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Spicy Chicken & Cheddar Empanadas with Cilantro Sour Cream
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Spicy Chicken Empanadas with Cilantro Sour Cream are perfect to serve during football playoffs. With golden dough and a cheesy, spicy filling they are the ideal game food.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken empanadas
Servings: 14 empanadas
Calories: 417 kcal
Author: Taryn
Dough Ingredients:
Spicy Chicken Filling:
Cilantro Sour Cream:
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Put mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave one minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds. Stir. At this point, all the cheese should be melted. Microwave 30 more seconds until uniform and gloopy (it should look like cheese fondue at this point if it doesn’t keep microwaving in 30-second increments). Mix in the eggs and other ingredients. You will need to dump it onto wax paper and knead it by hand to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients or you can do this in a food processor with the dough blade.
  3. Stir together the filling ingredients.
  4. Roll out the dough in between two pieces of parchment paper. Cut 14 four inch circles, rerolling the scraps as necessary until all the dough is used up. I used an upside down plastic container. Divide the filling between the dough circles. Fold the dough over the filling and press the edges together. Optional: use a fork to make little lines around the edge.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  6. To make the Cilantro Sour Cream: stir together all the ingredients. Serve with the empanadas.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken & Cheddar Empanadas with Cilantro Sour Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 922mg 38%
Potassium 295mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 16.8%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 40.2%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.