Chicken Filled Arepas

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

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Arepas can also be served topped with cheeses or simply spread with butter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
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.