Keto Buffalo Chicken Empanadas
There is nothing like a good low carb snack to keep you on track on your diet, when you feel like indulging yourself it is always nice to have options and be able to do it without breaking the rules.
This particular low carb empanada dough is made of mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, egg and almond flour. The filling is made of shredded chicken. You can try different filling types that you like. We season chicken with butter and hot sauce. If you don’t like hot sauce, just simply sprinkle some salt and pepper.
This recipe will yield 10-12 empanadas, but I would definitely recommend making a bigger batch, freeze it and just pop it into the oven when you feel like eating a delicious snack.
If you decide to freeze it I would recommend following all the steps until you place the empanadas into a greased baking sheet.
Once you do that, move the baking sheet to the freezer for about 1 hour and after that place the empanadas in regular freezer bags. This will ensure they don’t stick to each other allowing you to bake only the amount desired at the time.
When baking the frozen empanadas make sure to add a few extra minutes in the oven to ensure it is properly cooked.
There are many ways to modify this gluten-free empanada recipe. You can use beef instead of chicken or even venture using shrimp or crab (I bet this would be delicious).
I like the idea of adding crunchy elements such as celery or even adding extra cheese to the filling if your diet can spare the calories. But really what I like the most is eating this delicious snack without any guilt!
Watch how we prepared this here:
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