Last year I had the honor of meeting, through e-mails and social media, the inventor of the “Empanada Fork” Hipatia Lopez. We connected immediately.
Hipatia is a bold entrepreneur that works hard to get what she wants. So, when Hipatia Invited me to the Latina Beauty, Hair & Wellness Expo, I was thrilled. I learned so much from her and we had a great time.
When I got home, I though about preparing empanadas the next day and share the recipe.
Here’s the step by step process.
You need shredded Chicken
Olive oil, onion, green pepper and garlic
Sautee the onion, green pepper and garlic in the olive oil, about 2 minutes.
Add the chicken and stir.
Add 2 teaspoons of tomato paste, 1/4 teaspoon of oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and stir again.
Add 1/2 a cup of chicken broth and let it reduce. Add chopped cilantro and cook for 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool before making the empanadas.
Make the empanadas by adding one tablespoon of the chicken on one side of the disc.
Fold the disc and use the Empanada Fork or a regular fork to press it.
Now they are ready for frying.
- 1 pound of chicken breast.
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 2 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1/4 oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- 10 empanadas (frozen discs)
- oil for frying
Preparation: Boil the chicken breast with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Let it cool before shredding.
In a sauté pan heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the onion, green pepper and garlic, cook until soft. Add the shredded chicken, stir.
Add two teaspoons of tomato paste, oregano and pepper, stir again. Pour the chicken stock and let it reduce. Finish with some chopped cilantro. Let the mixture get cool completely before making the empanadas.
Make the empanadas: Take one of the empanadas discs and place one tablespoon of the cooked chicken on one side. Press with the empanada fork or a regular fork.
Heat the Oil and fry until golden brown.