This Weight Watchers Egg Roll in a Bowl is a new favorite! It’s got all the yum of an egg roll but with so many less calories! These are only 4/5 points on Weight Watchers – which is really great for any lunch or dinner. My favorite part is the crispy wonton pieces on top – it gives that fun crunch just like an egg roll!
I’ve been on a cabbage kick lately (this cabbage soup!!) so this was a great way to use up more cabbage. It’s filling and so healthy! A sprinkle of sesame seeds on top and a bit of soy sauce – you won’t even notice it’s not rolled up and deep fried!
What is in the Weight Watchers Egg Roll in a Bowl?
Think of everything in an egg roll – I used ground chicken, onion, carrots, pepper, cabbage, bamboo shoots – all sauteed and delicious. I used sesame oil for that authentic flavor – a little packs a big punch!
Then – the seasonings make it perfect with mirin, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Top the bowls with sesame seeds, wonton strips and a touch of go chu jang or sriracha for some spice!
How do you make an egg roll in a bowl?
You don’t even need a wok or anything like that – just a nonstick skillet!
- Start by browning your ground chicken – to avoid oil (and fat) – just use 1/4 cup water or chicken broth – it works!
- Add onion, carrots, sesame oil (just a little adds a lot of flavor!), mirin and garlic. Cook until onion is tender…
- Then add cabbage, bamboo shoots and red pepper – keep stirring and sauteeing for 5-7 minutes. Also – add more cabbage than you think you might need! It will cook down and you’ll be glad you did. If it gets dry – add a bit more water so it doesn’t stick.
- Lastly add ginger, soy sauce and hoisin sauce – so much flavor!
- Spoon into bowls and top with wonton strips, sesame seeds and gochujang or sriracha.
Can you freeze an egg roll in a bowl?
I wouldn’t – it cooks up in 10-15 minutes so it’s super quick to make! If you freeze it – the cabbage will get mushy and it won’t reheat well. What I have done is cook up ground chicken (or turkey) with onions, carrots and garlic – then freeze that! Then when I need some for a recipe – I grab it out of the freezer and I’m already on my way!
Tell me about Weight Watchers
I love that it’s good for weight loss because I’ve been on Weight Watchers since the beginning of the year. I actually got my first weight loss charm today!!! They send them when you lose a certain number of pounds – today was just 5 but still psyched to get it! On WW, there are a lot of “free” foods which you can have as much of as you like – and this recipe is 0 on ALL PLANS! So eat up!!!
What to serve with egg roll in a bowl?
Here’s the thing – it’s sort of a one-pot dish! It’s got veggies and a little crunch from the wontons. You’re not going to want to make rice as a side if you’re on Weight Watchers! You could serve with some cauliflower rice – or leave the chicken out and just do a vegetarian version and make chicken or pork on the side. BUT I like to just serve it with dessert! Here are some favorites:
Weight Watchers Egg Roll in a Bowl
- 1 lb 98% fat free ground chicken breast
- 1/4 cup water or chicken broth
- 3/4 cup onions sliced into slivers
- 3/4 cup carrots small dice or julienne
- 3/4 cup red pepper julienne
- 3 cups cabbage shredded
- 1/2 can bamboo shoots diced
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp mirin or rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 8 tbsp wonton strips
- 2 tbsp gochujang or sriracha
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and water and cook, stirring, until no longer pink.
- Add sliced onion and carrots, sesame oil, and mirin and garlic to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for a few more minutes (until onion is tender).
- Add cabbage, bamboo shoots and red pepper to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for about 5-7 more minutes, or until cabbage is wilted. If skillet gets dry, add a bit more water
- Finally, add ginger, soy sauce and hoisin sauce
- Remove skillet from heat. Spoon into bowls and top with wonton strips, gochujang or sriracha and a sprinkle of sesame seeds