Spinach & Chicken Empanadas

Posted By , October 7, 2014

chicken spinach empenadas

I love a good empanada and these are really as great as it gets. They’re cheesy, super flavorful, and they’re baked – so they’re kinda heart healthy. I pair them with a cilantro chimichurri and at the end of the day, these will make you very happy. Isn’t that what empanadas and chimichurri translate to? Follow Chef Darius on Twitter here

Ingredients
1 cup of chopped rotisserie chicken
1 cup of frozen spinach, drained
1 cup of your favorite melting cheese – I used cheddar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
10 empanada dough discs
1 egg
1 tablespoon of water

Directions:

Cilantro chimichurri, Head over to DariusCooks.com for the chimichurri recipe

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a bowl, mix together the chicken, spinach, cheese, salt, ground pepper, garlic powder, and cajun seasoning. Mix well to combine.
3. Put a heaping teaspoon of filling on one side of the dough, fold the other half of the dough over, and crimp with a fork.

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