2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (8 oz ea)
1 onions (small, quartered)
1 bay leaf
salt (to taste)
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
water (to cover)
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups flour (plus)
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk (divided)
1 cup minced onion
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons green onions (Chopped, green part only)
2 teaspoons fresh parsley leaves (Finely-chopped)
1 hot sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons lard
vegetable shortening (Solid, for deep-frying)
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1Preheat the fryer.
2Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a shallow saucepan, over medium heat. Add the onions and bay leaf. Cover with water. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until tender. Remove and discard the liquid. Cool the chicken.
3In a small saute pan, over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the 1 cup of the milk. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
4Dice the chicken into small pieces. In a food processor, fitted with a metal blade, add the diced chicken, minced onions, garlic, green onions and parsley. Process until the mixture is mixed well. Add enough of the milk sauce until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Season with hot sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside.
5Sift the remaining 3 cups flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Cut in the lard unit it resembles coarse meal. In a small bowl, beat the egg with the remaining 3/4 cup milk. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, working it to make a thick dough. Divide the dough into 24 equal portions.
6On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough pieces into thin rounds, about 3 inches in diameter. Put about 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the center of each round, fold over and crimp the edges with a fork. Heat the shortening in a deep pot or an electric deep-fryer to 360 degrees. Fry the pies, 2 to 3 at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
PER SERVING *
|Calories15Calories from Fat4.5|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat4.5|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.