Spicy Chicken Empanadas with Orange Salsa Verde Recipe

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Spicy Chicken Empanadas with Orange Salsa Verde
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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a medium saute pan, add onions, green chiles, jalapenos, garlic and cumin and saute until onions are translucent.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook's Note: Make sure to flip so both sides cook evenly.
  6. Orange Salsa Verde:
  7. In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 218.77 Kcal (916 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.92g 28%
Cholesterol 49.04mg 16%
Sodium 333.2mg 14%
Potassium 67.09mg 1%
Total Carbs 4.28g 1%
Sugars 1.18g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 3%
Protein 14.41g 29%
Vitamin C 5.4mg 9%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 229.7mg 23%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 266.22 Kcal (1115 kJ)
Calories from fat 196.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.8g 28%
Cholesterol 59.67mg 16%
Sodium 405.46mg 14%
Potassium 81.64mg 1%
Total Carbs 5.21g 1%
Sugars 1.43g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g 3%
Protein 17.53g 29%
Vitamin C 6.6mg 9%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 279.5mg 23%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.7
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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