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Brazilian Chicken Turnovers with Avocado Yogurt Dip

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
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  • Turnovers
  • 2 packages Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/3 cup dried apricot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, mined
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbls cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 of a lemon, juiced
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  • Avocado Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 Tbls cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbls lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Thaw the puff pastry according to the package directions. Cut each sheet into 9 equal squares. You should have 36 squares.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, shallot and pine nuts. Saute until veggies are soft, and the nuts are golden.
In a large bowl combine chicken with the remaining ingredients. Add the pine nut mixture and mix well.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon into the center of each square. Fold over into a triangle, and press the edges together. Use a fork to seal. Place in a lined baking sheet. Brush with the beaten egg.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden brown.

Meanwhile, prepare the dipping sauce. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients, and mix well.
Serve turnovers immediately out of the oven along side the dipping sauce

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