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Chickaritos Recipe

Chickaritos Recipe

This recipe is one I created, substituting chicken for beef and omitting the frying, when our son grew fond of a fast-food restaurant's "junior burritos". They've been a big hit with our whole family ever since! —Nancy Coates, Oro Valley, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (17.3 ounces each) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salsa and guacamole

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, chilies, onions, pepper sauce and seasonings.
  • 2. Unfold one sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12x9-in. rectangle. Cut into nine rectangles.
  • 3. Place 2 tablespoons filling across the center of each rectangle. Brush edges of pastry with water and roll pastry around filling. Press edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to bake.
  • 4. Place pastries on a lightly greased baking sheet, seam side down. Brush tops with egg. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with salsa and guacamole. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 213 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.