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Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Hamilton, New Jersey

Chicken Empanada Cones

Pillsbury® pie crust makes creating Mexican empanadas a snap! Try these super easy empanadas with a fiesta of flavors.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1/3
cup water
2
teaspoons golden raisins
3
tablespoons butter
4
teaspoons agave sweetener or honey
1/3
cup fresh cilantro
3/4
cup chopped onions
1
tablespoon Pillsbury BEST® Unbleached Flour
1
can (18.5 oz) Progresso® World Recipes frijoles negros y jalapeño soup, drained, reserving liquid
2
cups diced cooked chicken breast
1/2
cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2
cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce
2
tablespoons cornmeal
1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
cup salsa
1/2
cup sour cream

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  • 1 In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave water on High 1 minute. Add raisins; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1 tablespoon of the butter on High 10 to 20 seconds or until melted. Stir in agave sweetener; set aside. Chop enough cilantro to measure 1 tablespoon; set aside.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Add onions; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently or until onions are softened. Sprinkle with flour; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in reserved liquid from can of frijoles negros. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the frijoles negros, chicken, corn, roasted peppers, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, garlic salt, cumin and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain raisins; chop raisins and stir into chicken mixture. Cool slightly.
  • 3 Heat oven to 450°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or spray with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Sprinkle cookie sheets with cornmeal. Unroll pie crusts. Roll each into 13-inch round; cut each round into quarters. To make each empanada, place piece of pie crust on cookie sheet, pressing into cornmeal. Brush center with agave mixture. Spoon rounded 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture in center. Bring long sides of dough together, forming a cone shape. Press to seal, leaving rounded end open. Repeat with remaining pie crust, agave mixture and chicken mixture.
  • 4 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve empanadas with salsa, sour cream and remaining cilantro.
  • 1 In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave water on High 1 minute. Add raisins; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1 tablespoon of the butter on High 10 to 20 seconds or until melted. Stir in agave sweetener; set aside. Chop enough cilantro to measure 1 tablespoon; set aside.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Add onions; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently or until onions are softened. Sprinkle with flour; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in reserved liquid from can of frijoles negros. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the frijoles negros, chicken, corn, roasted peppers, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, garlic salt, cumin and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain raisins; chop raisins and stir into chicken mixture. Cool slightly.
  • 3 Heat oven to 450°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or spray with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Sprinkle cookie sheets with cornmeal. Unroll pie crusts. Roll each into 13-inch round; cut each round into quarters. To make each empanada, place piece of pie crust on cookie sheet, pressing into cornmeal. Brush center with agave mixture. Spoon rounded 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture in center. Bring long sides of dough together, forming a cone shape. Press to seal, leaving rounded end open. Repeat with remaining pie crust, agave mixture and chicken mixture.
  • 4 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve empanadas with salsa, sour cream and remaining cilantro.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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