Almost every region of the world has a special dish called empanadas. Generally they are called in this way a series of dough preparations stuffed with the most varied ingredients, whether salted or sweet, as an example we bring these Chicken dumplings and cream cheese.
The most widespread are those made from a material similar to the Puff pastry , So for this recipe we will refer to that kind of empanadas. In spite of being such varied dishes It is difficult to find recipes involving cheese , So make the most of it as you can with this recipe.
- 300 grams of chicken In fillets
- 500 grams of flour
- 125 grams of cream cheese
- Half a small spoonful of baking powder
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Half a tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 chives
- Half paprika
- 1 clove garlic
- Frying oil
The Empanadillas Of chicken are prepared in a very easy way and you will get lots of portions with few ingredients. Follow the instructions so you can get the best out of this dish.
In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil to fry over medium heat. Cut the chicken into small squares and sauté for 3 minutes. While you wait, chop the chives finely and place it on the chicken . It also adds the peppers And garlic cut into cubes as small as possible.
Blend all ingredients for about five minutes and Add the chopped parsley finely, add the cream cheese and integrate all the best you can . At this time rectify the salt and correct it. Once the cheese has taken consistency and mixed well with everything, turn off the heat and let it stand.
To make the dough, Sift the flour and baking powder in a deep bowl. Add a little salt and then add the previously melted butter. Mix everything together and while stirring, add tablespoons of warm water until the dough takes consistency. The perfect point of mass will be when it is manageable, smooth, smooth and homogeneous.
Divide the dough into balls the size of a pin-point ball, The amount of balls you get will be the amount of empanadas you will prepare . Use a floured surface, can be a cutting board or kitchen counter, to flatten the balls with the help of a roller. Use the edge of a plate as a cutter, so you have perfect circles of mass.
Once you have cut the dough, put a tablespoon of the filling In the center of the circle and moistening the edges with a little water, seal your pie. Now you can prepare them in two ways, baked or fried.
For Fry your empanadas, we advise you to put a good amount of oil in a deep pot and leave it heating while you cut and stuffed. When the oil Is very hot, fry the patties until the dough browns outside. Then remove them from the pot, let them drain and finally put them on a kitchen paper to finish eliminating the excess oil.
In case you prefer to bake them, Put them in a greased bowl and leave in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes Or until you see the dough take on a golden hue. Let cool for an instant and serve with a delicious sauce.
- If you love the Pepper You can add a little to the filling, it will give a good flavor, although you should keep in mind that not everyone likes it.
- You can replace butter by Butter , Before incorporating it, melt it in the microwave, it will save you work.
- Dough should be stirred using your hands.
- To seal the edges well, help yourself with a fork, it will also give a nice finish.
- In case you want your empanadas to be very crunchy, You can leave them longer in the oven or oil , Yes, watch them closely so they will not burn.