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Honey Lime Chicken Empanadas

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Honey Lime Chicken Empanadas

Course Dinner
Prep Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 312kcal


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound cooked chicken finely diced
  • 1 3/4 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 Tablespoons reduced-fat shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 egg


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder. Add chicken to marinade, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours (or overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine self rising flour and Greek yogurt until a thick dough forms. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces (approximately 3.3 ounces each) and roll out onto a lightly floured surface until 6-8 inches in diameter.
  • Divide chicken evenly between dough (approximately 3.5 ounces each) and top each with 1 Tablespoon of cheese.
  • Fold dough over the top to form a half circle, press edges shut with your hand then use a fork to crimp and secure the edges of each empanada.
  • Place empanadas on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, then whisk egg and brush on the top and sides of each empanada. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.


MFP: MFF Honey Lime Chicken Empanadas
June 2021


Serving: 1 empanada | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.6g | Protein: 26.9g | Fat: 3.3g

2 thoughts on “Honey Lime Chicken Empanadas

  1. 5 stars
    Incredibly delicious, one of our MFF faves. I’ve even taken to making the honey lime chicken just to put on salads because it’s so good.

  2. 2 stars
    Im sad to leave a poor review, Chicken tasted good, but the overall process of making the dough and folding it all up was quite difficult. They ended up oozing out juice and don’t taste very good. Bummer 🙁

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