Chicken Empanadas Recipe

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Great way to use leftover chicken. You can serve these as a meal or as an appetizer. Use your imagination with the filling. You could assemble the empanadas and freeze before baking to have them ready to go for a quick meal later.
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups chicken - cooked, chopped
  • 2 cups Colby and Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper , diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crusts
Directions
PREP
20 mins
COOK
15 mins
READY IN
35 mins
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken through the black pepper.
  • Unroll 1 piecrust onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 15-inch circle. Cut out circles, using a 3-inch cookie cutter. Re-roll dough as needed. Repeat procedure with remaining piecrusts, making 12 to 15 circles total.
  • Lay 1 circle on a clean, flat surface. Lightly brush the edges of crust with water. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of chicken mixture in the center of the crust. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with the remaining circles.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
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