Chicken filling for Turnovers or Empanadas

This is a great recipe to use as a filling for empanaditas or turnovers. Check out how a make them with phyllo dough here: Prune and Guava Phyllo Turnovers.

Chicken filling for Turnovers or Empanadas
 
Ingredients:
1 pound of chicken breast cut into small pieces
3 Tablespoons of wine or juice of a sour orange
½ teaspoon ground oregano
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic mashed salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons of cilantro finely chopped (optional)
Tomato paste or sauce to taste (optional)
3 Tablespoons oil  

Instructions:
Season the meat with wine, oregano, onion, pepper, garlic and salt and pepper. Stir-fry meat in oil until golden brown. Add tomato sauce and cilantro; cover and cook until chicken is done and tender, leaving a little bit of sauce but not to liquid. Cool completely before filling the turnovers.

Note: If you prefer, you can also add one of the following to this chicken filling: 1 can of corn, 1 spoonful of chopped olive and capers, semi cooked broccoli or chopped spinach.
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