Chicken and Cheesy Easy Empanadas

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  1. Ingredients:
  2. 1 cooked chicken breast (Better if you grill the chicken breast the night before)
  3. 1 cup cream cheese
  4. 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  5. ½ cup monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  6. ¼ cup diced canned green chiles
  7. ¼ cup green onion, diced
  8. ¼ cup tomatoes, diced
  9. ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  10. 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  11. ½ tsp cumin
  12. 1 package pre-made pie crusts

  13. Instructions:
  14. Preheat oven to 350°f. Dice Tomato, jalapeno, green onion, chicken, and cilantro. Toss in a bowl with canned green chiles, cumin, shredded cheeses, and cream cheese. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined.

  15. Use a circle cookie cutter to cut as many circles as you can out of two pre-made pie crusts. Place a small spoonful of the mixture into the middle of each circle and fold crust in half over mixture into little crescent shapes(or half circles). With the tines of a fork,press along the outer edge of the half circle to create a nice edge and seal the empanada. Place prepared empanadas on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and bake for15 minutes or until they are golden brown. These are
  16. great served with salsa!

May 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by TBoroczk and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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