Cheesiest Fried Chicken Empanadas With Queso Dip Recipe

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  1. Preheat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl using a rubber spatula, combine the chicken, colby and Monterey cheese, cream cheese, red pepper, jalapeno, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Remove 1 pie crust from pie tin onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 15-inch circle.
  4. Cut out rounds, using a 3-inch cookie cutter. Re-roll dough as needed.
  5. Repeat procedure with remaining pie crusts, making 12 to 15 circles total.
  6. Arrange 1 round on a clean, flat surface.
  7. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the edges of crust with water.
  8. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of chicken mixture in the center of the round.
  9. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges with a fork to seal.
  10. Repeat with the remaining rounds and chicken mixture.
  11. Place empanadas in deep-fryer for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Top with queso dip.
  13. Note: Up to this point, the recipe can be made ahead and frozen for up to 1 month.
  14. Sauce:.
  15. In a medium sauce pot, slowly heat cheese over medium/low heat.
  16. When cheese is fully melted add tomatoes, stirring with spoon until combined well.
  17. Pour cheese dip into a small casserole dish and serve as a dip for the cheesy empanadas or pour on top for a real cheesy effect.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 225.92 Kcal (946 kJ)
Calories from fat 147.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.4g 25%
Cholesterol 34.73mg 12%
Sodium 752.31mg 31%
Potassium 179.91mg 4%
Total Carbs 10.2g 3%
Sugars 2.3g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.33g 1%
Protein 9.93g 20%
Vitamin C 10.4mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 93.1mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 234.74 Kcal (983 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.04g 25%
Cholesterol 36.09mg 12%
Sodium 781.68mg 31%
Potassium 186.93mg 4%
Total Carbs 10.6g 3%
Sugars 2.39g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.34g 1%
Protein 10.31g 20%
Vitamin C 10.8mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 4.3mg 23%
Calcium 96.7mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.8
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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