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    Chicken Empanadas

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    38 mins

    25 mins

    13 mins

    Miss Annie's Note:

    Tired of sandwiches for lunch? Try these little pies instead. They freeze well and pack in lunch sacks well. Make them smaller for appetizers.

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    1. 1
      Mix together first 8 ingredients, and refrigerate until ready to assemble empanadas.
    2. 2
      On a floured surface, roll out pie shells and cut into 4-inch circles (use all the pie dough by re-rolling scraps).
    3. 3
      Place approximately 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture in center of dough circles.
    4. 4
      Fold each circle in half and crimp edges with a fork.
    5. 5
      Place on a baking sheet and brush tops with egg yolks.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle top with mixed salt and chili powder.
    7. 7
      Bake 12-13 minutes at 400F degrees.
    8. 8
      Serve warm or at room temperature.
    9. 9
      Freezes well.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2002


      Miss Annie, all I can say if yum!!!! I have been taste testing several appetizers for a shower I am throwing- Tested these on hubby & daughter and the said they were awesome. Really great flavor and very easy. This is truely one of the winners!

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    • on May 18, 2003


      UPDATE -- I made a half recipe of these again today, and they came out tastier. This time I used just under a cup of shredded chicken, and only a half cup or less of Monterey Jack (no cheddar this time). I moistened the mix with about a tablespoon of green taco sauce (La Victoria brand), and gave it a generous dose of chili powder and some salt. I used one green onion (next time I;; try red onion), and about a tablespoon of finely chopped tomato. What especially made them good this time, though: I remembered to brush 'em with egg yolk and sprinkle on the salt and chili powder, which adds flavor and makes them crisp. With 1 pie crust, I got 13 appetizers using a 3" round cookie cutter. (Someone more deft with a rolling pin might get one more.) 12 min. at 400° was just right. Excellent this time! Thank you, Miss Annie!

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    • on September 25, 2009


      These are so good. I found Empanada circles in the frozen section of a latin market and they were very easy to use. they are called discos. I cut salt in half for the inside mixture and only used 1/2 tsp for the top. I will be making these again real soon.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Empanadas

    Serving Size: 1 (1053 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 327.0
    Calories from Fat 191
    Total Fat 21.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    Cholesterol 75.9 mg
    Sodium 2373.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 8.4 g

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