Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken Turnovers)

Empanadas are the signature dish in most Argentinian homes.  Baked up fresh in your oven, these Empanadas de Pollo are a great take-along for pot lucks or picnics.
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 20 minutes
  • bake: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 9

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika(hot or mild)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Campbell’s® Chicken Broth
  • 2 tablespoons sliced pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1 cup shredded boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed

Directions

  1. Heat the butter in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the parsley, garlic and paprika.  Sprinkle in the flour and stir well.  Whisk in the broth.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook and stir for 1 minute or until the mixture is thickened.

  2. Stir in the chicken and olives and cook for 3 minutes or until the chicken is hot.  Remove the skillet from the heat.  Let cool for 10 minutes.  Season to taste.

  3. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Cut each pastry sheet into 9 squares, making 18 in all.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface or pick up and stretch each square to 4x4-inches in size.

  5. Place about 1 tablespoon chicken mixture in the center of each square.  Fold the pastry over the filling to make a triangle and pinch the edges together to seal.  Place the empanadas onto the baking sheet.  Crimp the edges of the empanadas with a fork.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the empanadas are golden brown.

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