2reg. sized chicken breastsseasoned with salt & pepper, cooked and shredded (see notes)
1small4 oz can fire-roasted diced green chilies
1/3cupshredded cheeseany flavor, pick your favorite
1package refrigerated pie crusts2 sheets in a box
egg wash1 egg + splash of water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chilies, cream cheese, and shredded cheese. Unroll the pie crusts onto a lightly floured, flat surface. Cut out into rounds, using a 3-inch cookie cutter. (I had to use a 2-inch cutter, which worked great, they were just extra small.) Re-roll dough as needed. Repeat procedure with remaining pie crusts.
Arrange the rounds on a clean, flat surface. Place a small spoonful of chicken mixture in the center of the round. Fold dough over the filling, pressing edges with a fork to seal. Repeat until finished.
Arrange empanadas on a prepared baking sheet. Brush with an egg wash. Bake 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Ovens vary so keep watch them closely.