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    Spicy Chicken Empanadas (Paula Deen)

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    35 mins

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    15 mins

    mailbelle's Note:

    DH and I watched Paula Deen make these today and he's anxious for me to try them now! These were served at Paula's surprise 60th birthday party. Using a rotisserie chicken from the deli and refrigerated pie crust for the dough are great shortcuts.

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    1. 1
      Heat vegetable oil in a medium saute pan; add onions, green chiles, jalapenos, garlic and cumin and saute until onions are translucent.
    2. 2
      In large bowl combine chicken, lime juice and cilantro. Add the onion-chili mixture and mix. Stir in cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    3. 3
      Using a 4-inch ring mold (biscuit cutter), cut circles from prepared pie dough. Put about 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture in center of dough. Brush egg wash around circumference of the dough. Fold top half over to form a half circle. Seal with the tines of a fork.
    4. 4
      Heat a deep-fryer to 325 degrees with peanut oil. Submerge a few empanadas into oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 30, 2009


      I made these for dinner the other night. The filling made enough for at least 20 empanadas. I followed the recipe exactly, so I am not sure why I had so much. I even filled the pastries with two tablespoons of filling. I did feel that the filling was lacking in spice a bit - maybe needed more salt and something else. I also used the Goya brand empanada wrappers you can buy in the frozen section. I also baked them at 350 for 20 minutes rather than frying because one of my daughter's has a peanut allergy. My husband and I really liked them, but the girls weren't thrilled.

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    • on February 06, 2014


      Tasty! I used only 2 cups chicken, 2 ts cumin and added some jalapeno brine from the jar.

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    • on June 17, 2008



    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Chicken Empanadas (Paula Deen)

    Serving Size: 1 (1373 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 267.9
    Calories from Fat 164
    Total Fat 18.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 93.8 mg
    Sodium 320.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 22.7 g

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