Jalapeno Popper Chicken Empanadas

Flaky pastry crust wraps itself around shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, corn and jalapeños to make these golden brown beauties.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    store-bought refrigerated pie crusts.

  • 8

    ounces full fat or light cream cheese

  • 2

    overflowing cups cooked and shredded chicken

  • 1/3

    cup sour cream

  • 1

    + 1/2 cups fresh shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 4 ounce can diced jalapenos, drained

  • 1/2

    cup corn

  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper, to taste

  • 1

    beaten egg

  • 1

    tablespoon milk or water

Directions

* Melt the cream cheese in a microwave proof bowl until warm enough to stir about 25 - 50 seconds. * Add the chicken to a large mixing bowl with the cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, jalapenos and corn. * Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper. * In a small bowl beat the egg and milk together. * Fill a separate small bowl with cold water. * Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease them with oil. •Unrol pastry crust and cut out 4-inch circles using a biscuit/cookie cutter or a bowl and paring knife. * Place about 1 tablespoon of the filling onto each circle. * Use a pastry brush or your fingers to paint the edges of each circle with water then fold over and press the edges together with the tines of a fork. * Refrigerate them for 20 minutes. * Repeat until all the filling is used re-rolling scraps of dough if needed. * Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the empanadas lightly with the egg mixture and bake 14 - 17 minutes until golden brown and piping hot in the centers. * Serve hot or at room temperature.

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