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These little Latin turnovers are irresistible right out of the oven.

Recipe by Southern Living June 2004


Recipe Summary

Makes 36 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook first 13 ingredients in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat 5 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring often.

  • Process chicken mixture in a food processor until coarsely chopped. (Mixture should be fairly dry. Add 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs if mixture is wet.) Cover and chill 30 minutes.

  • Arrange 1 won ton wrapper on a clean, flat surface. Lightly brush edges of wrapper with water. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of chicken mixture in center of wrapper. Fold dough over filling, pressing edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and chicken mixture. Arrange empanadas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat empanadas with cooking spray.

  • Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until golden brown, turning after 6 minutes. Sprinkle with salt to taste.


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Nutrition Facts

36 calories; calories from fat 8%; fat 0.3g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 5.8g; fiber 0.3g; cholesterol 4.4mg; iron 0.4mg; sodium 98mg; calcium 7mg.