Saturday, April 25, 2009

Chicken Empanadas

Made some yummy empanadas tonight. It was one of my just make it with what you got recipes, and it turned out really good. So this time instead of forgetting what I did and never having that meal again. As Brian would say, "So was this recipe from a cookbook or did you make it up?" Me, "I made it up." Brian, "Oh, so we're never going to have it again..." Not this time!

Chicken Empanadas
1 box of pie crust
1 chicken breast
2 small potatoes
1/2 white onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 -1/2 cup salsa
Shredded Cheddar cheese
spices (season all, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne)
salt and pepper

Unroll the two crust and use a small cup (3 inch diameter?) to cut out circles, as many as you can get. Lay out on greased tin foil and cover with a towel.

Boil the chicken breast, when cooked shred it (really small) and season with salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder to taste.

Preheat the oven to 450. Peel and dice potatoes, really small! Finely dice the onion. Put a tablespoon of butter in a nonstick frying pan and cook the onions about 5 mins, then add potatoes. Cook until potatoes begin to soften. Add garlic and spices (chili powder, season all, a dash of cayenne, and cumin). Mix in chicken and salsa. Taste, add more salt if needed.

Stuff the dough circles with meat mixture and some cheese. Fold in half and press with a fork around the edges. Brush with an egg yolk and water mixture (about 2 yolks and some water to thin it).

Cook at 450 for 11-13 minutes (until golden on top)


DebMc said...

Oh, this looks very good. I have the necessary pie dough already waiting in the fridge...Yep, this could be supper tomorrow night.