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chicken empanadas

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lisa Johnson
Macon, GA

My family and friends loves it and I make them for holidays and occasions and it is so easy to make it and it is so delicious and tasty.

(2 ratings)
yield 20 empanandas
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken empanadas

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 box
    (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts (two 11-inch rounds), at room temperature
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • additional salsa

How To Make chicken empanadas

  • 1
    Heat cream cheese in small heavy saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until melted. Add cilantro, salsa, salt, cumin and garlic powder; stir until smooth. Stir in chicken; remove from heat. Roll out pie crust dough slightly on lightly floured surface. Cut dough with 3-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter. Reroll dough scraps and cut enough additional to make 20 rounds. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or foil. Place about 2 teaspoons chicken mixture in center of each round. Brush edges lightly with water. Pull one side of dough over filling to form half circles; pinch edges to seal. Place 10 empanadas on each prepared baking sheets; brush lightly with egg. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until lightly brown. Serve with salsa.