Clean Chicken Empanadas

These are fast becoming a staple in our house. They’re relatively quick and easy to make and they reheat perfectly for lunch. I love the creamy filling combined with a little bit of a kick from the salsa. So good. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Clean Chicken Empanadas

clean chicken empanadas

Ingredients

Dough:

1 cup + 2 tbsp. warm water

1 tbsp. dry active yeast

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. honey

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

Filling:

2 oz. cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 lb. seasoned shredded chicken

Directions

1. Pour warm water into a mixing bowl and sprinkle yeast over it. Stir to dissolve.

2. Add remaining ingredients in order and mix

3. Knead bread for a couple of minutes or just until it is a smooth ball. It should look something like this

clean chicken empanadas

4. Divide the dough into eight wedges and roll into balls. Flatten with a rolling pin.

5. Combine cream cheese, shredded cheese and salsa in a mixing bowl.

6. Place some shredded chicken and a large spoonful of the cheese/salsa mixture onto one half of each dough circle.

clean chicken empanadas

7. Fold dough over and press edges with a fork.

clean chicken empanadas

8. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 500 degrees.

Enjoy!

 

Adapted from Money Saving Mom

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