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Air Fryer Mini Chicken Empanadas

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Air Fryer Mini Chicken Empanadas
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 7
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Mini chicken empanadas in the air fryer? You know it! These simple, cheesy chicken treats come together quickly and taste great. Serve them as apps at your next gathering or as a yummy family snack!
Updated Sep 14, 2022

Ingredients

  • 7 mini crusts from one box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Mini Pie Crusts (14 Count), softened as directed on box
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, well drained (from 10-oz can)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese (1/2 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash salt

Steps

  • 1
    Remove 1 crust from pouch; slowly and gently unroll on work surface. Separate into 7 crusts; discard scraps.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix chicken, tomatoes, cheese, onion, chili powder and salt. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoonful chicken mixture in center of each crust.
  • 3
    Fold crust in half over filling; press edges firmly with fork to seal. Prick tops once with fork to vent.
  • 4
    Set air fryer to 350°F; place four empanadas in air fryer basket, and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let rest 5 minutes without opening air fryer. Using spatula, carefully remove empanadas from air fryer basket. Repeat with remaining three empanadas.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve your air fryer chicken empanadas with salsa, sour cream and guacamole for dipping.
  • tip 2
    Air fryer temperature control settings vary according to brand and model. If your air fryer does not have the exact temperature setting called for in the recipe, consult your manual for suggested temperature settings. This recipe was tested in 3.7-quart air fryers. If using a larger machine, cooking times may be shorter.
  • tip 3
    Allowing the empanadas to rest in the air fryer for 5 minutes after cooking helps get the bottom of the pie dough browner, which also makes the pies easier to remove.
  • tip 4
    Each box of Pillsbury™ Mini Pie Crusts contains 2 regular-size crusts, each with 7 perforated 4-inch mini crusts (14 total). Gently remove mini pie crusts along perforated edges to use in your recipe; discard scraps, or save for another use.

Nutrition Information

140 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 13g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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