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Chicken Empanadas with Edamame

I make some empanadas during Christmas when MIL came to visit.Hubby and MIL love my home-make empanadas and they finished it all within an hour.So the next day I quickly go back to the store to get another 2 packets of empanadas skin to make the second batch of chicken empanadas which they love so much.I used Malibu Seasoning
for this filling.I was amazed how tasty is the chicken, green soy beans(edamame) and onion filling with this seasoning.Since I know and love to pleat the edges like curry puffs, I don't mind making it all over again. Don't mistaken empanadas from curry puffs even though it's look almost the similar food but both snack are very much different in term of taste .Empanadas is widely know in South America countries as snack. Previously I tried both the bake and frying version but still prefer deep frying version than baking method.If you like healthier version ,you shouldn't deep fry this snack like I do.Anyway,here is my humble Chicken Empanadas with Edamame.


Ingredients;


1-2 lbs boneless chicken breast ( cut cube)


1 pack empanadas skin dough (store bought) (10 pieces)


1 large onion (peel and cut cube)


1 cup edamame(fresh soy beans cooked without pod)


2 tbsp oil


1 pack Malibu seasoning


1 tsp salt


1 tbsp sugar


2 cups oil for deep frying








Method:


1:Prepare and cut boneless chicken and onion,set aside.Marinate chicken cube in Malibu seasoning for an hour.


2: Heat skillet with oil at high heat,add in chicken,saute for 2-3 minutes before add in onion ,edamame,salt and sugar.Mix all the ingredients well for another 2 minute or until dry. Remove filling from heat and let is cool down completely before use it for wrapping.The reason is to prevent the skin dough from breaking and easy wrapping.


3: Empanadas skin dough need to de-frost before use and sprinkle some flour on each dough before roll out with rolling pin for another 1/2 inch diameter to easy wrapping.


4:Hold the dough on your palm and fill 1 tbsp or more filling into the center of the dough,do not over fill the filling,then you can't seal the edges nicely without breaking off,then fold the dough to half.Pinch along the edges to seal to form like a scallop design or crimp the edges like I did.


5:Heat oil in fryer or frying pot at medium heat,fry each empanadas until golden brown.Serve warm as snack.







Note:


I used frozen cooked edamame for the filling , if you can't find edamame,LIMA beans will do.You can use this recipe with minced beef or pork and any seasoning you like ,like Fajita and etc..If you can't seal or crimp the edges like I do,just use eggs wash and fork to seal it.








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9 comments:

jadepearl said...
January 11, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Happy New Year 2009! May the year of the Cow brings you more joy, happiness, good health, luck and prosperity!

Zue Murphy said...
January 12, 2009 at 10:31 AM

I too like the deep frying version. The baked empanadas skin is much harder.

Little Corner of Mine said...
January 12, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Yummy! Look so much like curry puff.

Food For Tots said...
January 12, 2009 at 8:24 PM

This empanadas is new to me. Frm the first glance, I tot they are curry puff. How diff in term of taste? Your pleating skill is superb! The edges are so evenly pleated.

Beachlover said...
January 13, 2009 at 1:15 AM

jadepearl:
Happy New year to you too!long time no see!! how's is BB?.Hope this coming COw Year make everybody happy!

zue:
oh yea,the frying version taste better ,rite? no so hard and dry!


LCOM:
yes,sometimes,I used the dough to make curry puffs.Try out it's not bad

Fot4tots:
Thank you:P
curry puffs is spicy wt curry powder but empanadas have no curry flavour at all ,just some paprika if you can called it spicy.we called curry puff coz we add in curry but south american ppls called empanadas!

tigerfish said...
January 13, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Errrr...curry puffs? :p

noobcook said...
January 13, 2009 at 6:33 PM

I never knew these 'curry puffs' like thing are also known as empanadas hehe ... they look amazing

Zesty Cook said...
January 15, 2009 at 8:08 AM

These look delicious. This is my first visit to your blog and already I love it!

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