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Chicken Filled Arepas

Chicken Filled Arepas
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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

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

Nutrition Information

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.

More About This Recipe

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