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Chicken Filled Arepas

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Chicken Filled Arepas
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy these delicious arepas that are filled with chicken – a wonderful dinner.

Ingredients

Arepas

  • 1 cup precooked white corn flour (masa harina) for arepas
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

Chicken Filling

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup diced plum (Roma) tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise with lime juice or regular mayonnaise
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    To make arepas: In large bowl, stir corn flour, water and salt with spoon; let rest 1 minute or until mixture thickens. Stir in mozzarella cheese. Form 4 balls of dough, using about 1/2 cup dough each. Place each ball on plastic wrap; shape each into 3 1/2-inch circle, 3/4 inch thick.
  • 3
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook arepas in oil about 4 minutes on each side, until dark spots appear on both sides. Place arepas on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake about 20 minutes or until fully cooked and hollow sounding when tapped. Cool about 20 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, make chicken filling. In medium bowl, mix all filling ingredients until well blended. To serve, slice each arepa vertically but not all the way through. Fill each with about 1/2 cup filling.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Arepas can also be served topped with cheeses or simply spread with butter.

Nutrition Information

390 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 16g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
220
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
1g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • Enjoy these delicious arepas that are filled with chicken – a wonderful dinner.
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