Empanadas de Pollo al Verdeo (Chicken and Spring Onion Empanadas)

This exquisite, yet so easy-to-make chicken empanada recipe is just amazing. If made for adults only, I like adding a little bit of white wine to the chicken for extra flavor.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 empanadas


  • cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 12 empanada pastry discs

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil; grease with cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir spring onions and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool, about 10 minutes.

  3. Arrange pastry discs on a flat work surface. Dab a little water around the rims. Place a large tablespoonful of the chicken mixture in the center; fold pastry over and press with a fork to seal.

  4. Transfer empanadas to the prepared baking sheets. Brush beaten egg over the tops.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.