for fresh spring rolls.

Instructions for freezing

You can freeze these for later! To freeze, place the uncooked egg rolls on a sheet pan and store in the freezer until frozen solid. Then you can store them in a freezer bag so they won’t stick together.

To reheat, don’t thaw them out. Just fry them like you normally would but for a longer period of time. If you find that the egg roll is browning too much but the center isn’t cooked yet, you can pop them in the air fryer or oven for a few more minutes. 

Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken Rolls

Cheesy chicken rolls with a sweet jalapeno dipping sauce
5 from 52 votes
Servings 10 rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp Lawry's seasoned pepper or black pepper + paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 oz monterey jack cheese or pepperjack
  • 8 oz cream cheese add more if you want it extra creamy
  • 2 jalapenos diced (& deseeded if you don't want it spicy)
  • 10 spring roll skins or eggroll wrappers

Sweet Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

  • 2 jalapenos roughly chopped (deseed if you don't want it spicy)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch of cumin
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Pound the chicken breast to make it even throughout, then season with your favorite seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. I use Lawry's Seasoned Salt & Lawry's Seasoned Pepper. Then coat the chicken with sour cream. Let rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Blend all of the jalapeno dipping sauce ingredients together except for the sour cream. When smooth, fold in the sour cream (mix it in using a spoon or spatula). Do not try to blend it all together- the sour cream will become extremely runny. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • On medium-high heat, sear the chicken breast in 1 tbsp canola oil for a couple minutes.
  • Add 1 tbsp butter, flip the chicken over and baste with butter. Cover and reduce heat to low for 7-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches near 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from pan then let it cool down completely. Don't throw away the pan juices! Side note- this is my favorite way to prepare the juiciest, most flavorful chicken breast!
  • Shred the chicken then add a diced jalapeno, monterey jack cheese, and cream cheese into the cooled down pan juices. Add more cream cheese if you want it extra creamy. Make sure you let the chicken cool down enough or the cheese will melt.
  • Mix it together thoroughly (in the same pan you cooked the chicken so you keep all the flavorful juices).
  • Roll the chicken mix into spring roll wrappers (or egg roll wrappers) and seal with a little water + cornstarch mixture. You can use flour tortillas if you can't find the wrappers. It will taste slightly different (like a flauta) but still delicious.
  • Deep fry at 350 degrees F for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
    *You can also brush with oil and air fry these at 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • Cool on a wire rack before serving. You can cut them in half or leave them whole. Serve with the sweet jalapeno dip and enjoy!

Notes

You can freeze these for later! To freeze, place the uncooked egg rolls on a sheet pan and store in the freezer until frozen solid. Then you can store them in a freezer bag so they won't stick together.
To reheat, don't thaw them out. Just fry them like you normally would but for a longer period. If you find that the egg roll is browning too much but the center isn't cooked yet, you can pop them in the air fryer or oven for a few more minutes. 

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This Post Has 64 Comments

  1. Angie

    5 stars
    This Has Become A Signature Dish In My Family For Superbowl Sunday! I’ve Been Making It Every Year Since I Found It! 🥰🥰🥰

  2. Falilat

    5 stars
    This is my favorite recipe. I made it and a lot of people really enjoyed it too! I gotta practice folding my wrappers! I plan on making it again, and many more times after that for sure!

  3. Chelsy Ibarra

    5 stars
    Absolutely love these chicken rolls they are a family favorite ❤️

  4. Bobby Ribaya

    5 stars
    This is my new “go to “ dish I love to make for pretty much any occasion. Fun to make and even more to eat. Enjoyed by everyone who tried them, but you have to grab them quickly because these don’t last long. Mahalo for sharing this recipe.

  5. A

    5 stars
    These are so yummy! The dipping sauce is Stella-r! Can’t wait to try them in wonton wrappers for appetizers!

  6. Kathiryn

    5 stars
    This one here is one of many favorites it’s a crowd pleaser and I love making these!!! I now coat my chicken with sour cream I remember when you shared that tip with us and it has stuck with me ever since I love all your foods and the multicultural foods from both sides !!

  7. Carmen

    5 stars
    I’ve made these couple times now and they are delish! I drove to Garden Grove for the wraps and bought extra for the next batch! These are excellent!

  8. Zoraida

    5 stars
    First Recipe

    This was the first recipe I made from your page and it was a huge hit at our superbowl party 🎉 It was delicious and easy to make. I’ve made it many times after.

    Thanks

  9. Mari

    5 stars
    These are so dang good and my whole family loves them, even my kiddos. They are my go to when I have people over! Love love love

  10. Nia

    5 stars
    This right here is by far my favorite to make for company when they come over or even just to snack on. Best I’ve yet to come across. Love Love Love the dipping sauce as well.

