Chicken and Mushroom Empanadas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

  • cm55825 Posted: 12/11/13
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    This was a lot of work but they turned out good. I followed the recipe exactly. My only complaint is how long they took to prepare- took me about 2 hours from start to finish. Even my kids liked them, so that's always good! Also, if you roll he dough out flat enough, it makes 8.

  • NancySF Posted: 01/02/14
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    Very tasty; easy to simplify by buying empanada dough (Goya has a package that is separated with sheets of plastic, like the old American cheese slices, and was just the right size for this recipe). I also left out the gruyere cheese without anyone being the wiser and made a couple of them dairy free altogether. I will say that the salsa was so spicy we found we needed yogurt, rather than more salsa, as a dip. Yum.

  • DanielleCooks Posted: 01/18/14
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    The filling and the sauce was outstanding but I had the same problem with my dough, I only got 4 out of them as well. I will just find another dough recipe.

  • lexy7070 Posted: 12/30/13
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    These are great! So tasty! I gave them four stars only because they're very labor intensive. The tomatillo sauce is spicy and delicious! I might take some of the seeds out of the jalapeno next time to tone it down. I know I wasn't measuring very carefully when I made the chicken filling. I guess I was all measured out after making the dough. My chicken was 9+ ounces, but I put it all in anyway. Really, what's a girl to do with a single leftover ounce of ground chicken!? Anyway, I had enough for two rounds of dough. I was making teeny tiny appetizer portions and ended up with something like 35-40 (maybe more). I'm excited to bring them to a party. They're even good when quickly reheated in the oven! I tested one just to make sure, and then two more to make sure the first one wasn't a fluke. ;)

  • shainamanning Posted: 11/24/13
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    I cannot speak for how the sauce is, as I used a short cut salsa. But the empanada recipe itself is a horrible waste of time. The dough only yielded enough for barely 4 empanadas. I couldn't fit all the chicken filling into the dough pockets. The dough also tore, (and I make bread at least a few times weekly.) Disappointed.

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