Chicken Empanadas

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Melissa Williamson

By
@georgiagirl48

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.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
20 empanandas
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp
    salsa
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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.

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About Chicken Empanadas

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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