Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spicy Chicken Empanadas with Orange Salsa Verde Recipe

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Total Time: 43 min
Prep 20 min
Inactive 3 min
Cook 20 min

Yield: 10 to 12 empanadas
Level: Easy


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
1 can diced green chiles
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced, optional
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 rotisserie chicken, picked and finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 cups grated pepper jack cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Prepared pie dough
1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
Peanut oil, for fryer
Orange Salsa Verde dipping sauce, recipe follows


Heat vegetable oil in a medium saute pan, add onions, green chiles, jalapenos, garlic and cumin and saute until onions are translucent.

In large bowl combine chicken, lime juice and cilantro. Add the onion-chili mixture and mix. Stir in cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Using a 4-inch ring mold, cut circles from prepared pie dough. Put about 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture in center of dough. Brush egg wash around circumference of the dough. Fold top half over to form a half circle. Seal with the tines of a fork.

Heat a deep-fryer to 325 degrees F. with peanut oil. Submerge a few empanadas into oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Cool slightly and serve with Orange Salsa Verde dipping sauce.

Cook's Note: Make sure to flip so both sides cook evenly.

Orange Salsa Verde:

1 jar prepared salsa verde
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)

In a large bowl combine all ingredients.

Recipe courtesy Libbie Summers
Show: Paula's Home Cooking Episode: It's My Party

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