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Dinnertime Recipes

Cheesy Chicken Empanadas

Summary

Shredded chicken, chipotle mayo, gooey cheese and fresh cilantro all tucked neatly into flaky pockets of deliciousness. Soon you'll be answering to Empanada Mama (or Papa).

What You Need

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
  • 1/3 cup KRAFT Mayo Chipotle Flavored Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • 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

Instructions

  1. HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  2. COMBINE first 4 ingredients. Whisk egg and water until blended.
  3. UNROLL pie crusts on lightly floured surface. Use rolling pin to roll each to 12-inch circle. Cut each crust into 8 (4-inch) circles with biscuit cutter, re-rolling dough as needed. Place on parchment-covered baking sheets. Spoon 2 Tbsp. chicken mixture onto center of each circle; brush edge with egg. Fold dough circles in half. Press tops lightly to remove excess air; seal edges with fork. Brush tops with remaining egg. Sprinkle with chili powder.
  4. BAKE 15 min. or until golden brown.
Variation

Serve topped with guacamole, TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa, and BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream.

Category

Dinnertime

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Nutritional Information

Calories 170 Total fat 11 g Saturated fat 3.5 g Cholesterol 35 mg Sodium 230 mg Carbohydrate 10 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 0 g Protein 9 g Vitamin A 4 %DV Vitamin C 0 %DV Calcium 6 %DV Iron 4 %DV

Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

Perfect for Mexican night! These look amazing and I know they will taste amazing!
Anonymous – 04/15/2014 –

Oh Wow, I LOVE empanadas! I am making these next mexican night!!!
Cerra S. – 08/21/2014 –

Easy to throw together on busy evenings! I always have a need for left over chicken! Thanks
Linda L. – 08/27/2014 –

Simple recipe for the whole family to enjoy.
Mary H. – 08/27/2014 –

delish! a new way to use leftover chicken and cheese!
andrea i. – 08/28/2014 –

This is a great dish to make with staple ingredients and takes little prep time. Anything less than 8 ingredients is fast in my book. I am going to try this in the crockpot as well...
Margarite H. – 08/28/2014 –

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