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Chickaritos

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.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups 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 large egg, beaten
  • Salsa and guacamole

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, chilies, onions, pepper sauce and seasonings.
  • Unfold one sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12x9-in. rectangle. Cut into nine rectangles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 213 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.
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  • Jellybug
    May 8, 2020

    I made these for my grandkids and they went wild, chicken, cheese puff pastry! what can be better.

  • maddison
    Mar 22, 2019

    best recipe ever 12/10 would recommend to anyone

  • justmbeth
    Feb 21, 2018

    I first made these 10 years ago. I make these when we have leftover chicken. I typically will use the puff pastry so it has a flakier crust.

  • sharontoby
    Jul 15, 2015

    My family loved these .Can they be frozen?

  • paul3303
    Mar 29, 2014

    I made these as per recipe and they were delicious. I may try using different fillings and baking or frying. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Rach_TheBoss
    Oct 7, 2011

    They're so good and they make great left overs!!!

  • SRTW
    Jul 8, 2011

    Love these!

  • FACSteacher
    Feb 27, 2011

    I made these for my family and the flavor was great! I used wonton wraps (b/c that's all my small town store had) and baked them. I think the wrapper would have been better fried, although that would up the fat content. I didn't use the pie crust because it seemed too thick to me and I wanted a thinner outer layer. I think I will make these again using the wonton wraps and frying them in oil. They will make great appetizers at that size!

  • mhane
    Aug 28, 2010

    I do use egg roll wrappers instead of the pie crust or puff pastry. It is much easier to roll, less mess and everyone likes them even more. I also bush them lightly with canola oil and bake each side until lightly brown and crispy. Fantastic! I made them for my boy's Open House and other family or work celebrations. I triple or quadruple the recipe every time and always get several request for this recipe.

  • jeannine421
    May 25, 2010

    Family loved it...I made w/cooked shrim and phyllo dough....delish!