Chicken Empanadas - Colombia - Empanadas De Pollo
180 mins (prep 180)
22 ingredients
50 servings
Now it is time for a party! My middle son got married to a most wonderful girl and we are welcoming them home from their honeymoon with a small family get-together. As a family favorite, my empanadas will be the principal side dish, along with various and sundry goodies. Everything is ready, I have everything prepared, including the masa. But, alas, in my excitement, I did not realize that I had run out of ground beef! With no time to spare, it is time to improvise. "I'll make chicken empanadas!" I thought. With no previous experience in the matter, I just grabbed 6 chicken thighs, cooked them and pulled the meat apart. So, below you will find my improvisation which, if I say so humbly, turned out as good or better than my beef empanadas. I love when an "experiment" is a success!

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Serving Size (16.01 g)
Servings 50
Amount per Serving
Calories 20.82 Calories from Fat 6.03
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.67g 51.76%
Saturated Fat 0.19g 46.46%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 9.51mg 158.52%
Sodium 151.19mg 314.98%
Total Carbohydrate 0.48g 8.08%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 9.75%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 3.23g 323.28%
Vitamin A 5.33IU% Vitamin C 0.23mg%
Calcium 2.72mg% Iron 0.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken thighs, stalks celery, ground cumin, cornmeal, dark brown sugar, ground cumin, medium tomatoes, fresh cilantro, cooking oil, medium potatoes