I made these amazing chicken and rice empanadas two nights ago on a whim. My husband and I liked them so much that now I want to share the recipe with you!
Chicken and Rice Empanadas
Two nights ago after the kids had went to bed I was still feeling pretty hungry but I didn’t feel like doing anything big. Earlier that day my husband had bought a rotisserie chicken from the grocery. He already ate most of it but I took the rest of the meat and shredded it. I had about a cup of shredded chicken.
I took a look at the rest of the food I had in the house and thought why not make some empanadas? I had chicken, onion, jalapenos and cheese. Since I only had a cup of shredded chicken I cooked up real quick a cup of white rice to mix with the chicken. I also added some shredded mozzarella cheese to the empanada before frying.
My empanadas turned out so amazing I felt like such a genius in the kitchen! I literally created this recipe in a matter of minutes. I had no idea that I was even going to cook. But I was so hungry wait no I wasn’t I just wanted to eat as usual. Usually after the kids go to sleep I just want to sit around and be lazy. I guess I just can’t keep myself out of the kitchen. After all food always is on my mind.
If you happen to have more shredded chicken on hand feel free to use more than a cup and you can decrease the rice as needed. You can see in the photos that mine have a lot of rice in them cause I didn’t have much chicken. But they were very yummy that way!
I am so happy that I’ve been able to post more frequently on here. I’ve been waking up earlier and I’ve been feeling a lot better lately. This past year was so hard on me. I had been suffering from anxiety so bad. I can finally say that I’m starting to feel like a brand new woman. I don’t wish depression or anxiety on anyone it’s awful.
Anyways if you ever have some leftover chicken you don’t know what to do with… now you know. I hope you enjoy it! Be back soon!