Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Recipe: Chicken Empanadas

This was my first time making them and they came out so nice! However, I could not find anything in my kitchen to make the circles out of the dough, so I used a glass. BEWARE: They may not look like much in the beginning, but once you fry them, wow! They are like 2 times the size!!

1 block of cream cheese

1 tbs or more of cilantro

2 cups of shredded finely cut (food processor works best) Organic Chicken. (or regular chicken)

1 bag of frozen pizza dough (or your very own home made pizza dough~whichever works best!)

First cook your Chicken all the way through, then slowly melt the cream cheese on low in a saucepan. After it has all been melted add the chopped cilantro and 2 cups of chicken to the cream cheese.

Let the frozen pizza dough thaw (about 4 hours) Once thawed, roll out with a bit of flour, and use a round cookie cutter, or a regular glass you drink out of, and cut the circles. Take a table spoon of the mixture, and fold the dough in 1/2 press with your fingers to seal.

Put them in your deep fryer (or however you will fry them) until the pizza dough puffs up and turns a nice golden brown.