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Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

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Buffalo Chicken Empanadas
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 21
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These bite-size empanadas are filled with a spicy Buffalo chicken filling that is downright addictive! Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery to cool things down.
Updated Sep 9, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • 2/3 cup chopped deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup Frank's™ RedHot™ Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 1 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 Count), softened as directed on box
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • Celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper; set aside.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix onion, green chiles, chicken, cheeses and Buffalo sauce.
  • 3
    Unroll pie crusts. Using 3 1/2-inch round cutter, cut circles from crusts, rerolling dough to get 21 circles. Place level measuring tablespoon Buffalo chicken mixture on center of each circle. Fold dough in half over filling; pinch and press edges with fork to seal or roll edges to seal. Place on cookie sheets. Prick tops of empanadas with fork to allow steam to escape.
  • 4
    Brush each with beaten egg. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes on cooling racks. Serve warm with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To make ahead, make as directed through step 3. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours. Bake as directed.
  • tip 2
    Have appetizers on hand at a moment's notice. Make as directed through step 3. Place on cookie sheet, and freeze 1 hour. Place frozen empanadas in gallon-size resealable freezer plastic bag, and freeze until ready to use. To bake, place frozen empanadas on cookie sheet. Brush with egg, and bake 24 to 27 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

110 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Empanada
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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