This egg roll bowl combines lean protein with coleslaw mix and coconut aminos for a healthy meal that has flavor similar to an egg roll, minus the fried wrap.

You are in for a treat with this recipe! If you like the flavor of egg rolls, but like to keep things healthy and avoid fried foods, you’re going to love this simple egg roll in a bowl.

I made a version of this for my Fit with Five ebook and it has became such a staple in the EBF household, I knew I had to share a version on the blog. It’s so easy and takes less than 30 minutes to whip up, which makes it an awesome option for weeknight meals. And it’s a great recipe for right now while most of the world is quarantined because it only requires minimal ingredients and you can easily customize them with the vegetables and protein that you have on hand.

Ground poultry and coleslaw mix together in a bowl with chopsticks and topped with cilantro and lime.

What You Need:

  • ground chicken or turkey
  • fresh ginger
  • vegetables – onion, garlic, coleslaw or broccoli slaw mix and green onions.
  • sesame oil
  • coconut aminos – coconut aminos is paleo friendly. Feel free to use low-sodium tamari for a gluten-free option or traditional soy sauce! 
  • sambal oelek paste (also called garlic chili sauce)
  • sriracha – recommended for serving, but optional!

Customize Your Egg Roll Bowl

Feel free to make this egg roll bowl your own!

Want to add more vegetables? The options are endless. Add peas, shredded carrots, finely sliced bell peppers, etc… pick your favorites!

You can also switch up the protein! Scramble 2-3 eggs into the mixture for a vegetarian option or use crumbled tofu or tempeh for a vegan option. I prefer to use a lean protein like ground chicken or turkey, but you can use ground pork or beef if that’s all you have on hand.

Ground chicken and chopped cabbage tossed with cilantro and b=topped with sriracha in a bowl. Chopsticks are on the side of the bowl.

Bonus Tips

You can totally meal prep this recipe by making it as is or doubling it for more servings. Cook it completely and store individual servings in airtight containers. It’s an easy meal to bring to work or heat up for a busy weeknight. If I’m being honest, I’ve also eaten it cold, straight from the fridge.

I like keeping the toppings for this bowl fresh and simple with green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds and sriracha. If you’re an aioli lover you can also mix sriracha with mayo for a spicy aioli to top this meal off with something creamy!

Ground poultry and coleslaw mix together in a bowl with chopsticks and topped with cilantro and lime.

More Simple Weeknight Dinner Recipes to Try:

If you try this egg roll in a bowl please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turned out. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers. 

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Egg Roll in a Bowl


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 3

Description

This egg roll bowl combines lean protein with coleslaw mix and coconut aminos for a healthy meal that has flavor similar to an egg roll, minus the fried wrap.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow onion 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 12 oz package coleslaw or broccoli slaw mix
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut aminos (or low-sodium tamari or soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek paste 
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • sriracha, for serving (optional)
  • sesame seeds and cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brown ground chicken or turkey in a large skillet. Break meat into smaller pieces as it cooks using a wooden spoon or spatula and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook for about 6-8 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Remove from heat.
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, add sesame oil. Once hot, add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Add coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) into the skillet. Toss and add coconut aminos and sambal oelek paste. Cook for another 3-5 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add cooked meat back to the pan. Taste and add more coconut aminos or sambal, if needed.
  3. Portion into bowls and top each with green onions and a drizzle of sriracha, sesame seeds and cilantro (if using).
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 of recipe
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 393mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 104mg

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    38 comments
  1. So delicious! I made this for dinner last night and my husband said it was a keeper!
    I used ground turkey and I chopped up cabbage and shredded my own carrots. Even with that little extra work it was a super easy meal.
    I didn’t have sambal oelek, but definitely want to add that in next time. The sriracha on top added a really good flavor.

    • So glad this recipe was a hit, Rebecca! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it. 🙂

  2. It checks all of the boxes.Delicious, healthy, easy and comes together quickly.
    Another new family favorite. Even with my 5 y/o who isn’t the biggest fan of meat, but he loved it with ground chicken. Thank you EBF!

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear! I’m glad this dish was a hit, Samantha! Thanks for making my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  3. This is SO good! I made it with the intent of having it for my dinners the rest of the week. When my daughter came home from work, she tried a bite….now I’ll have to share! 😊 Thank you for this recipe-it didn’t take long for it to come together, either.

  4. This was so good! We didn’t have sambal oelek paste so we added chili powder and extra garlic while cooking the ground turkey and added extra sriracha. Will be making this often!

  5. Omg, we absolutely loved this recipe! It was delicious and so easy! We used ground lean turkey. Even my boyfriend liked it and he’s very picky! Highly recommend!!

  6. This was the easiest dish to make – took less than 20 min and I had food on the table for the family. Even my pickiest eater gobbled this up. We served it with rice and didn’t use green onions since we didn’t have them on hand. Still amazing!

  7. Delicious! Thank you for this super simple recipe. The whole family liked it! Definitely would be a great meal prep recipe.

  8. This was hands down one of the best recipes I’ve made in a long time. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not full of flavor!! I love spicy so I added a chopped jalapeño when I cooked the onions. I can’t wait for leftovers for dinner tonight!!!

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Stacey!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit! Thanks for trying it and for taking the time to come back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

  9. I made this and everyone liked it. Every recipe I have made from this website has been a hit.

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Dani!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit. Thanks for trying it and for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Skye! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish. Thanks for giving my recipe a try and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

  10. So delish!! I added 2 eggs to it while the cabbage mixture was cooking and also added some celery I had in the Frig… so tasty! The ginger and sesame is such a good combo 🙂

  11. So easy and so delicious! Made this with ground turkey AND scrambled eggs — greatly recommend including both for added texture/flavor/protein. The garnish of (extra) green onions, sriracha, cilantro and sesame seeds is necessary and absolutely makes the dish. Will be a staple for sure!

  12. WOW! Stumbled upon this recipe right when I had some Asian Slaw Mix that i needed to use ASAP. What a win!

    I had to make a few substitutions – sriracha for the sambal paste, ginger paste and minced garlic instead of fresh, dried cilantro, etc. But I LOVE this recipe and will definitely be making it often. I’m vegetarian, so I just used scrambled egg, but will try tofu next time.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Ahh what perfect timing!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Katie and thanks for sharing your subs you made. It’s super helpful for other readers. 🙂 And thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

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