Baked Chicken Empanadas with Hatch Chile


Empanadas get elevated with the addition of Hatch chile. Serve with avocado, salsa, and sour cream if desired.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
10 empanadas


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken

  • ½ cup Mexican-style corn

  • 1 fire-roasted hatch green chile, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning (such as Goya®)

  • 1 (14 ounce) package frozen empanada shells (such as Goya® discos)

  • ½ cup shredded Oaxaca cheese

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken, corn, Hatch chile, and adobo seasoning. Cook until mixture is warmed through, about 5 minutes. Remove filling from heat.

  3. Set out empanada discs and place 2 tablespoons filling onto each disc. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoons Oaxacan cheese. Brush edge of discs with water and fold over to create half circles. Crimp to seal. Arrange on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove empanadas and sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top. Continue baking until cheese is melted and golden brown, about 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 48mg 1%

* 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.

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