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.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; 4.7 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 225 mg sodium. 21.5 g carbohydrates; 11.2 g protein; Full Nutrition