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Baked Chicken Empanadas

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Serves 12 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

These incredibly tasty empanadas using traditional Mexican flavors are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Add the queso dip and this meal is sure to please!

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Ingredients You'll Need

12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
2 cups cooked diced chicken
1 1/2 cups grated pepper jack cheese
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Flatten each roll into a 6 to 7-inch circle.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rest while making filling.

Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Remove plastic wrap from rolls.

Place about 1/4 cup filling onto each circle being careful not to let it touch the edges.

Wet the edges of each circle with water.

Fold dough in half over filling and press the edges together with a fork to seal.

Bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned.

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