Chicken and Cheese Empanadas

Recipe by Hey Jude
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 12
    cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers (jarred OK)
  • 2
    tablespoons minced onions
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper
  • 12
  • 1
    tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1
    (3 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into small chunks
  • 2
    (10 ounce) packages refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1
    large egg
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, mix chicken with Swiss cheese, red pepper, onion and pepper.
  • In a 1 1/2-2 quart saucepan, mix broth with cornstarch; add cream cheese, whisk over high heat until mixture is boiling (it will be very thick), 2 to 3 minutes; scrape over chicken mixture and combine well, adding salt to taste.
  • On a lightly floured board, unroll the pizza crust dough; cut each rectangle crosswise into thirds; on one end of each piece, mound about 5 tablespoons chicken mixture; fold the other end of dough over filling to form a rectangle, then fold edges together and pinch to seal.
  • Gently place empanadas, slightly apart, on a greased 12 by 15-inch baking sheet; in a small bowl, beat egg to blend; brush generously over each pastry.
  • Bake in a 375° oven until richly browned, about 22 to 25 minutes; transfer to a rack and let cool at least 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot or warm.
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