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Holiday Party Recipe – Chicken Empanadas

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Today I am sharing an easy holiday party recipe for Chicken Empanadas. It is officially party season and these bite-sized little pies of goodness are perfect for any occasion. I like to serve them with a sour cream sauce so that the cool flavor of the sauce, offsets the mild spice of the filling.

Chicken Empanadas

These tasty bites over a nice savory snack and are great as tapas or as a game day food!

 

 

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I made these with some ground chicken, tabasco sauce, bell peppers, onions and garlic.

Then, to save a little time, I used premade pie crusts and a glass to cut the circles.

I filled them with the filling and cheese.

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Then I sealed each of them with a fork and brushed them with a beaten egg glaze.

 

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Then they bake in the oven.

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And are ready to serve and enjoy!

Holiday Recipe Idea - Chicken Empanadas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more great appetizer recipes, check out:

Party Empanadas

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Easy Chicken Empanadas Recipe

 

Chicken Empanadas with Cream Sauce

This Chicken Empanadas recipe is perfect for game day, holiday parties and any get together!
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Chicken Empanadas with Chipotle Cream Sauce

Chicken Empanadas in a chipotle cream sauce for an appetizer or game day snack.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 -15 empanadas

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bell pepper chopped
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Green Pepper Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 package ready to bake pie crust
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt I use the one with parsley added
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce original or Chipotle

Instructions

  • Heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions, and ground chicken and cook until checken is no longer pink
  • Drain oil and add bell pepper and Tabasco sauce. Set aside.
  • Thaw prepared pie crust as directed.
  • Unroll crust and use a round cookie cutter or glass to cut out circles
  • Place crust circles on cookie sheet.
  • Beat one egg in a separate bowl to be used for coating
  • Spoon about 2 teaspoons of chicken mixture onto each circle
  • Sprinkle each empanada with a little pepper jack cheese
  • Fold each empanada in half and add a little egg mixture to the edges.
  • Seal each by pressing a fork along the circle edges. Do this for each empanada.
  • Brush each with egg mixture.
  • Bake in 400 degree oven for 11-13 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  • In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, garlic salt and Tabasco sauce. Serve with baked empanadas.

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • Prepare jalapenos the day before and store in the refrigerator until ready to make
  • Use pre-shredded pepper jack cheese.

 

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Have you cooked with Tabasco sauce?

 

 

 

This Chicken Empanadas recipe is perfect for game day, holiday parties and any get together!

 

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