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Chipotle BBQ Chicken Arepa Melts
Chipotle BBQ Chicken Arepa Melts

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Arepa Melts

30 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
If you've never made from-scratch arepas before, these easy and delicious Chipotle BBQ Chicken Arepa Melts are a great place to start!
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
2 cups white cornmeal (arepa flour)
2-1/2 cups warm water
8 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
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Let's Make It
Mix cornmeal and water in large bowl until blended. Add Parmesan; mix well. Let stand 5 min.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape each into ball, then flatten to 4-inch patty, moistening hands with a little water if necessary to round the edges.
Heat griddle sprayed with cooking spray to medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 8 to 10 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Place on platter; top with remaining ingredients.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Chipotle BBQ Chicken with Potatoes and Onions
Heat grill to medium-low heat. Combine 1-1/3 cups KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce, 2 chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and 2 minced garlic cloves. Cut out backbones from 2 small (3 lb.) whole chickens with kitchen shears or sharp knife. Open chickens butterfly-style. Mix 1/3 cup barbecue sauce mixture with 1-1/2 lb. quartered red potatoes and 1 onion, cut into wedges. Spoon vegetables onto 4 large sheets heavy-duty foil; fold to make 4 packets. Grill chicken 15 min.; turn. Add packets to grill. Grill 25 to 30 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is done (165°F), turning chicken occasionally and brushing with remaining barbecue sauce mixture for the last 15 min. Serve 1 chicken with vegetables. Cool remaining chicken and shred to use for this Arepas recipe.
Tip 2
How to Warm the Leftover BBQ Chicken
To warm the cold chicken before using as directed, place the shredded chicken in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until heated through.
Tip 3
Special Extra
Serve with lime wedges.
Tip 4
How to Prevent Dough from Sticking
Use moistened hands when shaping the uncooked patties.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.00g
Saturated Fat 4.50g
Trans Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 55.00mg
Sodium 390.00mg
Total Carbohydrates 27.00g
Dietary Fibers 1.00g
Sugars 7.00g
Protein 18.00g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
12 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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