Originally Posted by caseydog
I don't think it will matter whether you use whole chickens of just thighs in your empanadas. Roast chicken was a common roadside food in PR, and shredded, it should be good in empanadas. I'd cook whatever is easiest.
The last time I made fried plantains, I had to go to multiple stores to find them, and they were not pretty. You have six Fiesta stores in Fort Worth, so you may have an easier time. Fiesta stores usually have great produce, including hispanic oriented produce.
Thanks! Probably a couple whole chickens is the best bang for the buck. Seems like I'd get more meat than messing with a bunch of thighs too.