Tuesday Treats: Shredded Chicken Empanadas

I made these last week. they were pretty darn tasty. The mixing of ingredients was fast. Dealing with the pie crusts and “fixing” them took a little time but it was worth it. They were surprisingly filling, though I would say that two empanadas would make one serving. I only used one pie crust, cut the ingredients in half, and only made 8. We each ate 3 (they aren’t huge) each with two left over. Just enough spice for taste would would be good served with a side salad.

Prep Time: 25min.
Total Time: 40min.
Servings: 16 servings
Experience a delicious burst of flavor when you try Shredded Chicken Empanadas with Cheese. Simply combine shredded cooked chicken, Mexican-style cheese, chipotle aioli and fresh cilantro for the delicious empanada filling.

What You Need

2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1/3 cup KRAFT Chipotle Aioli (I used Chipotle Mayo which is basically the same thing as aioli)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 egg
1 Tbsp. water
1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) ready-to-use refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
1 tsp. chili powder

Make It

Heat oven to 375ºF.
Combine first 4 ingredients. Whisk egg and water until blended.

Unroll 1 pie crust on lightly floured surface; roll out to 12-inch diameter with rolling pin. Cut into 8 (4-inch) rounds with biscuit cutter, rerolling scraps as necessary; place in single layer on parchment-covered baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pie crust.

Spoon 2 Tbsp. chicken mixture onto center of each dough round; brush edge with egg. Fold in half. Gently press tops to remove excess air; seal edges with fork. Brush with remaining egg. Sprinkle with chili powder.
Bake 15 min. or until golden brown.

For more information, go to the Kraft recipe card by CLICKING HERE. Savannah Wolfe Barron (Chase Barron’s rather inconvenient CONVENIENT COWGIRL BRIDE) makes these because they are quick, tasty, and she can heap some salsa on top.

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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3 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Shredded Chicken Empanadas

  1. Sounds yummy. I’d definitely ditch the chipotle and the chili powder. Maybe use a sprinkle of mild taco seasoning mix or something. I’m low spice. Maybe serve it with salsa and sour cream on the side with a salad. :drool:

    • Silver James says:

      I’m not big on “hot-spicy” either. I used McCormick brand “Aderezo de Mayonesa – Chipotle” spread. It has just enough spice to add some interest but not enough to burn. And it’s only 1/3 cup which isn’t much compared to all the other ingredients. 🙂 That said, I know how you like to tinker. LOL

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