Sure, you could have a plain ol' chicken sandwich. Or you can get some arepa flour and cream cheese, and discover how awesome Chicken Arepas can be!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2-1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp. salt
2 cups white cornmeal (arepa flour)
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb.), cooked
6 KRAFT Singles
1/3 cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
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Let's Make It
Mix water and salt in large bowl. Gradually add cornmeal, mixing after each addition until blended. Add cream cheese and oregano; mix well. Let stand 5 min.
Divide dough into 6 equal pieces; shape each into ball. Flatten each ball into 5-inch patty, rounding edge with a little water, if necessary.
Heat griddle to medium-high heat. Add patties (arepas); cook 10 to 12 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Cut arepas in half horizontally; fill with chicken, Singles and mayo.
Serve this main dish with a mixed green salad for a quick and tasty weekday meal.
To talk about arepas is to talk about Venezuela. Arepas are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner at any Venezuelan table, usually plain with butter and Apure (Venezuelan cheese). They can be grilled, fried or boiled. Arepa dough can also be used to make other Venezuelan delicacies, such as empanadas and hallacas (Venezuelan tamales).
Prepare and shape dough as directed. Cook patties (arepas) on griddle on medium-high heat 5 min. on each side or until lightly browned on both sides. Place arepas on foil-covered baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 12 to 15 min. or until cooked through. Split and fill arepas as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.