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

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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    53 comments
    1. Jenna
      October 27, 2020 AT 7:39 am

      This is amazing! I had a friend over for dinner and made this and we both liked it so much that she asked for the recipe so she could make it for her boyfriend. I used chili garlic sauce in place of the samba oelek

    2. Julie
      October 23, 2020 AT 6:12 pm

      I made this tonight and it’s seriously good! I made it exactly as written and it’s perfect- I even managed to find the sambal oelek at my grocery store (hadn’t heard of it before). I’ll be making this again! (I also made your 5 ingredient peanut butter cups for dessert- another winner!)
      Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 24, 2020 AT 3:59 pm

        Woo!! So glad this recipe was a hit, Julie. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    3. Lorraine Mccullough
      October 21, 2020 AT 3:38 pm

      This recipe is absolutely fantastic. It has become a weekly weeknight staple for our household because I can quickly cook and assemble. The flavors are absolutely delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 21, 2020 AT 9:13 pm

        Woo!! I love hearing that, Lorraine. So glad this recipe has been a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    4. Marisa
      October 12, 2020 AT 7:53 pm

      So easy to make and so tasty. Great reheated as leftovers too. Love it with eggs for some extra protein.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 12, 2020 AT 10:49 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this dish, Marisa! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. 🙂

    5. Grace
      September 29, 2020 AT 7:38 pm

      simple, delicious, satisfying!

    6. Beth
      September 20, 2020 AT 11:13 am

      This is soooo tasty and super easy to make. I didn’t have the paste so I went on with out it- still delicious! Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 23, 2020 AT 1:57 am

        So glad you enjoyed this dish, Beth!! Thanks for making it, I appreciate it. <3

    7. Corinne
      September 15, 2020 AT 6:59 pm

      Amazing! So easy to whip together after a long day at work!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 15, 2020 AT 10:04 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Corinne! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    8. Lisa
      September 14, 2020 AT 6:20 pm

      Wow! This is unbelievable! I made it with crumbled tofu to make it vegan and added sliced mushrooms as well. It only took me about 15 minutes to whip this together! I have found my new go to Monday night meal! Thank you! ❤️

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 15, 2020 AT 3:06 pm

        Ahh yay!! So pumped this recipe was a hit, Lisa. Thanks for making it and for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. 🙂

    9. Bethany
      August 22, 2020 AT 1:09 am

      So good AND simple! I’ve made this 2 times in the past week because everyone loved it… even the picky eaters! Thanks for another amazing recipe!

    10. Rebeccac
      July 21, 2020 AT 2:29 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2020 AT 12:22 am

        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. 🙂

    11. Samantha
      July 17, 2020 AT 10:24 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 18, 2020 AT 3:05 pm

        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. 🙂

    12. Brenda F
      July 15, 2020 AT 9:10 am

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 16, 2020 AT 5:02 pm

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

    13. Ashley
      July 10, 2020 AT 8:45 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 13, 2020 AT 12:39 pm

        Yay! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Ashley. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    14. Romy
      July 8, 2020 AT 5:28 pm

      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!!

    15. Monica
      July 5, 2020 AT 2:39 pm

      This looks amazing! Can you omit the sambal oelek?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 5, 2020 AT 6:01 pm

        Hey Monica – You can definitely leave it out if you prefer. I just love the flavor it adds! 🙂

    16. Rema
      July 2, 2020 AT 6:08 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 2, 2020 AT 8:05 pm

        Yay!! So glad this recipe was a hit, Rema! Thanks for making it and for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    17. Kelly
      June 4, 2020 AT 9:40 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 5, 2020 AT 4:20 pm

        Ahh yay! So glad this dish was a hit with the family. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    18. Jillian
      May 19, 2020 AT 6:24 pm

      This was delicious!! I used a tofu based chicken, and it turned out perfectly. Thanks for sharing, Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 19, 2020 AT 6:40 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish, Jillian. Thanks for trying it, I so appreciate it. 🙂

    19. Stacey
      May 15, 2020 AT 4:42 pm

      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!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 17, 2020 AT 11:07 pm

        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

    20. Dani Randazzo
      May 6, 2020 AT 12:30 am

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 6, 2020 AT 11:18 pm

        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!

    21. CounselorChick
      May 3, 2020 AT 11:58 pm

      Would you recommend your sweet & sour tempeh with this or just basic steamed tempeh? TIA

    22. Skye
      April 28, 2020 AT 8:39 pm

      Best homemade Chinese food I’ve had. We used pork and I added a touch of whole grain mustard.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 29, 2020 AT 12:47 am

        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!

    23. Ginster
      April 18, 2020 AT 8:24 pm

      Awesome ! I added Australian Shrimp to mine!

    24. Erica
      April 17, 2020 AT 4:32 pm

      I love how the veggies are so customizable in this recipe!! So yum!! And anything that has sesame oil is 💯

    25. Grace
      April 17, 2020 AT 12:39 am

      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 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 17, 2020 AT 6:45 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish, Grace!! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

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