  11. Kristy

    5 stars
    These are SO good, I make them for potlucks/Super Bowl and it’s always a hit.

  12. Kelly

    5 stars
    Thank you for this amazing recipe! It was a hit at our superbowl party!

  13. Wendy

    5 stars
    These were so delicious and easy to make. My first time making egg rolls and will definitely be making these again. I also like to see how you make your dog food, I always thought I wouldn’t be able to do it but now I know how. Thank you

  14. Samiha chowdhury

    5 stars
    This is a 5 ⭐️ recipe. big hit for a evening party. Specially with that sweet jalapeño sauce omg…it goes with samosa,roll everything. i promise i even make the same sauce to go with biriyani (south asian rice with meat) as a raita & there’s not a single person who didn’t ask what is this magic sauce!
    I kept coming back to your channel for this sauce & roll in the beginning when you uploaded it. Thank you! Love it !

  15. Anonymous

    5 stars
    So I made these for a small gathering last November in 2023 and they were such a hit! I swear I ate most of them 🫣😄 But I fell in love with the sauce that I made another batch and ate it with frozen taquitos I had in the freezer. Thank you for amazing recipes!

  16. Glen

    5 stars
    I love how easy these are to make, although not quick (rolling the filling in the spring roll wrappers). I usually shave off some time using the Costco rotisserie chicken and this always comes out amazing. I’m pretty much the “Jalapeno Chicken Spring roll guy” at parties now. Thanks for this recipe Stella!!

  17. Loan

    5 stars
    Solid recipe and always a big hit!

  18. Senia

    5 stars
    These are my favorite to make, they are delicious! The dipping sauce is a must.

    Thank you for sharing

  19. Tantan

    5 stars
    This is my son favorite recipe… love it

  20. Ri Bunn IG: @bby_ri

    5 stars
    This was the first recipe I’ve ever made of yours and I’m pretty sure it was during Super Bowl that year you published it. Def was a hit with all our guest. TBH I love your chicken breast recipe!! It’s seriously full proof and super juicy every single time. Love all your content!! 🫶🏽

  21. Anonymous

    5 stars
    This is our family favorite recipe. Especially my son, he love the sauce so much.

  22. Cindy

    5 stars
    This is my favorite recipe! So delicious, family favorite

  23. Puanei

    5 stars
    I make these regularly… and follow it strictly, beginning with the chicken. I make it and eat it fresh because that’s the best way to do it. The flavor is everything, and the sauce takes it over the top.

  24. Correy Wood

    5 stars
    This was a great recipe and my family loved it but the big takeaway is the chicken breast recipe hidden inside, it’s the only way we cook chicken breasts now for every recipe!

  25. Karen

    5 stars
    This is my favorite recipe. I definitely have to make it again soon. The sauce and the chicken are absolutely delicious.

  26. Donna

    5 stars
    These were so delicious and so easy to make!! Will definitely be making again!

  27. Rocio

    5 stars
    This was one of the first recipes I made of from Stella’s page and it was phenomenal! Instructions were easy to follow My family and I make these often now.

  28. Hon

    5 stars
    Huge hit at the last party I hosted. Very easy to make and cheap ingredients! Thank you!

  29. Cody

    5 stars
    so good but the sauce is what makes it even better.

  30. Kristine

    5 stars
    I LOOOOVE. These were such a hit! One of my favourite food to bring at potlucks!

  31. babyangelsx3

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. I asked Stella on IG if she thought that the filling would be a good dip, and she said yes, just warm it so that the cheese melts. So, I made the filling as a dip for Super Bowl Sunday this year (2024). It was a hit and is now part of our family popular dips.

  32. Abby

    5 stars
    I am so happy you posted this video on your IG account. THE BEST thing I made thus far and it was a hit with my family! SOOOO YUMMY! Next on my list to make is your Tres Leche Cake 🙂

  33. Angel

    5 stars
    Easy recipe and flavorful!! Would recommend all her recipes. So good

    1. Angel

      5 stars
      best dish for tail gating or just a good appetizer when friends and family is over!! so flavorful and easy to eat!

  34. Trevor Fajardo

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! Its two of my favorite appetizers put together. Lumpia and jalapeño poppers. Every time i make these and bring them to a party.. GONE. People love em!!!

  35. Jenny

    5 stars
    This recipe is easy to make and SO good! My daughter asks for it often!!

  36. Nancy Ruiz

    5 stars
    Recipe was a huge hit for our Super Bowl party!! You weren’t kidding when you said there wouldn’t be any leftovers 🤣. I did make extra of the sauce because my sister loved it so much she wanted extra to take home. Thank you for the recipe, will definitely make it again!!

