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.
Chicken and Mushroom Empanadas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce
cm55825 Posted: 12/11/13
NancySF Posted: 01/02/14
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
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
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
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.