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Cilantro and Chicken Empanadas
Cilantro and Chicken Empanadas

Cilantro and Chicken Empanadas

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Cook Minutes 1 Hr 55 Min
Prep : 40 Min Cook: 1 Hr 15 Min
Our homemade empanadas, hand-held pastries filled with a savoury chicken and cilantro mixture, are easier to make than you think. Just follow our simple steps to prepare this recipe for Cilantro and Chicken Empanadas. Your guests will be glad you tried something new!
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24 Servings
Original recipe yields 24 Servings
This tool adjusts ingredient amounts only, not method or nutrition information. Additional changes to equipment, baking times, etc. may be needed for recipe success.
1/2 cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese Product
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. Kraft 100% Parmesan Aged Grated Cheese
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 egg, beaten
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Step 1
Beat cream cheese product and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in flour. Shape into ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
Step 2
Process next 5 ingredients in food processor until mixture forms thick paste; spoon into medium bowl. Add chicken; mix well.
Step 3
Heat oven to 400°F. Shape dough into 24 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. dough for each ball. Flatten each to 4-inch round. Spoon about 1 heaping Tbsp. chicken mixture onto centre of each round. Brush edges evenly with half the egg; fold in half. Seal edges with fork; place on parchment-covered baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg.
Step 4
Bake 15 min. or until golden brown.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Make Ahead
Assemble empanadas as directed; place in single layer on parchment-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate up to 24 hours, then bake as directed. To freeze, layer unbaked empanadas between sheets of waxed or parchment paper in airtight container. Freeze up to 2 weeks. Thaw completely in refrigerator before baking as directed.
How to Toast the Nuts
Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavour. To toast in the oven, spread nuts onto bottom of shallow pan. Bake in 350°F oven 10 to 15 min. or until nuts are golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or to toast on the stovetop, place nuts in skillet; cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 9 g
Saturated fat 4 g
20 %
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 135 mg
6 %
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A
4 %
Vitamin C
0 %
0 %
4 %
24 servings, 1 empanada each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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