Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Empanada

2018-03-08
  • Yield : 20 pieces

Mexican food has been so commercialized in the past 10-15 years that we consider it as our own cuisine. This will be one of the favorite recipes to all Mexican food lovers, I guarantee. This  Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Empanada will remind you to all those Mexican styled fast food joints and restaurants that have fresh empanads in their menu. Empanadas can be filled with numerous things like sea food, chicken, beef, cheese, veggies and even fruits. Let’s get straight to the recipe.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE EMPANADAS
  • 1 box of Refrigerated Pie Crust (2 rolls)
  • 1 cup of shredded rotisserie Chicken
  • 1 /2 cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 /4 cups of chopped Green Onion/Scallions
  • 1 /2 cup of chopped Cilantro
  • 2 chopped Jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed
  • 1 /2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 /2 teaspoon of ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of Hot Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 Tablespoon water)
  • FOR THE CILANTRO-SCALLION DIPPING SAUCE
  • 1 /2 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped Green Onion/Scallion
  • 1 /2 cup of chopped Cilantro
  • 1 /4 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 /4 teaspoon of smoked Paprika
  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, jalapeno and cilantro, garlic powder, ground cumin, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Mix well.

Step 2

Unroll the pie dough onto a well-oured surface. Using a 5- inch circular cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as possible. Using a rolling-pin, roll out the scraps and continue to cut out circles until the dough runs out. We got 10 circles from 1 pie dough. Repeat the same with the other pie dough.

Step 3

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the spicy chicken filling into middle of dough. Moisten edges with egg wash.

Step 4

Fold the dough in half over the filling, forming a half circle, then use the fingers to gently press and seal the edges. Use a fork to crimp the edges together.

Step 5

Brush each empanadas with the egg wash.

Step 6

Air fry the empanadas at 400 F for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot with Cilantro-Scallion Dipping Sauce.

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