  37. Lucy

    5 stars
    you weren’t kidding, when you said this was absolute crowd pleaser! I made this twice, they were gone within minutes! luckily I’m smart enough to remember to stash some awya for myself before the parties start! otherwise I would’ve never gotten to enjoy my hard labour🥹

  38. Sparkleazucena

    5 stars
    This is the absolute best appetizer to bring anywhere. I’ve made them several times and there are never any leftovers. The dipping sauce is the best!

  39. Erika

    5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe – we have made it so many times now and it’s delish!

  40. Anonymous

    5 stars
    so good!!

  41. june

    5 stars
    I will be making these EVERY time I have leftover rotisserie chicken. It was a HIT with my teenagers. I thought it would be really heavy with all the cheeses, but it wasn’t, not as much as I’d imagined. The sauce really brightens it up! And they can also be frozen before frying.

  42. Amy

    Oh my! These are delicious!!

  43. Ivette

    5 stars
    Sooo delicious! We love the dip too, we have been using it with other meals. I did this for a Friendsgiving and everyone liked them! I used your airfryer tips and worked like a charm. Thank you for sharing these recipes! I am excited to try the champurrado recipe this Christmas!

  44. Sarah

    I could only find the spring roll wrappers that are clear. will it still work ok?

    1. stellanspice

      Hi Sarah, no those will not work. If you can’t find the right spring roll wrappers, you can use egg roll wrappers instead.

  45. Anonymous

    5 stars
    I made these and they were such a hit! I wonder if I could substitute the sour cream with greek yogurt instead?

    1. Angel

      5 stars
      Easy recipe and flavorful!! Would recommend all her recipes. So good

  46. Jeanna

    5 stars
    I made these with wonton wrappers in a muffin tin, other than that I followed the recipe exactly. So much flavor! If you make them as wonton cups just cover the edges with foil if they start to get too dark before the cooking time is up. The sauce is mandatory IMO.

  47. Annie

    5 stars
    SO excited to make these. How long would you say the dressing stays good for? For example, if I make the dressing 4-6 days before I’m planning on eating them will the dressing still be good?

    1. stellanspice

      Yes the dip will be good for at least a week in the fridge 🙂

  48. adiba

    i cannot wait to make this! ?
    i dont have an airfryer though ? what would be the instructions if i used an oven? thanks

    1. stellanspice

      I’ve never tried to make them in the oven but I think it would be very similar to an air fryer. Brush the rolls with some vegetable or canola oil, then bake them on a baking sheet with a wire rack on top if you have one. 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping them over once half way through (4-5 minutes in).

  49. Sirena

    5 stars
    This is absolutely amazing. I thought I would have to alter a seasoning or way of cooking the chicken. NOT AT ALL! I used to teach cooking classes at Grover Beach, Ca library. I am self taught. And it’s been years since I have stuck to a recipe that I didn’t have to alter something. Bravo???

  50. Kristin

    these look amazing!!

  51. Anonymous

    these sound amazing!!

  52. Anonymous

    5 stars
    I made this yesterday, only change was to cut the jalapeño quantity in half, just to be on the safe side. SOOOO good, my family loved it! Next time, I will increase the jalapeño amount. The chicken was amazing, the pan juices were everything you said they would be. I think this would be fantastic on a green salad, maybe combine those pan juices with a little olive oil and vinegar for the dressing. I digress, the jalapeño dipping sauce was easy to make and delicious. I was sad that I couldn’t find spring roll wrappers in my small town, so had to go with wonton wrappers. We had this for dinner, but would be a fantastic appetizer (especially since it can be made ahead, minus the frying), I just need to find smaller, bite sized wrappers. I will make this again!

  53. Kaylie

    I’m gluten free- do you think I could modify this with rice paper? Or any other ideas for modifications?

    1. stellanspice

      Hi Kaylie, for gluten free chicken rolls try making them with corn tortillas instead. It will taste slightly different- more like a taquito but they will still be delicious especially with the sweet jalapeno dip. Microwave them covered in a damp towel first so they don’t rip when you roll them, then secure with a toothpick or just lay them seam side down. Hope this helps!

  54. Anonymous

    5 stars
    so far so good!!! the only thing I change was had garlic power, more salt, and black pepper to the sauce because it was bit to sweet on my end. but everything else is good!!!

  55. Jen

    I am one of those unlucky people who can’t do cilantro. Is there anything else I could use in the dipping sauce?

    1. stellanspice

      Hi Jen! You can totally leave it out- I used to make it without cilantro and it is still very good. Hope this helps!

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