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One of my favorite Latin recipes: Pastelitos de Pollo or spicy chicken in puff pasty is a delicious and easy street food you can make at home. | ethnicspoon.com
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Spicy Chicken Puff Pastries

One of my favorite Latin recipes: Pastelitos de Pollo or spicy chicken in puff pasty is a delicious and easy street food you can make at home.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword baking, chopped, Mexican food, pastelitos, Puerto Rican, puff pastry, pulled chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 10 pieces
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients

  • 11 oz puff pastry 1 package
  • 6 oz chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 egg plus 1 Tbsp water for brushing on as the egg wash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375'F
  2. In a skillet, on medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add chicken, and sprinkle with salt, cumin, paprika, and chili powder. Turn heat to low, add water, tomato paste, and cilantro. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a cutting board. Allow the chicken to cool, then cut into small pieces.
  4. Cut circles into the puff pastry using the 3" biscuit cutter.
  5. Brush the bottom circle with egg wash, then place a small amount of the filling in the center of the circle, and cover with another circle. Crimp edges using the tines of a fork.
  6. Brush with egg wash.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Puff Pastries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.