Chicken Filled Arepas

Chicken Filled Arepas

Enjoy these delicious arepas that are filled with chicken – a flavorful dinner.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Arepas
1
cup precooked white corn flour (masa harina) for arepas
1 1/3
cups water
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1
tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
Chicken Filling
1
cup shredded cooked chicken breast
1/4
cup finely chopped white onion
1/2
cup diced plum (Roma) tomatoes
1/4
cup mayonnaise with lime juice or regular mayonnaise
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. To make arepas: In large bowl, stir corn flour, water and salt with spoon; let rest 1 minute or until mixture thickens. Stir in mozzarella cheese. Form 4 balls of dough, using about 1/2 cup dough each. Place each ball on plastic wrap; shape each into 3 1/2-inch circle, 3/4 inch thick.
  3. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook arepas in oil about 4 minutes on each side, until dark spots appear on both sides. Place arepas on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes or until fully cooked and hollow sounding when tapped. Cool about 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make chicken filling. In medium bowl, mix all filling ingredients until well blended. To serve, slice each arepa vertically but not all the way through. Fill each with about 1/2 cup filling.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Arepas can also be served topped with cheeses or simply spread with butter.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 220),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 16g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.